Esther Stewart lives and works in Melbourne, Victoria. Her work is represented by Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney.
Stewart completed a Master of Cultural and Arts Management, University of Melbourne in 2012-2014; a Bachelor of Fine Arts, (First Class Honours), majoring in Sculpture and Spatial Practice at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne in 2010
Solo exhibitions include, How to Decorate a Dump at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Melbourne, 2016, Behind Closed Doors at Sarah Cottier Gallery in Sydney, 2016; Display Home, the Act of Living at Firstdraft in Sydney, 2015; Timeshare at Station Gallery in Melbourne, 2015; Endless That’s the Problem at Utopian Slumps in Melbourne, 2014; Geometric Colour at Craft Victoria in Melbourne, 2013; Makin’ Plans at Utopian Slumps in Melbourne, 2013; Carton at Rearview in Melbourne, 2011; and Futurity at TCB in Melbourne, 2010
Commissions include Darling Point apartment with Chenchow Little Architects in Sydney, 2015 and the 2015/2016 Fall Winter Men’s range for Italian based fashion house Valentino.
Stewart was the recipient of the Sir John Sulman award at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2016, Next Wave Festival (Kickstart award) in Melbourne in 2012; Rearview in Melbourne in 2010 (solo exhibition award); the Friends of the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne (Undergraduate Award) in 2010; the National Gallery Women’s Association in Melbourne (Undergraduate award) in 2009; and TCB inc, in Melbourne (Blair Trethowan Award) in 2009. Stewart received grants for new work from the Australia Council in Sydney, Arts Victoria in Melbourne, and NAVA in Sydney in 2013.