Lucy Fekete

Artist Statement

Lucy is an award winning artist and Portia Geach finalist from Melbourne. She has a BA in Creative Advertising from RMIT (2001) and PG Dip in Arts Management from Melbourne University (2006).

For over 10 years Lucy has been employed as a highly imaginative and diverse freelance Illustrator and Fine Artist, undertaking a number of very different projects which challenge and drive her art practise. Her industry experience includes Concept/Visualisation Artist for advertising firms, a Children’s Book Illustrator and cover artist for publishing companies, plus album cover artwork and a boutique beer label and much more.

Her style is influenced by the comic books she read in her youth such as Mad Magazine and Asterix, so her subject focus tends to be very character driven, quite quirky, exaggerated, often (but not always) humorous and tongue in cheek.

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

  • 2012     “Circus Freak vs. Super Freak”, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy Melbourne
  • 2011    “Goils of the Sideshow”, 4 Walls Gallery, CBD Melbourne

Invitation/Group Exhibitions (selected)

  • 2016    “Changing Perspectives”, Malvern Artists Society, Malvern
  • 2015    “Portia Geach Portrait Prize 2015”, H. Ervin Gallery, Circular Quay Sydney
  • 2010     “Cancer Council Art Awards”, 120 Collins Street, CBD Melbourne
  • 2009     “Maamalien”, Hogan Gallery, Fitzroy Melbourne

Commissions/Awards/Residencies (selected)

  • 2017    “Travelling House”, Album cover artwork, band Conundrum In Deed
  • 2017    “Dr Ricktor’s Amazing Automaton”, Artwork on the sides of automaton machine
  • 2016     “My Name is Sam”, Cover artwork, Author Wes Stuart, Amazon
  • 2016     Personalised artwork of client on skateboard deck
  • 2016     “The Fear Collectors”, Cover artwork, Author Lauren E. Mitchell, Amazon
  • 2015    Avant Card, Postcards nation wide, Artist Project
  • 2015     “At The Movies”, Painting commission
  • 2015     “Where is Kitty Pom?”, Story and Game App, Yoke Interactive
  • 2014     “GB’s Last Supper”, Painting commission
  • 2014     “Owl, Cat, Wolf”, Painting commission
  • 2013     Beer Label of the Year Award, Victorian Beer Label Collector`s Society (winner)
  • 2013    “Gentleman”, Album artwork, band Conundrum In Deed
  • 2013    “Moonlit Sail”, Painting commission
  • 2013    “Drew”, Painted commission
  • 2012    “Wet Nurse Tonic”, Artwork for beer label, Moondog Craft Brewery
  • 2012    “Robe”, Painting commission
  • 2012    “Mario”, Painting commission
  • 2010    Cancer Council’s Art Award, (People’s choice award winner)
  • 2010    BeinArt Surrealist Collective, “Sideshow” (winner)
  • 2009     “Kate”, Painting commission

Published (selected)

  • 2017    “Fly Sebastian Fly” Aaron Brindle, Crescent Moon Books
  • 2017    “Sebastian’s Wonderful Find” Aaron Brindle, Crescent Moon Books
  • 2016    “I Wipe Better Than You” Kevin Fahey, CreateSpace
  • 2015    “10 Little Potoroos” Jackie Lomax, InHouse Publishing

Collections (selected)

  • Bendigo Historical Society