artist nana ohnesorge

It's one thing to visit Paris. It's another thing altogether to go there as an artist in residence. This is what happened to Nana Ohnesorge last year when she won the Reg Richardson Travel Scholarship at her National Art School graduation exhibition. Definitely an artist to watch, Nana also won the MCQ International Student Prize, got dux of her year and has won some major art prizes as well as being a finalist twice at the Sulman Prize. Last night her first solo exhibition was opened at the James Dorahy Project Space in Sydney's Potts Point. What a great year!

What five words best describe you? Imaginative, obsessive, dramatic, impatient, striving for balance.
What's your proudest achievement? To realize my dream of studying art at a mature age, and my family.
What was the starting point for this exhibition? A Paris residency in 2007, which I won as a prize at my graduation exhibition.
Who inspires you? Great women artists like
Louise Bourgeois, Fiona Hall, Karen Kilimnik, to name a few.
What are you passionate about? Fairness and justice, art and family.
What's the best lesson you've learnt? To grow slowly and steadily as an artist.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Jeanne Moreau(French actress).
What are you reading? Kippenberger, a biography of the artist Martin Kippenberger by his sister Susanna.

Images courtesy of Nana Ohnesorge and James Dorahy Project Space