POPPY FIELD (B. LONDON, 1993) IS A BRITISH ARTIST, CURRENTLY LIVING AND WORKING IN FLORENCE, ITALY.
Thanks to the generosity of the QEST Finnis Scott Foundation Scholarship, Poppy took up her second year of training in sculpture at the Florence Academy of Art in 2016-17. There she developed her technical skills in drawing, armature making, modelling, mould making, plaster and resin casting. Prior to this, Poppy completed her undergraduate studies in the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London where she learnt about the sculptural tradition in Britain and its international cultural heritage. Poppy’s aspiration is to continue Britain’s great sculptural tradition of monuments and memorials. She is delighted that the Leverhulme Trust have awarded her a Study Abroad Studentship which will enable her to return to the Florence Academy for her final year.
In 2015, Poppy was invited to attend The Alpine Fellowship at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice. She undertook an interview for the Florentine podcast The Sculptor’s Funeral and presented a paper at The Representational Art Conference in Ventura, California. From 2015-2016, in addition to studying for her degree, Poppy worked for 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair and was Head of Exhibition for the twelfth edition of the East Wing Biennial. She was also been awarded the John Hayes Travel Award with which she visited Beijing and Shanghai last summer. This year, Poppy has lectured on artists such as Donatello, Masaccio and Cellini as well as on the art of memory at the Florence Academy of Art and Rome Art Program. Her work was included in the Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition 2017.