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 will resume her training in sculpture at the Florence Academy of Art in October 2016. Here she will develop her technical skills in drawing, armature making, modelling, mould making, plaster and bronze casting. Poppy recently 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. She also undertook several internships and jobs to further her understanding of the art market. Poppy’s aspiration is to continue Britain’s great sculptural tradition of monuments and memorials.
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. This year, in addition to studying for her degree, Poppy was Head of Exhibition for the twelfth edition of the East Wing Biennial. She has also been awarded the John Hayes Travel Award and will visit Beijing and Shanghai later this summer. Poppy hopes that one day she will be able to support future QEST scholars.