Mira Krulic works primarily in photo-media, but also in film, assemblage, and installation. Her work explores the phenomenon of perception and the experience of the viewer when the boundaries of space and form are challenged. We usually observe through a system of reference points and unconsciously try and make sense of what we see. When spaces are disrupted and the context of an object is dismantled the viewing experience is subverted and open to new interpretation. This shift from passive observation to mindfulness enables the viewer to engage with their own perceptual abilities.
Works can be divided into two distinct areas of practice. One is within an architectural context and the other with found objects. By interfering with otherwise unnoticed architectural spaces her installations transform stairwells, corners and hallways shifting the viewer’s perspective from the ordinary to a new awareness of their surroundings. The found object works begin with the exploration of possibilities and are based on forms that have spatial qualities. The finished photographs are often large-scale and macro interpretations of the object create a new imagery that can’t always be pinned down. Lushly saturated colours and glossy surfaces draw the viewer in and invite engagement.
Mira works and lives in Melbourne and holds a diploma in Visual Art from Victoria University, Melbourne. She has featured in solo and group exhibitions including Off The Kerb, Kings ARI, Artspace Victoria University, and the Gabriel Gallery and is a recipient of the Fiona Myer & Myer Foundation Artist Grant in 2010.
2017 Cosmic Portal, Off The Kerb Collingwood
2015 Lightwell, Vox Populi Gallery Ballarat International Fringe Biennale (Fringe)
2014 RGB Flirtations, Glass Gallery Northcote
2002 Anomaly, Hunt Club Gallery
2010 Inside Out, 69 Smith Street
2010 Connect 10 Alumni, Victoria University
2009 One by 6, Louis Joel Gallery
2009 Art Prize, Victoria University
2009 Kodak Salon Exhibition, Centre for Contemporary Photography
2009 Post Cards Show, Linden Gallery
2008 Non-Specific Object Space, Kings ARI
2006 & ?, Cusp Gallery/Fringe Festival
2004 Splinter, Hunt Club Foyer Gallery
2000 Indexical Push, Gabriel Gallery
2010 Fiona Myer & Myer Foundation Artist Grant
2009 Highly Commended – VU Art Prize Entry
2011 David Simmonds Photography Workshop, Melbourne
2009 Diploma of Visual Art -Victoria University, Melbourne
2008 Artslab Project 4
2004 Body in Context Workshop - Hunt Club Community Arts Centre
2000 Artways Visual Art Course