NotFair 2023

8 – 13 December 2023

333 Malvern Road, South Yarra VIC 3141


Chelsea Lehmann

Chelsea Lehmann is a painter who lives and works on Gadigal land (Sydney). Lehmann has an exhibition history spanning two decades, and has received numerous awards, grants, and international residencies. Her current work explores the representation of the human body, specifically focusing on its fragmentation and evolving meanings in the 21st century. The surfaces of Lehmann’s painting frequently employ a palimpsest of painted layers, allowing earlier traces of her work to remain visible. Using dramatic formal contrasts and painterly gestures, Lehmann emphasises the performativity and artifice of Baroque and Surrealist bodies, echoing the way Western art has traditionally grafted constructs of feminine identity onto the illusions of representation itself. Lehmann’s work offers creative interventions which ‘undo’ these constructs by imagining the female form in conflict with painting’s weighty history and stable surfaces. Lehmann holds a PhD from UNSW Art & Design (2019).



Forecast 2020-2022. Oil on linen. 205 x 170 cm.


Gather Your Fruit 2022. Oil on board. 97 x 70 cm.

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