She Walked in and Pulled Out a Chair are print based collages resulting from a residency in the Print Department at the ANU School of Art this year. Collage allows me consider and adjust my choices in composition and colour, minimising my usual image-making processes to two or three basic elements. Screen printing allows me to easily reproduce pattern and large blocks of saturated colour, I add to this hand drawn line and lino print, all of which I cut and paste onto a basic, woodblock ground.
Dionisia Salas graduated from the painting department of the ANU School of Art in 2007. She has since lived and practiced in Canberra, Melbourne and Berlin where she was assistant to the artist Katharina Grosse. She has participated in residencies including at Megalo Print Studio, the inaugural Glint residency with Canberra Glassworks and Megalo, and at Baso studio in Berlin. Group exhibitions include Here and Now, Nuttall Kibel Nguyen, Melbourne, Word of Mouth, Canberra Museum + Gallery; The Presence of the Past in the Future, Stedefreund, Berlin.