BVA (Hons), MFA, current PhD candidate
Chelsea Lehmann holds a Bachelor of Visual Art (hons) from Adelaide Central School of Art (1998) and was a visiting scholar at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland (1999) courtesy of the Ruth Tuck Scholarship. She has an MFA (Research) from the College of Fine Art, UNSW (2007) and is currently a PhD candidate at UNSW Art & Design in the field of contemporary painting. Lehmann has been the recipient of several awards, grants and local and International residencies and has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally. Her research focuses on the use of scientific imaging techniques such as x-ray and infrared to expose conjunctures of images within the painted surface. Her aim is to highlight relations between layers of material, between material and image and between technology and image production. In related research Lehmann explores iconoclasm as a secular, creative act by examining its historical, political, and semiological domains in relation to painting.