Kristone Capistrano is an emerging artist, writer and educator working in the field of contemporary portraiture and spirituality. His large-scale portraits combine the ideals of classical realism with the sensibilities of post-conceptual and post-photographic aesthetics. He has previously won the Royal South Australian Portrait Biennale, the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture and the Oxford Art Supplies Drawing Prize. He has been a finalist for the Blacktown Art Prize, Tim Olson Drawing Prize and the Lloyd Rees Youth Award.
KRISTONE PAULO CAPISTRANO
Born 1986 Olongapo, Philippines. Lives and works in Sydney, Australia.
2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours Year).
School of Art and Design, University of New South Wales,
2016 Masters of Philosophy (one year completed)
University of Notre Dame, Sydney.
2009 Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)
Australian Catholic University, Sydney.
2008 Bachelor of Fine Arts / Bachelor of Arts College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Winner, Royal South Australian Arts Society Portrait Bienalle, Adelaide, 2017.
Finalist, Tim Olsen Drawing Prize, AD Space, Paddington, 2017.
Finalist, Lloyd Rees Youth Memorial Award, Lane Cove, 2017.
Winner, Black Swan Portraiture Prize, Perth Town Hall, 2011.
Finalist, Tim Olsen Drawing Prize, Kudos Gallery, Paddington, 2011.
Finalist, Lloyd Rees Youth Award, Lane Cove, 2011.
Finalist, Art Month Sydney – Artist Speed Dating Competition, 2011.
Winner, Oxford Art Supplies Drawing Prize – Sydney, 2008.
SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Passage, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Halfway House, COFA Space, College of Fine Arts, Sydney.
Fiesta Kultura, Fairfield Show Grounds, Bosley Park.
Into The Light, St Mary’s Cathedral Crypt, Sydney.
COFA Annual Graduation Exhibition, College of Fine Arts, Sydney.
Twilight, PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, Erskineville,
UNSW Artsweek Exhibition, Roundhouse, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Performance Making, Io Myers Studio, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Cute But Ugly, Kudos Gallery, Sydney, 2007 (solo exhibition).
Smash Hits, Parramatta Artists Studio Gallery, Parramatta.
Self-Portrait, Somedays Gallery, Surry Hills.
Extra Cheese, Gallery 44, DarlingHurst.
Youth Art Showcase, Arts Pavilion, Royal Easter Show, Sydney.
COFA Spring Fair Showcase Exhibition, COFA Space, University of New South Wales.
Reframe, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney.
Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Prize, Lane Cove Council Chambers.
Blacktown City Arts Prize, Blacktown Arts Centre.
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