Pablo Tapia is a fine artist based in Newcastle, NSW. He grew up in Chile during the 70s and 80s, a country with an incredibly varied landscape and rich amalgamation of Spanish and native traditions. In the late 90s Pablo Immigrated to Australia following his wife and after few years experiencing her home country and culture settled in the beautiful port of Newcastle in NSW; a city with a long industrial history, and a vibrant art community.
Pablo Tapia’s art training was long and varied. It started with studies in graphic design back in Chile, and here in Australia, as most art students do, he took Fine Arts studies at college and university. Later he was fortunate to also train in Renaissance methodologies and the Australian Tonal Impressionist tradition at private institutions in Sydney. This long apprenticeship culminated with an APA scholarship to do a Master Degree by research.
Today, with a now bigger family and good friends around, Pablo paints and helps other artists with their technical development, enjoying the relaxing life his touristic city and its friendly people have to offer.
Pablo Tapia CV
2016 Finalist Kilgour Portrait Prize.
2015 Finalist Kilgour Portrait Prize.
2015 Finalist Gosford Art Prize.
2015 Semi-finalist, Doug Moran Portrait Prize.
2014 Semi-finalist, Doug Moran Portrait Prize.
2013 Semi-finalist, Doug Moran Portrait Prize.
2011 W&N Start your Studio Scholarship.
2010 The University of Newcastle Australian Postgraduate Award.
2009 Faculty Medal (Fine Arts) The University of Newcastle.
2009 Provisional University of Newcastle Postgraduate Research Scholarship.
2009 Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Honours Scholarship, The University of Newcastle.
2004 Highly Commended Award, Meadowbank College Association Acquisitive Art Award.
2003 Semi-finalist, TAFE NSW Arts & Design Prize
2015 University of Newcastle, Posthumous Portrait of Chancellor Dr Ken Moss AM.
2014 University of Newcastle, Portrait of Hon. John Price AM.
2017 ‘Artist Focus: Pablo Tapia’, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie.
2016 ‘Arquetipos’, Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney.
2015 12” x 12 “ Frances Keevil Gallery, Double bay, Sydney.
2015 ‘Luz Corporea’ University Gallery, Newcastle University.
2014 ‘Bobadillas’ Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney.
2013 ‘Pesadillas y Otros Males / Nightmares and other maladies’ Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney.
2012 ‘Periquete… A Brief and Quiet Moment’ Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney.
2011 ‘Bodegón,’ Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney.
2009 ‘Flying Stories’, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle.
2009 ‘Grounded Stories’, Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Concerning Peace, Maitland Regional Gallery.
2008-2013 Various group shows, Frances Keevil Art Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney.
2008 The Charlie Sheard Studio School Third Year Students Exhibition, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney.
2007 May 2007 Exhibition, Frances Keevil Art Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney.
2007 Studio 16.1, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington, Sydney.
2005 FATE, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle.
2004 XYZ: New Painting and sculpture from emerging artists. The Muse, TAFE NSW Ultimo College, Sydney
2010-2015 Master of Philosophy (Fine Arts), The University of Newcastle.
2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours).The University of Newcastle.
2006-2008 Oil Painting: Techniques and Historical Principles Diploma, The Charlie Sheard Studio School, Sydney.
2007 Art Instruction in the Australian Tonalist Method at the Ex-Graeme Inson School, Sydney.
2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts. The University of Newcastle.
2002-2004 Adv. Dip. Of Fine Arts (Painting).The Gallery School, Meadowbank TAFE.