Liza Merkalova

Liza Merkalova

Seaview Downs, South Australia, Australia

About Liza Merkalova

Liza Merkalova is a pseudonym of an Australian based artist with Russian cultural background. The subject matter of her paintings is constantly changing according to the currency of her interests, varying from portraits and still lifes to perception of places and subject paintings. Taking into account all emotional impacts and influences, the style of the majority of the paintings could be called Subconscious realism.


Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)
Moscow State University of Printing Arts
Professional Member of NAVA
/National Association for the Visual Arts/


2020 Social Distancing Festival
2019 RSASA/SALA Portrait Prize
Royal SA Society of Arts Excellence Award
2017 RSASA Portrait Prize SA, finalist
2016 RSASA Characters of the Fleurieu Art Prize SA, finalist
2015 2015 RSASA Portrait Prize, SA, finalist
2014 Emma Hack Art Prize, SA, finalist
2013 Manning Art Prize 'Naked & Nude' NSW finalist
2013 RSASA Inaugural Portrait Prize, SA, finalist
2011 Nora Heysen Centenary Art Prize for Still Life, finalist
2010 Limestone Coast Art Prize, SA, finalist
2009 SALA Advertiser Art and Business Award SA, finalist
2006 RSASA 150th Year Anniversary Art Prize SA, Award of Excellence in Portraiture.


April-May 2021 'Apperseptions' - GalleryM, SA
2017 ‘Subjects and Objects’ - Gallery Steiner, Vienna, Austria
2013 'Windows & Guests' – Gallery M, SA
2011 'Crossroads' – Greenhill Galleries Adelaide
2010 'Levitations' – Gallery M, SA
2008 'Four Voices' – Gallery M, SA
2007 'The Way it is' – SE at Tincat Café, SA
2005 'Still Life and Nude' – Gallery M, SA
2004 'Bright Springs' – Scarlattis Gallery, SA
2002 Liza Merkalova at RSASA, Adelaide, SA