Alma Studholme is an early career multidisciplinary artist working

across ceramics, sculpture, installation, performance and video.

Her work draws on her scholarly background in philosophy and

religious studies.

Recently she completed a doctoral degree at the University

of Sydney, extending her art practice across the theoretical

research in cognitive sciences, neurology and contemplative

religious traditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

 

 

2019 Finalist, Blacktown City Art Prize, The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, Sydney

2019 Finalist, Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney

2019 Group Exhibition Home Grown (collaborative work with Brett Studholme)

Incinerator Art Space, The Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial 2019: The Tenacious Realm

2019 Finalist, North Sydney Art Prize, The Coal Loader, Sydney

2018 Group Exhibition by Invitation The Red Project, Coal Loader Tunnels, Sydney

2017 Solo Exhibition A Year at the Coal Loader, Coal Loader Art Studio, Sydney

2017 Group Exhibition Share House, Byron School of Art Project Space, Mullumbimby

2017 Pop-up Solo Exhibition Self-Portrait as a Landscape, TWT Creative Precinct Block Party, Sydney

2017 Finalist, Hunters Hill Art Exhibition, Sydney

2017 Finalist, Artists of Mosman: 2088, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

2017 Finalist, Harbour Sculpture, Indoor Selection, Sydney

2017 Finalist, Harbour Sculpture, Outdoor Selection, Sydney

2017 Narrative & Voice in Claudia Núñez-Pacheco's Installation Storytelling the Felt-sense: SOUL

2017 Finalist, North Sydney Art Prize, The Coal Loader, Sydney

2016 Finalist, Mandorla Art Award, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth

2016 Finalist, Hidden Sculpture Walk, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney

2016 Finalist, Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture, Sydney

2016 Solo Exhibition Accreation II: Ontological Transmutations, Verge Gallery, Sydney

2015 Finalist, Verge Awards, Verge Gallery, Sydney

2015 Group Exhibition Accreation: Un-becoming and the Surface as Sight, Verge Gallery, Sydney

2012 Group Exhibition All Fired Up, Space Gallery, Lismore

2012 Best Student Award - North Coast Technical College, Lismore

2012 Selected Group Exhibition Tandem 10, Space Gallery, Lismore

2012 Art Acquisitive Exhibition, Space Gallery, Lismore

2011 Group Exhibition Ouvre - A Substantial Body of Work, North Coast Technical College, Lismore

2011 Best in Show Award (with Belinda Simone) - Ouvre, North Coast Technical College, Lismore

2010 Group Exhibition Works in Ceramics, Space Gallery, Lismore

 

 

Residencies & Conferences

 

2017 Extended Art Residency, The Coal Loader, Sydney

2016 Art Residency, The Coal Loader, Sydney

2015 Art Residency, Brand X, TWT Visual Arts Studio, St Leonards, Sydney

2015 Speaker, 2nd Conference on Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind, Birkbeck College, London

 

 

Writing & Publications

 

2019 Being Fragmented and Being Whole: Explorations in Cognitive Sciences, Religious Contemplative Traditions, and Art Practice, PhD dissertation, The University of Sydney, Arts & Social Sciences.

2019 Ceramics: Art + Perception/Technical, Issue 110, pp. 74-77, Geng Xue's Sensuous Worlds in Porcelain and Clay

2018 Aesthetic Experience in Art-Practice: a Pre-Linguistic Felt Quality in A. Scarinzi (ed.), Recasting Aesthetic Experience: Emotions and the 'Continuity Principle', Göttingen, Cuvillier, pp. 155-195

2017 Ceramics: Art + Perception/Technical, Issue 105, pp. 18-23, Homo Ludens: Michael Hallam

2017 The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Vol. 56, No. 1, pp. 37-41, A Circle: Being Fragmented and Being Whole

2016 The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Vol. 55, No. 2, pp. 10-13, A Permanent Mark: Remembering Michael Hallam

2014 Ceramics: Art & Perception, No. 94, pp. 84-87, Axis of Passion - Creative World of Amanda Bromfield

2013 Ceramics: Technical No. 36, pp. 32-35, Sacred Art of Lena Logan

 

 

Education

 

2019 PhD in Arts & Social Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia 

2012 Diploma of Ceramics, North Coast Technical College, Lismore, Australia

2011 Certificate IV in Ceramics, North Coast Technical College, Lismore, Australia

2010 Certificate III in Ceramics, North Coast Technical College, Lismore, Australia

2008 Master's Degree in Religion, University of Zagreb, Jesuit Faculty of Philosophy, Croatia

2001 Bachelor's Degree (Hons) in Philosophy & Religion, University of Zagreb, Jesuit Faculty of Philosophy, Croatia

 

Mandala Project Performance, photo by Brett Studholme

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