About
Artist Statement/Bio and CV

Artist Statement / Bio

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).

CV

RESIDENCIES

2022     Northern Beaches Artist Residency Program, Avalon Studio (12 months), NSW

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022     Blot. Articulate Art Space, Leichhardt, NSW

2022     The Sum of Us. Articulate Art Space, Leichhardt, NSW
2022     Residue. aMBUSH Gallery, Waterloo 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

AWARDS

2017     Cultural Research Award The Australian Ceramic Association

2016     Certificate of Merit Port Hacking Potters Group 2016 National  Competition. Judge: Glenn Barkley

MEDIA

2021     The Art Show (interview 3/3/21) Radio National - Namila Benson - Audio link

CURRENT ENGAGEMENTS

2022     Residency Coordinator – Barbara Halnan Memorial Program (TBA)

PAST ENGAGEMENTS

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

EDUCATION

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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