ABOUT CELESTE WRONA
MEET THE ARTIST
Celeste Wrona is an award winning Australian contemporary artist with over a decade of experience making and teaching visual arts. Her vibrant collection celebrates free-flowing form, texture, and colour, resulting in visually stunning pieces that are cementing themselves in today’s contemporary art scene. Celeste's original works and limited edition prints are held in private collections worldwide and have been exhibited nationally and internationally.
The work of Celeste Wrona is an investigation in fluid painterly abstraction that expresses the feeling of awe we experience when in the vast presence of nature and light. Her subject matter is deeply influenced by the regenerative properties of the natural environment; in which people, meaning and change are both grounded and flourish. Wrona’s process of layering both vivid and subdued colours, flowing mountainous lines, and organic forms, are intentional, intuitive, and reverent. Much like the impressionists and post-impressionists Wrona is deeply inspired by the play of light and explosion of colour within nature, as well as the deeper emotional and spiritual connection we have to the world. “I want the viewer to consider, react, and respond to the artwork, the environment and their internal state simultaneously.” This ongoing internal and external conversation between the viewer and their experiences of awe within her work is the core narrative Wrona is concerned with. She hopes that through the experience of awe the viewer can change their perception of self and focus their attention outward beyond their existing frame of reference. In turn the viewer sees themselves as part of something larger, humbled and more connected to others and their place in the universe.
Celeste's work "Drifiting III" has recently featured on Channel 9's "The Block" in 2018 and her print "Release II" in the 2016 series. Celeste's print "Exhale VIII" also appeared on Channel 7's "House Rules" in 2017, her original artworks on Channel 9's Postcards in 2018 and "Awaken I" as a feature artwork currently on the set of Channel 7's House of Wellness. Celeste and her work have also been featured in a variety of well-known publications, both in print and online including Vogue Living, Inside Out Magazine, Art Almanac, The Age and Stellar Magazine with Neale Whitaker listing Celeste's print "Awaken III' as one of his "Objects of Desire".
Celeste was born, in 1983 in Sydney Australia. As a child, she demonstrated a natural artistic ability and her passion and love for art throughout her adolescence lead her to pursue art professionally. Celeste successfully gained entry to the prestigious University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts (COFA) in 2001. It was here that she further developed and refined her innate artistic skills as well as completed a Bachelor of Art Education degree.Celeste was recently commissioned by the Ingham Institute of Medical Research in Sydney to create three artworks based on cancer cells as seen under the Merlin Microscope. Celeste was interviewed by Channel 7’s Natalie Barr on the process and concept behind these works. Celeste has explored the influence of science within her artmaking further though her artist residencies in 2017 at Monash University's Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Melbourne.
- 2022 Camden Art Exhibition, Camden Civic Centre, Camden
- 2019 Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Centre
- 2019 Dimensions Art Festival, Nudgee, Queensland 2019 Kings Art Show, The Kings School, North Parramatta, NSW
- 2018 AWAKEN - SOLO EXHIBITION, Gauge Gallery Glebe
- 2018 Fishers Ghost Art Award FINALIST, Campbelltown Art Centre, Campbelltown
- 2018 Regeneration, St Heliers St Gallery, Abbotsford, Victoria
- 2018 Thirteen 05 Gallery, Daylesford, Victoria
- 2017 Little Treasures, AWARD WINNER, Galleria De Marchi, Bologna, Italy
- 2017 ACMD Prize, St Vincent's Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne
- 2017 Fishers Ghost Art Award FINALIST, Campbelltown Art Centre, Campbelltown
- 2017 Magic Of Merlin, Inghams Institute of Medical Research, Annual Luncheon, Camden
- 2016 Fishers Ghost Art Award FINALIST, Campbelltown Art Centre, Campbelltown
- 2016 The Other Art Fair, The Commune, Sydney
- 2016 Practice What You Teach, M2 Gallery, Surry Hills
- 2016 The Gorge & Friends, Campbelltown Art Centre, Campbelltown
- 2016 Art For Change - Charity Auction and Exhibition, YGAP, Melbourne
- 2016 Opening Exhibition, Canvas Bar & Gallery, Kent St Sydney
- 2019 Neale Whitaker, "Cushioning the blow" Stellar Magazine, Sunday Telegraph, February 10th, 2019.
- 2018 Jess Layt, "Ruse artist excited to share new exhibition" Camden Advertiser, November 5th, 2018.
- 2018 Deborah O'Ferry, "Celeste Wrona's artworks turning heads for all the right reasons" Insider Style - The Block Shop Blog, October 11, 2018.
- 2018 Amy Collins Walker, "Meet teacher turned abstract artist Celeste Wrona" Interiors Addict, October 1, 2018.
- 2018 Hannah Francis, "Science meets art as Monash lab opens its doors to creatives" The Age, May 21, 2018.
- 2017 Wappato Media House, "Celeste Wrona" , Casual Magazine.
- 2017 Luisa Cogno, “Artist Celeste Wrona looks at cancer in a new light to help Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research find a cure” Macarthur Chronicle Campbelltown, May 16, 2017.
- 2016 Tarik Elmerhebe, “Local Artist Helps Push Renovators to Victory” Macarthur Chronicle Campbelltown, October 11, 2016.
- 2016 Kayla Osborne, “Celeste Wrona inks her name on national art scene”, Camden-Narellan Advertiser, October 6, 2016
- 2016 Eric Kontos, “Campbelltown artist’s painting will rock The Block”, South West Voice, 30 September, 2016
- 2016 Francesca Wallace, “The Other Art Fair is coming to Sydney, again” Vogue Living, September 27, 2016 [Online http://www.vogue.com.au/vogue+living/arts]
- 2016 “The Other Art Fair partners with Saatchi Art and reveals 2016 artist list”, Art Almanac, 21 September, 2016 [Online http://www.art-almanac.com.au/2016/09/other-art-fair-2016/]
- 2016 David Brown “Contemporary Art by Celeste”, Your Home Annual, 2016.
- 2016 Jess Layt “Artist Ups Exposure with Block Shop Deal,” Fairfield City Champion, March, 2016.
- 2016 Jess Layt “Work Finds Fresh Fans,” Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser, April, 2016.