Valentina Schulte

Valentina Schulte

Sydney, NSW, Australia

About Valentina Schulte

Valentina Schulte is a Sydney based artist focusing on photography, video and sculptural experiments. Her continuing interest in the arts has led her through the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in 2009.
Schulte’s work has evolved a focus around the urban and natural landscapes we inhabit and how these places affect our experiences of the world. This idea has evolved through research centred around travel and the flaneur in order to try and understand why we seek new horizons and experiences to enrich our lives.

While the central theme in these works is humanity within the landscape, newest works take these ideas and explore ideas of circadian rhythms, sacred geometry and geometric patterns, beauty in small details, terraforming, positive and negative space and finally the bending of nature to our will.

Schulte’s work has been exhibited in galleries, institutions and artist run spaces in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra as well as internationally in solo and group shows in the USA, Norway, United Kingdom and Spain. Most recently, Schulte was a finalist in the Ravenswood Women's Art Prize (emerging) and was awarded overall winner of the 2017 CLIP Award for contemporary landscape photography with her work 'Our Silent Guardians' and Fishers Ghost Photography Prize in 2019.

Education

2009 – Bachelor of Fine Arts at the College of Fine Arts Sydney Photomedia, Honours Class 1.

2002 – Diploma of Fine Arts at Southern Sydney Art School.

Events

The Other Art Fair Melbourne 2019
The Other Art Fair Sydney 2018
The Other Art Fair Sydney 2017
The Other Art Fair Sydney 2015

Exhibitions

Awards and Prizes
2018
- Fishers Ghost Prize, Photography (Winner), Campbelltown Arts Centre.
2017
- CLIP Award, Perth Centre for Photography, (Overall Winner), Perth.

2020
- Out there / Over there, 107 Projects Redfern, Sydney.

2019
- Fishers Ghost Art Award, Open category, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney.
- Shifting Terrain; Photographic Hybrids, AIRspace Projects, Sydney
- Stillness and Rest, PhotoAccess inc., Canberra
- Postcard Salon, Jarvis Dooney, Berlin
- The Other Art Fair, Melbourne

2018
- Opia Ora, McGlade Gallery, ACU, Sydney.
- Fishers Ghost Art Award, Photography and Contemporary categories, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney.
- The Other Art Fair, Sydney

2017
- Fishers Ghost Art Award, Photography and Contemporary categories, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney.
- Aspects, Collab Gallery, Sydney.
- Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize, Sydney.
- Stillness, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney.
– CLIP Award, Perth Centre for Photography, WA. (Overall Winner)

2016
– Fishers Ghost Art Award, Photography category, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney.
– Texture/Contexture, 107 Projects, Sydney.
– Dystopia, Tortuga Studios, Sydney.
– Playing with Perspectives, Deloitte Art Exhibition, Sydney.
– Static, Green Lens Studio, London, UK.
– CLIP Award, Perth Centre for Photography, WA.
– We Don’t Talk, Tiny Tailor Gallery, Sydney.

2015
– Paradise Found Music Festival, Paradise Cinema, Regional Victoria
– The Other Art Fair, Sydney
– Penumbra Collective Issue 01 Launch Party and Exhibition, Sydney
– Subversion, Tortuga Studios, Sydney / Art Month Sydney

2014
– In the Night Garden, Tortuga Studios & Sydney Fringe, Sydney.
– Borderland – the Entropy of Identity, Museo de Almeria / MECA Centre, Almeria / Faculty of Fine Art, University of Granada, Spain

2013
– Paradise Found, Electric Palace, Hastings, UK.
– Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image, Johnson City, NY, USA.
– In the Night Garden, Tortuga Studios & Sydney Fringe, Sydney.

2012:
–The Midnight Actuality, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney.
– Inside and Out, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne.
– Angle of Incidence, Gallery Eight, Sydney.
– Phantom Detection, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne.

2011:
– Duality, Banyule Arts Space, Melbourne.
– Easy Speak, Tortuga Studios, Sydney.
– What Things Look Like, Index Space, Sydney.

2010:
– 350.org, global art project, Arid Research Zone, Fowlers Gap, NSW
– Travel Distortions: Fog, Hue Davies Gallery, Photo Access, Manuka, Canberra
– Phantom Detection, GalleryEight, Sydney – Head On Festival.

2009:
– Picture This, Brunswick Street Gallery, Victoria.
– Books…Beyond Words, East Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria.
– Opening Sight, Breathing Colours, Balmain, Sydney.

2008
– Residue, Huw Davies, PhotoAccess, Manuka Arts Centre, Canberra.
– Hot New Things, Vivid National Photography Festival, Photospace Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra
– Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.
– Walking Tour: Part 2, Alliance Francais Gallery, Sydney

2007
– SYD – OSL via VESTFOSSEN, Galleri Van Bau, Arena Vestfossen, Norway