Maureen Faye-Chauhan

Artist & Contemporary Jewellery Designer based in Melbourne Australia.

For an artist, part of the creative process is bringing forth something from nothing. Ideas develop, a drawn line closes to become a shape, and through the manipulation of space that shape becomes a form.

Maureen’s ongoing practice involves a conceptual and technical investigation into the development of line and form.
Her inspiration is drawn from a fascination with the fundamental geometric patterns that are found within nature’s building blocks,
Maureen likes to think of her brooches as small wearable sculptures. “When I am designing them, I create forms that not only sit well on the body but also sit comfortably on a shelf or window sill and can be enjoyed all the time”. She is currently working on some larger scale works that will definitely not be able to be worn……

Maureen Faye–Chauhan is an Australian Artist and Jewellery maker,
who lives and works amongst the gum trees in a semi-rural community just outside of the city of Melbourne, Australia.

Her works are held in the collection of the The Musée des Arts Décoratifs, in Paris,
the National gallery of Australia,
the Art Gallery of South Australia
and the Bluestone Collection, Melbourne.

Maureen completed a Masters degree in Fine Arts at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia in 2008.

Maureen's work has been included in curated group exhibitions in Australia and internationally for over a decade.
These include
2007| the inaugural SIERAAD NEW TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY exhibition in The Netherlands.
2008| REFINED: ABUNDANCE Award exhibition in Texas, USA.
2009| EVOKING MYSTERY at the De Novo Gallery in California. U.S.A.
2010| SCHMUCK, the 62nd International Trade Fair in Munich, Germany.
and the Australian exhibition ‘BY EXAMPLE’ at the Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan.
2012| Artisan Gallery's touring TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, 100 Women, 100 Brooches Project exhibition, Brisbane Australia.
2013| FERROUS Exhibition at Velvet Da Vinci gallery in San Francisco, USA,
the NEW EDITIONS Exhibition at Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, Australia
and the SEAMS/SEEMS Exhibition at Mada Gallery in Melbourne.
2014| MELBOURNE NOW exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
2015| DARK FORMS exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia, and the inaugural VICTORIAN CRAFT AWARD EXHIBITION at Craft, Melbourne, Australia,
2017-2020| STEEL, ART DESIGN ARCHITECTRE, travelling exhibition, Jam Factory, Adelaide.
2018| AURORA AUSTRALIS, Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h, Montreal, Canada.
2018| ABOUT FACE, Courtesy of the artist, Sydney, Australia

Gallery Funaki, Crossley St. Melbourne.
TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria, Australia.


Interested In taking one of my works home?

Contact me via Email or see my work in Australia at

Gallery Funaki