Born in Santiago, Chile
Resides in Sydney, Australia
Resides in Sydney, Australia
Miriam Cabello is a multi-award winning artist, curator and educator who has exhibited internationally and nationally. Miriam nurtures a profound interest in social issues and education. Her works predominately address highly charged themes endowed with a particular narrative.
In 1971, her parents fled the impending omnipotence of Chile’s dictatorship. They arrived to Australia with fifty cents, high-hair, aspirations of further education and a longing for avocados. Miriam was a stretch over four. Encouraged to be creative, by her early teens she discovered a symbiotic relationship with art and forged a vision to embrace art, design and business.
Miriam began her art studies by amalgamating a double major: painting and design, a multifaceted approach during a time of division at Sydney College of the Arts – that severed the art school from design. This lead to undertaking a postgraduate degree of design at the Tower (UTS). The growth of the graphic design business, which she founded and developed with her brother Victor Cabello, was acknowledged at the 2002 Australian Micro Business Awards (Winner: NSW Creative Arts Category). Over time Miriam was able to spend more time with her true companion, oil painting. Since 2005 she has dedicated herself fulltime to her passion for art and education and has been awarded and recognized for her efforts.
In 2010 Miriam completed the Golden Artist Educators Program with Patti Brady and returned from studying in New York with renowned artist Daniel E. Greene. This was an intensive 3-week workshop dedicated to painting the figure from life and learning a comprehensive flesh palette derived from the Old Masters.
To celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Caravaggio's Death (1610-2010), Miriam launched Atelier Master School. This specialised and exceptionally structured school offers innovative workshops and private instruction dedicated to the Old Masters’ Techniques.
Miriam Cabello is clearly committed to research and development. Partnering with conservators to analyse and experiment with the latest scientific developments in oil painting.
2010 Daniel E. Greene Summer Portraiture Painting Workshop, New York.
Three weeks full-time - dedicated to painting the figure from life and learning a comprehensive flesh palette derived
from the Old Masters.
Golden Artist Educators Program, Melbourne. One week intensive under Patti Brady.
2008 Art Study: New York
Studying the works of major museums and contemporary art galleries, study and development.
2006 Painting Technique (13th to 19th Centuries). The Charlie Sheard Studio School. Completed the three-year
historic principles and traditional processes of oil painting.
2005 Art History and cultural study: Florence, Three months self funded residency. Studying the collections of Uffizi,
Accademia, Cappelle Medicee, Giardini di Boboli with Museo degli Argenti and Galleria del Costume and
contemporary art galleries
1992 Grad. Dip Design, University of Technology, Sydney
1988 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts), Sydney College of the Arts (University of Sydney)
1987 The Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney
1996 – 2003 Art History and cultural study: Travelled abroad on study sojourns to England, Europe, Greece and USA
1989 – 1990 Art History and cultural study: throughout North and South America
2012 White Rope – A History of Australian Aboriginal Boxers. Official Council NAIDOC Ceremony, Camden
2011 White Rope – A History of Australian Aboriginal Boxers. DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, New York.
2009 Ispirazioni Stations of the Cross • MLC Gallery in association with the Sydney Italian Festival
Installation 'Risen', South Sydney Uniting Church, 56a Raglan St, Waterloo
2008 The Passion • MLC Gallery, Ultimo • Official WYD08 Youth Festival Exhibitor
2007 Passion and Death • MLC Gallery, Ultimo, Sydney
2006 Translating Michelangelo’s Slaves • MLC Gallery, Ultimo, Sydney
2005 Whipping Boy • MLC Gallery, Ultimo
2004 White Rope • MLC Gallery, Ultimo
2012 Book Launch, The Arthouse Hotel, Sydney
Celebrating 10 Years of Portrait Artists Australia
2010 The Annual International Religious Art and Architecture Design Awards Exhibition of award winning
projects - Visual Arts Winner - 2010 National Convention of the American Institute of Architects, Miami, USA
Contemporanea • Group exhibition of the Florence Biennale Artists of Australia, Melbourne & Canberra
Red • Depot II Gallery, Danks St Waterloo
Stations of the Cross III • The Art Sanctuary Gallery, Fairlight
2009 Linden Postcard Show • Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, VIC
Ispirazioni III • MLC Gallery in association with the Sydney Italian Festival
56th Blake Prize for Religious Art Finalist & selected to tour The Gallery, National Art School, Darlinghurst
Mandorla Art Award for contemporary religious art, Finalist & selected to tour
2012/2011 National Art Museum of Sport: Finalist & selected to exhibit, Indianapolis, USA.
2011 Run with the Fire, London 2012 Olympics, UK. Officially selected to design and develop a new media
installation for the London Olympics. Sponsors CANA, commission4mission and Veritasse.
2011 CIVA Sourcebook, USA: Jury selected section, ‘Condemned’, Oil on Belgian Linen.
2010 American Institute of Architects, Design & Art Award winning exhibiter, Miami, USA
2009 Faith & Form / International Awards Program, USA.
Visual Arts – Winner Installation, South Sydney Uniting Church, Waterloo. Sponsor - American
Institute of Architects (AIA).
2008 Premier's Awards
Finalist community and design partnership. So: Spaced Out (Dual Diagnosis game board).Sponsor - Dep of STATE &
Regional Development NSW.
2008 High Achieving UTS Alumni
Recognition of achievements & contribution at 20th Anniversary Dinner May 2008. University of Technology,
Official World Youth Day 2008 Youth Festival Exhibitor
Finalist & selected to exhibit by Pontifical Council for the Laity (PCL), Rome, Italy
2007 24th Manhattan Arts International, New York, USA. Winner: Painting Division
2006 Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)
Selected: to participate in the Visual artists CD. Promoted to appropriate galleries overseas through Austrade
representatives in 58 countries.
Artoteque, London, UK Diploma of Excellence: Honourable Award
REAL-TIME, Juried online Global Art Annual.
2005 Fifth Annual International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy
Winner: Painting Division
2004/2005 Budyari Ngalaya PartnerBudyari
Ngalaya (Good ally) is an award for private business that positively contributes to the State’s Indigenous community.
Sponsor - Dep of STATE & Regional Development NSW.
2004 Irish Tourism Council Awards
Best Cultural Promotional product. 2004 ‘Battle of Vinegar Hill’ calendar,
Blacktown City Council. Sponsor - Irish Tourist Board Ireland.
2002 Australian Micro Business Awards: Won an unprecedented four awards.
1. NSW Creative Arts Category - Sponsor - CREATE AUSTRALIA
2. National Established Business Division - Sponsor – Dep. of Regional Development – NSW
3. NSW Established Business Division - Sponsor - ABBI Insurance
4. ArtsBusiness, Western Sydney industry awards - Sponsor – SYDNEY SYMPHONY
2000 Finalist Sport Artist of the Year 2001, American Sport Art Museum and Archives, Alabama, USA
1994 Channel Ten Young Achiever Awards Winner: Arts Award
1992 Commendation, Bowral – Mittagong Rotary Club Exhibition and The 17th Annual Easter Art Exhibition,
Port Macquarie Art Society
1984 Camden Rotary Exhibition Winner: Painting division.
2012 The Artist’s Book
Celebrating 10 Years of Portrait Artists Australia
2011 THE BLAKE BOOK, 1951 – 2010, 60 Years of the Blake Prize for Religious and Spiritual Art. Rosemary Crumlin,
Macmillan Art Publishing, Victoria.
Bringing the word to life together: themes for the word in Lectionary Year B and ideas for congregational
responses / Andrew Collis & Dorothy McRae-McMahon.
Unley, S. Aust.: Mediacom Education, 2011
CIVA 2011-2012 Sourcebook. USA. www.civa.org
TOWER. On Art... With Miriam Cabello, Caroline Jenkins, Spring issue. University of Technology: Sydney
2010 ‘The Betrayal’, oil painting selected for the cover art for a new academic publication Mediating Faiths: Religion
and Socio- Cultural Change in the Twenty-First Century. Edited by Michael Bailey, University of Essex, UK and Guy
Redden, University of Sydney, Australia. Ashgate
2009 Faith & Form, Awards Issue. Vol. 42, No. 4. IFRAA: Washington, DC.
Sydney Morning Herald. A slice of poetic justice, Katrina Lobley. May 11 2009.
2008 SBS World News - Project Eye. Jesus Christ's black makeover a knock-out, Kalvin Ng, July 14
2008 The art of Miriam Cabello, Feature, Art and the inner life. A conversation with Miriam Cabello, Dorothy McRae-
McMahon, The South Sydney Herald, September, Cover & Page 14
SBS World News - Project Eye, Jesus Christ's black makeover a knock-out, Kalvin Ng, July 14
The Glebe, The Betrayal by Miriam Cabello, who is taking part in MOST, July 16, Page 10
Featured Artist, Miriam Cabello, Art and Faith in Australia, Rod Pattenden, Image Christ in Art in Asia, June
Inspirazioni, An Italian Sketchbook, The Daily Telegraph, June 2, Page 22
Feature, Art of the Matter: meaning if Easter, Michael Frost, The Manly Daily, March 22, Page 12
Upfront, Things to see Stations of the Cross, Good weekend, March 21-23
Fresh visual take on Easter events, Rod Bennet, Stepping Out, The Manly Daily, March 14, Cover & Page 20
Passion in Paint, Edwina Guinan, Northside Courier, March 3, Page 7
Artist’s picture of black Jesus leaves critics on the ropes, Edwina Guinan, Inner West Courier, March 11, Page 3
Gallery’s Choice, Curators nominate their favourite works from the latest exhibitions, Eva Lean, Scoop Traveller NSW,
Jan-July, Page 58
Stepping Out at Delmar Gallery, Fiona Brady, Inner-West Weekly, Jan 24,
2006 The Work of Art, Export Feature, Dynamic Export, Rebecca Spicer, Australian Institute of Export, February, Page 16
Members Making It: Profile, Miriam Cabello, The Networker, Australian Businesswomen’s Network, January, Page 12
2005 How to turn Art onto a Successful Business, Profile, Miriam Cabello, The Networker, Australian Businesswomen’s
Network, Front Page, October
2005 UTS: Graduates: Graduate Profile, Miriam Cabello, Stay Connected, Spring, Page 14
2002 Triumph for MLC Powerhouse Design Studio, ArtsWest, April, Page
Media: Radio, Television, Video and Publications
2011 National Indigenous Times – NAIDOC Week Issue. Feature on Aboriginal Boxing Legends Exhibition,
Sydney and New York. Artwork feature for Tony Mundine article.
Gadigal Koori Radio –Sweet Science 93.7FM radio interview with Miriam Cabello on her exhibition
White Rope–A History of Australian Aboriginal Boxers. From Redfern to Brooklyn. Monday 6th June 7.10pm.
National Boxing program with a focus on Indigenous boxing history and current news and interviews.
2010 The South Sydney Herald. The Review. Shades of Red. Danks St Depot exhibition to be opened by Liane Rosler of
Dinosaur Designs...May, page 13
2009 ABC Radio National – Encounter 'Art for God's Sake' October 11
SBS World News TV interview. Artwork Decoded, Sydney based artist Miriam Cabello takes you behind
the canvas of her latest body of work where she depicts Jesus as a black boxer July 8
Sunday Night Safran, Triple J ABC radio interview (audio) July 13
Presented academic papers at Conferences and Awards ceremonies
2011 Guest Speaker, National Art Museum of Sport at University Place – IUPUI, USA
2010 Guest Speaker, 2010 National Convention of the American Institute of Architects, Miami, USA
Guest Speaker, International Women's Day Breakfast 8 March 2010, St Patrick’s College 170th Anniversary
2009 Guest Speaker, Art Imagination and Theology. Centre for Ministry North Parramatta 16th - 20th September 2009
Bringing Art, Theology and Imagination together in the context of Asia and the Pacific.
2006 Guest Speaker, TRANSLATING AUSTRALIAN SPACES. School of Languages and Cultures (University of Sydney) & the
Australian Association for Literary Translation.
Paper - Via Crucis: Can Influence in art be seen as a translation process?
1993-present Art Educator:
Responsibilities: Delivery of workshops, lectures, seminars and tutorials.
Including: Design, preparation and development of teaching materials.
2011-present Director, International Cross-Cultural Projects at MLC Design Studio & Art Gallery
2004-2010 Art + Business Development Director: Founder MLC Gallery
1993-2003 Founding Executive Director: Launched MLC Powerhouse Design Studio