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Our world, exists on Earth.

 

Sometimes it feels like that we are so far away from the reality of this short sentence.

 

Earth beats in my heart,

My heart beats...   J.Pitt

 

My inspiration is nature. I am predominantly a landscape artist that is inspired by mountainous landscapes and all that they entail. Mountains, water in all forms, light, shadow, moods, clouds, birds, glaciers…. And my connection to it, and more commonly our, humanity’s connection to earth.

 

I paint/draw in a variety of mediums: predominantly charcoal, graphite, acrylic, ink, mixed media works on paper or canvas, installation, video, immersive spaces. The creative process is an important part of the whole. And leads me down interesting paths to realise my ideas.

 

I am focused strongly on glaciers in my current works.

Where I live in Tirol, Austria. It is a very real reality, glacier loss.

In the Alps it is a very real reality.

Worldwide it is a very real reality.  

 

My Glacier Series is a body of work I am working on that documents the glaciers, in that, when an artwork is finished the glacier is already no longer in the state I have depicted in my artworks. This series is spreading out into other interesting mediums as well.

 

‘MELT THREE TIMES AS FAST AS ON AVERAGE’

As figures now show, the glacier meltdown in 2022 was indeed extreme. In just one summer, the glaciers sometimes lost more than three times as much mass as the average of the last 30 years. Instead of one metre, three metres of the ice layer literally went down the stream this year, the two glaciologists Andrea Fischer and Hans Wiesenegger report.”

ORF article

26. October 2022, 8:15 Uhr

If I had one wish then it would be, that humanity would, collectively, choose Earth.

CV

 

JESSIE PITT

b. Melbourne, Australia 1975

 

EDUCATION

Outer Eastern College of TAFE, Diploma of Visual Art 1995

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023 GLACIER MEMORY, Vergangene Gletcher Momente, Naturparkhaus Ötztal, Austria.

2022 Connection, Galerie ART-ECK Solingen, Germany. 

2019 Everything is Connected, Installation, Filmfest St.Anton, Austria.

2017 STILLE, Alpinarium, Galtür, Tirol, Austria. 

2014 LIght, Shadows, Silence -  Jessie Pitt - Kunst Werk Raum Mesnerhaus, Mieming, Austria.

2013 Jessie Pitt - Berge, Kooio - Forum für kunst und kommunikation, Innsbruck.

2011 Berge - Mountains, Bishofszimmer der Mesnerstube, Längenfeld, Austria.

2005 Mountains, Raffeisen Bank, St.Anton am Arlberg, Austria.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023/24 ÖTZTALER GLETSCHER, Disasters, Climate Change, Art, Turm Museum, Ötz, Austria.

2023 Alpine Seilschaften, Kulturwinkl Prutz, Austria.

2022 Art Fair C.A.R with Galerie ART-ECK Solingen, Essen, Germany.

2022 Alpine Artzeit, Gurgl Curat, Obergurgl, Austria.

2022 Vernissage, HOSTED IN PARADISE, international symposium, Arlberger Kultur Tage, St.Anton am Arlberg, Austria.

2022 The Other Art Fair Melbourne, Australia.

2021 SLOW WAVE - Bridging time windows (video exhibition), WUK – IntaKt-Galerie, Vienna, Austria

2021 Vernissage, INSIDE OUT international symposium, Arlberger Kultur Tage, St.Anton am Arlberg, Austria

2020 From the Pages 2, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia, USA

2019 Kunststrasse Imst, Imst, Austria

2019 Everything is Connected, Installation, Filmfest St.Anton, St.Anton am Arlberg, Austria.

2019 SyArt Festival, Sorrento, Italy

2019 The Other Art Fair, London, UK

2018 The Other Art Fair, London, UK

2018 During the Filmfest St. Anton, St.Anton am Arlberg, Austria. 

2018 ARTLAB 20 Artists One Night, Galerie Benjamin Eck, Münich, Germany. 

2018 STILLE, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

2018 The Other Art Fair Los Angeles, USA. 

2018 ArtRooms London, London, England.

2017/18 Sichtweisen, Thomas Defner and Jessie Pitt, Galerie Augenblick, Tannheim, Tirol, Austria.

2017 Kunststrasse Imst 2017, Imst Austria.

2017 The Other Art Fair London, London, England.

2017 Untitled, Traffic Jam Galleries, Sydney, Australia.

2017 'Ich am Gipfel. Einen Alpinfrauengeschichte', Frauenmuseum Meran, Meran, Italy.

2017 ...und die Berge schauen zu, Museum im Ballhaus, Imst, Tirol, Austria.

2017 The Other Art Fair, Sydney, Australia. 

2015-2016 'Ich,am Gipfel. Einen Alpinfrauengeschichte', Frauen Museum Hittisau, Vorarlberg, Austria. 

2016 'DOHIE - auf dieser seite', Jessie Pitt and Nicole Brugger, L - Arena, Längenfeld, Austria.

2015 Once Upon a Time When Mountains and Animals Were One, Jessie Pitt and Sabine Auer, Kleine Galerie - Piccola Galleria Bozen, Bozen/Bolzano, Italy.

2013 'The Story of the Creative', digital exhibition, collaborative 'See Me', See Me Exhibition space, New York.

2013 Freistaat Brugstein, part of the Dada exhibition, HTL Gallerie, Innsbruck.

2012/2013 Schafe Sind....?, Ambach info point, Ötztal, Austria.

2012 Mischmachine am horizont vor dem alpenland, Freistaat Burgstein Symposium, Kirchplatz'l Cafe and Bischofszimmer der Messnerstube, Längenfeld, Austria.

2012 VielseitDADA proben, kunstARTBozen, Hotel Grief, Bozen, Italy.

2012 Art und Weise, Picardsaal, Obergurgl, Austria.

2011 Open Art Code, Paris Art en Capital 2011, Salon des Artists Indépendants, Grand Palais, Paris.

2011 Open Art Code, Montecarlo gemluART2011, Auditorium Rainer III, Monaco.

2011 WAV - World Art Vision Barcelona 2011, Barcelona.

2011 Botshaften-6 Künstler - 5 Länder, Atelier Charlotte Kons, Schloss Liedburg, Germany.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

​Edith Hessenberger/Veronika Raich (Hg.), Ötztalermuseen, ÖTZTALER  GLETSCHER Katastrosphen Klimawandel Kunst, Studienverlag Ges.m.b.H 2023, p.134 and 159.

Alpinesvereinsjahrbuch, Berg 2023, zeitschift band 147, Tyrolia - Verlag 2022, p.21.

Ulrich Leitner (HG), Berg und Leute-Tirol als Landschaft und Identität, Innsbruck University Press 2014, p.339-353.

Abba, Vito, Studio Abba Yearbook, Studio Abba 2012, p.47.

 

COLLECTIVES

Pro Vita Alpina

Freistaat Burgstein Artists

Open Art Code Artists, Studio Abba.

ARTIST SYMPOSIUMS

2022 HOSTED IN PARADISE, international symposium, Arlberger Kultur Tage, St.Anton am Arlberg, Austria.

2021 INSIDE OUT I ausleben - aufatmen - ausdrücken - Anteil nehmen - berühen, St.Anton am Arlberg, Austria

2013 Simposio D'Arte in Sila 1/7 Luglio 2013, Calabria, Italy.

2012 Freistaat Burgstein Symposium, 'Mischmachine am horizont vor dem alpenland', Gries, Ötztal.

RESIDENCY 

2016 ARTeVENT, Artist in Residence 7 - 14th August 2016, Vent, Austria.

 

COLLECTIONS

Ötztal Heimat Museum 

Heinrich Harrer Museum (Museumverein Noreium)

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Australia, Austria, Spain, USA, Brazil, Germany, Holland, Norway, England, Ireland, France, Italy, Switzerland, Holland.... 

PROJECTS

2021 and 2022 Team member, Inspiring Girls on Ice Austria. Glaciers, science, nature and art.

2021/2022 Across the Alps Exhibition, as part of Pro Vita Alpina and in collaboration with the Alpine Convention, the Alpenverein Austria and Land Tirol. 

2018/2019 Kunststrasse Imst, as part of the organisational team from Pro Vita Alpina.

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Earth beats in my heart,

My heart beats,

                                                                         j.pitt

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