CV

Academic Qualifications
2001  Master of Fine Arts, UNSW COFA Sydney
1993  Master of Art, UNSW COFA Sydney
1992  Bachelor of Visual Arts, University of Sydney SCA
1995  Diploma of Education, University of Sydney
1989  Associate Diploma of Expressive/Performing arts (with Distinction), UNSW SCAE

Study Sabbaticals – Research
2011  Study & Research of ‘women’ artists of the Renaissance & Baroque periods, Italy.
2004  Study of Italian Florentine, Renaissance and Baroque painting across Italy.

Solo Exhibitions
2016 ‘The Last Reunion’ (A portrayal of Judy Cassab AO CBE & Charles Blackman MBE), Twiverton Gallery, Lewisham, Sydney
2015’Lost Child Somewhere in Hill End’, Customs House, Sydney
2015’Lost Child Somewhere Between Mount Carcalgong & Hill End’, Fairview Artspace, Mudgee
2015 Twiverton Gallery, Lewisham Sydney
2014 ‘Lost Child in the Bush’, Fairview Artspace, Mudgee, NSW
2014 ‘Twiverton Gallery, Lewisham Sydney
2013  Retrospective – The Fringe Festival, Twiverton Gallery, Lewisham, Sydney
2013  Portraits of Prominent and Everyday Australians, Newtown Library, Newtown
2013  Twiverton Gallery, Lewisham. Sydney
2012  Twiverton Gallery, Lewisham. Sydney
2011  Twiverton Gallery, Lewisham. Sydney
2011  Italo-Australians, comune di Sicilia, Enna, Italy
2010  Twiverton Gallery, Lewisham. Sydney
2009  Twiverton Gallery, Lewisham. Sydney
2008  Twiverton Gallery, Lewisham. Sydney
2007  Twiverton Gallery, Lewisham. Sydney
2002  Triggers of Memory – Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Paddington. Sydney

Group Exhibitions
2016 The Portia Geach Memorial Award, SH Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, Sydney
2016 A Small World, Magpie Springs Gallery, Adelaide
2016 Paddington Art Prize, Paddington, Sydney
2016 Cliftons Art Prize, Sydney
2016 The Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, AGWA, Perth
2016 The kangaroos Visit – Bounce into Assisi, at Sala Ex Pinacoteca di Assi, Italy
2016 Out of the Flames, The Shop Gallery, Glebe, Sydney
2016 Hunters Hill Art Prize, Hunters Hill
2015 The kangaroos Visit, Palazzo di Sant’Egidio, Rome, Italy
2015 The kangaroos Visit, Palazzo Velli, Rome, Italy
2015 The kangaroos Visit, Artisti di via Giulia Galleria, Rome, Italy
2015 The Portia Geach Memorial Award, SH Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, Sydney
2015 Archibald Prize Finalist Exhibition, AGNSW, Sydney
2015 Waverley Art Prize, Waverley
2015 Hunters Hill Art Prize, Hunters Hill
2014 The Portia Geach Memorial Award, SH Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, Sydney
2014 Australians at Work, The Victorian Arts Society, Melbourne
2014 25 Years, Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst
2014 The Hunters Hill Art Prize
2014 Mixed Metaphors of Easter, TFR Art Gallery, Petersham
2014 Rags to Riches, FRAG Art Gallery, Petersham
2013 The Fracking Redundance Art Gallery (FRAG) Opening, Petersham
2013 The Greenway Exhibition, Art Est, Leichhardt
2013 Fisher Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown
2013  31 Days – Blur the Lines, Gallery Red, Glebe
2013  The Tutor Salon Exhibition – Art Est, Leichhardt
2013  Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman
2013  Multi-Cultural Australia, Parliament House, Sydney
2012  Innovators, Federal Parliament House, Sydney
2012  The Greenway Exhibition, Art EST, Leichhardt
2012  Spirit Life in Marrickville, Seview Gallery, Dulwich Hill.
2012  The Portia Geach Memorial Award, SH Ervin Gallery. The Rocks, Sydney.
2012  Portrait Artists Australia, The Artists’ Book Launch, Art House, Sydney.
2011  The face of Australia, Parliament House, Sydney.
2011  The Portia Geach Memorial Award, SH Ervin Gallery. The Rocks, Sydney.
2010  The Portia Geach Memorial Award, SH Ervin Gallery. The Rocks, Sydney.
2009  The Portia Geach Memorial Award, SH Ervin Gallery. The Rocks, Sydney.
2008  Real Refuses, Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney.
2007  A Little Bit of Italy, Katherine Vale Vineyard, Hunter Valley.
2007  Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney.
2006  Artists on Norton – Parliament House Sydney.
2005  Highlights of Art di Ritorno- Norton Street, Leichhardt
2004  Art di Ritorno (Art that Returns) – Biblioteca Berio Galleria, Genova, Italy.
2003  Fortune – Side on Gallery, Annandale.
2005 – 1999 Annually: Artists on Norton Exhibition – Leichhardt
1999  Past- Ur-Rise, Paddington
1998  Uncommon Masters, COFA Gallery
1995  Young Italo-Australian Artist Awards Finalist Exhibition, Rozelle
1995  Sfumato – YZ Gallery, Kingswood
1994  Sfumato – YZ Gallery, UNSW
1994  Small Screen/Big Picture – Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Bondi Beach
1994  Australica – Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Bondi Beach
1993  Past-Pressent – University of NSW
1993  MA Exhibition, COFA Gallery
1992  Home and Away – Ritches Contemporary Gallery, New Zealand
1992  Exit SCA, Balmain
1991  Artychoked – SCA, Balmain
1990  Neon Ethnic – The foundry, Leichhardt
1990  Union Exhibition – Sydney University
1989  Art, Design & Fibre Exhibition, SCAE Oatley
1988  National Bicentennial Conference Exhibition, Sydney Bicentennial Authority
1988  Expressive & Performing Arts Exhibition, SCAE, Oatley
1987  Intech Exhibition, Sydney, Newcastle & Orange
1981  Ashfield Municipal Council Art Exhibition
1980  Ashfield Municipal Council Art Exhibition

Awards/Prizes
2016 Finalist in The Portia Geach Memorial award
2016 Finalist in the Paddington Art Prize
2016 Finalist in the Cliftons Art Prize
2016 Finalist in The Black Swan Prize for Portraiture
2016 Finalist in the Hunters Hill Art Prize
2015 Finalist in The Portia Geach Memorial award
2015 Semi-Finalist Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
2015 Finalist in the Archibald Prize for Portraiture, AGNSW, Sydney
2015 Finalist in the Waverley Art Prize
2015 Finalist in the Hunters Hill Art Prize
2014 Finalist in the Portia Geach Memorial Award
2014 Finalist in The Hunters Hill Art Prize
2013  Semi- Finalist Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
2013 Finalist in the Fisher Ghost Prize – Drawing & Printmaking Section
2013  Finalist in The Mosman Art Prize
2012  Finalist in The Portia Geach Memorial Award
2011  Finalist in The Portia Geach Memorial Award
2010  Finalist in The Portia Geach Memorial Award
2009  Finalist in The Portia Geach Memorial Award
2004  Artists on Norton Art Prize for painting
2002  Artists on Norton Art Prize for painting
1995   Italian Institute of Culture ‘Young Italo- Australian Award’ finalist Prize
1980  Ashfield Municipal council Art Prize – First Prize
1981  Ashfield Municipal Council Art Prize – Second Prize

Articles/ Publications 
The Inner West Courier, ‘Father Dave Fights Another Round on Canvas – Feisty Cleric Inspires Archibald Bout’, July 1st, 2014, p.40.
The Glebe, February 12 2009, p.3, ‘Description of Dawn Draws on a Turbulent Life’ by Marie Sansom.
La Fiama Newspaper, Il ritratto di Father Dave Smith’, June 30th, 2014, p.36.
Inner West Courier, October 15th 2009, p.3 ‘Dawn Fraser Portrait’ by Marie Sansom.
Sydney Morning Herald, March 24, 2007, ‘Anything Goes In The Silly Season’ by John McDonald.
La Fiama Newspaper, 1990-2013, ‘annual’ publications about the work of  Filippa Buttitta’s by Armando Tornari.
Voi Tutti Magazine, Issue 8 – Inverno 2007, p.43, Morris Iemma Paintings by Katherin Stevenson.
Biography 2007, ‘Interview with Australian Artist – Profile on Filippa Buttitta’, by Robert Kennedy.
Artwrite, 1998 Vol 11, pp.25-27, ‘Filippa Buttitta – A Fragmented Culture’ by Naomi Abood.
Thesis (MFA), 2002, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, ‘Triggers of Memory: Fragmented Preservations of Cultural Identity’ by Filippa Buttitta.
Thesis (MA), 1993, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, ‘Fragments of a Photograph’ by Filippa Buttitta.

Master Portrait Painting Workshops
Filippa has occasionally taught portrait painting workshops at the Art EST Art School in Leichhardt and privately at her Twiverton Gallery.

Twiverton Gallery
The Twiverton Gallery is a small privately run gallery which is connected to Filippa Buttitta’s studio. Located in the inner-western Sydney suburb of Lewisham the gallery opened in 2007 and is open to invited guests only. The gallery is not open daily to the general public. To be able to view Filippa’s work, enthusiasts may visit by emailing your details to: filippa@buttitta-art.com

Professional Membership
In late 2010, Filippa was accepted as an official exhibiting member of Portrait Artists Australia.
Visit: http://www.portraitartistaustralia.com