Emma Fielden makes contemporary art that engages with ideas spanning the infinite and the infinitesimal, the largest astronomical structures and the smallest constituents of matter. With a background in contemporary jewellery and engraving, she has recently been working across installation, sculpture and drawing, using magnetism, architectural space and microscopic details to explore the invisible forces of our universe, the void and our place in it.
Emma lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia. She has recently taken part in the NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship at Artspace, Sydney, the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize and the Blake Prize. She has received awards and grants including the Paramor Prize Mayoral Award, the National Contemporary Jewellery Award, and an Australia Council New Work Grant.
In 2016, Emma was an artist in residence at Penrith Regional Gallery for their Gravity (and Wonder) program, where she worked together with astronomer Andrew O’Brien of Western Sydney University, the outcome of which was the installation Distant Orbits. She is currently undertaking her third year as an artist in residence at Parramatta Artists Studios.