Emma Fielden Biography

Born 1977. Lives and works in Parramatta NSW Australia.

SELECTED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Since 2007
Full time studio practice (art practice / self employed hand-engraver)

2009 – 2011
Committee member (Secretary), JMGA-NSW

2004 – 2006
Advanced Diploma in Jewellery and Object Design, TAFE NSW Sydney Institute Design Centre

2005 – 2006
Certificate III in Hand Engraving, TAFE NSW Sydney Institute Design Centre

1995
Associate Diploma in Music, Australian Music Education Board

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
Approaching Zero, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
An Immeasurable Distance, The Lock-Up, Newcastle

2018
between stars, between stones, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

2016
Dark Matter, DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY, Sydney

2015
Iota, Gallery Funaki, Melbourne
Infinity, Courtesy Of The Artist, Sydney

2013
Draw, Courtesy Of The Artist, Sydney

2008
Emma Fielden, Studio 20/17, Sydney

2007
Emma Fielden, Metalab, Sydney

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Rock Paper Scissors, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
Decade+ (Art Omi Australia Committee Fellowship Alumni Exhibition), Dominik Mersch Gallery
The Fall, Dominik Mersch Gallery
Decade+, Australian ART OMI Committee Survey Show, Dominik Mersch Gallery

2018
Condo, Mexico City, represented by Dominik Mersch Gallery
Summer Group Show, Dominik Mersch Gallery
Aurora Australia, curated by Katie Scott (Gallery Funaki), Montreal, Canada

2017
NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
Paramor Prize, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (winner of the Mayoral Award)
10 – Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Dominik Mersch Gallery
PAS17.2, Parramatta Artists Studios, curated by Elizabeth Chang

2016
Parramatta Artists Studios Ideas Platform exhibition, Artspace. Curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Talia Linz, and Sophia Kouyoumdjian
Drawing Conversations, drawing symposium at National Art School. Participation by invitation, invited to exhibit by Catherine O’Donnell
The Blake Prize. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
Blacktown City Art Prize, Blacktown Arts Centre, Sydney
Phenomena. Parramatta Artists Studios / Parramatta Lanes. Curated by Sophia Kouyoumdjian
Parramatta Artists’ Studios at The King’s School 37th Annual Art Show, curated by Sophia Kouyoumdjian

2015
Sydney Contemporary. Dominik Mersch Gallery, 2015
Drawn To Form: The Matter in Hand. Blacktown Arts Centre. Curated by Merran Esson and Abdullah M.I. Syed, 2015
National Contemporary Jewellery Award, Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Courtesy of the Artist, Sturt Australian Contemporary Craft and Design

2013
Earth to Earth Ashes to Ashes, Studio 2017, Sydney
Breathe Into, Courtesy of the Artist, Jam Factory, Gaffa, Percolator Gallery Queensland

2012
National Contemporary Jewellery Award, Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Metalab, Sturt Australian Contemporary Craft and Design
The Year Was 2006, Studio 2017, Sydney

2011
In Line/In Metal, Aaron Faber Gallery New York, SOFA Chicago, USA

2010
Tea Wares, Jam Factory, Adelaide
Winter Brooches 10, Studio 2017, Sydney
Wrapped, Studio 2017, Sydney
Say Your Piece, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

2009
10th Ernest Leviny Commemorative Silver Exhibition, Buda Historic Home and Garden Castlemaine, Shepparton Art Gallery, Arts Centre Melbourne, Geelong Art Gallery, Mornington Peninsula Regional Art Gallery
Winter Brooches 09, Studio 2017, Sydney

2008
Profile, Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia, Sydney College of the Arts
Graduate Metal XI, Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia, Sydney College of the Arts
Winter Brooches 08, Studio 2017, Sydney
Vessel, Studio 2017, Sydney

2007
Cracker, Metalab, Sydney

2005
Contemporary Wearables 05, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Mosman Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Maroondah Art Gallery

COLLECTIONS

Art Gallery of South Australia, The Daadler Collection of Contemporary Jewellery
Griffith Regional Art Gallery
Private collections in Australia, New Zealand and abroad

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2019
Arts Projects Grant, Australia Council for the Arts.

2018
Art Omi Australia Committee Fellowship for Art Omi Artists Residency, New York USA

2017
NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Create NSW and Artspace Sydney. Finalist
Paramor Prize, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Winner of the Mayoral Award
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. Finalist

2016
The Blake Prize. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Finalist
Blacktown City Art Prize. Finalist

2014
Winner of the National Contemporary Jewellery Award, Griffith Regional Art Gallery

2013
New Work Grant (mid-career), Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts

2012
National Contemporary Jewellery Award, Finalist

2009
Winner of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Award, 10th Ernest Leviny Commemorative Silver Exhibition, Buda Historic Home and Garden

2006
[email protected], Craft Australia. Highly commended
Awarded the Jewellery and Object Design Award and Residency, TAFE NSW Sydney Institute Design Centre Enmore

RESIDENCIES

2019 – 2021
Parramatta Artists Studios Rydalmere, two year residency

2019
The Lock-Up, Newcastle, artist in residence

2018
Art Omi Artists Residency, New York USA

2018
Parramatta Artists Studios, one year residency

2018
The Lock-Up, Newcastle, artist in residence

2017
Parramatta Artists Studios, one year residency

2016
Parramatta Artists Studios, one year residency

2016
House of Wonder panel discussion. Gravity Geeks Art, Science and Ideas Symposium, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre. A joint venture by Penrith Regional Gallery, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) and Western Sydney University
Drawing Conversations. Exhibiting artist at National Art School drawing symposium

SELECTED PROJECTS AND PRESENTATIONS

2019
Asad Raza workshop, Kaldor Public Art Projects, The Clothing Store, Carriageworks, Sydney

2019
Explorations of the Infinite, in conversation with Julie Ewington, The Lock-Up, Newcastle

2019
An Infinite Universe, panel discussion at Western Sydney University Penrith Observatory

2019
Youth Mentoring program with Western Sydney HSC art students. An initiative of Peacock Gallery, Parramatta Artists Studios, and Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE)

2018
In Conversation: From the Studio to The Gallery, panel discussion with Sophia Kouyoumdjian, Liam Benson and Tom Polo, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2017
Art + Science CONNECT (Sydney Science Festival), MAAS Powerhouse Museum, artist talk

2016
House of Wonder panel discussion. Gravity Geeks Art, Science and Ideas Symposium, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre. A joint venture by Penrith Regional Gallery, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) and Western Sydney University

2016
Drawing Conversations. Exhibiting artist at National Art School drawing symposium

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019
Emma Fielden: The Whole and Parts of Infinity, Julie Ewington.
2019 Postcard from Newcastle, Erin McFadyn, Art and Australia, Ocotber 2019

2019
Is the Universe Infinite?, Damon Cronshaw, Newcastle Herald, August 2019

2018
The only certainty is transformation: Emma Fielden’s changing states, The Art Life, Nadia Odlum, November 2018, http://theartlife.com.au/2018/the-only-certainty-is-transformation-emma-fieldens-changing-states/

2017
Art is exercise for the brain – Art + Neurobiology, Art Guide Australia, Dr Barbara Doran, February 2017, www artguide.com.au/art-plus/art-exercise-brain

2016
Invisible Forces, exhibition review, ArtAsiaPacific, Chloé Wolifson, July 2016,  www.artasiapacific.com/Blog/INVISIBLEFORCES

2016
Gravity and Wonder in the Art Gallery, radio interview, Booksand Arts with Michael Cathcart, ABC Radio National, 4 October 2016, www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandarts/gravity-(and-wonder)/7899862


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