Peta Minnici is a Sydney based artist whose work encompasses oil painting, drawing and watercolour. Selecting subjects based on personal memory, her subjects range from humble figurative portraits and still life images to familiar landscapes and interior settings.
Minnici deconstructs imagery creating a time-lapse effect which draws attention to the materiality of painting and drawing. Her drawing focuses on mark making, employing a labour-intensive process of vertical or horizontal hatching, while her paintings comprise of numerous layers of thin paint creating depth in the resulting image. Shifting between representation and abstraction these processes parallel the nature of time, the layering of personal memory and the complex nature of viewing time.
Peta's work has been exhibited in Australia at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum, National Art School, Dominik Mersch Gallery, The Brett Whiteley Studio, May Space Gallery , Gaffa Gallery, Redland Art Gallery, Grafton Regional Gallery, Manning Regional Gallery, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery, Griffith Regional Gallery, Latrobe Regional Gallery and Tamworth Regional Gallery. . In 2015 she was awarded the John Olsen Prize for Figure drawing, The Parkers Fine Art Award for painting and the Parkers Fine Art Framing Award. In 2017 she was selected as a finalist for the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship. Her work is held in private collections in Australia.