Fiona Veikkanen

2011

Fiona's work shows a certain bemusement with, “ … the myriad of useless objects thatexist in the world” while commenting on the absurdity of these items and the consumer culture that supports their production. She also wonders or questions the distinctions between art maker and mass manufacturer as producers of useful/useless objects.

Over the year she intends to explore the distinctions between sculptural/fine art objects, craft objects and the mundane everyday object. Her works attempt to make the distinctions difficult to distinguish, highlighting and/or breaking down these often, arbitrary categories.

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EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts (Visual), Australia National University & Exchange to Academy of Fine Arts, Prague

Participation in ANU School of Art Japan Study Tour

AWARDS & RESIDENCES

2010-The Front Gallery Exhibition Award.

2010-The Canberra Contemporary Art Space Residency and Exhibition Award

2005: Certificate of Excellence for achievement in Performing/Visual Arts, Board of Senior Secondary Studies

Principals Award for Arts, The Canberra College

Certificate of Merit Highest Achievement in Art and Design, The Canberra College

Certificate of Merit Highest Achievement in Fashion Design, The Canberra College

EXHIBTIONS

2010-The Chain Gang Exhibition, empty shopfront, Canberra, ACT.

2010: 2010 ANU Graduate Exhibition, ANU School of Art, Canberra ACT

2009: The Italian Language Week Art Prize, ANU School of Art, Canberra ACT

2007: ANU School of Art Open Day Exhibition, Sculpture Workshop

ReArt- Benedict House Art Prize, Benedict House Queanbeyan, NSW

2006: ANU School of Art Open Day Exhibition, Sculpture Workshop

2005: Head Space, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra ACT