Maureen Faye-Chauhan

Australia, b. 1969

Maureen Faye-Chauhan completed a Master of Fine Art at Monash University in 2008 and has since shown her work internationally at exhibitions such as Schmuck Munich, SOFA New York and The BUDA Contemporary Australian Silver and Metalwork Award. In June 2013 she exhibited alongside other represented artists as part of New Edition at Gallery Funaki.  Her first solo exhibition was held here in May, 2015.  In describing her practice she states; “For an artist, part of the creative process is bringing forth something from nothing, ideas develop, a drawn line closes and becomes a shape, and through the manipulation of space, that shape becomes a form. My current practice involves an investigation into this development of form and my inspiration is drawn from a fascination with the fundamental geometric patterns that are found within nature’s building blocks; like growth in nature my objects are created using repeated elements.”



Brooch (rock series), 2013, heat coloured mild steel, silver

More work by Maureen Faye-Chauhan

Brooch (basket series) by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Brooch (basket series), 2013, heat coloured mild steel, silver
Brooch (rock series) by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Brooch (rock series), 2013, heat coloured mild steel, silver
Cell brooch by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Cell brooch, 2009, heat coloured mild steel, silver
Earrings by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Earrings, 2010, heat coloured mild steel, silver
Earrings by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Earrings, 2010, heat coloured mild steel, silver
Earrings by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Earrings, 2010, heat coloured mild steel, silver
Octahedral brooch by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Octahedral brooch, 2011, stainless steel, silver
Brooch (rock series) by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Brooch (rock series), 2013, stainless steel, silver
Brooches by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Brooches, 2009, mild steel, silver
Two cups brooch by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Two cups brooch, 2013, heat coloured mild steel, silver
Brooch (rock series) by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Brooch (rock series), 2013, stainless steel, silver
Brooch (rock series) by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Brooch (rock series), 2011, heat coloured mild steel, silver

Exhibitions

New Edition

April 23 to May 18, 2013

To launch Gallery Funaki’s new interior, we’re pleased to present New Edition; a curated exhibition that explores the multiple/edition in contemporary jewellery.

Concurrence

March 31 - May 2, 2015

Maureen Faye-Chauhan’s beautifully considered steel forms play with optical illusion, creating complex interior spaces within sophisticated geometric structures.