About Me

My name is Svetlana Trefilova and I am an artist of Russian-Ukrainian origin currently residing in Brisbane, Australia. I experimented with different medias and techniques,  watercolours and mixed media having been my favourites. These days I mostly use my own Watery Painting technique with acrylic paints and inks.

I am a member of Brisbane Institute of Art and Royal Queensland Art Society (Gold Coast Branch). I regularly participate in exhibitions held by these institutions as well as other exhibitions and art events in South-East Queensland, having won a number of prizes. Since 2011 I have a solo exhibition at least once a year. Many of my paintings have been purchased around Australia and overseas.

I teach short courses and workshops at Brisbane Institute of Arts and other Brisbane venues. I have obtained my Master of Arts in Visual Arts with Honours degree at Queensland College of Arts (Griffith University, Brisbane) in 2014 and am in the first year of my doctoral candidature.

Some of my artwork displayed on this site are available for sale. Please e-mail me if you are interested in purchasing them.


My solo exhibitions:

2015 – Inner Scapes, WAG, Brisbane

2015 – Diffusion, Blueroom Cinebar, Brisbane

2014 – Honours project exhibition, Project Gallery, QCA, Brisbane

2014 – In Depth: Two Journeys, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane

2014 – In Depth, Blueroom Cinebar, Brisbane

2013 – Masters project exhibition, Project Gallery, QCA, Brisbane

2013 – Blue Wall Exhibition, RQAS, Gold Coast

2012 – Re:Invention, Blueroom Cinebar, Brisbane

2011 – The Beauty of Life, Blueroom Cinebar, Brisbane


Other important exhibitions:

2015 – Clayton Utz Art Award, Brisbane (finalist)

2015 – Svetlana Trefilova and Evguenia Men, QRCC, Brisbane

2015 – Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards, Caboolture (finalist)

2015 – Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane (finalist)

2015 – Portal, PUK, Brisbane

2014 – QCA Showcase 2014, QCA, Brisbane

2014 – Middle Ground 2, The Hold, Brisbane

2014 – gather.AWARD, St Ita’s, Brisbane (finalist)

2014 – From Russia With Love: Salute to Anzacs, BEMAC, Brisbane

2014 – RAW Awakening, The Arena, Brisbane

2013 – LiMEN, Webb Gallery, QCA, Brisbane

2013 – What Still Holds, PoP Gallery, Brisbane

2013 – Logan Arts Fest (3rd Prize)

2013 – Marburg Harness Easter Cups Art Exhibition (1st Prize)

2011-2015 – Monthly RQAS Gold Coast exhibitions (multiple awards)

2011-2015 – BIG Art Award, RQAS, Gold Coast (2nd Prize 2014, 1st Prize 2015)

2011-2015 – Members Exhibition, BIA, Brisbane

2010-2013 – End of semester exhibitions, BIA, Brisbane

2011-2012 – Russian Art Exhibition, QRCC, Brisbane

2004 – Arseniy Hlynovskiy and students, Brisbane

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