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Leah Marie Mariani

ABN 60 749 478 239

Surrey Hills, Australia 3127 


About the artist

I'm a Melbourne artist making art about people, identity and relationships. I draw on my experience as a woman and a mother, and resultantly most of my work is about childhood and womanhood. I am a passionate advocate of women’s issues and gender equality, which is a constant theme in my work. I also write about art, fashion and feminism on my blog.


I have an interest in pattern and include it in nearly all my work through collaged fabric and paper. I have an extensive collection of fabrics and decorative paper. My attraction to pattern comes from my love of order, but more importantly I like the flat, decorative element it adds.  I predominately work in oils but also dabble in paper collage and printmaking.


In 2012 I held my first solo show and have been averaging one every two years. I've been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards, including the Lethbridge 10,000, Hornsby Art Prize, Agendo and the Metro Art Prize. My work is held in private collections worldwide, as well as the Albert Park College public collection and the Image Mundi project.



Currently I am studying a Graduate Certificate of Visual Art at VCA, which has led me to expand my practice into digital media, including photography and video.

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Artist CV
Most popular posts
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Much has been written about the phases of a man’s life. But how many phases are there in a woman’s life and how do they differ to that of a man?

Defining the stages of a woman's life

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January is a month of hope and new beginnings. So it seemed like the perfect time to start my social experiment of a year without buying clothes.

My year of not buying clothes (so far)

Pink Lipstick


You may know me as an artist but I'm also an accountant (yes, strange I know) and nothing upsets me more than monetary gender inequality.

The price of being a woman