Enquiry
Finalist

About

Aiming to subvert artistic conventions of presentation and function, Stacey Korfiatis seeks to surprise and challenge her audience. Rejecting the notion of play as only for children, Korfiatis is driven to create innovative works that deliver experiences, a theme that permeates both her 2- and 3-dimensional works.

Reimagining the 4-cornered archetype, Korfiatis' painting incorporates sculptural 3-dimensional elements to enable her exploration of the relationship between the subject and frame. Her works discuss issues of autonomy and empowerment in relation to the subject and the question of whether the frame exists to imprison or protect.

Transformation, mechanism and movement are themes central to Korfiatis' jewellery practice. Encouraging tactile engagement, her designs seek to affirm not only an aesthetic relationship, but a dialogue between each piece and beholder.

Maintaining an active presence in Melbourne's art community, Korfiatis' work has been featured in a number of prizes including the 2016 Stanthorpe Art Festival and the 2015 Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award. In addition to making her own work, Korfiatis is always aiming to expand her practice and has worked as a studio assistant to jeweller Blanche Tilden and painter Matthew Quick. Stacey Korfiatis holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Metals & Jewellery) from Monash University.

Education

2013 Bachelor of Visual Arts: Jewellery, Monash University, Melbourne

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2017 Anámesa, BlackCat Gallery, Collingwood
2017 Threshold, Gallerysmith Project Space, North Melbourne
2014 Enclosed, MSG Gallery, Brighton
2008 Family, ARTrium Exhibition Space, Sandringham

Curated Exhibitions
2017 Graeme Hildebrand Prize for Young Contemporary Artists, Red Gallery, North Fitzroy
2017 Subjects: A Portrait Exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy
2017 Grrl, in.cube8r Gallery, Fitzroy
2017 Peculiar Portraits Art Prize, The Union Club Hotel, Fitzroy
2017 Showcase, Artisan Jewellery, Bunbury, Western Australia
2016 Stanthorpe Art Festival, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe, Queensland
2015 BUDA 2015 Contemporary Australian Silver and Metalwork Award, Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, Castlemaine
2015 Kaleidoscope of Colour & Culture, Leonard Joel, Prahran
2015 Acquisitions Exhibition - Year 12 Excellence in Arts Retrospective, Lauriston Girls’ School, Armadale
2008-09 Spotlight on the Past, Bayside Cultural Centre, Brighton
2008 Currency, The Sinclaire Centre, Geelong Grammar School, Corio

Group Exhibitions
2014 Wunderkammer, The Museum of Lost and Forgotten Objects, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick
2012 MADA Now 2012 Grad Show, Monash University Caulfield Campus, Caulfield
2009 Art Afterhours Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts Student Gallery, Southbank

Awards, Prizes & Grants
2018 Finalist – Bluethumb Art Prize, Online
2017 Winner – Third Prize in Painting (oil/acrylic) of the Graeme Hildebrand Prize for Young Contemporary Artists
2016 Finalist – 2016 Stanthorpe Art Festival, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery
2015 Finalist – BUDA 2015 Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award, Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum
2014 Winner – Nava’s Melbourne Soup Session Seed Funding
2007 Shortlisted for the Victorian and Tasmanian International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Exhibition Currency (Equivalent to Top Arts)
2007 Friends of Lauriston Arts Acquisition Award

Press

2017 ‘Threshold’ Milkbar Mag, June 29, http://www.milkbarmag.com/2017/06/29/threshold
2017 ‘17 Things To Do This Weekend In Melbourne’ The Urban List Melbourne, June 15, www.theurbanlist.com/melbourne/a-list/17-thing-to-do-this-weekend-in-melbourne
2017 ‘Portraits of women aim to reframe the picture’ Northcote Leader, June 13, pp 1 & 10
2017 ‘17 Free Things To Do In Melbourne This June’ The Urban List Melbourne, June 1, www.theurbanlist.com/melbourne/a-list/17-free-things-to-do-in-melbourne-this-june
2015 ‘Lauriston Old Girls Help Fund Arts Program’ The Weekly Review, July 28, www.theweeklyreview.com.au/play/close-to-the-art-lauriston-old-girls-help-fund-arts-program/
2015 ‘Meet Artist & Jewellery Designer, Stacey Korfiatis’ Old Lauristonians’ Association E-News, July 1, http://enews.ptly.com/lauriston/june-2015-edition-13
2014 ‘Meet the artists pitching at our Soup Session Victoria’ NAVA, Oct 20, https:// visualarts.net.au/news-opinion/2014/meet-artists-pitching-our-soup-session-victoria/

89cm (W) x 160cm (H)
Oil Paint
$7,450
151cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Oil Paint
$5,300
121cm (W) x 160cm (H)
Oil Paint
$7,450
60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Oil Paint
$3,780
151cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Oil Paint
$5,300
151cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Oil Paint
$5,300
86cm (W) x 86cm (H)
Oil Paint
$3,500