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The work of Perth artist, Robert Buratti is gradually finding it’s way across the world and beyond, from showing on the largest video screen in Times Square New York, to being projected across the iconic Hammer Hall in Melbourne, and its launch into deep space aboard NASA’s OsirisRex mission. His collaborations with other artists such as The Tea Party, and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and his numerous appearances in many of Australia’s most high profile art prizes has further introduced his work and ideas to a new range of admirers.

Buratti grew up with a strong interest in visual art from an early age. Descended from the 16th century Italian painter, Girolamo Buratti, he couldn’t help but feel drawn to the religious power of the northern Italian masters. After graduating high school, he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University with majors in english literature, critical theory and psychology. During his study he became interested in Jung’s theories of the collective unconscious and its links to visual art, and it formed the basis of his early approach to paintings. While studying he began his career working for a number of commercial art galleries in Sydney, before continuing to a Master of Arts Administration at the prestigious College of Fine Arts/ UNSW. 

In 2012 he curated the first exhibition of English artist and occultist, Aleister Crowley to tour Australia. This was followed by “Windows to the Sacred”, a major 120 work exhibition of esoteric art, touring institutions across New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. It presented the original artwork of Rosaleen Norton, Aleister Crowley, Austin Spare, and some of the original exponents of the Parisian Salon de la Rose Croix (1890) alongside contemporary and modernist artists such as Danie Mellor and James Gleeson. The purpose of the exhibition was to present art as a spiritual practice, and the resulting interest from the event prompted Buratti to be invited to consult on subsequent exhibitions at the Venice Biennale, New York University and City Gallery Wellington among others. 

 

Board & Industry Appointments 

2016 Senate Candidate (Western Australia) The Arts Party 

2016 Art Acquisition Board, City of Armadale WA

2009 President, Friends of the Art Gallery of WA (3 year term) 

2009 Board member, JazzWA Inc
2008 Editor, Artefacts Magazine (Art Gallery of WA) 

 

Education 

2000 Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University NSW 

2006 Certificate 4: Approved Art Valuation Course; AVAA. SYDNEY

2007 Master of Arts Administration, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW 

2016 Master of Curatorial Study (research), University of Western Australia 

2019 BACHELOR OF LAW, Edith Cowan UNIVERSITY

Selected Publication List 

2015 Art meets Magick, Raw Vision New York USA
2013 Wendy Sharpe, Backstage, Artist Profile magazine, Australia
2012 The Art of Bernard Ollis, Artist Profile magazine, Australia
2012 Esoteric Art in Australia, New Dawn magazine
2012 WA Wrap, Artist Profile magazine
2011 Spirituality of the Martial Arts, New Dawn magazine
2011 Windows to the Sacred, Buratti Editions
2010 People of the Secret, New Dawn magazine
2008 Buyer Beware; Australian Art Review
2008 James Gleeson Remembered; Australian Art Review
2007 The Rise of the New; Australian Art Review
2006 Contemporary Parallels: Art of Asia; Misoolsidae Art Journal, Korea 

2006 Accumulators & Decorators; COFA Magazine

2006 The Collector, Australian Art Review 

 

Selected Exhibitions 

2018 Comics West, Edith Cowen University WA

2018 Inner Atmospheres, Edith Cowan University

2018 The Other Art Fair, The Facility Melbourne VIC

2018 Weird in Progress, The Odd Fellow Gallery, Fremantle WA

2016 Language of the Birds, New York University, New York USA 

2016 Art on Paper Fair, Chelsea, New York USA
2016 Dot on the Run, FORM, Port Hedland Courthouse WA Australia 

2016 The Other Art Fair, Sydney Australia 

2015 Albany Art Prize, Albany WA Australia 

2015 Cossack Art Awards, Karratha WA Australia 

2015 Collision, Commune, Sydney NSW Australia 

2015 Lethbridge 10000, Brisbane QLD Australia 

2015 Brisbane Art Prize, Lightspace, Brisbane QLD Australia 

2015 Windows to the Sacred, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, VIC Australia 

2015 The Metro Art Fair, Manhattan, New York USA 

2015 The Outsider Art Fair, Chelsea New York USA 

2014 Cabinet of Curiosities, Marion Harris Gallery, USA 

2014 Sacred Spaces, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing China 

2014 Factory 718, Buratti Fine Art, Perth WA Australia 

2014 Opus, Queen St Gallery, Sydney Australia 

2014 Arcana, Meinhardt gallery, New Jersey USA 

2014 Windows to the Sacred, Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania Australia 

2013 Windows to the Sacred, SH Ervin Gallery/ The National Trust of Australia, Sydney 

2013 Langue Verte, Buratti Fine Art, WA Australia
2012 The Nightmare Paintings, Queen St Gallery, Sydney NSW Australia Residencies & 

 

Awards


2016 Finalist, Claremont Art Awards WA Australia
2015 Finalist, Albany Art Prize, Albany WA Australia
2015 Finalist, Cossack Art Awards, Karratha WA Australia
2015 Semi-finalist, Doug Moran Portrait Prize 

2015 Finalist, Lethbridge1000 Art Prize, Brisbane QLD 

2015 Finalist, Brisbane Art Prize, Brisbane QLD
2015 Abrohos Gallery Residency, Holland
2014 Finalist, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, Perth WA 

2014 Finalist, Victoria Park Art Awards, Perth WA 

2014 Red Gate Gallery Residency, Beijing 2013 Semi-finalist, Doug Moran Portrait Prize