Alessia Sakoff is an environmental artist based in Newcastle, Australia. After completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Newcastle, she is now represented by Flinders Street Gallery in Sydney. Primarily focusing on works on paper, her recent work has drawn from experiences in both local and international natural environments.
Featuring in many art prize exhibitions across her career, her recent achievements include being the winner of the Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize 2018 for the Works on Paper Prize and twice winner of the People’s Choice Award, as well as runner up for the Brenda Clouten Memorial Travelling Scholarship Prize for Young Achievers in Visual Arts.
“Drawing landscapes out of the abstract and chaos, I aim to motivate audiences to protect the beauty and strength of nature. Beauty is found all over the natural world, in the unpredictable and uncontrollable forces of nature. From overgrown weeds and vines to the regrowth of new seedlings from the carcass of a fallen tree, every detail should be realised and protected. The balance between abstraction and representation is also a symbol of our current position on the scales of environmental harmony, and we choose which way we tip.”