87 Ridgeway Ave, QLD Southport 4215
PHONE: 07 5532 7170

87 Ridgeway Ave, 
Southport 4215 QLD
PHONE: 07 5532 7170

Laurindo De Abreu Soto

BIOGRAPHY

Education

2004-2006 Bachelor of Fine Art, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia.

Prizes & Awards

2009 WINNER Sponsor’s Prize, Euick Memorial Still Life Awards, Coffs Harbour
2008 WINNER New Generation People’s Choice Award, Art Brisbane.
1st Prize Still Life section Wilston Art Show, Brisbane.
2007 WINNER Best of Show: Ipswich Art Awards, Ipswich.
2005 Queensland Times Acquisition prize. Ipswich Annual Art Awards
2004 3rd prize Watercolour. Brookfield Show, Brisbane
2003 1st Prize Watercolours. Noosa Outdoor Art Show, Noosa, Queensland
2002 Highly Commended – Ipswich Annual Arts Awards
Acquisition prize – Ipswich Art Gallery
2001 1st Place Watercolour. Brookfield Show, Brisbane
1st place Watercolour – Ipswich Annual Art Awards
1st Place Local Artist – Ipswich Annual Art Awards
Acquisition prize – Ipswich Art Gallery.
2000 1st Place Watercolour. Brookfield Show, Brisbane
Highly Commended. Redlands Art Show, Redland Bay, Brisbane

Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 The Fourth Estate, Lorraine Pilgrim + Nyst Gallery, Southport, Gold Coast
Finalist Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.
Finalist Mortimore Prize for Painting, Dubbo, N.S.W.
Innocence? Capturing the Wrongfully Convicted, Nyst Gallery, Southport, Gold Coast
Tales from the Cold Ghost 3, 19 Karen Gallery, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast
Finalist Prometheus Art Exhibition, Gold Coast
Finalist Salon des Refuses, S.H Erwin Gallery, N.S.W
Still Life1930’s-present Gold Coast Art Gallery, Gold Coast
Linden Postcard Show, Linden – Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne.

2008 Finalist Launch Clayton Utz Travelling Scholarship, Brisbane
Finalist Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour
Finalist Redlands Art Awards, Cleveland Art Gallery, Cleveland.
If you can’t stand the heat… – Nyst Gallery, Southport, Gold Coast
Finalist Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Sunshine Coast
Finalist House of Phillips Fine Art Drawing Prize, Mosman, N.S.W
Finalist Pine Rivers Art Awards, Brisbane.
Renault New Generation- ART BRISBANE 08, Convention Centre, Brisbane
22 of the Best, Nyst Gallery, Southport, Gold Coast

2007 Finalist Duke Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast.
15 Artists, Redcliffe Art Gallery, Brisbane.
Ipswich Annual Art Awards, Ipswich.
Finalist Redeemer Award for Excellence in Christian Art, Brisbane.

2006 Finalist Theiss Art Prize, Dell Gallery, QCA.
Red – The Power of Print, Redcliffe Regional Gallery, Brisbane.
Ipswich Annual Art Awards. Ipswich.

2005 12x12x12 print Exhibition, QCA Project Gallery, Brisbane.
Centenary of Women’s right to Vote, Ipswich Art Gallery, Ipswich.

2004 Ipswich Annual Art Awards, Ipswich.
Mothers and Daughters, Old Court House Gallery, Ipswich.
Compact drawing exhibition, QCA Project Gallery, Brisbane.
Konami & South Tweed Realistic Landscape Art Awards, South Tweed
Local Artists from the City of Ipswich, Ipswich Art Gallery.
Surveying the Local Arts Scene, Ipswich Art Gallery.

Grants

2009 Janet Holmes a Court Artist Grant August round 2009
2008 RADF funding for concept development of ‘Parables’ series
2007 RADF funding for 10 week artist in residency at Ipswich Art Gallery

RESIDENCES

Artist in Residencies Coorparoo State School, Brisbane, 2008, 2009
Westside Christian College, Ipswich, 2008
Ipswich Art Gallery, Ipswich, 2007
Robertson State School, Brisbane. 2007