Yvonne Cleaver graduated from the National Art School in Sydney, Australia in 1980, topping the year and winning the painting prize. During her education, Yvonne studied under notable Australian artists Margaret Woodward and Clem Millward.
Since that time, she has exhibited her work in seven solo exhibitions. Her most recent exhibitions – ‘From Tehran to Osaka With Love’ and ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ were held at Eramboo Artist Environment at Terry Hills in 2020 and 2014, respectively. She has also exhibited in many group exhibitions including Stations of the Cross – a religious themed exhibition by some of Sydney’s leading painters.
Most recently, Yvonne Cleaver’s bespoke art book ‘Queen of the Night’ will appear in the Artists’ Book Award 2023 at Manly Art Gallery & Museum in March.
Yvonne has received recognition in a number of art awards and had her work featured in Australian House & Garden magazine. She has also undertaken several large-scale commercial commissions including 43 paintings for Macquarie University’s School of Business studies and eight paintings for Amway’s Sydney Corporate offices.
Her works hang in private and commercial collections in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United Kingdom.
Further to her art career, Yvonne has been teaching art in Sydney since 1980.