Kellie Orr is based in Perth, Western Australia, and mainly works in portraiture. Using realistic and hyperrealistic oil painting methods, Kellie’s work presents honest observations of social behaviour, personal identity development and western cultural themes. Her work explores the subtle nuances of our daily lives, our shared experiences and the human condition. 

Press

Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Issue 020, March 2018

Happy Mag, February 2018

BL!SSS Magazine, December 2017

ArtMaze Magazine Anniversary Edition, October 2017

Booooooom.com Editor Pick, October 2017

 

Awards/Finalist

Black Swan Prize Salon Des Refusés 2017, selected artist

Manning Art Prize 2017, finalist

Mandjar Art Awards 2017, highly commended corporate award

Mandjar Art Awards 2017, peoples choice award

Minnawarra Art Awards 2017, finalist

Wickepin Art Prize 2016, highly commended (portrait category)

Leonora Art Prize 2016, highly commended (portrait category)

South Perth Emerging Artist Award Exhibition 2006, winner (youth category)

South Perth Emerging Artist Award Exhibition 2007, winner (youth category)

 

Residencies

Artist in residence, Subiaco Theatre Festival, Perth Theatre Trust, Subiaco Arts Centre, June 2017

Artist in residence with Jen Mann, Toronto, Canada, September 2016

 

Solo exhibition

Higher Ground, August 2016, Beyond Art Gallery

 

Group Exhibitions

Manning Art Prize, 2017

Cossack Art Awards 2017

Mandjar Art Awards 2017

Minnawarra Art Awards 2017

Ferguson Foundry gallery opening exhibition 2016 (part of Studio281 gallery)

Cossack Art Awards 2016

Wickepin Art Prize 2016

Leonora Art Prize 2016

South Perth Emerging Artist Award Exhibition 2016

South Perth Emerging Artist Award Exhibition 2006

South Perth Emerging Artist Award Exhibition 2007

 

Education

Informal study under Tessa McOnie, April - May 2017

Bachelor of Arts (Design), Curtin University, completed 2009