Izabela Pluta (AU)
Image: Izabela Pluta, Iterative composition 1979 (pages 17-18 Australia), 2020. Courtesy the artist and Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Sydney.
Izabela Pluta is a Polish-born, Australian artist who interprets and re-conceptualises the function of images by adopting conflating languages of photography to explore the nuances they embody as physical objects. She has exhibited widely in Australia and has been the recipient of various awards and fellowships, including the Qantas Foundation Encouragement of Australian Contemporary Art Award and The Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant. In 2019 Pluta was commissioned by the AGNSW to create a significant new work for The National 2019: new Australian art, and was awarded the Perimeter Small Book Prize that led to her debut artist book, Figures of Slippage and Oscillation. She has undertaken residencies in remote parts of Australia including Durrmu Arts in Peppimenarti NT and IASKA, Kellerberrin WA, as well as internationally in Tokyo, Barcelona, Belfast, Paris and Beijing.