Sepideh Ilsley

Persian, b. 1980

Sepideh Ilsley is a self-taught contemporary artist, inspired by simplicity and imperfection. She is Persian, born in 1980 in Shiraz, Iran, but grew up in Sweden. After spending a number of years travelling and living all over the world she is now based with her family in Noosa, on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Creativity and art has always been a part of her life. She loves working with Imperfections and always goes where the painting and brush take her, making bold sculptural shapes, changing, re-layering, re-making, re-working. Often it is that misstep that makes the entire piece come together, as if the painting has its own will. Using a language of shapes she want to encourage the viewer to allow the work to recall a memory, an event or a thought previously experienced and provide time to contemplate and celebrate that moment. Sepideh’s work has been included in public collections and acquired by a wide range of private collectors from across the globe, including from Singapore, India, United Kingdom, Sweden, Canada, Australia and the United States.