BIOGRAPHY

Maureen Faye–Chauhan is an  Australian contemporary jewellery artist, who lives and works in a semi-rural community just outside of the city of Melbourne, Australia

After completing her Bachelor of Applied Arts at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in 2004, Maureen went on to complete both an honours degree in Fine art in 2005, and a Masters degree in Fine Art in 2008.

Maureen’s work has been included in multiple group exhibitions in Australia such as the 2005 and 2009 Buda Contemporary Australian Silver and Metalwork Awards, the 2006 Hobart City Art Prize, the 2005 and 2007 Toowoomba Contemporary Wearables Exhibition, the 2008 Gallery Funaki International Jewellery Award Exhibition in Melbourne, the 2009 Precious Pendants Exhibition at Object Gallery in Sydney, The 2012 touring Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, 100 Women, 100 Brooches exhibition, Artisan Gallery Brisbane, the 2013 Chained Exhibition at Gallery Bilk in Canberra, the 2013 New Editions Exhibition at Gallery Funaki, the 2013 Seems/Seams Exhibition at Mada Gallery in Melbourne and the 2014 Melbourne Now exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Maureen’s work has also been included in group exhibitions overseas including the inaugural 2007 Sieraad New Traditional Jewellery Award exhibition in The Netherlands, the 2008 Refined: Abundance Award exhibition in Texas, USA, and a 2009 exhibition entitled Evoking Mystery at the De Novo Gallery in California. U.S.A. Maureen’s work has also been included at several SOFA expositions in the USA where she has been represented by Charon Kransen Arts of New York. In 2010 Maureen was invited to exhibit at SCHMUCK,  the 62nd International Trade Fair in Munich, Germany, the  2010 Australian exhibition ‘By Example’ at the Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan and the 2013 Ferrous Exhibition at Velvet Da Vinci gallery in San Francisco, USA.

In Australia, Maureen currently has work in Gallery Funaki in Melbourne, Workshop Bilk in Canberra, and at Courtesy of the Artist and Studio 20/17 Gallery in Sydney.

 

RECENT GRANTS AND AWARDS

2011 BUDA: Contemporary Australian Silver and Metalwork Award/Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society Award.

2015 ADFSA Award at the 2015 Contemporary Australian Silver and Metalwork Award exhibition.

 

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

The Bluestone Collection, Melbourne.

Numerous private collections

 

PUBLICATIONS

CRAFTS ARTS INTERNATIONAL No: 72 2008   Pg.’s 106-107

AUSTRALIAN ART REVIEW Issue 21 Nov 2009 Pg. 29

BY EXAMPLE 2010 Sydney College of the Arts 2010 Pg. 52, 53 &106

INVENTARIO-EVERYTHING IS A PROJECT Pg. 30, Issue 4, Milano, Italy December 2012

TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SAILOR, 100 Women, 100 brooches, 100 stories: Artisan.  Brisbane, Australia 2012

http://www.artjewelryforum.org/artists/maureen-faye-chauhan-concurrence  2015

 

 

2012 THE ARTISAN, TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SAILOR EXHIBITION Brisbane, Australia

Mar/Apr 2013 FERROUS Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, USA

APR/MAY 2013 CHAINED Gallery Bilk, Canberra, Australia

May 2013 NEW EDITIONS Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, Australia

July 2013 SEAMS/SEEMS MADA Gallery, Monash University, Caulfield, Australia

Dec 2013/Mar 2014 MELBOURNE NOW, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia