Michelle Belgiorno

Michelle Belgiorno is a Sydney based artist who works across various media including oil painting, sculpture and collaborative fabric-based installations.

A long-term interest has been the inscrutable culture of Japan, drawing on a fifty-year engagement with the aesthetics, society and language, so distinct from that of Australia.

SHADOWS OF TIME is a personal reflection on this affinity with Japan, on the social changes observed, and on the rich traditions of this ancient culture.

As one who speaks and reads the language but is still an “outsider” (gaijin or outside person), she has peered through the shoji screens and observed the “inside” while reflecting on her own culture and values. Australia and Japan are different on so many levels; climate, topography, mono-versus-multi-culture, ancient versus new world. The Yin Yang is fascinating by way of contrast.

Belgiorno has been a practicing artist for 25 years. She has exhibited both in Sydney and Japan, and has been a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize, The Paddington Art Prize, the Portia Geach Memorial Prize and the Kings Art Prize. Her work is held in private collections, the Australian War Memorial and the Cowra Regional Gallery.

She holds a BA Fine Arts in Painting from the National Art School, a BA Honours in Japanese and a Master of Commerce.

Michelle Belgiorno ‘Shadows of time’ exhibition opening at Art Atrium launched by Ken Done AM

Congratulations to Art Atrium artist Michelle Belgiorno and Susan O’Doherty for being selected as Finalusts in the Portia Geach Memorial Award 2022

Art Atrium Exhibition Opening – Michelle Belgiorno

Art Atrium Artists in Conversation – Jacqueline Balassa, Michelle Belgiorno, Paul Connor, Dapeng Liu, William Yang and Nancy Yu