Yosi Messiah

Yosi Messiah

Born in Israel, Yosi Messiah migrated to Australia in 1987. After Owning a successful jewellery business Messiah’s creative curiosity led him to study painting at Charlie Shed’s School, and life drawing at Julian Ashton’s school of Art in Sydney.
Messiah’s work is fast and free, his bold colour combinations are an exciting visual pastiche and when combined with his love of intricate line detail the paintings come to life!
His technique of laying colour and line work down in sections provides his abstractions to convey a unique sense of depth and movement.

Curriculum Vitae
1964: Born Israel 1964 – lives and works in Sydney, Australia
1996: Studied oil painting with renowned painter Charlie Shead
1997: Studied life drawing at the Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney
1996-2013: Working artist

Solo Exhibitions

2012 “Colour Spill”, Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2012 “New work”, Gallery One, Gold Coast, Qld
2011 “Evok”, Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2007 “Harmony of Cultures”, Thierry B Gallery, Melbourne
2006 “Natural Flow”, Us2 Gallery, Bondi
2004 “Crossing with Landscape”, Graphis Gallery, Sydney

Collective Exhibitions

2012 Richard Martin Art – Summertide Group Show
2012 Semi Finalist Doug Moran Portrait Art Prize
2012 Finalist Mosman Art Prize
2012 Richard Martin Art – Summer, Sydney
2011 Richard Martin Art – Winter, Sydney
2011 Swift mansion, Sydney
2010 Gallery One, Gold Coast, Qld
2009 Art Sydney
2008 Brisbane Art Fair
2008 Art Singapore
2008 Galleries Direct, Sydney
2007 Reuters Charity Auction
2007T hierry B Gallery
2007 Art Sydney
2007 Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2007 Art Melbourne
2006 Bricklane Gallery, Bondi
2006 Art Sydney
2006 Global Gallery
2005 Art Sydney
2005 Global Gallery

Awards
2012 Mosman Art Prize (Finalist)
2012 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (Semi-Finalist)
2010 Director’s Cut Blake Art Prize (Finalist)
2010 Mosman Art Prize (Finalist)
2009 Director’s Cut Blake Art Prize (Finalist)
2009 Waverley Art Prize (Finalist)
2008 Paddington Art Prize (Finalist)
2006 Signature of Sydney (Semi-Finalist)

Collections
Ian Thorpe; Craig Ruddy; Intercontinental Hotels; Hilton Hotels; Marriott Hotels (North Ryde); Raptis Group RLD (rldesign – client placements); St Vincent Hospital Darlinghurst and numerous international clients.