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Petits Menagerie 2                        Flightless Bird                                  From the Menagerie
Size: 25cm x 25cm                         Size: 50cm x 40cm                                Size: 210cm x 97cm
Media: Pencil, ink and markers on paper   Media: Mixed media on pinewood                   Media: Mixed Media




Kareena Zerefos
BIO


Kareena is a Sydney born, London based artist, designer and self-confessed daydreamer who collects fine bone
china tea sets, but prefers to drink coffee.


She has an unhealthy obsession with dangerously sharp 2B pencils, which may or may not be associated with her
perfectionist Virgo tendencies... and her pencils, along with a yearning to escape to a world of make believe, lead
her to create whimsical illustrative work with a sense of isolation and bittersweet nostalgia.


Having studied design at the College of Fine Arts (UNSW), Kareena’s work often combines traditional drawing
with contemporary graphic techniques, with which she has the pleasure of working across a range of commercial
projects for the music, fashion and advertising industries.


She loves the word ‘elephant’ (isn’t it just the best word ever?), her Italian greyhound called Pelle and visiting natural
history museums.



ARTIST STATEMENT


My work is inspired mostly by the nostalgic things I have hoarded along the way; a collection of old super-8 footage
from my dad’s childhood in rural New South Wales, vintage postcards and photos, children’s books and delicate fine
bone china tea sets.


From these I piece together my own sometimes-shadowy little worlds in a delicate and bittersweet illustrative
style. I like to explore the themes of escapism and isolation in a place created of dreams and memories, which is
inhabited by all kinds of curious creatures, often taken from my favourite stories and fairytales, and children lost in
their imagination.




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EDUCATION


2002-2005 | Bachelor of Design (Major Graphic Media) - University Of NSW - College Of Fine Arts - Design School
2004 | Visual Communication Degree (Majors Graphic Design and Printmaking) - University Of Alberta School Of
Art & Design - CANADA



AWARDS & GRANTS


2012 | Finalist - Yen Young Australian Artist of The Year
2011 | Finalist - Works on Paper - Brunswick Street Gallery
2010 | Finalist - Works on paper - Brunswick Street Gallery
2009 | Winner - Curvy 6, yen Magazine Top 5 Selection
2008 | Finalist - QANTAS Spirit of Australia Award
2006 | Semi-Finalist - Nescafe Big Break
2004 | Bookshop Scholarship - University Sof NSW



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


2010 | Collaborative Project with Zoe Sernakc - Buzz Off Charity Project with The Temper Trap
2009 | Presentation - Art & Design students at MLC school
2009 | Travel - Germany, Sweden, Denmark - Greece - UK
2009 | Student Mentor
2008 | Curator - Cream Coloured Ponies - Exhibition
2008 | Presentation - Famous When Dead Gallery - Melbourne
2008 | Solo exhibitions in Sydney & Melbourne



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011 | Suspended - Retrospect Galleries - Broadbeach - QLD
2011 | Beyond The Menagerie - Libby Edwards Gallery - Melbourne - VIC
2008 | (heart) Kareena - MTV Gallery - Sydney - NSW
2008 | (heart) Kareena - Famous When Dead Gallery - Melbourne - VIC



GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2011 | The Affordable Art Fair Singapore with Retrospect Galleries - SINGAPORE
2011 | Drawn Forth - Retrospect Galleries - Broadbeach - QLD
2011 | Life - East Gallery Brick Lane - London - ENGLAND
2010 | Petits Travaux - Retrospect Galleries - Byron Bay - NSW
2010 | Hairjacked - Retrospect Galleries - Byron Bay - NSW
2010 | The Magic Faraway Tree - Retrospect Galleries - Byron Bay - NSW
2010 | Give Way - Mix Tape Gallery - Perth - WA
2010 | 19 Mood Swings - 19Karen Gallery - Mermaid Beach - QLD
2010 | Mixed Business - Ambush Gallery - Waterloo - NSW
2010 | Faxhibition - China Heights Gallery - Surry Hills - NSW

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2010 | Ah! Melody - Mart Gallery - Surry Hills - NSW
2010 | 22 - The National Grid Gallery - Brookvale - NSW
2010 | The Forty Thieves 3 - Gorker Gallery - Fitzroy - VIC
2010 | Don’t Go into the Attic - Lo Fi Collective - Darlinghurst - NSW
2010 | Unwrapped 10 - United Galleries - Perth - WA
2010 | Carnies, Kooks and Clowns - Retrospect Galleries - Byron Bay - NSW
2010 | The Happy Tree - Monster Children Gallery - Darlinghurst - NSW
2010 | Libby Edwards Galleries - Melbourne - VIC
2010 | Lo-Fi Gallery - Darlinghurst - NSW
2009 | Small - Retrospect Galleries - Byron Bay - NSW
2009 | Once Upon - Ambush Gallery - Waterloo - NSW
2009 | United Galleries Hip Pop - Saatchi & Saatchi - The Rocks - Sydney - NSW
2009 | Day of the Dead - Retrospect Galleries - Byron Bay - NSW
2009 | The Weekend Australian Art Sydney - Royal Hall of Industries - Moore Park - NSW
2009 | Frankie Hand Drawn - Nine Lives Gallery - Fortitude Valley - Brisbane - QLD
2009 | In Full Bloom - 580 George - Sydney - NSW
2009 | Revolution of Art - Retrospect Galleries - Byron Bay - NSW
2009 | 12x12 - No Vacancy - Melbourne - VIC
2009 | 12x12 - Ambush Gallery - Waterloo - NSW
2009 | Curvy - Mori Gallery - Sydney - NSW
2009 | New Eyes Open - Ambush Gallery - Waterloo - NSW
2009 | Footprints - MCA - Sydney - NSW
2008 | GRRRLs - Ambush Gallery - Waterloo - NSW
2008 | cause we can - Somedays Gallery Surry Hills - NSW
2008 | Curvy - Mori Gallery Sydney - NSW
2008 | Kids Today - MTV gallery East Sydney - NSW
2008 | Curvy - The Outpost & Blonde Venus - Brisbane - QLD
2008 | Curvy - Schwipe Don’t Come Gallery Melbourne - VIC
2008 | Where Mighty Giants Dwell - Retrospect Galleries - Byron Bay - NSW
2008 | Sideways - MTV Gallery - East Sydney - NSW
2008 | Extra Cheeese - Medium Rare Gallery Redfern - NSW
2008 | Cream Coloured Ponies - Paddington - NSW
2007 | Curvy - Mori Gallery - Sydney - NSW
2007 | Extra Cheese - Gallery Forty Four - Surry Hills - NSW
2007 | Across the Board - Wallspace Gallery - Surry Hills - NSW



COLLECTIONS / COMMISSIONS / COMMERCIAL CLIENTS


Ambush Gallery
Billabong
Bob Evans
Cav Con
Clemenger BBDO
Element Eden
Eleven Music
EMI
Host
Hurley I

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vy League Records
KMS California
James Gordon Workshop
Levity
Libby Edwards Galleries
Lowenbrau
Mambo
Mentally Friendly
MLC School for Girls
Olivia Still
Saatchi and Saatchi
Shibui
Sparkadia
Sportsgirl
Switzer
The John Steel Singers
The Temper Trap
Von Zipper
United Galleries
We’re
William Phillips
Private collections



BIBLIOGRAPHY


2011 | Desillusion Magazine - Wildcard by Sebastien Zanella
2010 | Inside Out - Bird on a Wire by Vanessa Colyter Tay - Nov/Dec
2010 | Cleo Magazine - Pretty In Ink - April
2010 | Yatzer - Into the Magical World of Kareena Zerefos by Ricardo Hernandez - April 29
2010 | Sportsgirl in the Spotlight Magazine - In the Spotlight - March
2010 | House and Garden - February Wish List - February
2010 | Papier Mache - Art: Kareena Zerefos - Issue 5
2009 | InRetrospect 10 - Kareena Zerefos by Bree Delian
2009 | Inside Out - Christmas Wish List - December
2009 | Curvy 6 - Kareena Zerefos
2009 | Guardian (guardian.co.uk) - Advice for Freshers - Sep 25
2009 | ElleGirl Korea - My Inspiration: Kareena Zerefos by Na Rang Kim - July
2009 | Small Magazine - Small Draw: Kareena Zerefos - Issue 9
2009 | The Creative Review: Graduate Guide - Advice to Sink Slowly
2009 | Semi Permanent
2009 | Yen Magazine
2009 | Cleo Magazine
2008 | Curvy 5
2008 | Semi Permanent
2008 | First Magazine - Kids and Animals by Amelia Groom - Spring/Summer
2008 | Empty Magazine - Kareena Zerefos by Madeleine Boyd - Issue 13
2008 | Yen Magazine - Caprice - Issue 31


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2008 | Financial Review - Extra Chase by Hannah Tattersall - Oct 3-5
2008 | The Sun Herald - Take Flight by Sophie Hart - Dec 7
2008 | Nine to Five - The Alternative Christmas by Elise Pitt - Dec
2008 | Frankie
2008 | M - Sunday Age - Eight Days by Annalisa Guiduci - Nov 16
2008 | Brag
2008 | Real Living
2007 | Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend - Upfront by Deborah Cooke - Aug 4
2007 | Curvy 4
2007 | Semi Permanent
2007 | Yen
2007 | Frankie - Pictures are Bittersweet by Louise Bannister - Issue 17 June/July
2006 | Back to Old School - FLK Studio
2006 | Curvy 3
2006 | Semi Permanent




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