Irene Amorosi pushes boundaries by utilising a variety of mediums to create a considered and tactile body of work. Her work is both poignant and interesting as she responds and creates according to the emotional and political climate of today’s world. Her exhibitions are both innovative and compelling as they provide her with a perfect platform to present her philosophical views.
Irene Amorosi has completed a Diploma of Visual Arts, majoring in printmaking at the NMIT, Melbourne Australia in 1997.
Irene has entered her work in various competitions and received many accolades for her innovative approach to using mixed media. In 2007, Irene was ranked a finalist in the Daring Dancing Deity competition held at the Chapel on Station Gallery; and later in 2008, selected by the Toyota Spirit Community Gallery (TSCG) as an emerging artist of promise.
In the same year Irene’s artwork was selected for display on public transport by Moving Galleries and Irene went on to receive the People’s Choice award for her entry of “Overture”. She also received an Arts grant for her Dockland’s project in 2011, ‘Beyond the grey’ and was referred to as a trail blazer by the City of Melbourne.
Irene Amorosi in 2017, did a new body of works for her exhibition, Past and Present – Reflections of Marcus Aurelius based on the personal and philosophical diary (Meditations) of Marcus Aurelius.
Irene's latest arts project, 'Descendent' is now for exhibition at Montsalvat on 11 December 2019-5 January 2020.