Minuella E Chapman is a Sydney-based artist who employs a combination of multidisciplinary techniques in her artwork to create poetically assembled photographic imagery and evocative multi-media installations.
Chapman holds a Masters of Education with Distinction from the University of Wollongong, Australia, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, (COFA) University of New South Wales. In 2019, she completed two Artist Residencies at Chateau d’Orquevaux France; FaveLAB One Artist A Week, Athens Greece and was the recipient of The Denis Diderot Artist Grant.
She has an extensive international exhibition history including over twenty solo exhibits at venues such as P Artworks, Athens Greece 2019; Chateau d' Orquevaux, France 2019; ArtNext Expo, Central Hong Kong 2017; and ArtExpo New York 2016. Chapman has also participated in over fifty group shows such as Collage 100, LemoArt, Berlin and her work is found in numerous private collections worldwide. Recent awards include Kangaroo Valley Art Prize, 2018; Craft Arts International and Colourmaker Industries Award, COFA, UNSW.
Driven by the concept of vue de monde, Chapman’s color-saturated style offers an ephemeral view of time, capturing prismatic and atmospheric hues, light, and movement.
The photographic series Byzantium [Arcadia] is inspired in part by the iconography of Greco-Roman sculpture. In these works, the artist thoughtfully blends contemporary photographic techniques with leitmotifs of memory, landscape, and the classical beauty of Greco-Roman sculpture. Conceptually, the work functions as a commentary on Acadian motifs in historic literature and art, including Evelyn Waugh’s subtitling of Brideshead Revisited ‘ Et in Arcadia ego’.