Curriculum Vitae 2022 b. 1952 as Christine Limb in Daylesford Victoria Australia

2006-17 National Gallery Victoria ' Ballarat Art Gallery Master Classes ' workshops.
1973-74 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Fine Art, extracurricular with George Baldessin
1971-72 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Industrial Design with Gerhard Herbst, extracurricular with Andrew Sibley.
1969–70 Ballarat Institute of Advanced Education [now Federation University] Majoring in Fine Art with High distinction.
2007 Finalist, The Hidden Faces of the Archibald, Crown Towers, Melbourne, curator Jacqueline Taylor OAM
2007-10 Finalist, Conciet-Corangamarah Art Prizes, Otway Estate Winery fundraiser for Colac Health
1996 Finalist, Salon Des Refuses S.H. Ervine Gallery
1993 Finalist, Dobell Prize AGNSW
1992 Finalist, Diamond Valley invitational Art Award.
1991 Finalist, Diamond Valley invitational Art Award by invitation.
1976 Honorable Mentions, Dandenong Festival of Music and Art
1972 Highly Commended, Dandenong Festival of Music and Art
1969 Commonwealth Study Advancement Scholarship, BIAE [now Federation University]
1968 Art Excellence Award, Daylesford Technical-High School. Principle, Bob Dobell, art with Lorraine Jenyns.
1968 Three First Prizes, three Second Prizes, Ballarat Show
1968 Two First Prizes, two Second Prizes, Daylesford Show
1967 First Prize, Ballarat Show
1967 Highly Commended, Castlemaine Art Museum Student Award and Exhibition
1967 First Prize, Daylesford C.W.A. Annual Fair
1967 First and Second Prize, Daylesford Show
1966 Two Second Prizes, Daylesford Show
1965 First, Second and Third Prize, Daylesford Show
1965 Second Prize, Ballarat Show
1964 Two First Prizes, one Third Prize, Daylesford show
1962 Third Prize, Daylesford Show
2019 BROOKLYN ART LIBRARY, USA, Vol. 14. My Story in Line - What The Earth Tells Me, artist book
2018 FEDERATION UNIVERSITY, Ballarat, Resilience #3 and two catalogues, Sisters As Artists and Resilience
2015 DRAWING ROOM, London, Outset Library, Writing a Line, 81 page hand drawn and made artist book
2015 BALLARAT HEALTH, COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE, Lucas, Through Storms We Can Fly “Regeneration” Series
2014 LOGAN ART GALLERY, Sisters As Artists booklet.
2012 ARTE DALL’ AUSTRALIA, Diversitat Organization touring Piedmont, Italy, Through This Crumpled Sky I Fly.
2012 BALLARAT REGIONAL INTEGRATED CANCER CENTRE three works, Regeneration series
2012 LIVING CARE P/L [PROVECTUS CARE PTY LTD] NSW three works, Regeneration series
2010 NEW YORK DOWNTOWN HOSPITAL, Wellness Centre A New Beginning#2 and exhibition catalogue
2010 NYU FALES Library Downtown Collection archives, EXIT ART, New York, NY, Fracking, three A5 works.
2009 AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL COURT LIBRARY Portrait of His Honor, Justice Peter R. A. Gray and A New Beginning #1
1995 VITERRA subsidiary of Glencore [formally Professional Grain] Nine works Out of Silence series. (now private
1993 GREENWAY HIRST PAGE PTY. LTD. Architects, The Elements series
1985 LIBERTY CASINGS PTY LTD. [formally Van Hessen Pty/Ltd] Animal Series 5 works [now a private collection]
- PRIVATE COLLECTORS, Italy, Japan, Manhattan, New South Wales, Singapore, Victoria

2020-2 XERSA’ GALLERY ON LINE, What The Earth Tells Me
2012 GALLERY ON STURT, Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre, Regeneration fundraising curator Leigh Tweedie.
2009 AFFIRMATION ARTS, New York, NY Nemesis Catch Director, Marla Goldwasser [now Goldwasser Fine Arts]
2006 STUDIO EXHIBITION, Moonee Ponds, Fundraiser for the Trust for Nature Curator Xersa
2001-9 STUDIO EXHIBITIONS, Courtney Street, North Melbourne, (studio home transformed to serviced apartment
accommodation for short stay international visitors, showcasing artworks on a revolving basis)
1997 ART AFFAIRS GALLERY, Carlton, Survival, Existence Director Curator, Lindsay Anderson
1996 DIANNE TANZER GALLERY, Fitzroy, Director, Dianne Tanzer
1994 BLACKWOOD STREET GALLERY, North Melbourne, Existence Curator Xersa.
1993 BLACKWOOD STREET GALLERY, North Melbourne, Enigma Curator Xersa
1993 ELTHAM FESTIVAL, Artist in Residence
1992 MEAT MARKET CRAFT CENTRE Main Hall, Constructional Drawings
1992 BLACKWOOD STREET GALLERY, North Melbourne, Out of Silence Curator Xersa
1991 BLACKWOOD STREET GALLERY, North Melbourne, The Elements” Curator Xersa
1990 FRIENDS OF THE EARTH GALLERY, Fundraiser for the Trust for Nature Curator Xersa
1984-6 STUDIO EXHIBITIONS, North Fitzroy
1983 THE HUT GALLERY, A Dozen Years on
1973 MISHA’S GALLERY, Hawthorn, First Melbourne Solo, Director, Misha Tadic
1969 FIRST EXHIBITION, Caltex Show Room, Raglan Street Daylesford
2020 ELTHAM ARTS, LONDON SE1 Brick Wall Revisited, Eltham Palace, Greenwich, London SE9 5QE
2019 BROOKLYN ART LIBRARY, NY, Sketchbook Project No 14 touring New York.
2018 FORTYFIVEDOWNSTAIRS GALLERY, Melbourne, Small, Curator, Director, Mary Lou Jelbart.
2017 FEDERATION UNIVERSITY, Revamp 50’s,-70’s Revisited Alumni exhibition, Curators Shelley Hinton, Clare Gervesoni
2017 GALLERY ON STURT, Ballarat.
2017 ART GALLERY OF BALLARAT, CONTAINART, Selected Works from the Life Drawing group
2015 LOGAN ART GALLERY, Brisbane, Vision 20/20: Our Future
2014 LOGAN ART GALLERY, Brisbane, Sisters As Artists 2 person retrospective Dir. Michael Wardell Curator Xersa
2013-14 NATIONAL WOOL MUSEUM Geelong, Arte Dall’ Australia touring Turin, Piedmont, Italy. Diversitat Organization
2013 NATIONAL WOOL MUSEUM Geelong Faces of diversity Diversitat Organization, Director Curator Luisa LaFornara
2011 DEUTSCHER & HACKETT FINE ART AUCTIONS, Melbourne In Honor of David Band fundraising. Life Drawing
2011 ART GALLERY OF BALLARAT, Drawn From Life featuring Peter Corlett’s sculpture Sue
2011 FIBRE ARTS AUSTRALIA 15x15x15 Compact Art Exhibition Fundraiser, Ballarat Grammar, Victoria
2010-15 LINDEN CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS, St Kilda, Victoria Linden Postcards
2010-11 EXIT ART, NEW YORK, NY, Fracking responsive postcards. Directors P. Colo, J. Ingberman, curated by Lauren Rosati
2009 CIPRIANI WALL STREET, NEW YORK NY, Downtown Hospital, Gala Evening Presentation and fundraiser
2009 FORTYFIVEDOWNSTAIRS GALLERY, Melbourne, Sevensunssevenmoons fundraising for Trust For Nature and Open
Family Organizations, opened by the Honorable Justice P.R.A. Gray. Curator, Xersa
2006 SUEDE DOWN UNDER, Friends Of The Earth Fundraising Auction, Collingwood
2000 CITY OF MELBOURNE North West 2010 Cultural Profile developed with Guppy & Associates & Collaborations
1998 GALLERY NONA, BRISBANE, collaboration in my Sister Barbara Limb’s My Hirstoria exhibition
1995 ROBERT LINDSAY GALLERY [now Fortyfivedownstairs] Save Albert Park 9 x 5 Curator Andrew Sibley
1991-6 METRO CRAFT CENTER, N. Melbourne “Annual exhibitions” with State Craft Collection Artists and Willie Gudipi
1984 LAMPLIGHTER STUDIOS opened by Curator Connie Dryden
1981-3 THE HUT GALLERY Ferntree Gully Art Society annual group exhibitions.
1976 GLENDONALD SCHOOL FOR DEAF CHILDREN fundraising exhibition, opened by Author Alan Marshall, Kew
1970 BALLARAT INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED EDUCATION [now Federation University] Annual Exhibition
1969 APEX GROUP organized Exhibition Barbara & Xersa, Special Sisters feature Ballarat Begonia Festival Art show

1968 CALTEX SHOW ROOM Raglan St. Daylesford with my Sister Barbara Limb
2019 Paintings in Hospitals Organization, 60 years 60 voices, London
2019 On Line Books, Brooklyn Art Library, USA Vol. 14 My Story in Line What The Earth Tells Me winter series
2017 Article, Ballarat Courier by Michelle Smith, Revamp celebrates Ballarat’s art schools Nov 21
2017 Article, Ballarat Courier by Michelle Smith, Ballarat art students from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s combine, Nov 20
2017 Channel Ten What’s Up Down Under presentation participant in the Lindsay Room, Art Gallery of Ballarat
2017 Catalogue, Ballarat Health Art Collection by Leigh Tweedie
2016 The Big Draw registration of Resilience solo exhibition for an open discussion on drawing, London
2016 Catalogue, Resilience Menier Gallery London
2016 Listing, London.eventful.com Resilience in the Borough
2015 Article, Ballarat Courier A Special ANZAC centenary exhibition highlights work by Dora Meeson, Alicia Thomas Dec 14
2015 Article, Art Gallery of Ballarat Bulletin
2015 Articles, ARTeFACT Central Highlands Arts Atlas Leaving For The Front
2015 Article, Goldfieldsheritage.com.au
2014 Catalogue Sisters As Artists City of Logan Art Gallery, Brisbane
2014 Feature Article, Albert & Logan News by Stephanie Masters P.21 30 th Jan
2014 Feature Article, Brisbane Courier Mail, U On Sunday by Fiona Purdon P.30 19 th Jan
2014 Annual Report, Logan City Council Annual Report, page 197 Snapshot of Council and community events Jan 17
2014 Registry, Australian Art and Artists, Gallery 247
2013 Article, La Stampa, Torinosette, Arte Dall’ Australia at City of Moncalieri, Arduino Library, touring exhibition
2013 Article, Moncalieri News, Visions From Australia December 12
2012 Review, Leigh Tweedie, Director, Curator, Gallery on Sturt, Ballarat, xersa.info, galleryonsturt.com.au
2012 Feature Article, City Of Ballarat, Art Survey, Regeneration by Arts & Culture Coordinator Deborah Lee Klein
2012 Feature Articles, Ballarat Health Services newsletter. Commerce Ballarat Bulletin, CHPCP Newsletter
2012 Feature Article, Ballarat Courier, quarter page, Artists Take Good Cause to Heart Thursday 8 th March
2012 Feature Article, Ballarat Courier Art Connect three quarter page Regenerating Wellness Feb 28 Tom McIlroy
2012 Catalogue, Regeneration Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre fundraiser, Gallery on Sturt, Ballarat
2011 Catalogue, Deutscher and Hackett Fine Art Auction In honor of David Band fundraiser
2011 Catalogue, Art Gallery of Ballarat Drawn From Life
2011 Article, The Ballarat Independent, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Drawn From Life
2011 Magazine, Australian Art Collector issue 55, featuring Nemesis and Motherhood
2011 Article, Huffington Post Acclaimed actor Mark Ruffalo, the world’s leaving us behind at Exit Art Joanna Zelman Jan18
2011 Article, Berkshire Fine Arts, by Adam Zucker 02/09/11
2011 Article, Art News, Exit Art by Doug McClemont 11 th Feb
2011 Article, NY Indypendent, by Mike Newton 11 th Jan
2010 Essay, Art and Life in New York City, Cup in Hand by Gwyneth Leech
2010 Magazine, Australian Art collector issue 51, featuring The Pausling
2009 Magazine, Australian Art Collector issue 50, full page featuring works from Nemesis Catch New York, NY
2009 Catalogue, Nemesis Catch, Affirmation Arts, New York NY. Solo exhibition
2009 Feature Article, Sevensunssevenmoons The Age Opinion by Lawrence Money Feb 6
2009 Article, Seven Suns Seven Moons- art comes to the rescue Trust for Nature Bulletin issue 42 by Susanna Nelson
2009 E Bulletin, Forty Five Downstairs Seven suns seven moons
2009 Catalogue, Seven suns seven moons booklet Fortyfive Downstairs Gallery
2009 Feature Article, Artscope Seven suns seven moons by Barbara Hall
2008 Feature Article, Leader news, Portrait of Mr. Les Twentyman OAMby Anna Prytz
2008 Article, The Age, Arts Hidden Faces of the Archibald
2007 Catalogue, Hidden Faces of the Archibald portrait of Godwin Bradbeer titled Quatre Regarder
2005 Editorial, The Age, Domain, Silent history speaks volumes by Robert I. Mitchelson
2002 Publication, DOBELL PRIZE FOR DRAWING, THE FIRST TEN YEARS, 1993 TO 2002 Art Gallery of New South Wales
1996 Television, Optus Foxtel Television, Arts Program talk at Dianne Tanzer Gallery
1995 Catalogue 9X5 SAVE ALBERT PARK AUCTION & EXHIBITION Robert Lindsay Gallery, Corrigan Collection SLNSW
1993 Catalogue, Dobell Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
1993 Catalogue, Leonard Joel’s Fine Art Auctions

1992 Article, The Age EG, X Marks the Spot Oct 16
1991 Article, The Yea Chronical, Large crowds at show
1990-02 Magazines, Craft Art International, Issues 22 and 26
1990 Article, The Yea Chronicle, FOE Exhibition
1983 Review, The Melbourne Times, by K. Nicolls, A dozen years on
1983 Review, Art Almanac by Penny Webb. FTGAS solo exhibition
1983 Article, Daylesford Advocate, Artistic Success
1972-76 Articles, The Herald Sun, Dandenong Festival of Art
1970 Front page feature article, Ballarat Courier, BIAE Annual Exhibition
1968 Feature Article, Ballarat Courier, BIAE Art Student, Portrait of Harold Holt
1968 Articles, Ballarat Courier and Daylesford Advocate articles Castlemaine Art Prize
1967 Article, Daylesford Advocate, Technical High School Art Prize
1967 Feature Article, Daylesford Advocate, Daylesford Players commission local Artist for Sir Winston Churchill portrait
1966 Feature Article, Daylesford Advocate, Equine Mural for Glenlyon Pony Club Function
2018 Submission, Brooklyn Art Library sketchbook project Vol. 14
2015 Artist in Residency, The Drawing Room, London, created artist book by research in the Outset library collection
2015 Commission, Ballarat Health for artwork for reception of new Lucas Community Health Centre
2015 Commission, City of Ballarat, Leaving For The Front exhibition Art Gallery Of Ballarat Backspace
2012 Commission, Ballarat Health Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre, Through this crumpled Sky I Will Fly
2007 Commissioned portrait by T. Evans of her Grand Parents, Melbourne
1998-99 Commissioned Murals for Restaurants, Swanston Street Melbourne and Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
1998 Collaboration, Gallery Nona, Brisbane with my sister Barbara Limb for her My Hirstoria exhibition
1996 Commissioned Murals and Sculptures for the Lemax Group Pty Ltd. Melbourne regions
1993-95 Commissioned Murals for Private residences, Carlton and Carlton South
1993 Commissioned by Melbourne City Council North West Melbourne 2010 Sculpture Project
1991 Artist in residence, Fitzroy Secondary College
1991 Artist in residency workshop, The Zen of Drawing International Oki-Do Yoga Intensive Australia, Japan and Italy
1990 Collaboration, sets and lighting Takao Nakazawa performances Melbourne, Santarcangelo theatre festival, Italy
1987 Submission, to the Ministry For The Arts, Arts & Education committee, Regent Theatre restoration
1985 Commission, Van Hessan Pty Ltd [Liberty Casings Pty Ltd] 5 artworks Animal Series for Board room
1984 Artist in residence Lecture, The Teacup Debate Broadmeadows Secondary College, Melbourne
1974 Commissioned by World Record Club, Portrait of Billy Holiday
1967 Commissioned by Daylesford Players, Sir Winston Churchill Portrait

XERSA IS A DOBELL PRIZE FINALIST In 1993, the debut year of this prestigious award when Arthur Boyd was the selecting
Judge, Xersa is an internationally exhibited Artist who began drawing around ten years of age. With experience of 26 solo and
over 40 group exhibitions and has work in private & corporate collections nationally & internationally. Xersa is Australian
born with Scottish, English & French ancestry; then I asked her, "Your name?" Apparently it was a business name which has
no origin or meaning that headed a highly successful Textile Design Studio in the 1980's. This is now her legal name. Xersa's
work has an edginess you can't place your finger on. Powerful imagery stated with minimalism. The influences of past tutors, George Baldessin, Andrew Sibley and her involvement in the 1990's with the deeply intellectual nature of Japanese Improvised Theatre known as Butoh, past studies in ZEN BRUSH DRAWING and impetus evident imbue her works with essence of battles won against adversity. Xersa draws parallels across nature surviving climate change ' her own determination to win. 
Review by Gallery On Sturt Director ' Curator Leigh Tweedie.
BUTOH IMPROVISED THEATRE 1991-1996 with Director Takao Nakazawa, included Zen brush drawing.

“Xersa participated in The Santarcangelo Theatre Festival in Italy, creating sets and lighting for the Momo Noh theatre andButoh dance. Xersa also conducted workshops successfully illustrating interconnection of art and theatre. When in Japan,Director of modern Noh theatre, Akira Okamoto, my teacher, requested a private viewing of our performance in his studio.

Okomoto then invited us to view his performance at the Aoyama Round Theatre. The performance is based on a poem by Keats titled At The Hawks Well.
This was performed by Renniku-Kobo modern and Sankonokai traditional Noh theatre groups, with experimental sound by
Mineko Grimmer in collaboration with Mamoru Fujieda. We were most honored when Okomoto requested that Xersa present her own version to the group which was performed on the second night of three performances at the Aoyama Round Theatre in Tokyo”
by Takao Nakazawa in an introduction to my workshop in Melbourne.
SISTERS AS ARTISTS An exhibition which was in planning between sisters Barbara Limb and Xersa (nee Christine Limb) when a
fatal heart attack took Barbara away in 2000. Retrospectively styled and posthumously in honor of Barbara and of their
connections in Art. Opened by Mayor Pam Parker, the exhibition caught the attention of many identities and there was no
room to stretch at the opening. Barbara studied at the Australian Flying Art School in the 1960’s and 1970's then Queensland
College of Art Dip. Fine Art 1970-76, Griffith University, BA Humanities 1983-87 Queensland College of Art BA Degree
Advanced Standing 1988-89. Griffith University Dip. Ed. secondary 1991 plus Japanese studies. Barbara was a volunteer and
member of Logan Gallery in the gallery’s first inception. The exhibition highlighted how Barbara and Xersa spurred each other
on through sisterly competitiveness illustrated by artworks from early life in rural Australia through to 1999 for Barbara and
present day for Xersa and the importance of art in bridging distances bringing joie de vivre to isolated communities. The
Flying Arts team associated with artists such as Roy Churcher, Jon Molvig, Clifton Pugh, and Andrew Sibley. A small but
delightful portrait of Barbara is a feature in the show 'attributed 'Jon Molvig. It is a beautiful piece.

1995-07 Commissioned murals and portraits alongside owner Building & renovating projects.
1988 Melbourne City Council Planning Department 6 month contract to develop a photographic data base
1976-93 Created Textile Design Studio, Xersa Designs. Study under Professor Gerhard Herbst at RMIT influenced the success of this studio. Herbst was art director of Prestige Limited in Australia from 1946 to 1956 before teaching as Head of
Industrial Design at RMIT, his biography is included in RMIT, Ian Potter Museum and Sydney Powerhouse Museum collections.
Gerard Herbst donated his poster collection to the Ian Potter Museum at Melbourne University in 1996. Many of the posters
represent the influences and aesthetics of the Weimar Republic and the teachings of Walter Gropius.
Clientele included high end labels and designs featured in Vogue and Cleo magazines and Herald Sun newspaper front page.
At Australian Textile Printing, copyright artist for designs for Manchester and children’s wear. At Courtier Products, my original designs were distributed throughout Australia, England and Europe. Services covered were technical plate making,
design, color conceptualization and finished artwork for heat sublimatic, flat bed, rotary screen printing, and photo gravure etched roller printing.
1973 Textile Designer with Selwyn’s Fabrics, Flinders Lane, Melbourne.
1972 Commonwealth of Australia, draughts-person assisting projects such as Design Awarded Eastern Freeway,

Xersa : ‘La magia dell’Immagine’


Xersa con la sua arte esprime Il suo bisogno di liberare sensazioni, immagini, luci, idee

Lavora sui suoi ricordi e li dispiega in immagini, la forma è il più delle volte al confine dell’astrazione realistica, o meglio di una realtà liberamente reinterpretata.

Le sue Opere sono accurate, ma senza mai cercare di rappresentare l’effimero.

L’Artista lavora in serie, perché questo le permette di approfondire e reinterpretare più volte lo stesso argomento, di rivederlo ancora e ancora, fino a farlo diventare suo.

Certi temi sono quindi ricorrenti: e se le capita di disegnare un volto, un albero, un villaggio o altro, per l’Artista è, guardarlo con precisione.


Lascia che la mano segua un'emozione, un sentimento, una parola, un pensiero, come si segue un filo conduttore in un gesto libero 

La pratica del disegno è un tentativo (una tentazione?) di catturare su carta la “parte degli angeli” delle opere performative. 

È l'estensione di queste inondazioni di corpi visi, e visioni quasi eteree.

Di fronte a questa visioni che le parole non riescono a circoscrivere, c'è il bisogno ansioso e gioioso di mettere in discussione la parte creativa della scrittura attraverso le immagini riprodotte, il suo movimento e il suo dispiegamento nello spazio. 

Dipinge e disegna per mettere lo spettatore del suo lavoro in una diversa cornice di coscienza. 

Il suo obiettivo finale è aprire il subconscio. 

Se le sue forme possono farti sentire un sussulto allora la "magia" dell’immagine sta facendo il suo lavoro consapevole che Il suo lavoro ha la capacità di catturare la tua attenzione e l'umiltà di prendere la tua stessa comprensione. 


La sua arte è ispirata semplicemente perché il mondo è complicato e potenzialmente illimitato e questo è ciò che l'arte dovrebbe essere. 

Xersa è affascinata dall'imprevedibilità del comportamento umano: gli sguardi brevi, l'impermanenza delle espressioni facciali, i movimenti lenti, le persone, i luoghi, i profumi, le luci, le ombre... sono le sue fonti di ispirazione

Alimentare questa esperienza è la responsabilità che sente come creativa perché senza un'intenzione artistica un'opera d'arte manca di uno scopo per il pubblico a cui è destinata.
Xersa è molto interessata a come noi, come esseri umani, vediamo il nostro mondo. 

Crede in due realtà: l'attualità delle cose e come percepiamo o immaginiamo quelle cose. 

Attraverso i suoi lavori, desidera trasmettere il suo personale senso, come un movimento di energia piuttosto che una rappresentazione di ciò che è tacitamente presente.

È una raffigurazione umana dello stato emotivo mondiale.
Il suo lavoro esplora la relazione tra multiculturalismo storico e memorie emotive e si rivolge allo spettatore con un invito ad impegnarsi e rispondere.

Ogni tela ha un racconto - una vita propria separata dal suo creatore, separata dal pensiero o dalla logica o dalla ragione - e tracciarne il corso è solo interferire.

Anche i dipinti recenti incorporano un processo di ricerca: segni, forme e gesti vengono coltivati ​​per la scoperta e la rivelazione. Lo spirito effimero di esplorazione e scoperta guida il processo verso nuove terre, esperienze e intuizioni.

L’Artista dipinge in modo da poter esaminare un'immagine particolare che è importante per sé stessa e per gli altri. L'esplorazione di strati di dettagli e di memoria e il processo ritmico di stendere la vernice, chiariscono i suoi pensieri. Quando il dipinto è completo, la memoria è cristallina.


XERSA: 'The magic of the Image'


Xersa with her art expresses her need to release sensations, images, lights, ideas.

She works on her memories of her and unfolds them in images, the form is more often than not on the border of realistic abstraction, or rather of a freely reinterpreted reality. Her works are accurate, but without ever trying to represent the ephemeral.

The Artist works in series, because this allows her to deepen and reinterpret the same topic several times, to review it again and again, until it becomes hers.

Certain themes are therefore recurring: and if she happens to draw a face, a tree, a village or other, for the artist it is to look at it with precision.

Let the hand follow an emotion, a feeling, a word, a thought, as you follow a common thread in a free gesture

The practice of drawing is an attempt (a temptation?) To capture on paper the "part of the angels" of the performative works.

It is the extent of these inundations of face bodies, and almost ethereal visions.

Faced with these visions that words cannot circumscribe, there is the anxious and joyful need to question the creative part of writing through the reproduced images, its movement and its unfolding in space.

She paints and draws to put the viewer of her work in a different frame of consciousness.

Her ultimate goal is to open up the subconscious.

If its forms can make you feel a gasp, then the "magic" of the image is doing its job knowing that its work has the ability to capture your attention and the humility to take your own understanding.

Her art is inspired simply because the world is complicated and potentially unlimited and this is what art is supposed to be.

Xersa is fascinated by the unpredictability of human behavior: short glances, the impermanence of facial expressions, slow movements, people, places, scents, lights, shadows ... are her sources of inspiration.

Xersa is fascinated by the unpredictability of human behavior: short glances, the impermanence of facial expressions, slow movements, people, places, scents, lights, shadows ... are her sources of inspiration.

Nurturing this experience is the responsibility she feels as creative because without an artistic intention a work of art lacks purpose for the audience it is intended for. Xersa is very interested in how we, as human beings, see our world.

You believe in two realities: the actuality of things and how we perceive or imagine those things.

Through her works, she wishes to convey her personal sense of her, as a movement of energy rather than a representation of what is tacitly present.

It is a human representation of the world's emotional state.

Her work explores the relationship between historical multiculturalism and emotional memories and addresses the viewer with an invitation to engage and respond.

Each canvas has a story - a life of its own separate from its creator, separate from thought or logic or reason - and tracing its course is only interfering.

Recent paintings also incorporate a process of research: signs, forms and gestures are cultivated for discovery and revelation. The ephemeral spirit of exploration and discovery guides the process to new lands, experiences and insights.

The Artist paint so that  may examine a particular image that is important to her and for all . 

The exploration of layers of detail and memory and the rhythmic process of laying down paint, clarify her thoughts. When the painting is complete, the memory is crystalline.


Maria Grazia Todaro Art Director and Art Critic of QueenArtStudiio Gallery

March 2022


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