Stella Chen is a Taiwanese/Australian interdisciplinary artist, living and working in Sydney. She works across the mediums of sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking, drawing and performance exploring the legacy of lived experience with post-memory, intergenerational trauma and resilience. Stella utilises moss as a metaphorical concept for resilience, constructing a research methodology in the fields of anthropology, archeology and Eastern philosophy. Stella translates her lived experience with the aesthetic of quietness, stillness, fragility and ephemerality with a vulnerable quality, reflecting the truth in war and neoliberalism.
Stella holds a MArt from UNSW Art & Design. She was the recipient for Waverley Art Prize 2016, Highly Commended for UNSW Emerging Artist Kudos Award 2015; Stella has been exhibited Internationally, including solos at Stacks Projects, AIRSpace Projects, Sydney. Group Exhibitions at Cat Street Gallery, HK, Beyond Belfast, Ireland, and recently in the curatorial program “Doing Feminism/Sharing the World” by Prof. Anne Marsh with Favour Economy in Melbourne, 2017 - 2018. Her work is held in private collection both nationally and internationally.
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