Australia, b. 1977
Emma Fielden was born in Auckland and moved to Australia in 1980. She lives and works in Parramatta, Sydney. Fielden trained as an engraver and a gold and silversmith, and her current art practice crosses the disciplines of contemporary jewellery, drawing, sculpture and installation. Obsessive, laborious and meditative in nature, Fielden’s art is largely concerned with repetitively built up lines, marks or forms, be they small intimate hand drawn and engraved metal objects intended to be worn upon the body, architectural interventions and installations or works on paper.
Emma Fielden completed her studies at the TAFE NSW Sydney Institute Design Centre in 2006 and since then her work has been regularly shown in solo and group exhibitions around Australia and in New York, including at Sydney Contemporary in 2015.
She is the recipient of awards including the 2014 National Contemporary Jewellery Award (acquisitive), and the 2009 Buda Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Award. In 2013, Fielden received a New Work Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts.
“Through a language of line and mark making, I make works that are guided by a meditative and repetitive process. I see a finished work as an artefact of that process.” Emma Fielden