IAN DESOUZA – Artist Profile
“Ian de Souza has developed clarity of vision that takes his work beyond just a literal representation to touch on a larger truth. He is able to replicate what he sees, capture the atmosphere that exists between the subject and his canvas, and suggest his own emotive response to it all. His style allows viewers to relate to the works on multiple levels as they identify the reality, decipher a mood an interpret the artist’s passion for his art”.
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AUSTRALIAN COLLECTIONS & COMMISSIONS
Australian Broadcasting Commission; ANZ Banking Group; Bunbury Shire Council; Challenge Bank;
Gloucester Park Trotting Assoc; Geraldton Shire Council; Murdoch University Veterinary Trust; SGIO
Collection; Wesfarmers Limited Voyager Estate Winery; Port Bouvard Limited; Evans and Tate; Pentek
Holdings Pty Ltd; Cooperative Bulk Handling Ltd; Pilbara Iron; Kerry Stokes private collection; Cathay
Corporation Pty Ltd Singapore.
PUBLICATIONS AND ARTICLES of note
2005 PASSION: a reflective impression Book II.
2003 Film and Television Institute WA – Fremantle Outdoor Film Festival
Short film entry Ian de Souza – An Australian Artist.
2001 Artist’s Palette No. 19 Guest w/c demonstrator and Profile artist.
The Gift of Peace – Illustrated by Ian de Souza.
2000 Ian de Souza Reflective Impressions Book I.
1988 The Australian Artist. December Issue “Spotlight on Figure Drawing”.
GALLERIES AND AGENTS ASSOCIATED WITH IAN de SOUZA
Art Source Perth in association with The Artist Foundation of WA.
JahRoc Galleries – Margaret River, Western Australia – Director Gary Bennett
Yallingup Gallery – Yallingup, Western Australia – Director Robert Malcolm.
Stafford Studio – Cottesloe, Western Australia – Director Marlene Stafford.
1963 Graduated Perth Technical College (Now Perth Central College of Art and Design) Certificate in Commercial Art.
1967 Western Australian Institute of Technology (Now Curtin University) Assoc. ship in Art Teaching.
1997 Participant in Drawing Marathon hosted by the Adelaide Central School of Art and conducted by the Dean of the New York Studio School.
2003-07 UWA Extension School: Guest lecturer watercolour Master Class.
2006 Professional development corporate workshops: Melbourne.
2003 Yurara Art Society, Redlands Queensland: Guest lecturer mixed media.
Watercolour Society of Brisbane Queensland: Guest lecturer.
Art on the Move: Early works by Elizabeth Durack 1947-1950, Accompanying teacher / artist with Prelude to WA regional areas.
1999-03 Kidogo Art Institute – 7 wk semester course. Master Class mixed media.
2001 Bold Park Community School in association with Meeralinga Foundation.
1999-02 Kidogo Art Institute – 7 wk semester course. Life Drawing.
2001-02 Albany Summer School, Western Australia: Guest Lecturer watercolour.
1988 Frensham Summer School – Frensham NSW: Guest Lecturer watercolour.
1985-04 Life Drawing Session Coordinator.
1984 WA Arts Council: Touring exhibitor and teacher, Country Tour.
1982-85 Fremantle Arts Centre: Arts Access Country Program.
OVERSEAS AND INTERSTATE EXHIBITIONS in recent years
2007 Body of Dance – Stafford Studios Perth
2006 Dancing in the Street – La Tropicana Cafe Fremantle.
Body of Dance – Lynne Wilton Gallery Armadale Victoria.
2005 Passion – Lynne Wilton Gallery Armadale Victoria.
2005 Journey: a retrospective – Mandurah Art Gallery.
2004 Successions of a Variation – Freight Gallery Fremantle.
2003 Selection of recent Works by Ian de Souza – Goldfields Art Centre Kalgoorlie.
2002 Lyrics of the Landscape – Gallows Gallery Mosman Park Perth.
2001 The Kimberley Thru’ My Eyes – Michael Commerford Gallery Sydney.
The Essensual Line – Gallows Gallery Mosman Park Perth.
2000 Reflective Impressions Pt 1 and Pt 2 – Moores Building Fremantle Perth.
1999 Forme de la femme #2 – Michael Commerford Gallery Sydney.
1998 Ian de Souza Selection of Works – Michael Commerford Gallery Sydney.
1997 Floriade University of Canberra at Old Parliament House Canberra.
1995 Spring Exhibition – Barry Newton Gallery Adelaide.
1993 Ian de Souza Solo Exhibition – Gallery Mack Seattle USA.
1990 San Francisco – mixed exhibition involving 6 Australian artists.
CORPORATE COMMISSIONS + AWARDS in recent years
2007 Mandorla Contemporary Religious Art Award: Finalist.
2005 Cossack Acquisitive Art Award: Winner Invited Artists category.
2004 Cossack Acquisitive Art Award: Winner Landscape in oil or acrylic.
Mandorla Contemporary Religious Art Award: Finalist.
2003 Cooperative Bulk Handling Ltd: Art work commissioned for the new foyer of Cooperative
Bulk Handing Ltd.
Port Bouvard Ltd – 5 artworks commissioned for the Company’s collection.