CURRICULUM VITAE

Born 1977, New Zealand. Lives and works in Parramatta NSW Australia. 

Solo Exhibitions
2016    Dark Matter. Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney.
2015    Iota. Gallery Funaki, Melbourne.
2015    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
2017
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. 
Phenomena. Parramatta Artists Studios / Parramatta Lanes. Curated by Sophia Kouyoumdjian.
Parramatta Artists Studios at The Kings School 37th Annual Art Show. Curated by Sophia Kouyoumdjian.
The F Show. North Contemporary Art Space. Curated by Abdullah M.I. Syed.

2015
Sydney Contemporary. Dominik Mersch Gallery.
Drawn To Form: The Matter in Hand. Blacktown Arts Centre. Curated by Merran Esson and Abdullah M.I. Syed.

2014
National Contemporary Jewellery Award. Griffith Regional Art Gallery, COTA, Sturt Australian Contemporary Craft and Design.

2013
Earth to Earth, Ashes to Ashes. Studio 20/17, Sydney.
Breathe Into. Courtesy Of The Artist, Jam Factory.
Profile. Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia NSW. Percolator Gallery, Queensland. 

2012
Profile. Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia NSW. Gaffa, Sydney.
National Contemporary Jewellery Award. Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Metalab, Sturt Australian Contemporary Craft and Design.
The Year Was 2006. Studio 20/17, Sydney.

2011
In Line/In Metal. Aaron Faber Gallery New York, SOFA Chicago.
11th Ernest Leviny Commemorative Silver Exhibition, Buda Historic Home and Garden Castlemaine.

2010
Tea Wares. Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide.
Winter Brooches 10. Studio 20/17, Sydney.
Wrapped. Studio 20/17, Sydney. 
Say Your Piece. Gaffa, 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 20/17, Sydney.

2008
Profile, Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia NSW.
Graduate Metal XI, Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia.
Winter Brooches 08, Studio 20/17, Sydney.
Vessel, Studio 20/17, 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.

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.

Awards, Grants and Selected Commissions
2017    Paramor Prize. Winner of the Mayoral Award for the installation Mapping the Void and finalist for Axis Mundi: The Line and The Matter
2016    NSW Artists Grant, National Associated of Visual Arts (NAVA).
2016    The Blake Prize. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Finalist.
2016    Blacktown City Art Prize. Finalist.
2014    National Contemporary Jewellery Award. Main acquisitive award.
2013    Australia Council Visual Arts Awards brooch commission (recipients Fiona Foley and Julie Ewington).
2013    New Work Grant. Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts.
2012    National Contemporary Jewellery Award. Finalist. 
2009   Buda Silver Exhibition. Winner of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Award.
2006   Craft Australia, Youth@craft.design. Highly commended. 

Residencies
2017    Parramatta Artists Studios one year residency.
2016    Parramatta Artists Studios one year residency.
2016    House of Wonder art + science residency. Working with Radio Astronomer Andrew O'Brien of Western Sydney University.
            Part of the Gravity (and Wonder) exhibition at Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest.
2007   Jewellery and Object Design Award and Residency. TAFE NSW Sydney Institute Design Centre.

Artist Talks, Presentations and Symposiums

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.
2016    Artist talk for Caroline Chisolm College high school teachers. House of Wonder residency, Penrith Regional Gallery.
2016    Artist talk for year 9 and 10 students. House of Wonder residency, Penrith Regional Gallery.
2016    Artist talk for year 5 and 6 students. House of Wonder residency, Penrith Regional Gallery.
2015    Panel discussion about the relationship between drawing and ceramics. Blacktown Arts Centre.
2015    Artist talk for solo exhibition ‘Iota’. Gallery Funaki, Melbourne.

Bibliography

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
2016     Dark Matter, online exhibition catalogue, Dominik Mersch Gallery, www.issuu.com/dmersch/docs/emma_fielden_e_cat_v3
2016     The Blake Prize, exhibition catalogue, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
2015     Drawn to Form: The Matter in Hand, exhibition catalogue, Blacktown Arts Centre.
2015     Iota @ Gallery Funaki, exhibition review, Melbourne Jeweller, Karen Thompson, 
             
www.melbournejeweller.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/emma-fielden-iota-gallery-funaki/
2015     Infinity @Courtesy of the Artist Studio, exhibition review, Melbourne Jeweller, Karen Thompson, 
             
www.melbournejeweller.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/emma-fielden-infinity-courtesy-of-the-artist-studio/
2013     Design Courses Hammered, article regarding the defunding of TAFE design courses, Sydney Morning Herald, Amy McNeilage,
             4 November 2013, www.smh.com.au/national/tertiary-education/design-courses-hammered-20131103-2wuor.html

2013     Draw, exhibition review, Alt Media, Vanessa Powell, www.altmedia.net.au/draw-emma-fielden-84759
2012     National Contemporary Jewellery Award at Metalab, exhibition review, Object – Australian Design Centre, Sophie Harrington,
              www.object.com.au/news-reviews/object-eye/national_contemporary_jewellery_award_at_metalab/
2011      500 Silver Jewelry Designs, Lark Books.
2011      Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Exhibition, exhibition catalogue.
2011      Linear Celebrations, exhibition review, Art Jewelry Forum, www.artjewelryforum.org/ajf-blog/linear-celebration
2009    Studio 2017, Australian Art Review, Patricia Anderson, issue 21.
2009    Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Exhibition, 10th Ernest Leviny Commemorative Silver Exhibition, exhibition catalogue.

 Workshops

2017     Chinese New Year children's mask making workshop, Parramatta Artists Studios.
             Children's school holiday workshops, Parramatta Artists Studios.
2016     Future Artists Club, children's workshop, Parramatta Artists Studios.

Collections
Griffith Regional Art Gallery.
Private collections in Australia, New Zealand and abroad.