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. Her first solo exhibition, Concurrence, was held at Funaki in May, 2015.

 

Maureen’s work explores the interplay of surface and light, with a strong emphasis on rigorous metalsmithing skills combined with the use of technology to form complex structures.

 

“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.” Maureen Faye-Chauhan



Many facets pendant, 2018, stainless steel

More work by Maureen Faye-Chauhan

Shell brooches by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Shell brooches , 2015, stainless steel, heat coloured mild steel ,
Seed pendants by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Seed pendants , 2015, heat coloured stainless steel ,
Concurrence brooch by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Concurrence brooch , 2015, heat coloured mild steel ,
Desert Bush pendant by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Desert Bush pendant , 2015, heat coloured mild steel ,
Torus rings by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Torus rings , 2015, silver/white gold ,
Torus rings by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Torus rings , 2015, 18k gold ,
Torus earrings by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Torus earrings , 2015, 18k gold ,
Desert Bush necklace by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Desert Bush necklace , 2015, heat coloured mild steel ,
Flow I pendant by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Flow I pendant , 2015, stainless steel ,
Brooch (rock series) by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Brooch (rock series) , 2013, 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 ,
Neckpiece by Maureen Faye-Chauhan Neckpiece , 2008, heat coloured mild steel, steel cable ,
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.

Elegy

10 March - 9 April, 2020

Elegy is an exhibition of ‘mourning jewellery’ by a group of 12 Australian women artists, reflecting on the loss of ecology and biodiversity.