Diena Georgetti (b. 1966, l. Naarm/Melbourne) has been a significant figure in Australian contemporary art, making paintings that cut through expectation since the outset of her career in the late 1980s. Georgetti is a conceptual painter. Her works of recent years are composite pictures, collages of obscure fragments from communities of artist predecessors. A long time before translating her compositions from small digital images to paint, she collects, manipulates, rejects, recombines, arranges and alters hundreds of disparate elements bringing several into striking and unlikely compositions. She places these new compositions within unexpected frames equally drawn from histories of style. This redistribution and reattribution is her substantial contribution to now. In making these paintings, she re-heartens and re-inspirits our own moment by crediting contributions beyond her time and place in history and making clear that art is essential, a motivating life force and is binding of communities.

In 2023, Georgetti was commissioned by Fredensborg, Norway, to create a mosaic, Community of the People / AMBASSADEN, for the 1959 Eero Saarinen-designed former US Embassy in Oslo.


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Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Blackstone Group Collection
Caloundra Regional Gallery
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki
City of Stonnington Art Collection
Fredensborg, Norway
Geelong Gallery
Griffith University Art Museum
Michael Buxton Collection
Monash University Museum of Art
National Gallery of Australia
National Gallery of Victoria
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
Redlands School Collection
UQ Art Collection
Wesfarmers Collection


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