SAMSTAG ALUMNI 2005

Jemima Wyman
Born 1977, Sydney, New South Wales

The great shadow of Modernism casts itself across all these works, as it casts itself over everything else. It is quite inescapable. Here, the phenomenon of Modernism is both revered – as is evident in the artists' use of materials, tools and techniques that carry an aura of sleek modernity and decried......Modernism is (or was) a hydraheaded monster and these artists, like most of those who set out to escape it, end up by paying it homage. It is, after all, the only reference point we have, for better or for worse, and we construct Modernism in a multitude of ways, each according to our own needs. 

Peter Timms from his Samstag catalogue essay, Art in an Age of Anxiety
 
2005 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
2005 MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, USA 
2001 Bachelor of Visual Arts - Honours 1st class, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane 
1997 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane 

Artist's website
http://jemimawyman.wordpress.com/