I'm a Paraguayan artist with a Russian and Ukrainian background, currently living in Melbourne. I'm an experimental artist who enjoys creating alternative worlds and strange creatures using mixed media (traditional and digital). I see beauty in odd things and my work is inspired by a sense of wonder and the pursuit of the unknown.
Joana Waszaj (Girl in a cloud) studied Visual Arts at the Institute of Arts of the National University of Asuncion, Paraguay and a Bachelor of Illustration at Melbourne Polytechnic, Australia
2005 “Mitopolis” Collective exhibition with the students of the Institute Superior of Art in the Spanish Cultural Centre Juan de Salazar, Paraguay.
2006 ”Historias Minimas” Collective exhibition with Alba Acosta and Manuel Salinas in the French Alliance Cultural Centre of Asuncion, Paraguay.
2007 “Sentidos Espirituales” Individual Exhibition in the National Library in Encarnacion, Paraguay.
2007 “Ahata Aju” Collective exhibition with the students of the Institute Superior of Art in the Spanish Cultural Centre Juan de Salazar Paraguay.
2010 "Mindscapes" Collective exhibition with photography students at the Northern Melbourne Institute of Tafe
2011 "Click Flash Pause" Collective Graduated Photography exhibition at Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2013 "See saw" Collective Graduated Bachelor of Illustration exhibition at Red Gallery, Melbourne
2013 "Works" Group exhibition at the Union Club space, Melbourne
2014 POP IT FASHOLUTION Pop up store, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne
2014 "Melting dreams" Solo exhibition, Black cat, Melbourne
2014 "Draw" Group exhibition, Fawn Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Winter warm up, Pop up shop, Little tengu, Melbourne
2015 Wanita launch party, Copacabana, Melbourne
2015 Colour Box studio Membership Launch Art Show, The cause, Melbourne
2015 Captain Palette "Wizards of Wonderland", 24 Moons, Melbourne
2016 "The forest will protect you", Solo exhibition, Abitza, Melbourne
2016 "Creatures" Solo Exhibition, Forgotten worlds