Bio


Amber Koroluk-Stephenson is a Hobart based visual artist whose practice draws on the intersections between natural and man-made environments to explore complexities surrounding Australian identity and landscape, structures of facade, and paradoxes of taming or staging the landscape. Her work plays on the parallels between the wild and tame, natural and artificial, interior and exterior, civilised and non-civilised, familiar and unknown to fulfil the human desire to connect with nature and make visible what is out of sight.

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Born 1988, lives and works in Hobart, Tasmania

Gallery Representation

Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne

Bett Gallery, Hobart

Education

2011 Graduate Diploma in Fine Art (Painting), University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS

2010 Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours (Painting), University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS

2007-2009 Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting and Photography Double Major), University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Middleground, Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2017 Shadows on the Wall, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

2017 Homeland, Devonport Regional Gallery Project Gallery, Devonport, TAS

2016 Soft Savage, Open Studio, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR

2016 Outside the Garden Wall, Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2016 Many Sided Face, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Project Space, Hobart, TAS

2014 Beyond the Gate, Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2014 Half Full / Half Empty, Archive Space, Sydney, NSW, and Sawtooth, Launceston, TAS

2013 Quixotic Habitation, MOP Projects, Sydney, NSW

2012 Spaces Between, Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2011 Closer to Home, Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS

Group Exhibitions

2019 On Belonging(s) (upcoming), curated by Erin Wilson, Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport, TAS

2019 The flower show (upcoming), curated by Dr Malcom Bywaters, Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Launceston, TAS

2019 Ravenswood Art Prize Winners exhibition (upcoming), Ravenswood School, Gordon, NSW

2018 Suburbia, curated by Megan Monte & Josephine Skinner, Cement Fondu, Sydney, NSW

2018 Wild: flora and fauna in Australian art, curated by Diana Robson, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Western Sydney, NSW

2018 Dear Kunyani, Salamanca Arts Centre. Hobart, TAS

2018 Beyond the Backyard, Poimena Art Gallery, Launceston, TAS

2017 Group Show, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

2017 Corrupted Spaces, curated by Victor Manuel Medrano-Bonilla, Alternating Current ArtSpace, Melbourne, VIC

2017 Glover in Arcadia, Rosny Barn, coordinated by Clarence City Council and Constance in partnership with 10 Days on the Island, Hobart, TAS

2017 Never Even, Visual Bulk, Hobart, TAS

2017 Firstdraft Annual Fundraiser, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2017 Home Show, Constance, Hobart, TAS

2016 Front Up, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2016 Appropriate Inappropriate Idea, curated by Kylie Johnson, Cath Robinson and Sarah Ryan, The Curated Shelf, Hobart, TAS

2016 Winter Salon : 30 Years of Exhibition, Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2016 Firstdraft Annual Fundraiser, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2015 Ken Urban, curated by Kylie Johnson, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart, TAS

2015 Under Kunanyi, Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2015 Sawtooth ARI Review, curated by Gillian Marsden, 146 ArtsSpace, Hobart, TAS

2015 Long Weekend, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne, VIC

2013 Forged Environments, 146 ArtSpace, Arts Tasmania, Hobart, TAS

2013 Poets and Painters, Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2013 Affordable Art Fair, Gaffer, Hong Kong Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, HK

2013 A Century of Aesthetics, curated by Dr. Wayne Brookes, Hobart College Centenary Exhibition, Hobart, TAS

2013 A4, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, TAS

2011 Preview Exhibition & Honours Award Exhibition, Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2011 Tasmanian School of Art: Painting Now, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, TAS

2010 Magna & Magister, Tasmanian School of Art Honours and Masters Graduate Exhibition, Plimsol Gallery, University of Tasmanian, Hobart, TAS

2010 Mixed Tape, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, TAS

2010 Tasmanian School of Art: Painting Now, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, TAS

2009 Future Legends, Graduate Exhibition, University of Tasmanian, Hobart, TAS

2009 Primed, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS

Awards

2018 Finalist, Bruny Island Art Prize, Alonnah, TAS

2018 Winner (Emerging), Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, Gordon, NSW

2018 Recipient, Support for Individuals Grant, Arts Tasmania

2018 Finalist, Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards (Arts)

2018 Recipient, ArtsBridge National Grant, Arts Tasmania

2018 Finalist, Albany Art Prize, Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany, WA

2017 Finalist, The Churchie Art Prize, QUT Art Museum, QLD

2017 Finalist, Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, Gordon, NSW

2016 Finalist, Tidal- Finalist, Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport, TAS

2016 Finalist, Redland Art Awards, Redland Art Gallery, QLD

2016 Finalist, Portia Geach Award, S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2016 Finalist, Albany Art Prize, Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany, WA

2016 Recipient - ArtsBridge International Grant, Arts Tasmania

2016 Finalist, Tasmanian Portrait Prize, Tasmanian Regional Arts, touring TAS

2016 Shortlisted, John Fries Award

2015 Finalist, Yen Art Award, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2015 Finalist, Tasmanian Portrait Prize, Touring TAS

2013 Recipient, Australian Artists' Grant, National Association of Visual Art

2013 Recipient, ArtsBridge National Grant, Arts Tasmania

2013 Finalist, Glover Prize, Falls Park Pavilion, Evandale, TAS

2013 Finalist, Paddington Art Prize, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2013 Highly Commended, SOYA Visual Art Award

2012 Recipient, ArtStart Grant, Australia Council for the Arts

2011 Finalist, Birchalls Art Prize, University of Tasmania, Launceston, TAS

2011 Recipient, Young and Emerging Artist Prize, Tasmanian Regional Arts

Residencies

2018 Arts Tasmania Educational Residency, Collegiate College, Hobart, TAS

2018 Artist in Residence, Launceston Grammar School, Launceston, TAS

2016-2017 Artist in Residence, 146 Art Studio (Mentorship with Danie Mellor), Arts Tasmania, Hobart, TAS

2016 Rosamond McCulloch Residency, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR

2016 AiR, Artist in Residence at Don College, Arts@Work and Australia Council, TAS

2015-2016 Artist in Residence, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart, TAS

2012-2014 Artist in Residence, 146 Art Studio, Arts Tasmania, Hobart, TAS

2012 Artist in Residence, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS

Bibliography

Dr. Eliza Burke, Ex. Cat. 'Middleground', Oct, 2018

Andrew Harper, Ex. Cat. ‘Lost in No Space’, Shadows on the Wall, Nov. 2017

Emma Luimes, Undertow Magazine, artist interview, Sep. 2017

Miriam McGarry, Ex. Cat. ‘There’s No Place Like Homeland’, Homeland, July 2018

Andrew Harper, ‘Fragments of Place’, Tempest, Island Magazine, Vol. 146, Sep-Dec. 2016, p. 62-69

David Greenhalgh, Ex. Cat. ‘A conversation with the Past & a Vocabulary for the Future’, Outside the Garden Wall, Mar. 2016

Andrew Harper, ‘It's hard to look away’, Public Hangings, TasWeekend, The Mercury, Apr. 2-3, 2016 p.21

Briony Downes, 'Amber Koroluk-Stephenson: Outside the Garden Wall’, Art Guide Australia, Mar-Apr. 2016, Issue 100, p.55.

Geoff Parr, Ex. Cat. Ken Urban, Jul. 2015

Andrew Harper, Ken Urban, Tas Weekend, The Mercury, Aug. 15-16, 2015, p.20

Dr. Lucy Hawthorne, Ex. Cat. Beyond the Gate, Oct. 2014

Jess Bradford, Ex. Cat. ‘Half Full / Half Empty’, Apr. 2014

Polly Dance, What makes a house a home?, Catalogue Essay for Half Full / Half Empty, Sawtooth ARI 2014

Rebecca Speer, ‘Urban Utopias with an Edge’, Amber Koroluk-Stephenson: Quixotic Habitation, Concrete Playground (online journal), Oct. 2013

Lucy Hawthorne, Ex. Cat. ‘All that Glisters is Not Gold’, Quixotic Habitation, Oct. 2013

Hong Kong Magazine, Hong Kong Picks: Affordable Art Fair, Mar. 8 2013, p. 6, 28

Ashley Crawford, 50 Things Collectors Need to Know 2012 ‘Debutantes’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 59, Jan-Mar. 2012, p.151

Lucy Hawthorne, ‘Taswrap’, Art Collector, Issue 61, Oct-Dec. 2012, p. 241

Clyde Selby, The Mercury, Dystopian Reminiscence, Feb 5 2011 p. 22

Professional Development

2018 Department of State Growth’s Cultural and Creative Industries Expert Register, Arts Tasmania

2018 Wilding the Tame, collaborative workshop with Sabrina Evans, TMAG Children's Festival, Hobart, TAS & Moonah Arts Centre, Moonah, TAS

2015-2017 Board Member, Constance Artist Run Initiative, Hobart, TAS

2014-ongoing Guest Speaker, Theories of Practice, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS

2014 Invigilator and Front of House Volunteer, 19th Biennale of Sydney, NSW

2013-2014 Sessional Lecturer (Painting), University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS

2012 Shotgun Professional Development Program in collaboration with MOP Projects, Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, Hobart, TAS

2011-2016 Invigilator and Front of House, MONA, Hobart, TAS

2009-2010 President, Painting Society, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS

Collections / Commissions

Art Bank, Sydney, NSW

Tasmanian State Collection, Art for Public Buildings Scheme

Ravenswood School for Girls, Sydney, NSW

Hobart College, Hobart, TAS

Private Collections in Australia and USA






This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.