Scarlett Cibilich


Born Sydney 1989

Lives and works in Auckland


"Scarlett Cibilich actively tests the boundaries of painting. She works with myriad media: pen on graph paper; draped, digitally printed fabric; assemblages of aluminium tracking, dowelling, and strips of wood. Some works include elements typically associated with paintings, such as brushstrokes on board or cloth stretched over a wooden frame. But she is consistently interested in extending into other modes of production, whether those modes are close to painting (drawing, printing) or at something of a remove (clothing, industrial design). Cibilich’s works are deconstructive, breaking painting down into its component parts and investigating the extent to which those parts might still gesture towards the ‘tradition’. Her works tend to obfuscate the human hand. Her assemblages remain contingent, being reworked in response to their physical situation."

Francis McWhannell, 2019

Scarlett Cibilich works in Auckland and graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts (MFA) in 2018. Recent exhibitions include ‘One Metre Composition’, Auckland Art Fair Projects 2018, and ‘Between Halfway’, Elam Graduate Show 2017. Scarlett was a recipient of the Studio Art Supplies Prize, University of Auckland 2018.


Education

Master of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, 2017

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, 2011


Selected exhibitions
2019

The Line, Millers O'Brien, Wellington

2018

One Metre Composition, Auckland Art Fair Projects 2018, curated by Francis McWhannell and Gabriella Salgado

2017

Between Halfway, Elam Graduate Show, University of Auckland

Back to Fore, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland

2017

Henrietta and Lola Anne Tunbridge Award Exhibition, University of Auckland

2016

MIRAGE closing SALON, Mirage Gallery, Auckland

a case of misdirection, curated by Karl Bayly and Justin Jade Morgan, Wallace Gallery Morrinsville

2014

Thick Stretch, Pilot Space, Hamilton (with Joseph Nerney)

2012

Priya Patel, Scarlett Cibilich and Johnny Titheridge, 30 Upstairs, Wellington


Awards

Studio Art Supplies Prize, University of Auckland, 2018

Henrietta and Lola Anne Tunbridge Scholarship (winner), University of Auckland, 2017

Waikato Trust National Contemporary Art Award (finalist), 2015