Maureen Fave-Chauhan



1969 Melbourne, Australia

Training / Education:

  • 2002-2008 – Monash University School of Art and design, Melbourne, Australia /Bachelor Degree in Applied Arts/ Honours Degree [First Class]/Masters Degree in Fine Art :Metals and Jewellery/ under the Supervision of Marian Hosking

Exhibitions (Solo & Group Shows):

  • 2005 "Concealment; Jewelry & Metal Art Competition And Exhibition" Post Picasso Online Gallery
  • 2005 "Buda: Contemporary Australian Silver and Metalwork Award"
    Buda Historic Home and Garden Gallery, Castlemaine, Australia
  • 2005 "Contemporary Wearables 2005" Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Australia
  • 2006 "Graduate Metal X" Exit Gallery, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia
  • 2006 "Hobart City Art Prize 2006" Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania Australia
  • 2007 "Contemporary Wearables 2007" Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Australia
  • 2007 "Sieraad New Traditional Jewellery 2007: Symbols of Faith" Amsterdam Rai, Netherlands
  • 2008 "Refined: Abundance" SFA School Of Art: The Art Centre Nacogdoches, Texas USA.
  • 2008 "Gallery Funaki International Jewellery Award: Transformation" Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2008 "National Contemporary Jewellery Award" Griffith Regional Art Gallery NSW, Australia
  • 2008 "SOFA Chicago 2008" repr. by Charon Kransen Arts, Chicago USA

Awards / Grants:

  • 2005 /Excellence in Metals and Jewellery -Honours Award/ [Monash University, Australia] /Sponsored by Australian Jewellers Supplies
  • 2004 /Outstanding Third Year Student in Metals and Jewellery Award/ [Monash University, Australia] /Sponsored by Twin Plaza Metals


  • Louise Smith - Louise Smith Gallery/Melbourne, Australia 2004
  • Mascha Moje – Jewellery Artist/Melbourne, Australia 2004, 2008


  • Crafts Arts International "INSIDE THE SQUARE…BUT WITH A DIFFERENCE" [Group exhibition review] Issue #72 2008

Artist Statement:

The idea that making is a form of meditation is an integral part of my practice, repetitive processes are an essential part of crafting fine small scale works, and once the monotony is overcome, the performance of these rhythmic actions becomes a mesmerising process. I incorporate this repetitive rhythm into the objects that I make using line, pattern and form."