Dr Louiseann King is a sculptor/installation artist and academic based in Eganstown, regional Victoria where she lives with her young family. Over 20 years her work has examined notions of transience, the environment, mutability, metamorphosis, value and the domestic, nationhood and time. King creates both intimate and large-scale immersive works. Her work takes on aspects of collecting/gathering processes, particularly of the discarded, the ephemeral and that which is considered of little value, as she ponders discourses pertaining to the value of objects and how value is constructed, retained and/or lost. King’s work is inherently about the construction of meaning over time and how this produced through the re-imagined familiar. Working with poetic nuance King evokes time, place and memory through material, making processes and sound.
In 2006 King completed a Doctorate in Philosophy - ‘A ritual for making’ at Monash University where she held the Monash Silver Jubilee Scholarship. King has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and overseas. She is the recipient of numerous grants and prizes, most recently an VicArts New Work Grant - Creative Victoria (2016) and ‘Going Solo’ - Bendigo Art Gallery (2016).