Kiata Mason’s body of work revolves around collections of objects in the domestic home environment, depicting the compositions created for still-life paintings and highlighting the haphazard nature of a working space. Based on objects from her own family home, the works speak strongly of the emotional pull that can be experienced in a room full of the remnants of a long, shared life. Dispersed, the objects could be seen as bric-a-brac, but united as collections they tell intriguing stories of the inhabitants.
“I try to paint moments of the intimate by inviting the viewer into a space that is part domestic, part memory and part imagination“, she muses.
Sydney-based artist. Kiata Mason, is a National Art School graduate, holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, with Honours and a Master of Fine Arts, Drawing. For over 14 years, Kiata’s sensitive works have been regularly placed in a multitude of awards including the Doug Moran Portrait Prize, the Mosman Art Prize, the Blake Prize and the Dobell Drawing Prize. She was a finalist in the 2018 Sulman and Paddington Art Prizes and winner of the 2018 Muswellbrook Art Prize, Works on Paper.