Amber Koroluk-Stephenson’s practice draws on the intersections between natural and built environments to explore structures of facade and paradoxes of taming or staging the landscape. Working across painting, sculpture and collage, she balances the banal with the strange to create slippages within everyday fantasies. Amber’s work intertwines natural and artificial, interior and exterior, the wild and domesticated to fulfil the human desire to connect with nature and make visible what is out of sight.
Since graduating from the Tasmanian School of Art, UTAS, with a BFA (Honours) in 2010, Amber has held numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Split Vision, Glover Country, Breaking Horizons, Bett Gallery (2020), Middleground, Bett Gallery (2018), Shadows on the Wall, Anna Pappas Gallery (2017), and Homeland, Devonport Regional Gallery (2017). Recent group exhibitions include Disappearing, Bett Gallery, Dream Sequence, Kings Artist Run (2020), Sydney Contemporary (2019), Suburbia, Cement Fondu (2018), Wild: flora and fauna in Australian art, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery (2018).
Amber has also been selected for a number of Australian prizes including The Churchie National Emerging Artist Prize, Tidal National Art Award, Redlands Art Award, Albany Art Prize, Portia Geach Award, Ravenswood Art Prize and Glover Prize. She has received several grants and awards for her practice, including an Australia Council ArtStart Grant, a NAVA Australian Artists’ Grant and Arts Tasmania ArtsBridge Grants. Koroluk-Stephenson has also received numerous studio residencies including Contemporary Art Tasmania, Arts Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris and Glover Country.
She is currently undertaking an MFA (by Research) at UNSW Art and Design through the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship.