Emma Fielden is a contemporary artist from Western Sydney, Australia. Trained in disciplines including hand engraving and metalsmithing, Fielden has worked across sculpture, installation, drawing and contemporary jewellery. She engages with ideas spanning the infinite and the infinitesimal, void, astronomy and particle physics, bringing such scientific and philosophical concepts 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. This resulted in a new site-specific installation (Distant Orbits), an education program, a public symposium, and an inspiring period of communication and learning.
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 undertaking her second year as an artist in residence at Parramatta Artists Studios.