Artist Statement/Bio and CV
A multimedia artist living and working on Gamaragal Country, Stefania’s work investigates diasporic questions concerning belonging, and the constant remapping of self and place.
Reflections on the perpetual tasks of mapping, un-mapping, and re-mapping that are intrinsic to the state of living between cultures are at the core of Stefania’s practice.
Stefania produces markers and artefacts that speak of the physical, emotional, and linguistic dis/connection to place and culture. Her multimedia practice traverses installation, sculpture, video, and collage using processes that at times follows strict systemic rules, at other times plain intuitive associations.
In 2022 Stefania completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture) from the National Art School, Sydney. She also holds a Diploma of Ceramics from the TAFE Northern Sydney Institute, Hornsby Campus.
Stefania has been regularly exhibiting her work since 2016.
Stefania is an Italian-born, early-career artist; she grew up in Rome (Italy), and has lived and worked in upstate New York (USA) and Sydney (Australia).
2022 Northern Beaches Artist Residency Program, Avalon Studio (12 months), NSW
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022 Blot. Articulate Art Space, Leichhardt, NSW
2022 The Grad Show. National Art School, Darlinghurst, NSW
2022 The Grad Show (Drawing). National Art School, Darlinghurst, NSW
2021 Articulate Turns 11. Articulate Art Space, Leichhardt, NSW
2021 Beyond These Walls. Library Stairwell Gallery, NAS, NSW
2021 Skin Deep Queer Contemporary. Darlinghurst, NSW
2021 FRACAS21. Articulate Art Space, Leichhardt, NSW
2020 COVID Quilt. National Art School, Darlinghurst, NSW
2020 Retracing. Emerge 2020 - Sydney Craft. Willoughby, NSW
2018 Stanthorpe International Art Prize. Stanthorpe, QLD
2017 Little Things Art Prize. Saint Cloche Gallery, Paddington, NSW
2017 Kaleidoscope. Willoughby Visual Arts Biennale 2017, NSW
2016 Stories in Clay. The Gallery, Sydney Ceramics Studios, NSW
2016 Port Hacking Potters Group, National Competition. Port Hacking, NSW
2016 Ebb & Flow, The Gallery. Sydney Ceramics Studios, NSW
2015 Paint & Clay The Gallery. Sydney Ceramics Studios, NSW
2017 Cultural Research Award The Australian Ceramic Association
2016 Certificate of Merit Port Hacking Potters Group 2016 National Competition. Judge: Glenn Barkley
MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS
2022 Captivate: Stories from the National Art School. Debora Beck (ed.) NAS:Sydney, NSW
2021 The Art Show (interview 3/3/21) Radio National - Namila Benson - Audio link
2022 Residency Coordinator – Barbara Halnan Memorial Program (TBA)
2022 Relator - Symposium to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of P.P. Pasolini, Italian Cultural Institute, Sydney
2022 Relator - PETROLIO – An unfinished testament, Italian Cultural Institute, Sydney
2021 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture) National Art School, Sydney
2016 Diploma of Ceramics, NSI TAFE, Hornsby Campus
2004 Masters (Library and Information Science) CSU
1997 Bachelor of Arts (Library and Information Science) CSU
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