COSIMA SCALES
MUSHROOM SKIN

Cosima is a Brisbane-based painter who produces intimate works from observation. The paintings in Mushroom Skin form part of an ongoing series of still life works made from close contemplation of objects to explore colour, shape and mark-making. The primary focus of these new paintings is on the texture of ordinary things, using gestural marks to describe varied surfaces like the soft crumb and icing of a cake, or the tender surface of a mushroom.

 

Cosima completed a Master of Visual Art by research at the Queensland College of Art in 2018, and has since held solo exhibitions in Inverell, Brisbane and Melbourne. In 2020, she was a finalist in the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship.

Red, Paint and Little Vessel
Red, Paint and Little Vessel

25 x 21 cm Oil on Aluminium Framed $650

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Lemon Madeira Cake
Lemon Madeira Cake

25 x 21 cm Oil on Aluminium Framed $650

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Danish
Danish

27 x 21 cm Oil on Aluminium Framed $675

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Cheese, Shallots
Cheese, Shallots

25 x 21 cm Oil on Aluminium Framed $650

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Baby Carrots
Baby Carrots

17.5 x 21 cm Oil on Aluminium Framed $550

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Enoki
Enoki

17.5 x 21 cm Oil on Aluminium Framed $550

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Two Cheeses, Green Butter Knife
Two Cheeses, Green Butter Knife

17.5 x 21 cm Oil on Aluminium Framed $550

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Paint Rag and Pencil
Paint Rag and Pencil

21 x 25 cm Oil on Aluminium Framed $650

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Brown Mushrooms
Brown Mushrooms

25 x 21 cm Oil on Aluminium Framed $650

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Red Cup and Honeydew
Red Cup and Honeydew

17.5 x 21 cm Oil on Aluminium Framed $550

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Papaya
Papaya

17.5 x 21 cm Oil on Aluminium Framed $550

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Chilli and Shallots
Chilli and Shallots

17.5 x 21 cm Oil on Aluminium Framed $550

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Mushrooms, Knife
Mushrooms, Knife

48 x 21 cm Oil on Aluminium Framed $950

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Cheeses, Blue Knife
Cheeses, Blue Knife

48 x 21 cm Oil on Aluminium Framed $950

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Spring Onions
Spring Onions

48 x 21 cm Oil on Aluminium Framed $950

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Artichoke
Artichoke

48 x 21 cm Oil on Aluminium Framed $950

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Cosima Scales CV

 

Education

 

2018    Master of Visual Art by research, (postgraduate research scholarship), QCA

2015    Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours (First Class), QCA

2012    Bachelor of Fine Art, National Art School

 

 

Solo exhibitions

 

2020    Sunroom Paintings, Allison Kate Bellinger Gallery, Inverell, NSW

2019    Bench Space, Wreckers Artspace, Brisbane

Indoors, C3 Artspace, Melbourne

2018    Portals, Project Gallery, QCA Galleries, Brisbane

 

 

Selected group exhibitions

 

2021    Still Life, The Brickworks Gallery, Castlemaine, VIC

2020    Christmas Show, Allison Kate Bellinger Gallery, Inverell, NSW

2020    Form and Function, STABLE, Brisbane

2020    Small Acts, Innerspace Contemporary Art, Brisbane

2019    Outer Space Fundraiser, Outer Space ARI, Brisbane

The Utopian Object, C3 Artspace, Melbourne

2018    Outer Space Fundraiser, Outer Space, Brisbane

2017    Pieces, curated by Cut Thumb Laundry, Metro Arts, Brisbane

Empathy Toward Plants, Project Gallery, QCA, Brisbane

2016    Interrupted Horizons, Rubicon ARI, Melbourne

We are not Ourselves, Byron School of Art Project Space, Mullumbimby, NSW

2015    Everything is Connected, The Hold Artspace, Brisbane

What’s Out There, The Laundry Artspace, Brisbane

 

 

Awards

 

2020    Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, finalist

2015    The St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital Art Prize, winner

 

 

Residencies

 

2018    Outer Space ARI, Brisbane

2016    BigCi, Bilpin, NSW

2014    Listhús Artspace, Olafsfjordur, Iceland