Born 1959, Melbourne, Australia

Lives and works in Indooroopilly, Australia

“Cleo has taken this complex delicate and most physically demanding of all art forms to great heights and diversity. Each image shows a great range of tonal depth which is only obtained through painstaking burnishing of the paint and many trial paintings.”



1977-1981       BA, Fine Arts, Elam Art School, Auckland University, New Zealand

1988                Graduate Diploma Information Science, Queensland University of Technology, Australia


2019                1st Prize, Print Inter into Art, Cologne, Germany; Honorable Mention, 12th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Norwalk, USA; Honorable Mention, 10th International d’Art Miniature, Lévis, Québec, Canada

2018                1st Prize, 6th Biennial FOOTPRINT International Exhibition, Norwalk, USA; 1st Prize, Biennale Internationale d’Art Miniature, Ville Marie, Québec; Special Award for Remarkable Contribution in Graphic Art, International Triennial of Graphic Art, Bitola, Macedonia; 1st Prize, @nd International Biennial of Paper Works, Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2017                Prize, 8th International Exhibition Art in Miniature, MajdanArt, Majdanpek, Serbia

2016                1st Prize, 5th International Printmaking Competition, Istanbul, Turkey; 1st Prize, 19th Miniprint International, Ithaca, New York, USA; 2nd Place, 5th Biennial FOOTPRINT International Exhibition, Norwalk, USA

2015                1st Prize, On Paper, Printmaking Contest, Barcelona, Spain

2014                Medal of Honor, 15th International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms, Lodz, Poland; 1st Prize, 2nd International Biennial of Small Prints, Nis, Serbia; Award, 3rd Guangzhou, International Ex libris and Mini Print Biennial, China

2013                1st Prize, International Contemporary Mini Print, Kazanlak, Bulgaria

2012                Award, 11th Biennale Internationale d’Art Miniature, Ville Marie, Québec, Canada; 1st Prize, 1st International Salon of Mini Print and Ex Libris, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Printmakers Council Award, 8th British International Mini Print Exhibition, London, UK

2011                1st Prize, 5th Miniprint Internacional Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina; 1st Prize, 8th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Norwalk, USA

2009                Honorable Award, 7th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Norwalk, USA

2007                Grand Prize, Guanlan International Print Biennial, Shenzhen, China; Purchase Prize, Biennale Internazionale per l’Incisione, Acqui Terme, Italy

Over 500 juried solo and group exhibitions, artist in residence and visiting artist in over 40 international locations.

Workshops     New York Academy of Art, Manhattan, New York, SUA /2010/; Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford, UK; Art Students League of New York, USA /2011/; Grand Central Academy of Art, New York, USA /2012/; Atelier of Realist Art, Barcelona, Spain /2016/

Collections      90 internationally significant collections, galleries and museums worldwide.

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