Elyss  McCleary's practice explores the interrelation of vibration and colour. Responding intuitively where things are positioned to various spaces outside and inside,  the work gives intimacy to spatial energies and forms. This process uses colour to investigate how shapes and settings are seen and perceived. McCleary's paintings draw on a variety of resources and often employ built assemblages installed within the work. The paintings are based on portraits of ideas of space and feelings.

Elyss holds a Masters of Contemporary Art from the University of Melbourne Victorian College of the Arts (2016), a Bachelor of Fine Arts Drawing from RMIT University (2007) and in Diploma in Photography from National Arts School, Sydney (1999). Recent exhibitions in Melbourne  include The Pinkness, Tristian Koenig, 2019, Open Eye Signal, Fort Delta, 2018, The Man with Three Names, LON Gallery,What’s Happening Here?, Hawthorn Town Hall, 2017 , Bedrooms, Rubicon Ari 2016, in Newcastle co curator of A Second Shadow, Prelude and Trail, The Lock up, 2015.

Elyss McCleary  Wednesday feels like Hot Magenta , oil on linen, 83cm x 71cm, 2018  Photographer: Simon Strong, 2018

Elyss McCleary Wednesday feels like Hot Magenta, oil on linen, 83cm x 71cm, 2018

Photographer: Simon Strong, 2018