Artist Biography & Statement
Sandra Pelly (Andrijasevic Baraci believes that the art is an expression of the emotion and through her work she tries to capture the range of emotions and experiences that she went through in her life. She tries to draw inspiration from her experiences, memories and people around her and transfer it through the medium into a painting.
Through her work Sandra tries to portray her inner dialogues, conversations that are left lingering inside of her from the past, she expresses her emotions, thoughts and memories. Through recent work, by focusing on portraiture, Sandra attempts to capture the human condition, human nature, the ephemeral, a glimpse of the human soul.
Sandra has her artworks in a number of private collections worldwide. Sandra is a member of Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc, she is also active member of a number of online traditional artist communities.
Solo Art Shows:
July-September 2006 “Images of Home” Makarska, Croatia
September 2009 "Despair" The Hut Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Group Art Shows:
2005 CAS Victoria, Collectors Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia
2005 Strathdon Community Art Show, Melbourne, Australia
2005 Arts Festival 2005 @ St. Francis Xavier, Melbourne, Australia
2005 Art at Burnley Harbour, Melbourne, Australia
2006 Strathdon Community Art Show, Melbourne, Australia
2006 CAS Collectors Exhibition Melbourne, Australia
2006 Art at Burnley Harbour, Melbourne, Australia
2007 “Contemporary By Nature”, Melbourne, Australia
2007 CAS Collectors Exhibition Melbourne, Australia
2007 CAS Annual Members Exhibition
2007 Art at Burnley Harbour, Melbourne, Australia
2008 “Contemporary By Nature”, Melbourne, Australia
2008 CAS Collectors Exhibition Melbourne, Australia
2008 CAS Annual Members Exhibition
2008 Art at Burnley Harbour, Melbourne, Australia
2009 “Contemporary By Nature”, Melbourne, Australia
2009 CAS Collectors Exhibition Melbourne, Australia
2009 CAS Annual Members Exhibition
2009 Art at Burnley Harbour, Melbourne, Australia
2009 Ferntree Gully Art Society Annual Members Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia
2010 Winter Arts Pojection, Public Art Project through Dandenong City Council
2010 Interactive Exhibition at Walker Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2010 Ron Rado Exhibition, Drum Theatre, Australia
Publications, Reviews and Features:
April 2005, Featured artist for month of April by The Opening Lotus, magazine
March 2006 Featured print “On One Of These Mornings VII” in 100% QC APPROVED!
June 2006 Featured print "Sediments of Soul" in GD5: Smoke and Mirrors June 2006 Featured print “Despair:Heart Please Be Still” in 100% QC APPROVED! 06/21/06
November 2006 Featured print “Curiosity” in 100% Q.C. Approved! 11/19/06
December 2006 Featured print “Kaic” in 100% Q.C. Approved! 12/16/06
March 2007, Featured print “Walking Between Storms” in 100% Q.C. Approved! 03/03/07 [MC]
March 2007, Featured print “Despair Malformation” in 100% Q.C. Approved! 03/08/07 [MC]
April 2007, First Place in Create by The Week Challenge for work "Sinking Within Self"
May 2007, Featured print "Home" in 100% Q.C. Approved 5/26/7 [MC]
2009 Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Spotlight on featured artist
2009 Interview in Croatian Herald
2009 Interview in Maroondah Journal
January 2005, Daily Deviation feature on Deviant Art for painting “Within Darkness of My Own Creation”
June 2006, Daily Deviation feature on Deviant Art for painting “Despair: Heart Please be Still”
November 2012, Daily Deviation feature on Deviant Art for painting "Nana"
2007 Highly Commended at Contemporary Arts Society Annual Members exhibition, Judged by Bruno Leti
2010 Award at the show Interactions at Walker Street Gallery, judged by David O'Holloran