Working primarily in the acrylic medium, Ethan Kotiau's paintings are a celebration of the beauty and tranquility of the Australian bush. From the intricate patterns of native fauna to the graceful movements of native wildlife and waterways, each of his pieces captures the essence of the natural world through representational imagery with incredible skill and precision.
Ethan's goal as an artist is to create refreshing and peaceful artwork that invites the viewer to connect with the aboriginal culture and nature in a meaningful way. Through his unique blend of traditional and contemporary styles, he hopes to inspire deeper appreciation for the natural world and the indigenous cultures that have thrived there for millennia.
With his talent, passion and commitment to his craft, Ethan Kotiau is quickly becoming one of Australia' most exciting contemporary artists and his work is sure to inspire and delight for years to come.
Ethan Kotiau is an urban Aboriginal artist who currently resides in Terrigal NSW. Born in Nambour Queensland, 1995, Ethan has ancestry with the Gunggari tribe of Central QLD, Cook Island Marori and ties to the Iningai people of Central West QLD. Raised in Longreach, outback Australia, Ethan has always been inspired by the beauty of the natural world around him. He began exploring his artistic talents at a young age through music and over time, he developed a passion for painting.
2021 Finalist Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award, Lismore Regional Gallery
Selected Group Exhibitions
2022 Perspectives on Country, Ninbella, Bangalow
2021 Beginnings, Back Dock Arts, Brisbane
2020 Home, Bib 'n' Brace Collective, Teneriffe, QLD
2020 Creative Relief, Aurecon Group, Brisbane
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