Zoe Ellenberg Artist Statement

My current paintings consists mainly of tropical landscapes.

Lush tropical, mountain and seascapes are powerful images in my work. I am inspired and influenced by nature.

I love to explore the Rockstars of the Earth's ecosystem. "Rainforests".

I love to travel, discovering this inspirational ecosystem in the unique wilderness of Indonesia, the South Pacific and Australia which have some of the most unique plant life on Earth.

So diverse are Rain forests that virtually every tree you encounter might be a different species, not to mention the thousands of orchids and numerous fascinating plants.

Coral Reefs, Dipterocarp Forests, Freshwater Swamp Forests, Mangroves, Ferneries.

A painters' paradise.

The incredible diverse wilderness that the Rainforest has to offer is an artist's dream, with the abundance of fauna, flora, insects and animals a buzz with activity, blasting with colour.

 My approach to application is almost the same as a rainforest as its grows out of chaos, a combination of inks, watercolour, acrylic, soft pastel, oil pastel, spray can and black linear enamel.

Growing and twining on the surface of high quality watercolour paper.

 Zoe Ellenberg Born Melbourne 1973


1992 – 1995 Victorian College of the Arts Melbourne University Bachelor of Arts


1997 Study and Travel Bali Indonesia

2003-04 Vietnam and Bali

2008 Europe

2010 Europe and Indonesia

2011 Indonesia

2012 Artist in Residence Green School Bali Indonesia

2013 Europe

2014 Hawaii

2015 Europe and Indonesia

2016 Indonesia

2017 Europe and Asia

2018 South Pacific

2019 Indonesia

 Solo Shows

1999 FemLe Attitude Slka Gallery Ubud Bali Indonesia

1999 Sculptures and Bali Paintings Joshua McClelland Print Room Collins St Melbourne

2002 Recent Works Delshan Art Gallery Armadale

2006 Zoe Ellenberg Delshan Art Gallery Armadale

2007 The Sydney Art Fair

2014 New works Zoe Ellenberg Joshua McClelland Print Room Rathdown St Carlton

2015 Zoe Ellenberg Without Pier Gallery Cheltenham

2017 The Other Art Fair Sydney

2018 Zoe Ellenberg SOHO Gallery Sydney

2019 Without Pier Gallery Cheltenham

2019 Solo Exhibition @ Nissarana Gallery Mornington

2020 “Enchanted Garden” Vernissage Gallery Prahran

 Group Shows

1998 Female Form The Jackman Gallery St Kilda

2000 Y2Artists Delshan Art Gallery Armadale

2001 Hybrid Delshan Art Gallery Armadale

2001 Group Show Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza

2010 ASV Annual Sculpture Exhibition The Light Factory Gallery Eltham

2010 ASV Association The Elliot ASV Gallery South Yarra

2010 Melbourne International Garden Show Exhibition Building Carlton Gardens

2011 ASV Annual Sculpture Exhibition The Light Factory Gallery Eltham

2011 Indoor Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Toyota Community Spirit Gallery

2011 Drawing, Painting and Sculpture Zoe & Joshua Ellenberg Smartartz Gallery

2012 Group Show Without Pier Gallery Cheltenham

2013 Group Show Tusk Gallery South Yarra

2015 SOHO Gallery Sydney

2017 Group Show Without Pier Gallery Cheltenham

2017 Artisans in the Garden 2017 Exhibition Royal Botanic Garden Sydney


1996 ASV Andor Meszaros Sculpture Award Second Prize

2010 Finalist Deakin Small Sculpture Award

2010 ASV Annual Exhibition Delchem Pty Ltd First Prize

2011 Melbourne International Garden Show Commendation

2015 Finalist Deakin Small Sculpture Award


Publications & Interviews



Beautiful Bizarre Magazine 2014


World Antiques 2013


The Green School Newsletter Bali


Art Collector 2011