Jacqueline Balassa

Jacqueline Balassa is inspired by the calm beauty and “magical” quality of Early Italian Renaissance paintings, delicately balanced between the real world of observation and the inner world of the imagination. She aims to achieve these in her own work. Jacqueline Balassa’s paintings and etchings reflect the colours, light, forms and patterns of the changing seasons and times of day. Her process involves a complex but intuitive translation informed by the Renaissance art she loves.

Jacqueline Balassa graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts [Painting Major] from COFA University of NSW in 1993, Master of Art [Painting] from COFA in 1995 and Master of Fine Art [Painting] from COFA University of NSW in 2000. She was awarded numerous art prizes throughout her career. Jacqueline Balassa was a finalist in the Korea-Australia Arts Foundation Art Prize in 2017 and a finalist in Hornsby Art Prize in 2017. She was a finalist and was awarded the Highly Commended Prize at Waverley Art Prize in 2015. She was awarded the Glebe Art Prize in 2015 and was also a finalist in Hunters Hill Art Prize in 2015, 1998 and was awarded Highly Commended in 1997 and she was a finalist in Kogarah Art Prize in 2015. Jacqueline was also a Blake Prize finalist in 2013 and her work was illustrated in the Blake Prize Religious Diary in 2014. She was a finalist in Willoughby Art Prize in 2003 and was awarded Commended in 2000 and Highly Commended in 1997. She was selected for the Salon des Refuses in 2000. Jacqueline was also a finalist and was awarded Commended in Mosman Art Prize in 1997. She was the Winner of the Gruner Prize for Landscape Painting at Art Gallery of NSW IN 1995 and was awarded Second Place in 1996. Her work is in the collection of National Westminster Bank, College of Fine Arts at University of NSW and in Crown Casino in Melbourne. Jacqueline Balassa had a very successful exhibition with Art Atrium at Art Central Hong Kong in 2017 and 2018.

Congratulations to Art Atrium artists Jacqueline Balassa and Kate Briscoe for being Finalists in the Georges River Art Prize and to Jacqueline Balassa for her Highly Commended Prize.

Congratulations to Art Atrium artist Jacqueline Balassa for being a Finalist in the Hornsby Art Prize.

Art Atrium Exhibition Opening – Jacqueline Balassa – The Artist as Traveller

Art Atrium @ Art Central Hong Kong 2018