Contemporary artist Stella Danalis investigates the interplay between colour and form through the pictorial language of geometric abstraction. The purity of geometric form offers her an avenue by which she can nurture her instinctual disposition toward colour. Stella's polychromatic, architectonic constructions float and collide, hug and repel, allowing geometric narratives to unfold between colours and shapes. Her ripe geometries ground the viewer through colour and form.

Stella's colour fields are a dramatic change from her former creative oeuvre as an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer. For over three decades her graphic eye has brought publications, novels, posters, packaging, advertisements and brand identities to life. Her children’s picture books have been nominated for children’s picture book of the year and published in a number of languages and her illustrations have featured in many of Australia’s top magazines and newspapers. Stella's work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and published in Australian and International journals. She has also had the opportunity to pass on her knowledge and passion to others as a lecturer at Griffith University. Her dedication to the creative process has seen her receive over 100 awards and honors for her work.

Stella received her Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Queensland College of Art | Griffith University in 1989 as well as a Diploma of Arts prior in 1986.

 

Her work is held in private and public collections throughout Australia.

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Eliza Metcalf, Children’s Bookseller & Publisher Magazine 

“You’ve probably seen Stella Danalis’ work before, on packaging, in newspapers, in magazines. As an artist her creations are part of Australian visual currency. ”

Solo Exhibitions

2019 – Into the Fold – Side Gallery, Brisbane

2002 – Requiem – Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane

1999 – Elements and Signs – Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane

1998 – Spaghetti Western and Published Works – Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane

1996 – Published and Unpublished Works – Universal Joint Gallery, Brisbane

Group Exhibitions

2021 – Lethbridge 20000 Art Award – Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2021 – Landing – Side Gallery, Brisbane

2020 – Loom – Side Gallery, Brisbane

2019 – Converge – Side Gallery, Brisbane

2018 – Et Al. – Side Gallery, Brisbane

2010-13 – Look! The Art of Australian Picture Books Today –

State Library of Victoria & 6 host venues Australia wide

2011 – APA Bologna Book Fair Illustration Exhibition – Italy

2010 – APA Bologna Book Fair Illustration Exhibition – Italy

2010 – APA Bologna Book Fair Australian Book Showcase – Italy

2010 – Itabashi Bologna Children’s Picture Book Hall – Japan

2007 – Brillustration – Museum of Brisbane

2003 – Christmas Show – Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane

2003 – Cover Art – State Library of Queensland, Brisbane

2003 – Women in Art – Wesley Hospital (held at RNA), Brisbane

2001 – 15 Illustrators – Global Gallery, Sydney

1998 – Christmas Show – Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane

1996 – Contemporary Australian Illustration – Hester Gallery, Sydney

1986 – Public Imagery – Metro Arts & That Annexe

Reviews / Media

Art Edit Magazine – Issue 28, 2021

Art Edit Magazine – Issue 22, 2019

Art Edit Magazine – Issue 21, 2019

Art Edit Magazine – Issue 19, 2018

ABC Radio National – December 7, 2011

Magpies Magazine – Volume 25, Number 2, May 2010

The Courier Mail – March 3-4, 2007

The Courier Mail – February 24-25, 2007

The Courier Mail – June 25, 2005.

The Sunday Mail – May 29, 2005

Brisbane News – May 11-17, 2005

Magpies Magazine – Volume 20, Number 2, May 2005

Children’s Bookseller and Publisher Magazine – March 2005

The Courier Mail, Home Supplement – March 5-6, 2005

Outline Magazine – Issue 3, 2003

Brisbane News – February 11-17, 1998

The Courier Mail – February 5, 1998

The Courier Mail – August 29, 1996