Press | Stacey Korfiatis | Artist

Solo Exhibition – Anámesa

Anámesa at Black Cat Gallery

Opening Drinks: Wednesday 25 October, 6pm
Exhibition: 25 October – 14 November, 2017

Stacey Korfiatis’ paintings question what happens when the subject is taken outside of the frame. Contrasting the tightly confined figures of her Enclosed series with the liberated subjects of her Threshold series, Korfiatis’ work explores the relationship between the subject and frame, examining the autonomy and (dis)empowerment of her muse.

Greek for in between Anámesa is neither a beginning nor endpoint, but instead a showcase of the fluidity of the space and work that manifested through the development from Korfiatis’ 2014 Enclosed series to her recent work Threshold.

Finalist! Graeme Hildebrand Art Prize

Graeme Hildebrand Art Prize For Young Contemporary Artists

Opening Drinks: Thursday 12 October, 6pm
Exhibition: 12 – 29 October, 2017

I am thrilled to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Graeme Hildebrand Art Prize For Young Contemporary Artists.

I am honoured to have works selected for exhibition in both of the Painting and Drawing categories, alongside some other excellent young artists including three of my friends and peers, Troy Argyros, Yuria Okamura and Liz Gridley with whom I am thrilled to be considered on a par.

I will be showing one of my favourite paintings Paradise Lost? from my recent Threshold series, and an old favourite Family Tree (pictured above), which will be one of few public showings of this drawing.

Prizes range from $1,000 for Commendation to $15,000 for the Major Prize in painting showing competency across multi disciplines, and diversity of subject.

Announcements of the main prizes will take place at the Official Opening on Thursday 12 October.

The People’s Choice Award will be announced at the Official Closing at 4pm on Sunday 29 October. Make sure to see the work and cast your vote before then!

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Curated Exhibition – Subjects

Subjects: A Portrait Exhibition at Brunswick Street Gallery

Image credit: Jade Marie Elford, Ruby Emerald, 35mm film

Opening Drinks: Friday 18 August, 6pm
Exhibition: 18 – 30 August, 2017

A portrait can be a window of familiarity into an unfamiliar subject. Exploring multiple depictions of expression and personality Subjects spans a variety of mediums and styles of portraiture by a range of exciting emerging artists.

Artists include Vivian Lai, Naimisha Talluri, Lana Milburn, Liz Gridley, Kirrily Anderson, Jade Marie, Stacey Korfiatis, and Imogen Money. Curated by Kathleen Ashby

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Milkbar Mag – Interview


By Christine Fotis

A painting sits within its frame. Right? In Threshold, the new exhibition by Melbourne painter and jeweller Stacey Korfiatis, she challenges not only this conventional take on how a painting is presented, but also how both women artists are regarded and how female subjects are displayed in the male-dominated art world.

The six paintings in this stunning series of sculptural oil-on-canvas female nudes incorporate the raw wooden frames into the artwork themselves. It’s not often you see the painting literally sitting on top of its frame. The model interacts with the frame; sometimes she’s climbing onto it, looking strong and playful. Sometimes she’s underneath it, trapped and vulnerable. The inside of the frame is left blank, with only the empty space of the white wall behind showing through.

Milk Bar Mag caught up with Stacey and asked her about her artwork and where she draws inspiration from.

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The Urban List – Events

17 Things To Do This Weekend In Melbourne

By Grace Evans

All Weekend


Melbourne artist Stacey Korfiatis is known for painting outside the frame, and this weekend she’s welcoming the public to view her collection of sculptural, oil-on-canvas female nudes. You’ll need some serious deep thinking vibes for this one. It’s literally images painted outside the frame. Now that’s some creative pot of awesome.

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Northcote Leader – Article

Portraits of women aim to reframe the picture

Pic Josie Hayden

THIS Northcote artist is thinking outside of the box to explore the role of women in modern society.

Painter and jeweller Stacey Korfiatis said her new exhibition, Threshold, was a challenge to conventional portraiture

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Solo Exhibition – Threshold

Threshold at Gallerysmith Project Space



June 15 – July 15

Exhibition opening: Saturday June 17, 2-4pm

Subverting artistic conventions of presentation and function, Stacey Korfiatis seeks to surprise and challenge her audience. Rejecting the notion of play as only for children, Korfiatis is driven to create innovative works that deliver experiences, a theme that permeates both her 2- and 3-dimensional works.

Reimagining the 4-cornered archetype, Korfiatis’ painting incorporates sculptural 3-dimensional elements to enable her exploration of the relationship between the subject and frame. Her works discuss issues of autonomy and empowerment in relation to the subject and the question of whether the frame exists to imprison or protect.

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The Urban List – June Events

17 Free Things To Do In Melbourne This June

By Grace Evans

Stacey Korfiatis – ‘Threshold’ Exhibition

Seeing great art is always mesmerizing. But seeing great art and knowing it didn’t cost you a cent is even better. Upcoming art exhibition ‘Threshold’ is promising just that. Melbourne artist Stacey Korfiatis is going outside the box, painting ethereal nudes that reflect on issues of autonomy. Her collection of sculptural, oil on canvas female nudes opens the dialogue to gender inequality and female empowerment. One for the culture vultures.

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Group Exhibition – Grrl

Grrl at in.cube8r gallery

Opening Drinks: Friday 12 May, 6pm
Exhibition: 12 May – 30 May, 2017

in.cube8r gallery presents Grrl, an exhibition featuring an exciting range of Australian artistic talent.

Feminism is a movement towards equal for all genders, from female to male and everything in between. We invite humans of all genetic makeups to participate and reflect on their personal understanding of what it means to be a girl in today’s world, touching on topics such as equality, patriarchy and empowerment.

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Eventfinda – Peculiar Portraits Art Prize – Upcoming Exhibition

Peculiar Portraits Art Prize

Tue 21 Mar 2017, 6:00pm–9:00pm
Union Club Hotel, 164 Gore St, Fitzroy, Victoria.

This ain’t your Grandpappy’s portrait exhibition. These artworks explorenontraditional and imaginative portraiture at it’s best. With a focus on diversity and inclusion, the Peculiar Portraits Art Prize encourages artists to not only capture the likeness of their subjects, but also convey a deeper representation of them…

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