Semi-finalist

About Valentina Schulte

Valentina Schulte is a Sydney-based, multi-disciplinary artist with a practice focusing on photography, video and sculpture. Her continuing interest in the arts has led her to complete a diploma in Fine Art at St. George TAFE NSW and later to the College of Fine Arts at UNSW where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with First-Class Honours in 2009.

Schulte's work focuses primarily on the urban and natural landscapes we inhabit and how these places affect our conscious experience. Recently, research areas have developed to explore the human impact on the lived landscape and the natural environment. Key to this is the idea rooted in principles that apply to us physically as well as philosophically; with the physicality, installation and making methods of my work sharing equal importance to the overall presentation as the ideas and research that drive it. Some of these concepts explored include; circadian rhythms, geometric patterns, beauty in small details, terraforming, positive and negative space and the bending of nature to our will.

Schulte's work shown work around Australia in galleries, institutions, artist-run spaces such as Firstdraft, 107 Projects and Huw Davies Gallery. As well as international group and solo shows in the USA, Norway, United Kingdom and Spain. Most recently, Schulte was awarded overall winner of the 2017 CLIP Award from the Perth Centre for Photography for her work 'Our Silent Guardians', was a finalist in the Ravenswood Women's Art Award (emerging), an exhibitor at the 3rd edition of The Other Art Fair Sydney and finalist in the Fishers Ghost Art Award in both the Photography and Contemporary categories.

Education

2002 Diploma in Fine Art, St. George TAFE (NSW)
2009 Bachelor of Fine Art, Honours First Class (Photomedia), College of Fine Art, UNSW

Exhibitions

2017
- Fishers Ghost Art Award (Photography and Contemporary categories), Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney.
- The Other Art Fair, Sydney
- Aspects: Contemporary Landscapes, Collab Gallery.
- Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Award.
– Stillness, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney.
– CLIP Award, Perth Centre for Photography, WA.
2016
– Fishers Ghost Photography Award (Photography category), Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney.
– Texture/Contexture, 107 Projects, Sydney.
– Static, Green Lens Studio, London, UK.
– CLIP Award, Perth Centre for Photography, WA.
– We Don’t Talk, Tiny Tailor Gallery, Sydney.
2015
– Paradise Found Music Festival, Paradise Cinema, Regional Victoria
– The Other Art Fair, Sydney
– Penumbra Collective Issue 01 Launch Party and Exhibition, Sydney
– Subversion, Tortuga Studios, Sydney / Art Month Sydney
2014
– In the Night Garden, Tortuga Studios & Sydney Fringe, Sydney.
– Borderland – the Entropy of Identity, MECA Centre, Almeria, Spain
2013
– Paradise Found, Electric Palace, Hastings, UK.
– Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image, Johnson City, NY, USA.
2012:
–The Midnight Actuality, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney.
– Inside and Out, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne.
– Angle of Incidence, Gallery Eight, Sydney.
2011:
– Duality, Banyule Arts Space, Melbourne.
– What Things Look Like, Index Space, Sydney.
2010:
– Travel Distortions: Fog, Hue Davies Gallery, Photo Access, Manuka, Canberra
– Phantom Detection, GalleryEight, Sydney – Head On Festival.
2009:
– Picture This, Brunswick Street Gallery, Victoria.
– Books…Beyond Words, East Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria.
– Opening Sight, Breathing Colours, Balmain, Sydney.
2008
– Residue, Huw Davies, PhotoAccess, Manuka Arts Centre, Canberra.
– Hot New Things, Vivid National Photography Festival, Photospace Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra
– Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.
– Walking Tour: Part 2, Alliance Francais Gallery, Sydney
2007
– SYD – OSL via VESTFOSSEN, Galleri Van Bau, Arena Vestfossen, Norway
2006
– DISJOIN, Blanco Negro Gallery Sydney.
– Churchie Emerging Artist Exhibition, Brisbane.
– 9 x 5” Show, Kudos Gallery, Sydney.
2005
– Art on Paper Prize, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

Press

2016
– Creative Digest, Online edition, September 7, 2016.
– Artist interview for Art Pharmacy Art Blog, January 11.
2014
– Stigmart VIDEOFOCUS 6th Edition, ISSUU and Stigmart10.Press, July 2014, page 68.
2012
– 2ser, Talking through your arts, radio interview together with Grant Stewart, 11 August, 2012, for Angle of Incidence opening.
2011
– FBI Radio, Canvas with Jesse Cox, 15 May 2011.
– MX, Tuesday 6th Sept., for Uncontainable at the Verge Festival, Sydney University.
2010
– Art Sound, radio interview, 14 November, 2010.
– Arts Hub, Artist Interview, 10 Feb.