SAMSTAG ALUMNI 2005

Mikala Dwyer
Born 1959, 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 International Student, Berlin University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany 
2003 Master of Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, The University of New South Wales, Sydney 
1983 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts), Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney 

Artist's website
http://mikaladwyer.com/