CURRICULUM VITAE

Lives and works in Parramatta NSW Australia. 

EDUCATION
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 (performance), Australian Music Education Board.

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2018
Art Omi Australia Committee Fellowship for Art Omi Artists Residency, New York USA.
2017    
NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Create NSW and Artspace Sydney. Finalist.
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. Finalist.
Paramor Prize, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Winner of the Mayoral Award.
2016    
NSW Artists Grant, National Associated of Visual Arts (NAVA).
The Blake Prize. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Finalist.
Blacktown City Art Prize. Finalist.
2014    National Contemporary Jewellery Award. Main acquisitive award.
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.
2007   Jewellery and Object Design Award and Residency. TAFE NSW Sydney Institute Design Centre.
2006   Craft Australia, Youth@craft.design. Highly commended. 

RESIDENCIES
2018   
Art Omi Artists Residency, New York USA.
Parramatta Artists Studios, one year residency.
The Lock-Up, Newcastle, artist in residence.
2017    
Parramatta Artists Studios, one year residency.
2016    
Parramatta Artists Studios, one year residency.
House of Wonder art + science residency with Radio Astronomer Dr Andrew O'Brien of Western Sydney University. Part of the Gravity (and Wonder) exhibition program at Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest.
2007   Jewellery and Object Design Award and Residency. TAFE NSW Sydney Institute Design Centre.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Between stars, between stones, Dominik Mersch Gallery - UPCOMING NOV 2018
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   Studio 20/17, Sydney. 
2007   Metalab, Sydney.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
To Have and To Hold: The Daalder Collection of Contemporary Jewellery, Art Gallery of South Australia.
Condo, Mexico City, represented by Dominik Mersch Gallery, April 2018. 
Summer Group Show, Dominik Mersch Gallery. 9 March to 4 April 2018.

2017
NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney.
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize.
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.

2014 - 2015
Sydney Contemporary. Dominik Mersch Gallery, 2015.
Drawn To Form: The Matter in Hand. Blacktown Arts Centre. Curated by Merran Esson and Abdullah M.I. Syed, 2015.
National Contemporary Jewellery Award. Griffith Regional Art Gallery, COTA, Sturt Australian Contemporary Craft and Design, 2014.

2005 - 2013
Earth to Earth, Ashes to Ashes. Studio 20/17, Sydney, 2013.
Breathe Into. Courtesy Of The Artist, Jam Factory, 2013.
Profile. Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia NSW. Gaffa Sydney, Percolator Gallery Queensland, 2012/2013.
National Contemporary Jewellery Award. Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Metalab, Sturt Australian Contemporary Craft and Design, 2012.
The Year Was 2006. Studio 20/17, Sydney, 2012.
In Line/In Metal. Aaron Faber Gallery New York, SOFA Chicago, 2011.
11th Ernest Leviny Commemorative Silver Exhibition, Buda Historic Home and Garden Castlemaine, 2011.
Tea Wares. Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide, 2010.
Winter Brooches 10. Studio 20/17, Sydney, 2010.
Wrapped. Studio 20/17, Sydney, 2010.
Say Your Piece. Gaffa, Sydney, 2010
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, 2009.
Winter Brooches 09. Studio 20/17, Sydney, 2009.
Profile, Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia NSW, 2008.
Graduate Metal XI, Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia, 2008.
Winter Brooches 08, Studio 20/17, Sydney, 2008.
Vessel, Studio 20/17, Sydney, 2008.
Cracker, Metalab, Sydney, 2007.
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, 2005

ARTIST TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS
2017
Art + Science CONNECT (Sydney Science Festival), MAAS Powerhouse Museum, artist talk.
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.
Drawing Conversations. Exhibiting artist at National Art School drawing symposium.
Artist talk for Caroline Chisolm College high school teachers. House of Wonder residency, Penrith Regional Gallery.
Artist talk for year 9 and 10 students. House of Wonder residency, Penrith Regional Gallery.
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.
Artist talk for solo exhibition ‘Iota’. Gallery Funaki, Melbourne.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2018   
UPCOMING: Infinity. A short documentary by Tom Compagnoni featuring leading thinkers on the topic of infinity including Dr Brian Greene.
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
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
Dark Matter, online exhibition catalogue, Dominik Mersch Gallery, www.issuu.com/dmersch/docs/emma_fielden_e_cat_v3
The Blake Prize, exhibition catalogue, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
2015     
Drawn to Form: The Matter in Hand, exhibition catalogue, Blacktown Arts Centre.
Iota @ Gallery Funaki, exhibition review, Melbourne Jeweller, Karen Thompson, www.melbournejeweller.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/emma-fielden-iota-gallery-funaki/
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
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/entry/national_contemporary_jewellery_award_at_metalab/
2011      
500 Silver Jewelry Designs, Lark Books.
Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Exhibition, exhibition catalogue.
Linear Celebrations, exhibition review, Art Jewelry Forum, www.artjewelryforum.org/ajf-blog/linear-celebration
2009
Studio 2017, Australian Art Review, Patricia Anderson, issue 21.
Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Exhibition, 10th Ernest Leviny Commemorative Silver Exhibition, exhibition catalogue.

COLLECTIONS
Art Gallery of South Australia, The Daalder Collection of Contemporary Jewellery.
Griffith Regional Art Gallery.
Private collections in Australia, New Zealand and abroad.