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.

She holds a doctoral degree in Arts and Social Sciences from the

University of Sydney for her interdisciplinary research in cognitive

sciences, neurology, contemplative religious traditions and

art practice.

Currently she is undertaking a fine art doctoral specialisation at

the National Art School in Sydney, Australia.

When working on video projects she regularly collaborates with

video artist and photographer Brett Studholme, and they exhibit 

as a collaborative duo A+B Studholme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

 

 

2020 Invited (with Brett Studholme), Group Exhibition Retracing, Art Space on The Concourse, Sydney, Australia

2020 Selected (with Brett Studholme), Onirica Film Festival, La Spezia, Italy

2020 Selected (with Brett Studholme), Group Exhibition The Sensation of Home, FaB Festival, Bath, UK

2020 Selected (with Brett Studholme), Group Exhibition BEAUTY/?, K.L.8 Exhibition Space, Brussels, Belgium

2020 Finalist (with Brett Studholme), Artists of Mosman: 2088, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2020 Finalist, Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook, Australia

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

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

2019 Finalist (with Brett Studholme), The Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial: The Tenacious Realm, Sydney, Australia

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

2018 Invited, Group Exhibition The Red Project, Coal Loader Tunnels, Sydney, Australia

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

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

2017 Solo Exhibition Self-Portrait as a Landscape, TWT Creative Precinct, Sydney, Australia

2017 Finalist, Hunters Hill Art Exhibition, Sydney, Australia

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

2017 Finalist, Harbour Sculpture, Indoor Selection, Sydney, Australia

2017 Finalist, Harbour Sculpture, Outdoor Selection, Sydney, Australia

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

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

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

2016 Finalist, Hidden Sculpture Walk, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, Australia

2016 Finalist, Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture, Sydney, Australia

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

2015 Finalist, Verge Awards, Verge Gallery, Sydney, Australia

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

2012 Group Exhibition All Fired Up, Space Gallery, Lismore, Australia

2012 Best Student Award - North Coast Technical College, Lismore, Australia

2012 Selected Group Exhibition Tandem 10, Space Gallery, Lismore, Australia

2012 Art Acquisitive Exhibition, Space Gallery, Lismore, Australia

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

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

2010 Group Exhibition Works in Ceramics, Space Gallery, Lismore. Australia

 

 

Residencies & Conferences

 

2017 Extended Art Residency, The Coal Loader, Sydney, Australia

2016 Art Residency, The Coal Loader, Sydney, Australia

2016 Speaker, Postgraduate History Conference Historical Identities, The University of Sydney, Australia

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

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

 

 

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 Doctor of Fine Art Candidate, National Art School, Sydney, Australia - ongoing

2020 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

 

Salt Mandala  Performance, photo by Brett Studholme

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Salt Mandala  Performance, photo by Brett Studholme

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