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Alpana Rai

Hometown: Point Cook

Based in: Point Cook, Victoria , Australia

With a blend of bold, bright and contrasting colours, Alpana Rai’s work, much like her background, is diverse, multi-layered and passionately creative. Immigrating to Melbourne from her native India more than a decade ago, Alpana Rai is a self-taught, abstract landscape artist who was raised under a rich tapestry of cultural influences, with an immense love for painting and artistic expression.

As oppose to adopting a rigid, controlled technique, Alpana embraces a highly intuitive, spirited approach, grounded in emotional response. Combining memory and experience, and beginning with a desire to describe a specific situation, she continually seeks unique ways to translate her conceptualised scenescapes onto the canvas. Alpana utilises an expressive, rhythmic sense of movement and flow, whilst merging acrylics with mixed media to construct texture and form. Creating a series of paintings simultaneously with no particular end point in mind, allows each work to develop its own distinctive route and establish its history under more liberating means.

Since 2019, Alpana Rai has exhibited extensively across the Melbourne metropolitan area and is a current member of the RedWest Creatives Co-op and the Melbourne and Victorian Artists Inc. In 2021, she gained certifications in Modern Art and Ideas and Post-war Abstract Painting with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. Alpana is Represented by The Toowoomba Gallery in Queensland . Her Works are Sold Nationally and Internationally .

 



More About Alpana Rai

Question IconWhat inspires you?

Beautiful Landscapes around Australia

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

Alpana art narrative is being guided by her perception, intuition and vision Even though Alpana's works are often drawn from the landscape, She is not attempting to capture something about a particular place or time. It is more about a notion or idea of a landscape.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

abstract, vibrant, intuitional

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

In Nature


Collections Featuring Alpana Rai

1 Collection

New & Noteworthy: October 2022

New & Noteworthy: October 2022

49 Artists, 55 Products

Last updated: October 13, 2022


Credentials

Awards

Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Prize Finalist 2022

2022

Exhibitions

Affordable Art Fair, , Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Australia, 2022

Affordable Art Fair, Sydney

Australia, 2022

Art Red Hill

Australia, 2022

• Portland Art Show , Potland

Australia, 2022

• A Room With A View, Art Lovers Australia

Australia, 2022

• JOY Exhibition by Artisan Society, Space2b Art Space Gallery

Australia, 2021

• Off The Cuff, Hut Gallery, Ferntree Gully

Australia, 2021

• smArt, The Tack gallery

Australia, 2021

• "Emerging Women" group exhibition organised by Artisan society, Box hill community art centre

Australia, 2021

Moonee Valley Art Show

Australia, 2021

• Kernart Prize

Australia, 2021

• $50-$500 Exhibition, Sunshine Art Spaces Gallery

Australia, 2021

Bendigo Art Show

Australia, 2021

primoRed2, C&H Gallery

Australia, 2021

• Mornington Art Show

Australia, 2021

• Twin Rivers Lions VIRTUAL Art Show

Australia, 2020

Deck The Walls

Australia, 2020

Deck The Walls

Australia, 2019