This reoccurring theme of the lost, the forgotten and the abandoned, has largely been evident throughout Marchesi's career - from her début exhibition Interiors, hosted at the Heiser Gallery in 2008 and Dwelling hosted at Metro Arts also in 2008. More recently, Marchesi held another exhibition at the Heiser Gallery, titled Left Behind in 2010 and last year the artist held her first solo Melbourne exhibition, titled Deterior, at the Blindside Gallery.
Marchesi, the recipient of a number local and international arts awards, including 1st Prize at Redland Art Awards and runner-up at 16th Pine Rivers Art Awards, has a realist painting style and her paintings are largely focused on personal spaces and the objects which occupy this space. They are often stark, thought provoking images - for example view 'These myths no longer ring true' - pictured below.
Karla Marchesi, These myths no longer ring true, 2011. Oil on ply. 150 x 150cm.