Artist Bio

Kurt Koeppl born in Munich 1940. He lives and works from his home studio in the beach side suburb of Maroubra NSW. Koeppl graduated from the Pranckh Graphic Arts School in 1957 as a Chemigraph (photo engraver) which gave him a solid foundation in drawing, colour separation, design, engraving and photography. Working as an Art Director in the commercial world of graphics and advertising his skills and techniques are well developed. His influences in his early years were the European masters and later the great Australian painters. His work is found in private collections here and in Germany and reflects his life and travels. Kurt had his first Australian exhibition in the 70’s at the Beaulieu Gallery Paddington and a follow up exhibition at the Sebert Galleries. Watercolour has become his preferred medium resulting in his first solo and sell out Venice exhibition in the Blackett gallery at POW. He has now ventured more into the abstraction of his
world. Occasionally returning to more traditional work. At times he produces quieter, contemplative images. His recent work captures his emotional response to the devastation of the Bush fire disasters and responding to lockdown restrictions in the city due to the impact of the Pandemic.

Awards

  •  2021 RAS Winner Abstract Bright Future

  • 2021 RAS Highly Commended Malabar Headland

  • 2021 Art of Sydney CASS 2 nd Prize Abstract ‘Revelation’

  • 2021 Art of Sydney CASS 3 rd Prize Drawing and mixed media

  • 2021 Bendigo bank Selected work

  • 2020 Australian Watercolour Muster (QLD) Finalist x2 Abstracts

  • 2020 Sydney Art Societies (CASS) Highly commended ‘Hibernation’ abstract

  • 2019 Australian Watercolour Institute Selected works ‘Kookabura’,’First Snow’

  • 2019 Bayside Arts Festival Finalist ‘Troubles waters’

  • 2019 Hunters Hill Art Exhibition Selected work ‘Pigs can Fly’

  • 2019 Ardency ‘wild and free’ Highly commended Finalist ‘Gondolas’

  • 2019 Ryde Art Show Highly Commended ‘Red Flower’

  • 2018 Australian Watercolour Institute Selected Artist ‘Urban asphyxiation’‘Touchdown’

  • 2017 South Maroubra Village Art show 1st prize People’s choice

  • 2016 South Maroubra Village art show 2 nd prize People’s Choice

  • 2013-2015 Hunters Hill Selected works

  • 2015 Waverley Art show Finalist

  • 2004 Mike’s Signs & Design 3rd airbrush NSW Trade show

  • 2003 Sydney Institute of TAFE 3rd place airbrush.

  • 2003-2005 S M Village Art show People’s choice award

  • 1991 Aspekte Galerie, Begegnungen -Frieraume iv Cultural Centre Munich selected work Opal Jack’s Camp’ Lightening Ridge NSW

  • 1977 Royal Easter Show Highly commended. Miniatures

Exhibitions

  • Art of Sydney CASS 

  • Bendigo Bank 

  • Balgowlah Gallery SOLO exhibition, Australian Watercolour Muster

  • Randwick Art Society

  • Bayside Arts Festival 

  • Ardency Aroona (101 Oatley Inc)

  • Hunters Hill SOLO Art Exhibition

  • Australian Watercolour Institute, Juniper Hall

  • South Maroubra Village Green Art Show

  • Private studio SOLO exhibitions

  • Hunters Hill Art Exhibition

  • Waverley Art Exhibition

  • Tap Gallery

  • Sydney Institute of TAFE

  • The Muse

  • Anniversary Exhibition Randwick Art Society

  • Indigo Gallery Double Bay SOLO Exhibition

  • Blackett Gallery SOLO Exhibition POW Randwick

  • Mooving Art Exhibition Magnum collaboration Sydney City

  • 2000-2015 Graphic Art Gallery, Bondi Junction

  • Grafton watercolour Master class Exhibition

  • Aspekte Galerie, Begegnungen -Frieraume iv Cultural Centre Munich selected work ‘Opal Jack’s Camp’ Lightening Ridge 

  • NSW Bogenhausen Library

  • Munich, Penta Hotel Gallery Munich

  • Goethe – Institute

  • Waverley Art Centre Paddington

  • School 100 year celebration German (Consulate) 

  • Strawberry Hill Gallery

  • The Bridges Gallery North Sydney

  • Hogarth Galleries

  • Centre Point Gallery 

  • Spring fair art Exhibition

  • Stanley Hill Art Gallery 

  • Plaza gallery Gallery 69

  • Southern cross

  • Opera House 

  • Rotary Club

  • Moksha Garden Gallery Bondi Junction

  • Sebert Galleries

  • Argyle Arts Centre Sydney Beaulieu Gallery Paddington

  • Royal Easter Show Human Image 

JUDGE

  • 2009-2019 Judge, South Maroubra Village Green Art show

  • 2011-2012 Judge, Seniors at the Bay, St Luke’s Art show.