MEET A DANDELION
Born and bred in a small Vietnamese suburb on the outskirts of Sydney, Ariel Dandelion learnt to appreciate beauty in obscurity from an early age. She is an artist, adventurer and colour devotee and has travelled extensively throughout North and South Asia, South America, Europe and Canada searching for the secrets that pulsate and inspire in the rabbit holes of the world.
Ariel Dandelion undertook an Honours Degree in Fine Arts and a Masters of Art Administration from the College of Fine Arts UNSW, throughout her University career she was listed on the UNSW Dean’s List for Outstanding Academic Achievement in 2011 and 2012 and was the John Gage Colour Prize winning recipient in 2013. Ariel Dandelion now divides her life and learning between Australia and India. She patterns the globe fuelling her passion for art, writing and history, as she finds creative stimulation through constantly shifting her contexts and environments.Her writing, aesthetic consideration and approach to life is decorative and fantastical.
Ariel Dandelion has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally and is also a part of various private global collections; her writings have been published independently and also as a part of the UNSW online press, Biennale of Sydney Student Newspaper, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke Mumbai, Khoj Khabar and Girlosophy collections.Her most recent professional developments bridge her artistic practice with her keen interest in alternative education methodologies. Dandelion facilitates abstract interactions with contemporary art and views these processes as collective artworks; she has been employed as an educator at the Biennale of Sydney, Khoj International Artist’s Association, Fairfield Museum and Gallery and the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.