Nunzio Miano is an artist from Melbourne whose strong Sicilian heritage influences the emotion and human traits behind his semi-abstract portraits.
Fuelled by his never-ending creative energy, Nunzio Miano has spent the last 30 years expressing himself through painting, drawing and ceramic work. He has only recently started showing his work commercially.
From an early age, Nunzio has been fascinated with identity, belonging, rejection and acceptance. As the son of Sicilian immigrants, living a dual existence in middle class Australian suburbia became the norm. Nunzio takes a deep dive into his personal journey, reflecting on his rich cultural heritage and upbringing. His work explores the idea of identity and, in particular, the facade that we use in society to mask our inner sensitivities and insecurities.
Nunzio’s work ranges from figurative to abstract. Brightly coloured and expressive works contrast with dark and melancholy pieces exploring distortion and emotion.
His last five exhibitions have been sell out shows.
He has been featured in numerous publications and is a finalist in a number of prestigious Art prizes.
2021 Citizens of the State, Curatorial & co. Sydney
2020 Relics of Sicily, Metro Gallery Melbourne
2018 TRIBE, Vernissage Art Gallery, Melbourne
2018 - 2019 Blue Ink series, Entrecote, Melbourne
2018 MASK, Gasworks, Melbourne
2021 Fenton & Fenton Spring show, Melbourne
2020 Fenton & Fenton Winter show, Melbourne
2019 NOCTURNE, Vernissage Art Gallery, Melbourne
2019 End of Summer show, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2019 Winter show, Metro Gallery Melbourne
2019 The Design Feast, Infinite Design studio, Sydney
Finalist in the following Art Prizes
2021 Kennedy Art Prize, South Australia
2021 Kilgour Art Prize, Newcastle
2021 Brunswick St Gallery Fifty Squared Art Prize, Melbourne
2021 Lethbridge 20000 small scale Art Prize, Queensland
2021 Wyndham Art prize, Melbourne
2019 Kennedy Art Prize, South Australia
2021 Inside Out magazine Oct issue
2021 House & Garden Sep issue
2021 House & Garden July issue
2021 Belle Magazine Feb/March issue
2020 Inside Out Magazine Dec issue
2020 Belle Magazine Nov issue
2020 Belle Magazine Aug issue
2020 Belle Magazine April issue
2020 Belle Magazine Jan/Feb issue
2020 Real Living March issue
2020 Inside Out magazine March issue
2020 Yellow Trace
2020 H&G Contemporary Australian Renovations
2019 Real Living magazine Oct issue
2019 Forman ‘Meet the artist’
2019 Fred International
2019 Vogue Living
2019 Inside Out magazine April issue
2019 EST. Living
2018 Vogue Living