Emma Fielden is a multi-disciplinary visual artist from Australia. Her practice is informed by the research and discoveries of science and metaphysics, exploring ideas spanning the infinite and the infinitesimal, the largest astronomical structures and the smallest constituents of matter, the invisible forces of the universe and our place in it.
Emma trained in the discipline of classical music from a young age into her early twenties, then she later studied jewellery and hand engraving. These fields instilled in her a fixation on minute details and repetitive processes, traits that remain constant for Emma in her visual arts practice today.
Emma’s work has been exhibited regularly in Australia. Her recent projects include the NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship (Artspace Sydney), the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, The Blake Prize (Casula Powerhouse), solo and group exhibitions. She has received awards and grants including the Paramor Prize Mayoral Award, the National Contemporary Jewellery Award, an Australia Council New Work Grant and a NAVA NSW Artists Grant. In 2016, Emma was an artist in residence at Penrith Regional Gallery for their Gravity (and Wonder) program, where she worked in partnership with astronomer Andrew O’Brien of Western Sydney University, the outcome of which was the installation Distant Orbits.
Fielden’s work has been reviewed and featured in ArtAsiaPacific, Art Guide Australia, Object (Australian Design Centre), Australian Art Review, among others. She has been a guest on the ABC’s Books and Arts radio program, and in 2017 she was a speaker at the MAAS Powerhouse Museum's ‘Art + Science CONNECT’ event for the Sydney Science Festival.
Emma is currently undertaking her third year as an artist in residence at Parramatta Artists Studios. Her next solo exhibition will be held at Dominik Mersch Gallery in November 2018.
Dominik Mersch Gallery Summer Group Show, March 2018.
Aurora Australis, Galerie Noël Guyomarc'h, Montreal (curated by Katie Scott, Gallery Funaki), June 2018.
Solo exhibition, Dominik Mersch Gallery, November 2018