About

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.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
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

Group Exhibitions
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

Publications

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