Yvette Coppersmith

Yvette Coppersmith is a Melbourne-based artist. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2001, and became known for her realist portrait paintings. Since her first portrait using oils, her visual language has expanded to include still life, abstraction and an interplay of these genres combined with the figure. Her self- portraiture explores representations of the feminine, as she depicts psychological shifts that impact on self-image.

Coppersmith exhibits nationally and internationally and has been commissioned to paint portraits for public and private collections. She won the Archibald Prize in 2018, the fifth year of being included as a finalist. Coppersmith has also been a finalist in the Len Fox Painting Award, the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and the Portia Geach Memorial Award. She has exhibited her work in numerous galleries and public spaces across Australia and internationally.

— b. Melbourne, 1980