Emma Fielden is a contemporary artist from Western Sydney, Australia who works across installation, sculpture and drawing. She engages with ideas spanning the infinite and the infinitesimal, the largest astronomical structures and the smallest constituents of matter. Through her working process, she seeks to bring such scientific and philosophical ideas together through an artistic lens.
Fielden’s most recent solo exhibition was Dark Matter (Dominik Mersch Gallery, 2016). Through the use of magnetism and microscopically detailed drawings, this body of work was an exploration of invisible forces of our universe, the void and our place in it. Her work has been shown at Artspace, National Art School, Sydney Contemporary, Gallery Funaki, Courtesy Of The Artist, Casula Powerhouse, Blacktown Arts Centre, among others.
In 2016, Fielden was an artist in residence at Penrith Regional Gallery for their Gravity (and Wonder) program, where she worked together with an astronomer from Western Sydney University. She is currently undertaking her second year as an artist in residence at Parramatta Artists Studios.
Fielden’s work has been reviewed and featured in ArtAsiaPacific, Art Guide Australia, Object, Australian Art Review, among others. She has received awards and grants including the Paramor Prize Mayoral Award (2017), the National Contemporary Jewellery Award (2014), a NAVA NSW Artists Grant (2016), an Australia Council New Work Grant (2013) and she was a finalist in the Blake Prize (2016). Fielden is currently a finalist in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize and the NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship.