Nadya Isabella (b. 1995) is an artist born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia and is currently living on Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh territories. A recent Emily Carr graduate, Isabella’s painting practice spans a wide range of themes, from animals to pop culture, the fetishization of commodities to the rituals of the everyday. These subjects are often injected with a sense of drama: poorly taken selfies become reminiscent of paparazzi photographs and even insects and amphibians become embroiled in fiery romances replete with picture perfect make-up and eyelashes. Recently, Isabella presented a solo exhibition A Swamp Sonata (2021) at dreams comma delta, as well as the group exhibitions homeplace, V.O Curations (London), curated by Kate Wong; Splinter awe !! (2021) & Crocodile Tears (2020) at Unit 17, Vancouver; Honest Cuts (2020) at New Gallery, Calgary; Split Ends, Cuckoo (2019) in Ladysmith BC, and Shadow Tongue (2019) at Duplex, Vancouver.
Crocodile Tears (2020)
Splinter awe !! (2021)
Ngojek di Ibu Kota, 2019, laminated oil painting on paper and stickers, 29 x 23cm
Hourly Check, 2020, oil on canvas, 26 x 20.5cm
Ascending, 2020, oil on canvas in Peruvian walnut frame, 50.75 x 44cm
Backyard, 2020, oil on canvas, 152.4 x 122cm
Next Move, 2020, oil on canvas, 60.5 x 45.5cm