Consuelo Cavaniglia’s experimental, studio-based practice focuses on our understanding and experience of space. Taking cues from film, photography and architecture, her works are determined by the selection and application of lines, shadows, planes of colour and reflective surfaces. A diversity of materials is evident, from the simply constructed shadings of her works on paper, to the industrial galvanised steel and sheets of polished acrylic appearing in her freestanding sculptures. Cavaniglia creates environments where the viewer, artwork and space shared are all intricately connected. Her work brings new dimensions to our understanding of spatial installation practice, in which sensorial and emotive responses to works are privileged and a multiplicity of experiences arise.

Cavaniglia has exhibited extensively in Australia, including key solo exhibitions at Perth Institute for Contemporary Arts, Perth; Perth Centre for Photography, Perth; Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne; and Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne. She was included in the inaugural Macfarlane Commissions exhibition: The Theatre is Lying at the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne; and the Ballarat International Foto Biennial, Ballarat. In addition to her artistic practice, Cavaniglia maintains an independent curatorial practice.