Peta Minnici is a Sydney based artist whose work encompasses oil painting, drawing and watercolour.
Peta paints primarily in oil and her subjects range from portraiture and still life to familiar landscapes and interior settings. Source imagery is deconstructed by her painterly emphasis on the materiality of the media.
Minnici’s drawing technique employs a labour-intensive process of vertical or horizontal hatching. As in her paintings, the resulting imagery shifts between representation and abstraction, evoking the nature of time and memory.
Peta attended the Julian Ashton Art School and has completed a Bachelor and Master of Fine Art from the National Art School.
Her works have been exhibited at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum, National Art School, The Brett Whiteley Studio, May Space Gallery and numerous regional galleries across Australia. In 2015 she was awarded the John Olsen Prize for Drawing, The Parkers Fine Art Award for painting and the Parkers Fine Art Award for all disciplines. In 2019 & 2021 Peta was a finalist in the prestigious Dobell Prize for Drawing at the National Art School, Sydney.
Peta Minnici is represented by Chalk Horse Gallery in Sydney.