EILEEN KUZMIC: Artist Bio and CV
Eileen Kuzmic works predominately with photomedia practices; which includes working with historical photographic and printing processes. Her work encompasses sculptural, installation and photobook production.
Kuzmic's artwork delivers a visual account of humanity through research, personal insight and relationship with her subjects. Kuzmic uses portraiture, photographic typology, archive and the natural landscape to deliver an empathetic insight to the human experience.
Current topics that she is working on, aim to unveil intimate aspects of hoarding as a mental health disorder and the effect on family, community and the self. Also investigated is the notion of the artist as collector; this practice is both a parallel and dissimilar notion to hoarding disorder. Her research investigating ‘The Artist as Collector’ and the manifestation of hoarding disorder has powerful resonance for contemporary communities.
2017 Imaginarium, group show, Acrux Gallery, Hamilton,
2017 Awarded Faculty Medal from the Faculty of Education and Arts, Newcastle University
2017 Bachelor Fine Art Honours Class 1, Newcastle University
2017 Watt Space Gallery, Honours Exhibition: Dysphoria: Artist / Hoarder
2016 Finalist, in the biannual Friends of Newcastle University competition.
Work title: Ideation
2016 Group Photo / Artist Book Exhibition: The Expanded Print
2015 BFA Graduation Show: Liminal
2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, Newcastle University
2015 Finalist in The Ballarat International Foto Biennale.
Photobook: Dysphoria: Portfolio as Photobook
2014 UoN FEDUA Faculty Award
2014 Finalist, in the biannual Friends of Newcastle University competition.
Installation: Je Ne Sais Quoi
2014 ABC Open: Photographic series Scope selected for online exhibition
2014 Watt Space Gallery group show exhibited: Dysphoria
2013 UoN FEDUA Faculty Award
2013 John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle: Out of the Blue;
group exhibition of historical photographic processes
2013 Watt Space Gallery group show exhibited: Stop You’re Hurting me
2012 Eileen Kuzmic has completed a project about Australia’s Care Leavers.
The work was donated to the Care Leavers Australian Network (CLAN) Museum.