Artist in Residence
Born in Belgium and based in Perth, Stephanie Reisch is an early career artist who explores mystical and shamanistic precepts through notions of trace and essence. Grounded in animal alchemy and prehistory, her practice spans across drawing, painting, sound and digital media.
Her work generally references objects from the natural world, particularly skulls and small bone fragments from various animals. Working with the embedded history contained within these objects she aims to subvert conventional representations of nature to create new perceptions of the primal and untamed.
During her residency titled ‘Silent Synchronicity’ she will be exploring ways of expanding awareness by taking cues from random curios and natural phenomena occurring in bushland sites around the Mundaring area.
"I am interested in how we intuitively read these encounters as signs and take meaning from them. It has always been my intention to create artworks that perform beyond the visual and expand into the sensorial. These ideas find much common ground with animistic beliefs and the creative processes of the first image-makers who worked with animal blood and bone on cave walls. These interests continue to influence and inform my practice today. I am hoping to continue working with natural pigments and animal derived materials whilst working as Artist in Residence.”
Stephanie has exhibited at numerous venues including Free Range Gallery, Margaret River Gallery, Linton & Kay, King Street Studio, Gallerysmith Project Space (Melbourne), Heathcote Museum & Gallery and Perth Galleries.
Stephanie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) and Master of Fine Arts from the University of Western Australia and is represented by Linton & Kay.
IN RESIDENCE | 19 JUNE - 15 JULY | TUE - THU 10AM - 4PM & SUN 11AM - 3PM
Image: Stephanie Resich, River Jewels (detail), 2018, oil, haematite, tiger eye, bone ash and Lumcolor pencil on Arches paper