Silvi Glattauer is a photo-media artist from Melbourne, Australia. She was born in Argentina and migrated to Australia when she was 7 years old. After many years of traveling between the two countries, Silvi’s art work continues to speak of her dual culture experiences. A founding member of The Baldessin Press & Studio, is recognised as an authority in the contemporary Photopolymer Photogravure process as well as working with techniques that cross barriers between digital and the hand made. A founding member of The Baldessin Press & Studio.
For the residency at ´ace, Silvi developed ideas for artist books. The themes are exploring a personal narrative of identity that pendulates between Australia and Argentina. Silvi’s book pages began in Australia and were further developed during the ´ace residency with images from the La Puna region of North West Argentina. The artists books will be finished back in Australia. Silvi has been commissioned by the Victorian government to create a documentary series for forest and memorial fire recovery.
La Puna Argentina (by Silvi Glattauer)
Eternal and elusive, silent yet present, a landscape that offers extensive spaces, provides an opportunity to disconnect from the tangible and obvious visual elements one would associate with traditional landscape photography. The conceptual mind can drift and float in these never-ending shadowless planes and spaces, revealing clarity towards a personal identity.
1966 | Argentina.
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.
2012 | Diploma in VET Practice & Cert 1V in Training and Assessment. Melbourne, Australia.
2005 | Bachelor of Arts Photography, RMIT University. Melbourne, Australia.
2002 | Advanced Diploma of Illustrative Photography, Photography Studies College
1989 | Bachelor of Arts – Romance languages / Linguistics – La Trobe University. Melbourne, Australia.
2019 | Finalist Award, Nillumbik, Australia.
2018 | La Puna De Atacama, Head On Photography Festival, Australia.
2015 | Finalista Premio Bowness, Monash Gallery of Art , Australia.
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2014 and 2016 | Nillumbik Prize, Australia.
Print Residence, Barcelona, Spain.
Inkmasters, Cairns. Australia.
Private and public collections, the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) and Geelong Regional Galleries, Melbourne Museum, State Library Victoria, Monash Gallery of Art and Nillumbik Shire council.