Bio

Amber Koroluk-Stephenson's practice explores complexities of Australian identity and landscape, perceptions or paradise, structures of theatre and facade, and paradoxes of taming or staging the landscape.

Through these explorations she draws parallels between natural and artificial environments, wild and the tame, civilised and the non-civilised, interior and exterior, the familiar and the unknown.

Her work presents an ambiguous instability, using saturated colours and shifting pictorial planes to subtly obscure familiar yet strange environments. In doing so she creates slippages within everyday fantasies.

Since graduating from the Tasmanian School of Art with a BFA (Honours) in 2010, she has held numerous solo and group exhibitions in Tasmania, Australia and internationally including Bett Gallery, Hobart, MOP Projects, Sydney, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, Archive Space, Sydney, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne and Firstdraft, Sydney.

Koroluk-Stephenson has received several grants and awards for her practice, including an Australia Council ArtStart Grant, a NAVA Australian Artists’ Grant, ArtsBridge Grants and a Highly Commended Soya Visual Art Award. Her work has been selected for a number of Australian prizes including Portia Geach Award, Tidal National Art Award, Redlands Art Award, Albany Art Prize, Glover Prize and Paddington Art Prize.

She has also received numerous studio residencies including Arts Tasmania, Univeristy of Tasmania, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Rosamond McColloch Studio Residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris and AiR at Don College through Arts@Work and Australia Council.






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