Studio - 2017

Studio - 2017

 
 

Hi! 

Sirmano is the alias of Anna, a Brisbane artist and illustrator who has been creating playful illustrations working with paint, wood and mixed media since her hands could pick up a pencil. She creates characters which are strong, independent beings who occupy a space which is rich in colour and mystery. 

Since graduating design from Queensland College of Art in 2005, she has studied illustration at the Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada, taken part in an artist residency in Barcelona, exhibited her work nationally and internationally and contributed to street art festivals across Queensland. Sirmano’s creative practice has drawn influence from her love of travel, different cultures and her heritage. She has a keen eye for colour which is a big part of her work, it evokes a feeling and is what keeps her creating.

When she isn't painting Anna works as a senior graphic designer for a kick ass design studio Bright Yellow.

To get in touch regarding work say hello below

 

Exhibitions (Solo)

2017 – 'Second Skin' Analogue Gallery, Brisbane
2015 – 'Beyond the woods' No Comply Gallery, Toowoomba
2014 – 'Somewhere' Untitled BCN Gallery, Barcelona
2012 – 'Out of nothing' Brew, Brisbane
2011 – 'Float' Elephante, Barcelona
2006 – 'Collections' Ugees, Brisbane

Exhibitions (Group)

2017 – 'Transition' First Coat Gallery, Toowoomba
2016 – '30 days' Untitled BCN Gallery, Barcelona
2016 – 'Fastplant' No Comply Gallery, Toowoomba
2016 – 'Young Gallery Weekend' Barcelona
2016 – 'New Wave' Analogue Gallery, Brisbane
2016 – 'Odyssey's Journey' Melbourne
2015 – 'Fastplant' No Comply Gallery, Toowoomba
2015 – 'I Used to Skate Once' The Zoo (The Outpost show), Brisbane
2015 – Crate 59, Cairns
2013 – 'Some Kind of goodbye' Love Love Studios, Brisbane
2011 – 'Tallers Obert' Untitled BCN Gallery, Barcelona
2011 – 'Room Art Fair' Madrid
2010 – 'Tallers Obert' Untitled BCN Gallery, Barcelona
2009 – 'Exposició' Untitled BCN Gallery, Barcelona

Festivals

2017 – Beer in Cider Festival - Mural + Live paint
2017 – First Coat - Street Art Festival, Toowoomba - Mural
2016 – First Coat - Street Art Festival, Toowoomba - Mural
2016 - BSAF - Brisbane Street Art Festival - Mural
2014 – Noodle Festival, Brisbane - Mural + Live paint
2013 – Containerval Festival, Brisbane - Mural + Live paint
2010 – Tallers Obert, Barcelona - Mural + Live paint

Publications + Other

2017 – Theseus and the Minotaur - Full book illustration
2013 – Interview - Moustache Magazine
2012 – Interview - Neos Kosmos Publication
2011 – Artists Feature, Hand Made Illustration Book, Monsa Publications
2011 – Interview - Relevant BCN Publication
2010 - Artist Feature, Semi-Perminanent Book, Design is Kinky Publication
2009 – Illustrators based in Barcelona Feature, BCN MES Publication
2009 – Artist Feature, Curvy Book, YEN Publications