Kate Ballis

Kate Ballis is a Melbourne-based fine art photographer creating unique, colour-drenched images using infrared technology. Seeing the unseen through this technological lens Ballis finds a foreign otherworldly quality in familiar landscapes and scenes.

Kate was born in 1985 and she lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

Statement
I use photography to explore themes of seeing unseen energy, and tell stories that catch a glimpse of a world that exists just outside of the human perception.
Working with a converted full-spectrum camera and infrared filters, I have been able to make already otherworldly places feel even more foreign to the earth we know.
Infrared light is emitted by plants via the photosynthesis process, which has made deserts such as Palm Springs, Joshua Tree National Park, Arizona, the Atacama Desert and the Uyuni Salt flats fascinating subjects.
Landscapes that appear muted to the eye and plants that seem dead, jump to life when strongly emitting infrared light.
I love that infrared photography enables me to “colour-block” as the various filters I play with allow infrared plus one or two other colours through to the camera sensor.
I carefully select the filter in order to best tell the story, sometimes subverting techniques that other photographers may use to make a landscape seem more familiar.
In my Infra Realism series, the colours aim to candy-coat California, and are perhaps subconsciously inspired by the lives and wardrobes of my Barbie dolls in the 80s, and TV ads for Disneyland.
My newer series that I am currently working on explore my heritage (the UK and Greece) via the mythologies of the lost lands, which I have researched for years.
The power of myths and storytelling mean that lost lands such as Avalon and Atlantis, although unseen and perhaps never seen to the visible eye, still have a place in people’s hearts, including mine.

Solo exhibitions
2020 Liminality, Gallerysmith, VIC, Australia
2020 Hyperphantasia, Arthouse Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
2019 Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, FL, USA
2019 Spectrums of the Galapagos, Jardan, VIC, Australia
2019 Affordable Art Fair, ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2018 Hypercolour Fantasy: Infra Realism, Garis and Hahn, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2018 Pulse Miami Art Fair, Garis and Hahn, Miami, FL, USA
2018 Affordable Art Fair, ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2017 Glace Noir, Black Eye Gallery, NSW, Australia
2017 Infra Realism, Jardan, VIC, Australia

Group exhibitions
2020 Renewal, Arthouse Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
2020 Summer Show, Arthouse Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
2019 Illusions, Backwoods Gallery, Collingwood, VIC, Australia
2019 Mixology 2019, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Herpen, The Netherlands
2018 London Art Fair, London, United Kingdom
2018 Art House Collective, Jardan, VIC, Australia
2017 Straight Lines, Black Eye Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia

Art fairs
2020 Sydney Contemporary, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2019 London Art Fair, London, United Kingdom
2019 art KARLSRUHE, Karlsruhe, Germany
2019 KunstRAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2019 CCP Photo Fair: Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2018 The Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Brussels, BE
2018 The Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, London, UK
2018 KunstRai, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2018 Art The Hague, The Hague, The Netherlands
2018 The Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London, United Kingdom
2017 Art The Hague, The Hague, The Netherlands
2017 The Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London, United Kingdom

Bibliography (selected articles/reviews)
2019 Tired of Intellectualising Everything? This Photographer Is, The Design Files
2019 Spectrums of the Galapagos Photography Exhibition by Kate Ballis, Yellowtrace
2018 Jessica Klingelfuss, Infra Realism, Wallpaper
2018 Eleanor Gibson, Kate Ballis‘ infrared photography displays California modernism in vivid hues
2018 Laura Pitcher, Photographer Kate Ballis Makes your Palm Springs Vacation Photos look Basic, iD/ Vice Magazine
2018 Jessica Klingelfuss, Kate Ballis’ candy-coloured dreamscapes hit the sweet spot in Los Angeles, Wallpaper
2018 Felicity Carter, Kate Ballis Showcases a Hypercolor Fantasy in her Latest Exhibition, Infra Realism, Forbes
2018 Sara Tardiff, You’ll Never Look at Iconic Palm Springs Architecture the Same Way, Architectural Digest Magazine
2018 Nicholas Carolan, The Pink Print, Grazia
2018 Infra Realism: Deserts saturated with color in pictures, The Guardian
2017 First look: This Melbourne-based photographer has captured one of the world’s most beautiful natural attractions, Vogue Australia
2017 Elle Murrell, Kate Ballis, The Design Files
2017 Kate Lawson, In her Candy Colored Dreams, The September Issues
2017 Holly Black, Reimagining Californian Landscapes through Infrared, Another Magazine
2017 Hyper-real Perspectives, Aesthetica Magazine


Tono Barreiro

For more than two decades, Toño Barreiro has been developing a work cross-disciplinary that alternates photography, painting, sculpture and digital processes.

The questioning of the limits of pictorial medium, using sculptural elements and the rupture of the traditional frame of painting, is a constant in his work.

During the last few years Toño Barreiro has started the ‘Flexia’ series with new methodologies and creative processes that lead to paintings sometimes sinuous and synesthetic, other geometric and at the same time organic.

In its origin we find the articulation of the line and the plane playing with the concepts of deconstruction, symbiosis, the reference to the most elementary biological processes, overlapping color fields or the folding of the surface.

With his latest project, he focuses on objects and their possible changes, turning the simplest reduction into a range of possible representations leading to a series of flexed, articulated and retractable plane works.

Since 2006 Toño is a professor in the Department of Painting at the Polytechnic University of Valencia.


Tom Blachford

Tom Blachford is a creature of the night. From Palm Springs to Tokyo and Bolivia, the Australian photographer has dwelled patiently in the dark, composing his immaculate studies of moonlit mid-century houses, residential skyscrapers and civil buildings.

Tom was born in 1987 and he lives and works in Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Biography
Working at the intersection of long exposure photography and exploration of the built environment, Tom Blachford’s fine art photographs seek to transform predictable and known environments into surreal and dreamlike worlds.
Obsessed with capturing the moments of clarity, colour and mystery that exist just beyond the limits of our human perception, Blachford explores the ability for his camera to bridge our worlds to dark worlds beyond our reach.
Captivated by architecture, not only for its sculptural forms, Blachford’s images of homes, towns and suburbs act as the the stage for unwritten narratives that implore the viewer to script their own drama happening behind the walls of each scene.
Using only existing light sources – the full moon (Midnight Modern), the neon lights of Tokyo (Nihon Noir) or the harsh street lights of LA (Noct Angeles), Blachford hunts for the overlooked cinematic moments in the everyday and works to distil them with a sense of mystery, unease and wonder.
Tom’s work has been featured widely in architectural, art and design press around the world and has been exhibited and collected by art lovers across Australia, Europe and the USA.
The monograph of Midnight Modern series was released in 2017 by New York publisher powerHouse and is now onto its second edition of printing.

Solo exhibitions
2019 Midnight Modern IV, Photo London, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2018 Midnight Modern IV, Toth Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2018 Midnight Modern IV, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2017 Midnight Modern Retrospective, Black Eye Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
2016 Midnight Modern III, Black Eye Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
2016 Midnight Modern III, Modern Times Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2015 Midnight Modern II, Modernism Week Special Event, Palm Springs, CA, USA
2014 Midnight Modern I, Modern Times Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2011 Aoteroa, Port Melbourne Gallery, VIC, Australia

Art fairs
2020 Photo London, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2020 London Art Fair, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2019 Art Miami , with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Miami, FL, USA
2019 PAN Amsterdam, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2019 Photo London, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2019 KunstRAI, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2019 LA PHOTO, with Toth Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2019 London Art Fair, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2019 Papier Montreal, with Duran Maashal, Montreal, QC, Canada
2018 Art Miami, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Miami, FL, USA
2018 PAN Amsterdam, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2018 Art.Fair, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Cologne, Germany
2018 Art The Hague, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, The Hague, The Netherlands
2018 KunstRAI, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2017 PAN Amsterdam, with ARTITLEDcontemporay, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2017 Art The Hague, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, The Hague, The Netherlands
2017 KunstRAI, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publications
2019 Midnight Modern IV exhibition catalogue, published by ARTITLEDcontemporary
2018 Midnight Modern I-III monograph, published by powerHouse New York (Second Edition)
2017 Midnight Modern I-III monograph, published by powerHouse New York (First Edition)
2014 Midnight Modern I exhibition catalogue


Franck Bohbot

Franck Bohbot was born in 1980 near Paris (France) and he lives and works in Brooklyn (New York) and Los Angeles (California). Franck Bohbot is a french photographer and filmmaker who explores the extraordinary of everyday life. His dreamlike style, combined with his use of color carefully constructed compositions, elevated ordinary subjects to the level of art, leading the viewer's eye in the same direction as the subjects are looking.

Franck Bohbot was born in 1980 near Paris (France) and he lives and works in Brooklyn (New York) and Los Angeles (California).
Franck Bohbot is a french photographer and filmmaker who explores the extraordinary of everyday life.
His dreamlike style, combined with his use of color carefully constructed compositions, elevated ordinary subjects to the level of art, leading the viewer’s eye in the same direction as the subjects are looking.
He focuses his artistic research on public spaces, urban landscapes and environmental portraits.
Rooted in his fascination with cinematographic iconography, his thematics study the relationship between the individual and architecture.
While manipulating color with great precision, he highlights the soft subtleties of this relationship by playing with both fluorescent and melancholic light and chromatics.
Each one of Bohbot’s works features these photographic intentions and, through their enigmatic atmosphere, documentary-style approach and timeless feel, we are transported to a dreamy, velvety, and nearly infinite visual paradise.
His unique style enabled him to work with prestigious magazines, institutions and designers such as the New York Times, The New York Magazine, National Geographic, The Louvre Museum, Sotheby’s, Paul Smith and Christian Dior.

National Geographic described Bohbot as ‘A master of interior and exterior spaces’.
WIRED Magazine wrote on Franck Bohbot’s ‘Chinatown’ series ‘The series draws directly from the visual vocabulary and tonal palette of cinema. Many of the pictures bring to mind the unmistakable look of Blade Runner. The heavy atmosphere in these photos seems loaded with a sense of drama, like a portal into some modern noir film’.
ArchDaily Architecture wrote ‘Bohbot embraces quasiperfect symmetry, creating a surreal quality and invoking a sense of curiosity with each image’.


Carlo Borer

Swiss designer and sculptor Carlo Borer works entirely in three dimensions, from the development of objects in virtual space using CAD to the precise craftsmanship with which he creates his sculptures in the real world. Utilizing a variety of materials, especially steel and stainless steel, he carries forward the use of high-tech tools such as lasers throughout his creative process to produce objects that are concrete yet unearthly, curvilinear yet not quite organic. Many of his works are left untitled, so as not to provide any predetermined associations, leaving the interpretation of the forms open to the viewer’s imagination, perception, and interaction with the objects.

Carlo was born in 1961 and he lives and works in Oberbipp, Switzerland.

Biography
Carlo Borer develops his objects in virtual space using CAD.
By means of complex method approaches in virtual reality and with the aid of high-tech tools such as lasers, but ultimately owing to his precise crafting by hand, his sculptures and installations come about in the real world.

Parallel to this, Carlo Borer also creates his NoReadymades and Spaceships, for which he allows himself to be guided by things he finds, placing these then in a new context.
The objects suggest a purported use, pretending to be utilitarian objects from a technically advanced civilization, but in this way they lead the viewer down the wrong track.
Here, the aesthetics and technical perfection thus become a means of deception.
What looks as if it were a Readymade is in reality built from imagination, constituting a reversal of the original process.

Recently, he has been increasingly devoting himself to an interest in architecture.

Since 1981 Carlo Borer has been working as a visual artist with exhibitions in Europe and the USA.
His works may be found in private collections and in public spaces.

Education:
2020 Hurricanes
2019 POP, Object about the development of human beings (amount) from UN Data.
2017 Pill / Hell-C
2016 Capsule | Meteor
2013 Drawings | Tire profile | Bitumen
2010 Clouds | Clusters
2009 Spaceships
2004 NoReadymades
2003 Objects from cupper
2002 Transformers | Loops
2000 Complex Objects from virtual Space
1998 Development of Objects with CAD
1991 Aluminum Objects
1990 Stainless-steel Objects | Rotation Bodies
1986 Polyester | Light
1984 First Installation
1982 Drawings and Paintings
1981 Matura at Solothurn

Solo exhibitions
2020 Radial Art Contermporain, Strasburg, Germany
2019 Beyond Fiction, Fabian-Claude Walter Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland
2019 I Am Alien, Kunstverein Olten, Olten, Switzerland
2019 The Loss of Order at Lightspeed, Christel Wagner Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany
2018 White Heart, Tramdepot Burgernziel, Bern, Switzerland
2018 Secret Garden, Galerie des Bains, Genf, Switzerland
2017 Transformer Clouds and Spaceships, Imagine, Oberbipp, Switzerland
2017 HELL-C, Imagine, Oberbipp, Switzerland
2014 Hidden Symmetry, Galerie Schmalfuss, Berlin, Germany
2014 Carlo Borer – Matt McClune, Radial Art Contemporian, Strasbourg, France
2013 White Heart, Haus der Kunst, Solothurn, Switzerland
2013 Suspecious Beauty, Radial Art Contemporian, Strasbourg, France
2012 Bild Gedaechtnis Projektion, Galerie Schmalfuss, Marburg, Germany
2012 Espace D’une Sculpture, Visarte Vaud, Nyon, Switzerland
2012 Change is Possible, Galerie Schmalfuss, Berlin, Germany
2012 Thinking Shape, Kulturforum Würth, Berlin, Germany
2011 Thinking Shape, Kulturforum Würth, Berlin, Germany
2010 ARTITLEDcontemporary, Herpen, The Netherlands
2010 2Structures, Art Station, Zürich, Switzerland
2010 AB Gallery, Luzern, Switzerland
2010 Art Karlsruhe, BEGE Galerien, Karlsruhe Germany
2010 2Structures, Galerie im Venet Haus, Ulm, Germany
2009 Die Verwandlung, Kunstgarten, Aarwangen, Switzerland
2007 When Fiction Becomes Evidence, Stiftung Rotonda, Jegenstorf, Switzerland
2007 Fixed To Torsion, Haus der Kunst, Solothurn, Switzerland
2005 All Lies About Gravity, Galerie Krafft, Gebenstorf, Switzerland
2004 The Big Loop, Künstlerhaus S11, Solothurn, Switzerland
2005 All Lies About Gravity, Galerie Krafft, Gebenstorf, Switzerland
2004 The Big Loop, Künstlerhaus S11, Solothurn, Switzerland
2000 Frozen Cities, Freitags Galerie, Solothurn, Switzerland
2000 Galerie Ruth Allemann, Zürich, Switzerland
1999 Open Places, Kongresshaus Biel, Biel, Switzerland
1997 Sinking cities, BGH-Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
1995 Rotation Bodies, Galerie Ruth Allemann, Zürich, Switzerland
1995 Rotation Bodies, BGH-Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
1995 Galerie, V. Müller, Bern, Switzerland
1995 @ DLG-B Gebäude, Galerie W. Ursula Wittmer, Burgdorf, Switzerland
1994 Rotationen, Galerie W. Ursula Wittmer, Wangen, Switzerland
1994 Installation, Etienne Louis, Zuchwill, Switzerland
1993 Rotation Shapes, Galerie Zeta, Olten, Switzerland
1992 Galerie Tobias Loeffel, Basel, Switzerland
1992 Galerie im Talgutzentrum, Ittingen, Switzerland
1991 Contempo Galerie, Grenchen, Switzerland
1991 Galerie Ruth Allemann
1989 Schachen-Galerie, Oensingen, Switzerland
1988 Galerie Loeb, Oensingen, Switzerland
1985 Castel Burio Produktion, Solothurn, Switzerland
1983 Galerie Weber, Solothurn, Switzerland
1983 Galerie Schifflaube. Bern. Switzerland
1981 Freitagsgalerie, Solothurn, Switzerland

Group exhibitions
2020 Durchstarten, Museum Art Plus, Donaueschingen, Germany
2020 Auf Kollision, Kunstverein, Ingolstadt, Germany
2019 Small is Beautiful, Radial Art Contemporain, Strasbourg, France
2019 No Roots, Kunsthalle Trier, Trier, Germany
2019 Roter Kunstsalon 4, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Germany
2018 XX Positions, Christel Wagner Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany
2018 im Skulpturenhaus Löwenvilla, Galerie Schmalfuss Berlin, Potsdam, Germany
2017 Metamorfosi, Museo d’Arte Mendrisio, Mendrisio, Switzerland
2017 Brasserie, Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland
2017 XX Positions, Christel Wagner Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany
2017 Cross Art-ig, BEGE Galerien, Ulm, Germany
2016 Un Percorso d’Arte, Parco Scherrer, Morcote, Switzerland
2015 Radical Abstraction, Radial Art Contemporain, Strasbourg, Switzerland
2015 Skulpturen Biennale, Kulturort Weihertal, Winterthur, Switzerland
2015 Sculpture For New Orleans, New Orleans, USA
2015 Skulptur Urschweiz, Ennetbürgen, Switzerland
2015 Wirklichkeiten, Kultur Fabrik, Apolda, Germany
2014 Persektiven, Insel Mainau, Germany
2014 Sculpture For New Orleans, New Orleans, USA
2012 Nord Art, Büdelsdorf, Germany
2012 Bad Ragartz, Bad Ragatz, Switzerland
2012 True Blue, Zürich, Switzerland
2012 Art Container, Steffisburg, Switzerland
2012 Art Sculpture, Will, Switzerland
2012 Skulptur Urschweiz, Ennetbürgen, Switzerland
2011 Jetzt Kunst No3, Bern, Switzerland
2011 Evan Lurie Gallery, Indianapolis, USA
2011 Skulpturenweg, Starrkirch-Wil
2011 Böse Dinge, Gewerbemuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland
2011 ARTITLEDcontemporary, Herpen, The Netherlands
2011 Nord Art 2011, Büdelsdorf, Germany
2011 BEGE Galerien, Ulm, Germany
2011 Frank Pages Gallery, Crans-Montana
2011 Skulptur Urschwiez, Ennetbürgen, Switzerland
2010 AB Gallery, Luzern, Switzerland
2010 Exposition d’art contemporain au Château de Rue, WUNDERLAND, Rue, Switzerland
2010 Skulptur Urschweiz, Ennetbürgen, Switzerland
2010 Regionale 11, Kunst Raum Riehen, Riehen, Switzerland
2009 Haus Der Kunst, Solothurn, Switzerland
2009 Bad Ragartz 2009, Bad Ragatz, Switzerland
2009 Skulptur Urschweiz, Ennetbürgen
2009 Galerie Pesko, Lenzerheide, Switzerland
2008 15A Galerie, Lochem, The Netherlands
2008 Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm, Germany
2008 Skulptur Urschweiz, Ennetbürgen, Switzerland
2008 Galerie Marie Louise Wirth, Zürich, Switzerland
2008 Galerie Marie Louise Wirth, St. Moritz, Switzerland
2007 Schlössli Bleichenberg, Biberist, Switzerland
2007 Regionale 8, Kunsthaus, Langenthal, Switzerland
2007 Ein Blick Kunst, Haus der Kunst, Solothurn, Switzerland
2006 International Sculpture in Agliè, Agliè, Turin, Italy
2006 Kunstraum Kirche, Wasseramt, Switzerland
2006 Galerie Marie Louise Wirth, Zürich, Switzerland
2006 Pret À Porter, Galerie Krafft, Zürich, Switzerland
2006 Kulturage Kleinlützel, Kleinlützel, Switzerland
2005 En Plain Air, Schloss Waldegg, Solothurn, Switzerland
2005 Galerie Krafft, Gebenstorf, Switzerland
2003 Forma Transforma, S11, Multimedia Projekt, Solothurn, Switzerland
2002 Artcanal, St. Bläise, Switzerland
2002 Art Plateau, Lamboing, Switzerland
2001 Galerie Ruth Allemann, Zürich, Switzerland
2001 Skulpturenweg, Starrkirch-Wil
2001 Der gehilfe, Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Dortmund, Germany
2001 Der gehilfe, Barcelona, Spain
2000 Der gehilfe, Museum für Gesaltung, Zürich, Switzerland
2000 Kornhaus, Herzogenbuschsee
2000 Kunst im alten Slachthaus, Büren a Aare, Switzerland
2000 Kreisel, Kunsthaus, Grenchen, Switzerland
1999 Exit, Lenzburg, Switzerland
1998 BGH-Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
1997 Art Multiple, Solothurn, Switzerland
1997 Aeschlimann-Stipendium, Kunsthaus, Langenthal, Switzerland
1996 Kunst-Linie, Wasseramt, Switzerland
1996 Mit schwarz Gänsehaut, Reto Emch Gezinen Gut, Alte Fabrik, Wanzwil, Switzerland
1995 Musée de la Science Fiction, Maison d’Ailleurs, Yverdon, Switzerland
1995 Artists of Bergamont, Gensler & Assoc, Santa Monica, USA
1995 Galerie Ruth Allemann, Zürich, Switzerland
1994 Künstlerfreundschaften, Galerie V. Müller, Bern, Switzerland
1994 Schlösschen Bleibenberg, Biberist, Switzerland
1994 Neue Börse, Zurich, Switzerland
1994 Galerie Ingrid Hazelzet, Minderhout, Belgium
1994 Galerie Ruth Allemann, Zürich, Switzerland
1993 Solothurn Connection 1, Brandsetter & Wyss, Zürich, Switzerland
1990 Galerie Ruth Allemann, Zürich, Switzerland
1989 Eidgenössisches Kunststipendium, Kunstmuseum, Luzern, Switzerland
1988 Kunst zwischen den Schienen, Güterbandhof, Bern, Switzerland
1987 Junge Schweizer Künstler, Muba, Basel, Switzerland
1985 Kulturwurst, Galerie Contempo, Grenchen, Switzerland
1984 Projekt Liesberg, Liesberg, Switzerland

Art fairs
2020 London ART Fair, ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2020 Art Karlsruhe, Radial Art Contemporain, Karlsruhe, Germany
2020 Art Madrid, Schmalfuss Contemporary, Madrid, Spain
2019 Art Madrid, Schmalfuss Contemporary, Madrid, Spain
2019 Art Miami, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Miami, USA
2019 KunstRai, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2019 PAN Amsterdam, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2019 KUNST Zürich, Schmalfuss Contemporary, Zürich, Switzerland
2019 Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Hamburg, Germany
2018 Art Miami, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Miami, USA
2018 KUNST Zürich, Schmalfuss Contemporary, Zürich, Switzerland
2018 Art Karlsruhe, Radial Art Contemporain, Karlsruhe, Germany
2018 London Art Fair, ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2018 PAN Amsterdam, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2018 Luxembourg ART Week, Radial Art Contemporain, Luxemburg, Luxembourg
2017 St-Art Strasbourg, Radial Art Contemporain, Strasbourg, France
2017 London Art Fair, ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2017 Scope Basel, Galerie Art Felicia, Basel, Switzerland
2016 KunstRai Amsterdam, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016 ART16 London, ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2015 ART15 Madrid , Schmalfuss Contemporary, Madrid, Spain
2014 ART14 Madrid, Schmalfuss Contemporary, Madrid, Spain
2014 ART14 Karlsruhe, Bege Galerien, Karlsruhe, Germany
2013 Preview Berlin, Schmalfuss Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
2013 ART13 London, Galerie Ivo Kamm, London, United Kingdom
2013 ART13 Madrid , Schmalfuss Contemporary, Madrid, Spain
2013 ART Karlsruhe, BEGE Galerien, Karlsruhe, Germany
2013 Realisme Amsterdam, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2013 AAF Bruessels, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Brussels, Belgium
2013 Artantique Utrecht, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2013 Kunstrai Amsterdam, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2012 ARTFAIR Chicaco, Evan Lurie Gallery, Chicago, USA
2012 KUNST Zürich, Ivo Kamm Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland
2012 Art fair Houston, Evan Lurie Gallery, Houston, USA
2012 Art fair Köln, Fischerplatz Galerie, Köln, Germany
2012 Art Karlsruhe, Fischerplatz Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany
2012 Realisme Amsterdam, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2012 Affordable Art Fair Brussels, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Brussels, Belgium
2012 Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Hamburg, Belgium
2012 Artantique Utrecht, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2012 Kunstrai Amsterdam, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011 Scope Basel, Frank Pages Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2011 Art Chicago, Evan Lurie Gallery, Chicago, USA
2011 Art Karlsruhe, Frank Pages Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany
2011 Art Karlsruhe, Fischerplatz Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany
2011 Realisme Amsterdam, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011 Kunstsalon Eindhoven, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2011 Affordable Art Fair Brussels, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Brussels, Belgium
2011 ARTA Utrecht, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2010 ARTI 10 The Hague, ARTITLEDcontemporary, The Hague, The Netherlands
2010 ST-ART Strasbourg, Frank Pages Gallery, Strasbourg, France
2010 Contemporary Istanbul, Frank Pages Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 Scope Basel, Frank Pages Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2010 Art Karlsruhe, Fischerplatz Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany
2009 St-Art Strasbourg, Frank Pages Gallery, Strasbourg, France
2009 Art Karlsruhe, Fischerplatz Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany
2008 Art Bodensee, Fischerplatz Galerie, Bodensee, Switzerland
2007 Art fair Köln, Galerie Uli Lang, Köln, Germany
1991 A Basel, Galerie Brechbühl, Basel, Switzerland

Awards
2010 Award of Regio Bank, Solothurn, Switzerland
2008 Award for Sculpture, State of Solothurn, Switzerland
1991 Award of Exhibition of the year, Solothurn, Switzerland
1989 Award for Jung Artist, State of Solothurn, Switzerland

Publications
2017 Metamorphos, Museo d’ Arte, Mendrisio, Switzerland
2017 Transformers Clouds and Spaceships, Monographie Kerber Verlag, Berlin, Germany
2015 Biennale Skulpturen Symposium, Galerie Weiertal
2014 100 Jahre Schweizer Design, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich, Switzerland
2013 White Heart, Haus der Kunst , Solothurn, Switzerland
2012 Art Container Steffisburg, Art Container, Steffisburg, witzerland
2012 Bad Ragartz. 5. Schweiz. Triennale der Skulptur, Bad Ragaz
2012 Urban Landscape Furniture, Hi-Design Publishing
2011 Kunst, Skulptur aus einer anderen Wirklichkeit, KUNST Mag
2011 Thinking Shape, Würth, Katalog zur Ausstellung, Würth, Switzerland
2011 Nord Art 2011, Büdelsdorf, Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany
2011 Jetzt Kunst No 3. schw. Skulpturenausstellung Bern, Bern, Switzerland
2010 LuxuryLife, Magazine
2010 AB Gallery, Katalog zur Ausstellung
2010 Kunst, Beilage Geschäftsbericht Ypsomed
2009 Bad Ragartz. 4. Schweiz. Triennale der Skulptur, Bad Ragaz
2009 Atmosphère, Dynamik in Stahl
2009 Skulpturschweiz, Bucher Verlag, Wien
2008 Peculier Geometries, Sculpture Mag, USA, Dr. Peter Lodermeyer
2008 Retro-Futurism, Ceasar Mag
2007 All lies about gravity, Katalog
2007 Fixed to Torsion, Haus der Kunst, Katalog zur Ausstellung
2006 International Sculpture in Agliè / Turin, Katalog zur Ausstellung
2006 Kunstraum Kirche, Katalog zur Ausstellung
2005 Between Baroque and Science Fiction, Lounge man No2
2003 Interaktive CD ROM, mit Michel Mast
2003 Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Kunstobjekte der Stadt Grenchen
2002 Heavy Metal, Raum und Wohnen
2002 Art Canal, Katalog der Ausstellung
1999 Flash Gordons faster service, Etienne Louis, Versch. Publikationen
1999 Denken fürs nächste Jahrtausend, Solothurner Zeitung
1998 Sculpture In Hollywood, Cash
1997 Böhler Aktiv
1997 TV Reportage, Santa Monica, von Claudia Laffranci
1997 Etienne Louis,Tele Züri, Tele Bern
1996 Kunst-Linie, Katalog zur Ausstellung
1995 Carlo Borer, Wohnrevue 4/95, Oliver Al Liebl
1995 Stars, Salz + Pfeffer No 8/9
1995 Rotation Bodies, Galerie Ruth Allemann
1995 Bildende Kunst im Kanton Solothurn, Kt. Kulturzentrum Solothurn
1994 Rotationen, Annelise Zwez, Artis No 11
1993 Carlo Borer, Wohnrevue 4/93
1993 Aluminiumobjekte, Katalog Galerie Zeta
1991 KVS
1991 Carlo Borer, Cultura No 1
1989 Werkjahrbeiträge des Kantons Solothurn 1989, Katalog

In public
Würth, Chur, Collection
Hilti Art Foundation, Schaan, FL
Collection Biedermann, Donaueschingen DE
Franke Collection, Aarburg
Bystronic Laser AG, Niederönz
Bystronic Laser AG, China
BIZ, Basel
Dehaan Collection, Indianapolis USA
Rutger Hauer Collection, Malibu USA
Stiftung Rotonda, Jegenstorf
ABB AG, Lenzburg
Tenba AG, Balsthal
Schwarz AG, Würenlingen
Museum of Art, Grenchen
BBZ, Grenchen
Güdel AG, Werk 1&2, Langenthal
Roviva AG, Wangen an der Aare
Gysi AG, Wolfwil
at the harper, Saint-Blaise / NE
Teltronic AG, Biberist `
Amsonic AG, Biel
Michel AG, Herzogenbuchsee
Bad Attisholz, Riedholz
Bystronic Laser AG, Niederönz
UBS, Solothurn
Mathys AG, Bettlach
Several, Kanton Solothurn
Ambassadorenhof, Stadt Solothurn
by the river Aare, Stadt Solothurn


Franco DeFrancesca

Franco DeFrancesca explores mixed media as a mode of creating abstraction in the form of an art object. His artwork investigates the links between art, memory, history and technology, using digital imaging as a means to navigate the territory between photography and painting. As a result of mixing references to photography and painting, these multi-media artworks represent reflections on contemporary visual culture charmed by minimalism, modernism, technology and futurism.

Franco was born in 1967 and he lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

Biography
An attendant of OCAD and University of Guelph, multidisciplinary artist Franco DeFrancesca investigates the links between art and technology, using digital imaging to navigate between photography and painting.
His vibrant coloured minimalist work acknowledges the colour field and geometric work of mid-to-late 20th century.

Franco DeFrancesca explores digital/mixed media as a mode of creating abstraction in the form of an art object.
His artwork investigates the links between art, memory, history and technology, using digital imaging as a means to navigate the territory between photography and painting.
As a result of mixing references to photography and painting, these multi-media artworks represent reflections on contemporary visual culture charmed by minimalism, modernism, technology and futurism.

DeFrancesca’s artwork highlights the visual, temporal, and spatial qualities combined with the physical and tactile.
Applying a keen sense towards craft and a reverence towards materials and processes, the abstract image is integrated with an exposed support of layered plywood, then encapsulated beneath crystalline resin, creating an ‘object of desire’.
With its physical depth and highly polished glean, these works reference minimalist industrial design and refer obliquely to the urbane.

DeFrancesca has exhibited in Canada and the United States and his work can be found in corporate and public collections world-wide, including Cenovus Energy Inc., Repsol, Encana and Enbridge Inc. (Calgary, AB), Rodin Law Firm Litigation Counsel (Calgary, AB), amongst others.

Education
2004 – 2005 Studio Art B.F.A program at University of Guelph
1990 Graduated Ontario College of Art, General Studies

Solo exhibitions
2018 Franco DeFrancesca, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto, ON, Canada
2017 Spin Cycle Matrix, Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2015 Colour Junkie, Newzones, Calgary, AB, Candada
2014 Franco DeFrancesca: Recent Works, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2014 Geo-engineering Normality, Galerie Bernd A. Lausberg, Düsseldorf, Germany
2013 Tune In, Turn On with Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada.
2012 Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC, Canada
2011 New Works, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Canada
2011 Furniture Music, Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2010 Retinal Traffic, Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON, Canada
2010 Furniture Music, Lausberg Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2010 Plasma Gels, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Herpen, The Netherlands
2009 Ambient Field, Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2009 Musique d’Ameublement, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC, Canada
2008 Plasma Gels, Galerie Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Canada
2007 The Aesthetics of Non-Committal, Engine Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2007 Plasma Gels, SNAP Contemporary Art, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2006 Vagilanti – Prophylactic Nanobots, Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

Group exhibitions
2019 Mixology 2019, ARTITLEDcontemporay, Herpen, The Netherlands
2018 Deck the Walls!, Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2018 Sunscreen, Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2018 Mixology 2018, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Herpen, The Netherlands
2017 Deck the Walls!, Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2017 Sunscreen, Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2016 Deck the Walls!, Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2015 Sunscreen, Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2013 Sunscreen, Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2012 Spring Group Exhibition, Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON, Canada
2011 The Intersection of the Internet and Digital Technologies in Contemporary Art, Elisa Contemporary Art, Bronx, NY, USA
2011 Konkrete Abstraktion, Galerie Lausberg Contemporary, Düsseldorf, Germany
2010 Sunscreen, Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2010 Ears Wide Open, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Canada
2010 Liquid Supercool 2, William Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2010 Pulled – A Print Show, Headbones Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2009 Best Of, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Canada
2009 Chromatic, Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield, ON, Canada
2009 Die Farbe Bunt, Lausberg Contemporary, Düsseldorf, Germany
2009 Summer Fires, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Canada
2009 55° Summer 2009, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC, Canada
2009 Little Luxuries, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC, Canada
2009 The Blue Show, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Canada
2008 Aurora Fughetta, Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON, Canada
2008 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON, Canada
2008 Holiday Glow, Engine Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2008 Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto, ON, Canada
2008 O Canada 2, Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2008 The Centre Cannot Hold, Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2008 The Cult of Speed Meets the Slow Movement, Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto, Love Potion Project, Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2008 XXX Show, Engine Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2008 Small Art Show, Leonardo Art Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2008 O Canada, Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2008 The Corporate World, Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

Art fairs
2020 Perception, as part of EXPOSURE 2020, with Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2020 London Art Fair, with ARTITLEDcontemporay, London, United Kingdom
2019 artMRKT San Francisco, with Newzones, San Francisco, CA, USA
2019 Perception, as part of EXPOSURE 2019, with Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2019 Palm Beach, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Palm Beach, FL, USA
2019 KunstRAI, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2019 Toronto International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto, ON, Canada
2019 art KARLSRUHE, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Karlsruhe, Germany
2019 Art Miami International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Miami, FL, USA
2019 Art Miami International Art Fair, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Miami, FL, USA
2018 Affordable Art Fair Battersea, with ARTITLEDcontemporay, London, United Kingdom
2018 artMRKT San Francisco, with Newzones, San Francisco, CA, USA
2018 Art The Hague, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, The Hague, The Netherlands
2018 Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, with ARTITLEDcontemporay, London, United Kingdom
2018 Perception, as part of EXPOSURE 2018, with Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2018 Palm Beach, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Palm Beach, FL, USA
2018 Toronto International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto, ON, Canada.
2018 London Art Fair, with ARTITLEDcontemporay, London, United Kingdom
2018 Art Miami International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Miami, FL, USA
2018 Art Miami International Art Fair, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Miami, FL, USA
2017 Perception, as part of EXPOSURE 2017, with Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2017 Rotterdam Contemporary, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2017 artMRKT San Francisco, with Newzones, San Francisco, CA, USA
2017 London Art Fair, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2017 Art Palm Beach, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Palm Beach, FL, USA
2017 Toronto International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto, ON, Canada.
2017 Art Miami International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Miami, FL, USA
2016 artMRKT San Francsico, with Newzones, San Francisco, CA, USA
2016 Perception, as part of EXPOSURE 2016, with Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2016 Toronto International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto, ON, USA
2016 Art Miami International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Miami, FL, USA
2016 Palm Beach, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Palm Beach, FL, USA
2015 artMRKT San Francisco, with Newzones, San Francisco, CA, USA
2015 Perception, as part of EXPOSURE 2015, with Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2015 Toronto International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto, ON, Canada
2015 Art Miami International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Miami, FL, USA
2015 Palm Beach, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Palm Beach, FL, USA
2014 Dallas Art Fair, with Newzones, Dallas, TX, USA
2014 artMRKT San Francisco, with Newzones, San Francisco, CA, USA
2014 Perception, as part of EXPOSURE 2014, with Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2014 Toronto International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto, ON, Canada
2014 Art Miami International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Miami, FL, USA
2014 Palm Beach, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Palm Beach, FL, USA
2013 artMRKT San Francisco, with Newzones, San Francisco, CA, USA
2013 Dallas Art Fair, with Newzones, Dallas, TX, USA
2013 Perception, as part of EXPOSURE 2013, with Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2013 Toronto International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto, ON, Canada
2013 Art Miami International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Miami, FL, USA
2013 Palm Beach, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Palm Beach, FL, USA
2012 artMRKT San Francisco, with Newzones, San Francisco, CA, USA
2012 Dallas Art Fair, with Newzones, Dallas, TX, USA
2012 Perception, as part of EXPOSURE 2012, with Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2012 Toronto International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto, ON, Canada
2012 Art Miami International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Miami, FL, USA
2012 Palm Beach, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Palm Beach, FL, USA
2011 Art Chicago, with Newzones, Chicago, IL, USA
2011 Dallas Art Fair, with Newzones, Dallas, TX, USA
2011 Toronto International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto, ON, Canada
2011 Art Miami International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Miami, FL, USA
2011 Palm Beach,, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Palm Beach, FL, USA
2010 Art Chicago with Newzones, Chicago, IL, USA
2010 Dallas Art Fair, with Newzones, Dallas, TX, USA
2010 Perception, as part of EXPOSURE 2010, with Newzones, Calgary, AB, Canada
2010 Art Miami, with Lausberg Contemporary, Miami, FL, USA
2010 Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010 Toronto International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, and Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Canada
2010 Art Amsterdam, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010 Los Angeles Art Show, with Lausberg Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2010 Realisme, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010 Art Miami International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Miami, FL, USA
2009 Art Miami, with Galerie Lausberg Contemporary, Miami, FL, USA
2009 Art Chicago, with Newzones, Chicago, IL, USA
2009 Palm Beach 3 International Art Fair, with Galerie Lausberg Contemporary, Palm Beach, FL, USA
2009 LA Art Show Los Angeles, CA, USA
2009 Lineart, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Gent, Belgium
2009 Art Fair 21, with Lausberg Contemporary, Cologne, Germany
2009 Toronto International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto, ON, Canada
2009 art KARLSRUHE, with Lausberg Contemporary, Karlsruhe, Germany
2009 Palm Beach 3, with Lausberg Contemporary, Palm Beach, FL, USA
2009 Art Miami International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Miami, FL, USA
2008 Bridge Wynwood, with Newzones, Miami, FL, USA
2008 Art Miami International Art Fair, with Galerie Lausberg Contemporary, Miami, FL, USA
2008 Toronto International Art Fair, with Galerie Lausberg Contemporary and Galerie de Bellefeuille, Toronto, ON, Canada
2008 Unite with Art, Unicef AIDS benefit, Trunk Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2008 Palm Beach 3 International Art Fair, with Galerie de Bellefeuille, Palm Beach, FL, USA
2008 Toronto International Art Fair, with Engine Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2008 SNAP 07, AIDS benefit, SPIN Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2008 Toronto International Art Fair, with Engine Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2008 Art in the Air, Audio Art Festival, Radio Component, Faucet Media Arts/Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB, USA

Awards
2005 Untitled Art Award nomination – Best Solo or Group Exhibition in Artist Run Gallery, The Corporate World Group Exhibition curated by Heather Haynes, Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto.

Bibliography
2019 Confident Colour, Western Living, Cover, pg. 47, October 2019
2018 Sunscreen at Newzones, WSI Magazine, April 20 2018, Web
2018 Montgomery, Jenny. Perception at Newzones, Photo Life, January 29 2018
2018 Perception Group Show at Newzones, Calgary, February 03 – March 03
2018 Art Rubicon Web.
2018 Perception February 03 – March 03 2018 at Newzones in Calgary, Canada Wall Street International, Web
2018 Perception: February 03 – March 03 at Newzones, Preview Magazine, February 2018
2017 Montgomery, Jenny. Newzones: G’ddy Up and Sunscreen, Photolife, June 28 2017
2017 Montgomery, Jenny. Spin Cycle Matrix, Photolife, May 15 2017
2017 Calgary Herald, Art Gallery Shows. Press Reader. Web. May 12 2017
2017 Jon Roe, Swerve walk: The ADAC Gallery Hop. Calgary Herald. Web. May 11 2017
2017 Shelley Boettcher. Calgary’s trendiest street, Condo Living, Web. May 01 2017
2017 Preview, April – May 2017. Print. Pg 10
2017 Franco DeFrancesca- Spin Cycle, Matrix,Galleries West, Web. March 2017
2017 Spin Cycle Matrix- Franco DeFrancesca Eventium. Web. March 2017
2017 Perception, Galleries West. Web. January 2017
2016 Moore, Jacquie, Photos: Inside a Historic-Meets-Contemporary Calgary Home, Western Living Magazine. June 02 2016
2014 Franco DeFrancesca, luxe. interior + design. Arizona. Pg 251, vol 12, issue 3. 2014
2013 Colours of Winter, Domus Magazine, Winter 2013
2013 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Calgary, Swerve Online Blog, September 2013
2013 Franco DeFrancesca, Photolife Online Blog, September 19 2013
2013 Newzones Presents Franco DeFrancesca, Tune in Turn On, Art Rubicon Online Blog, August 15 2013
2013 Gallery Sources, Galleries West, Fall/Winter Issue, 2013, pg. 58
2012 Vates, David, Photographic Memory, Toronto Home Magazine. Spring Issue, 2, 2012
2011 Marcella, Ducasses, Colour outside the lines, FFWd Magazine. April 28 2011
2010 Newzones, Franco DeFrancesca, Photo Life Online Blog, March 28 2011
2009 Eye on Alberta, Alberta Views, June 2009
2009 Greatti, Eros. Screaming my name!, The Westmount Examiner, West End Living, July Black, Heather. Summer Wonderland, Art Scene, The Westmount Independent, July Landry, Marc. Ambient Field, ThingsOfDesire.ca Issue #36 May 2009
2008 Anderson, Shannon. It’s All a Blur, Design Lines Magazine / Azure, Stuff Section, Fall. Balzer, David. Franco DeFrancesca, Toronto Life Magazine, Arts and Entertainment, June.
2007 Ferguson, Jennifer. Summer at the Square, International Art Treasures, IATWM.com, August. Dault, Gary Michael. Walking the Line #49: Jellied Telepathy, Monday Art Post, ArtPost.info, April 2 2007
2006 Carson, Andrea. Vagilanti – Prophylactic Nanobots, View on Canadian Art, BlogSpot.com:VoCA September 2006
2006 Aranha, Sarah. When the City is not Enough, Surface & Symbol, June
2006 Carson, Andrea. The Centre Cannot Hold, View on Canadian Art, BlogSpot.com: VoCA May
2006 Whyte, Murray. Far-Out Ideas for Rebooting the Burbs, Toronto Star, April 23 2006
2005 Mirrlees, Tanner. Anti-Corporate Aesthetics and the Corporate World, Relay – A Socialist Project Review, March – April 2005
2005 Campbell, Meg. Use Your Illusions, The Newspaper, University of Toronto Independent Weekly, January 20

Permanent collections
Alta Gas, Calgary, AB, Canada
Andbank, Brazil
Bennett Jones LLP, Calgary, AB, Canada.
Boardwalk, Calgary, AB, Canada
Cenovus Energy Ltd, Calgary, AB, Canada
Dept. of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Enbridge Inc, Calgary, AB, Canada
Encana Natural Gas, Calgary, AB, Canada
AB GMP Securities, Calgary, AB, Canada
Inter Pipeline, Calgary, AB, Canada
Jones Divorce Law LLP, Calgary, AB, Canada
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar
Manpower, Calgary, AB, Canada
McGurk LLP, Calgary, AB, Canada
Nordstrom
OverEasy, Calgary, AB, Canada.
Oxford Properties, Calgary, AB, Canada
Paul Lavoie Interior Design, Calgary, AB, Canada
AB Rockwood Custom Homes, Calgary, AB, Canada
RGO Office Products, Calgary, AB, Canada
Rodin Law Firm Litigation Counsel, Calgary, AB, Canada
Spectrum HR Law, Calgary, AB, Canada
Repsol, Calgary, AB, Canada

DeFrancesca’s work is included in Corporate and Private Collections globally across North America, Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East.


Tim Flach

Tim Flach is a London based photographer with work in several major international public collections, including the National Media Museum, UK and the Swedish Museum of Natural History. He is best known for his highly conceptual images of animals using principles of human portraiture and a vocabulary of gestures and looks which seem to echo our own and play on our predispositions and sympathies.

Tim was born in 1958 and he lives and works in London, United Kingdom.

Biography
Tim Flach is an animal photographer with an interest in the way humans shape animals and shape their meaning while exploring the role of imagery in fostering an emotional connection. Bringing to life the complexity of the animal kingdom, his work ranges widely across species, united by a distinctive stylisation reflecting an interest in how we better connect people to the natural world.

He has five major bodies of work concerning different subjects: Equus (2008) focusing on the horse, Dogs Gods (2010) on canines, More Than Human (2012) a broad exploration of the world’s species, Endangered (2017) a powerful document of species on the edge of extinction, and Birds (2021). He has published seven books; Birds (2021), Who Am I? (2019), Endangered (2017), Evolution (2013), More than Human (2012), Dogs Gods (2010) and Equus (2008).

Flach is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from University of the Arts London (NUA) in 2013.

Education
University of Arts London, St Martins College of Art & Design
Postgraduate Certificate | 1982
Photography & Painted Structures
University of East London
BA (Hons) | 1977-1980
CommunicaJons Design

Solo exhibitions
2022 UKCOL FOR WILDLIFE, Audio/Visual presentation, Cartagena, Colombia
2022 Disappearing World, Beijing Museum Of Natural History, Beijing, China
2022 Endangered, Festival De La Camargue, Port-Saint-Louis-Du-Rhône, France
2022 Birds, Falsterbo Photo Art Museum, Strandbadsvägen, Sweden
2021 Birds, The PhotoGallery AB, Slottsmöllans Halmstad, Sweden
2021 Birds, Osborne Samuel Gallery, London, UK
2021 Disappearing World: Their Future and Ours – Tree’s Shadow Art Center, Kunming, China (in
parallel to the COP15 Biodiversity conference)
2021 212 Photography Istanbul – Istanbul, Turkey
2021 Disappearing World – Yunnan Provincial Museum, Kunming, China (c. 300,000 visitors) 2021 2021 REGARD(S) FASCINANT(S) – Parc Zoologique Paris, France (2021 – 2023)
2021 Endangered, Festival De La Camargue, Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, France (postponed from 2020)
2019 Endangered, Indian Photo Festival presented by National Geographic, State Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India
2018 Endangered, Opiom Gallery, Opio France
2018 Unnatural Selection, Lumiere Brothers Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2018 Man – Animal: The Face To Face, La Gacilly Festival, Baden, Austria
2018 More Than Human, The Gallery Studio, Napoli, Italy
2018 Endangered: Threatened Animals in Portraits, Zingst Photo Festival, Germany
2017 Endangered, Osborne Samuel Gallery, London, UK
2017 Endangered, St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), St Petersburg, Russia
2017 Man – Animal: The Face To Face, Festival La Gacilly Photo, (c.320,000 visitors) Brittany, France
2017 Wonders of Nature, Gasometer Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany
2015 More Than Human, Retina, Scottish International Photography Festival, Scotland
2014 More Than Human, International Tashkent Photo Biennial, National Gallery of Art, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
2014 Equus, L’Abbaye de L’Epau, Normandy, France
2014 More Than Human, Kyotographie International Photography Festival, Shima Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
2013 More than Human, ‘Inauguration’, Opiom Gallery, France
2012 More Than Human II, Osborne Samuel Gallery, London, UK
2012 More Than Human, Alternativa Festival, Madrid, Spain
2011 More Than Human, Osborne Samuel Gallery, London, UK
2011 Equus, International Photography Festival, Ping Yao, China
2011 The Horse, Goodwood House, West Sussex, UK
2011 Equus II, Chevaux du Monde festival, a Galerie des Colonnes du Palais Impérial de Compiègne, France
2011 Dogs Gods, Lucy Bell Fine Arts, St Leonards, UK
2011 Dogs Gods, Dubinsky Fine Arts, Zurich, Switzerland
2011 Dogs Gods, Bailly Contemporain, Paris, France
2011 Dogs Gods, Fotoloft Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2011 Equus, Li Shui International Photography Festival, China
2010 Dogs Gods, Osborne Samuel Gallery, London, UK
2010 Dogs Gods, Lydmar Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 Equus II, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Kentucky, USA
2009 Equus II, Osborne Samuel Gallery, London, UK
2009 Equus II, Asprey, London, UK
2009 Equus II, Fotomässan, Gothenburg, Sweden
2009 Equus II, Independent Photographers Gallery, Battle, UK
2009 Equus, Camora dos Azuis, Lisbon, Portugal
2008 Equus II, Crane Kalman, Brighton, UK
2008Equus II, Artspace Galleries, London, UK
2006 Equus, Crane Kalman, Brighton, UK
2006 Equus, Federation Equestrian International (FEI), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2005 Selected Works, Wafi Mall, Al Noor, Dubai, UAE
2004 Selected Works, The 7th Heng Dian Cup International Art Photography, Shanghai, China
2001 Thinking with Animals, Max Planck Institute, Berlin, Germany
2001 Thinking with Animals, Citadel, Berlin, Germany
2000 Thinking with Animals, KO University, Tokyo, Japan

Group exhibitions
2021 The Pet Show, Fotografskia Swedish Museum of Photography, Stockholm, Sweden
2021 Fragile Paradise, Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany
2019 Poils, Museum de Nancy, Nancy, France
2018 AOP50:Images that Defined the Age, Association of Photographers, London, UK
2018The Sliperiet, Borgvik, Sweden
2017 Galerie Sakura, Paris, France
2017 Like a Horse, Fotografskia Swedish Museum of Photography, Stockholm, Sweden
2016 Bucharest Photofest, Bucharest, Romania
2015 Museum of Art and Design Hamburg, Germany
2015 Woof!, L’exposition Qui a du Chien, Calais, France
2013 Ice Age Art, The British Museum, UK
2013 The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things, Curated by Mark Leckey,
2013 Hayward Touring Exhibition, Nottingham Contemporary, UK
2011 Into the Deep, Edinburgh Science Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
2011 Fine Form: The Horse in Art, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum in
partnership with Cheltenham Racecourse and the University of Gloucestershire, UK
2011 Fine Form: The Horse in Art, The Goodwood House, Cheltenham, UK
2010 Le Bestiaire imaginaire, Palais Lumière, Evian, France
2009 Le Bestiaire imaginaire, Baudoin lebon, Paris, France
2002 DACS Exhibition CISAC World Congress, Queen Exhibition II Congress Centre, London UK
2002 Houston Museum of Natural Science, Texas, USA

Awards
2021 Fellow of On The Edge Conservation
2013 Honorary Doctorate, University of the Arts London (Norwich)
2013 Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society | HonFRPS
2013 Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography | FBIPP |

Publications
Birds (2021)
Flach, T, Prum R, 2021, US & UK: Abrams, Australia: Thames & Hudson, Germany: Knesebeck,
Netherlands: Fontaine

Who Am I? (2019)
Flach, T, 2019, US & UK: Abrams, 2019, Australia: Thames & Hudson, China (2020): Ginkgo
(Beijing) Book Cp., Ltd.

Endangered (2017)
Flach, T, Baillie J, Wells S, 2017, US & UK: Abrams, Germany: Knesebeck, Italy: Rizzoli, France:
Prisma Editions, Australia: Thames & Hudson, Japan: Seigensha, Korea (2020): SoWooJoo, China (2018): Ginkgo (Beijing) Book Cp., Ltd.

Evolution: Stern Fotografie No.74 (2014)
Flach, T, 2014, Germany: teNeues
More than Human (2012)
Flach, T, Blackwell, L, 2012, US & UK: Abrams, Germany: Knesebeck, Australia & New Zealand: Hachette Livre

Dogs Gods (2010)
Flach, T, Blackwell, L, 2010, US & UK: Abrams, Australia & NZ: Hachette Livre, France: La
TIM FLACH
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Martiniere, Germany: Knesebeck, South Africa: Wild Dog, China (2011): China Photographic
Publishing House

Equus (2008)
Flach, T, 2008, US, UK & South Africa: Abrams, Australia & NZ: Hachebe Livre, France: La MarJniere,
Germany: Knesebeck, Italy: Contrasto, China (2011): China Photographic Publishing House

Books
Surveying the Anthropocene (2021)
Patricia Macdonald, Edinburgh University Press, Photographs and interview with Tim Flach

A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene (2018)
Mitman G, Armiero M, R.S. Emmett. Photography by Tim Flach, NY: Chicago Press

Really Good Dog Photography (2017)
Davies, L, Hoxton Mini Press, With Photographs by Tim Flach, London: Hoxton Mini Press

Rarely Seen (2015)
Alvarez, S, National Geographic, With Photographs by Tim Flach, USA: National Geographic

Photographers at Work: Essential Business & Production Skills for Photographers in Editorial,

Design, & Advertising (2015)
Evening, M, Photographs and interview with Tim Flach, USA: Pearson

Rainforest (2014)
Blackwell, L, With Photographs by Tim Flach, NY: Abrams

Photowisdom: Master Photographers on their Art (2009)
Blackwell, L, Photographs and interview with Tim Flach, NZ: PQ Blackwell, UK: Chronicle Books

Thinking with Animals, New perspectives on Anthropomorphism (2006)
Daston, L, Mitman, G, With Photographs by Tim Flach, NY: Columbia University Press

Collections
V&A Museum, Royal Photographic Society Collection, UK
Swedish Museum Of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
21c Museum, Miami, USA
The Kennel Club Art Gallery, London, UK
National Horse Racing Museum, Newmarket, UK
Federation Equestre Internationale, Lausanne, Switzerland


Formento+Formento

Under the name Formento + Formento, Richeille Formento styles and art directs, while BJ Formento lights and photographs. Together the duo has an enthralling ability to absorb the spirit of a time and place, creating cinematic, quasi-anthropological photographs, with a vision that references the past but remains contemporary and highly original.

Formento+Formento
BJ was born in 1964 and Richeille in 1975. They live in Connecticut, USA, with 3 Siamese cats.

Biography
BJ Formento was born in Hawaii and grew up in the Philippines.
After attending The Academy of Arts University of California, BJ moved to New York training his eye by working with esteemed photographers such as Richard Avedon, Duane Michals, Mary Ellen Mark and Annie Leibovitz.
London born Richeille Formento graduated with honors from Central St. Martins College of Art before working as an art director and designer.
In 2005, BJ and Richeille met while working together on a job in South Beach, Miami.
They admit to love at first sight and were married in New York City three months later.

Formento+Formento are known for their romantic and inventive photography that blur the lines of fiction and reality, clarity and ambiguity.
Richeille Formento styles and art directs, while BJ Formento lights and photographs.
Their style reveals a fascination with mood and texture where a sense of place figures prominently. From America, Europe, Cuba, Mexico, India to Japan they blend fervent passion for photography and film with a lasting love for one another.

Formento+Formento have come a long way in a short time, but they have shown that they live for the journey and it will continue, leading wherever it takes them.
They are professional travelers, bringing expertise, imagination and an almost alien gift for absorbing and rendering the spirit of a time and place.
Burroughs, who loved to collaborate and who created the cut up method with painter Brion Gysin, said that when two minds work together they create a third mind.
Here we see that two eyes can create a third eye and everyone knows that the third eye can see through time and space showing us things otherwise invisible (by Glenn O’Brien).

They consider Japan as their spirit haven and are always yearning to get back and go deeper in their exploration of the people and the landscape.
The new work moved them out of the city of Tokyo and into the countryside.
They wanted to live under the ever-changing appearance of Mt. Fuji and experience it’s burning energy.
Creating an ambiguous narrative with the women as they played out an imagined life under the strength of the mountain and beyond the edge of the frame.

Their work has been exhibited worldwide and is in permanent collections of The International Center of Photography, The Moscow Museum of Arts, The Currier Museum, The Boca Raton Museum, The Bruce Museum, The Lewben Museum and Musee Des Art Decoratif in Paris.
They have published Circumstance: America Down on Bruised Knees by YK Books (2009) as well a short film entitled The Voyage shown at Cannes Film Festival 2016.

To date, they have produced eight bodies of work, and are currently working on their new series entitled 36.
In winter of 2018 they returned to Japan, focused on channeling the artist Hokusai and asked the question of what Mt. Fuji means to them.
We consider Japan our spirit haven and are always yearning to come back and go deeper in our exploration of the people and the landscape.
This new work moved us out of the city of Tokyo and into the countryside.
Here we wanted to live under the ever changing appearance of Mt. Fuji and experience its burning energy, creating an ambiguous narrative with our women as they played out an imagined life under the strength of the mountain and beyond the edge of the frame.

Circumstance (2008 – 2010)
Embarking on a road trip from New York to Los Angeles, the Formento’s travelled through twenty-five states, photographing the women they found along the way, often recruited the same day as the shoot.
Referencing classic American paintings and cinema, Circumstance embodies the combined American vision of both BJ and Richeille.
Capturing a country during uncertain times, their dramatically lit subjects are transformed into heroines and femme fatales caught in intense moments of emotion and reflection.

Japan Diaries (2013 – present)
The highly staged and melodramatic images conjure many references as1950’s Japanese cinema, the photographs of Nobuyoshi Araki, Ukiyo-e woodblock prints and the erotic imagery of Ero Guro paintings.
As outside observers, the Formentos’ stylized images explore the dichotomies that embody modern Japan – blurring the aesthetics between tradition and the ultra-modern, fantasy and reality.
The captivating tableaus exude a sense of tension, melancholy, and a quiet unease.
Each image from Japan Diaries exists as if it were a still taken from a noir Japanese film, each solitary figure yearning for something unknown.

She Is Cuba (2014)
In Cuba’s forbidden allure, amongst the crumbling walls of colonial architecture, the abandoned cinemas and casinos, the street of old Havana and all the glory that once was, Formento+Formento have created photographs where the radiant, bombastic Cuban woman plays the heroine.
They have captured the twilight of the Castro era, the imminent change, the struggle, the anxiety and the hope.

Strange Fascinations Mexico (2015)
This is a series of luscious images exploring the idea of misfortunes, tragedies, and survival from everyday mundane accidents to the more dramatic less frequent, newsworthy catastrophes.

Another Way of Seeing India (2015)
The Formento’s reveal the chaos and the peace that defines the country, teetering on the fine line between the cinematic and the real.

Second Kind of Woman Thailand (2016)
To confront people’s prejudices and fears and nudge them past embarrassment into acceptance of the whole spectrum of sexual preference.

Hysteria (2015 – 2017)
This series is set post World War II, a time when America was the height of its power yet also on the verge of spinning out of control.
This uncertain state represents a world we still know and are trying to find ways to contend with today.

Spies, Lies and Saboteurs (2018 – 2020)
Photographs that delve into the tension between reality and myth, and the fabricated and authentic, Formento+Formento allows for a spattering of ambiguity that has uncertain intention and unexpected consequences.
An homage to the unsung heroines of WW2.
These women were especially prevalent in the Special Operations Executive, a cobbled-together network of spies and amateurs that wrought havoc on German occupied Europe.
Scores of female operatives trained to handle guns and explosives, memorize complex codes, organize munitions and supplies drops, endure harsh interrogation.
They were military women, journalists, cooks, actresses and ordinary people caught up in extraordinary times.
Their stories demonstrate that they were ordinary women of extraordinary courage and inventiveness who helped change the world.
While the efforts of men in war have been well highlighted, we often forget that women played just as large a role in ensuring victory.

Solo exhibitions
2017 Cherchez La Femme, Taylor and Graham Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2017 Bel Air Fine Arts, Miami, FL, USA
2017 Musee Des Arts Décoratif, Paris, France
2016 She is Cuba, Soho House, Miami, FL. USA
2016 Parmigiani Gallery, Circumstance, Miami, FL, USA
2015 She is Cuba and Japan Diaries, Women’s Club, Miami, FL, USA
2014 Snap Orlando, Orlando, FL, USA
2014 Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2012 Society Club Soho, London, United Kingdom
2012 Salon Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Group exhibitions
2020 Musee des Art Décoratif, Paris, France
2019 Citroen Centenary Monnaie De Paris Museum, Paris, France
2018 Miami Photo Festival, Moore Building, Miami, FL, USA
2017 Benaki Museum, Athens Cinematic Chronicles, Athens, Greece
2016 Special Selection Photo Vogue Festival, Base Gallery Milano, Milano, Italy
2015 Bonhams Auction, New York, NY, USA
2015 In Haus, NYC group exhibition for Midnightrun.org, New York, NY, USA
2014 Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
2014 L’Atelier Des Artistes, Paris, France
2014 Traffic Art Space, New York, NY, USA
2013 Vogue Italia, Corso Como Gallery, Milan, Italy
2013 Traffic Art Space, New York, NY, USA
2013 Wonderground Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2013 Pompidou Museum, Presentation of a Documentary on Formento+Formento, Paris, France
2012 Art Below, Underground Gallery, Queens Diamond Jubilee, London, United Kingdom
2012 Group Show Vogue Italia 101 Photographs, Corso Como Gallery, Milan, Italy
2012 US Vogue Group Show, Milk Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2012 Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
2011 Life Support Japan, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Beers Lambert Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Art fairs
2020 London Art Fair, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2019 Art Miami, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Miami, FL, USA
2019 PAN Amsterdam, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2019 Affordable Art Fair Battersea, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2019 Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, with ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2019 AIPAD, with Taylor and Graham Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2016 Art Basel Miami Beach, with Markowicz Gallery, Miami, FL, USA
2015 Photo London, with Robert Klein Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2014 Art Wynwood, with VVFA Gallery, Miami Beach, FL, USA
2014 Art Miami, She is Cuba and Japan Diaries, Miami Beach, FL, USA
2014 Photo Shanghai, with Fahey Klein Gallery, Shanghai, China
2014 Art Silicon, with VVFA Gallery, Bordeaux, France
2013 Art Basel, with VVFA Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2013 Photo Paris, with Robert Klein Gallery, Paris, France
2013 Art Miami, Circumstance: American Beauty Down on Bruised Knees, Miami Beach, FL, USA

Collections:
International Center for Photography, New York, permanent collection
Lewben Museum, Poland, permanent collection
Currier Museum, New Hampshire, permanent collection
Boca Raton Museum of Fine Art, Florida, USA

Publications
2018 Hasselblad Master Finalist
2017 120 cover and pages for Ideat Magazine Art issue
2016 Blow Up Film Festival, Best Director The Voyage short film
2016 Special selection of short film The Voyage for Cannes Film Festival
2016 Cover and 52 page spread in Tartarus Magazine
2014 Schon! Japan Diaries review
2014 Aesthetica Magazine, Issue 60 August/September She is Cuba feature story
2014 L’Oeil, American Beauty on Bruised Knees, review
2014 American Photo, Through the Eyes of Global Nomads, Japan Diaries, interview Juxtapose
2014 NORMAL Magazine, cover and 28 pages
2013 Circumstance: American Beauty Down on Bruised Knees, coffee table book published by YK Publishers
2013 AMMO Magazine, video Interview
2013 Aesthetica Magazine, Frozen Narratives, cover story
2013 Surface Magazine, China
2013 Collecting Fine Art TeNeues
2013 Citizen K Magazine
2013 Hunger Magazine
2013 Ideal Magazine, Paris
2013 Version Femina Magazine, Paris
2013 Grazia Magazine, Milan
2013 Paris Match Magazine
2013 Be Magazine
2012 Photo District News Magazine
2012 Aesthetica Magazine.
2012 Vogue Magazine, USA
2011 Female Persuasion Magazine
2011 Live Fast Magazine.
2011 Photo District News Magazine
2011 Eyemazing Magazine
2011 Live Fast Magazine


Julia Fullerton-Batten

Fullerton-Batten is best known for her investigations of teenage girls, their psyches, and their relationships with others. Teenage Stories (2005) was the first of her explorative series, and in it, she heightens and emphasizes the girls’ feelings of not belonging by photographing them as giants amid miniature villages. Later series like School Play (2007), In Between (2009 – 2010), Awkward (2011), Mothers and Daughters (2012), and A Testament to Love (2013) look at these growing girls’ relationships with friends, boys, and family, as well. Her recent series Renaissance (2013) reflects her subject’s state of minds. Fullerton-Batten’s series show regular people who, although seemingly emotionless, truly bring us closer to understanding the inner workings of the mind.

Julia was born in 1970 and she lives and works in London.

Julia Fullerton-Batten was born in Bremen, Germany. Her early life was spent in Germany and the USA, but after her parent’s divorce she and her siblings moved to the UK. There she completed her secondary education, then studied photography at college. Subsequently she assisted professional photographers for five years before a first commercial assignment kick-started her career in 1995, and first gained recognition as a fine-art photographer in 2005.

Fullerton-Batten is best known for her investigations of teenage girls, their psyches, and their relationships with others. Teenage Stories (2005) was the first of her explorative series, and in it, she heightens and emphasizes the girls’ feelings of not belonging by photographing them as giants amid miniature villages. Later series like School Play (2007), In Between (2009 – 2010), Awkward (2011), Mothers and Daughters (2012), and A Testament to Love (2013) look at these growing girls’ relationships with friends, boys, and family, as well. Her recent series Renaissance (2013) reflects her subject’s state of minds. Fullerton-Batten’s series show regular people who, although seemingly emotionless, truly bring us closer to understanding the inner workings of the mind.

Julia’s use of unusual locations, highly creative settings, street-cast models, accented with cinematic lighting are hallmarks of her very distinctive style of photography. She insinuates visual tensions in her images, and imbues them with a hint of mystery, which combine to tease the viewer to re-examine the picture, each time seeing more content and finding a deeper meaning. These distinctive qualities have established enthusiasts for her work worldwide and at all ends of the cultural spectrum, from casual viewers to connoisseurs of fine-art photography.

Fullerton-Batten’s work has received much critical acclaim and has been featured in The New Yorker, Financial Times, Vogue Korea, and Le Monde, among others. She was commissioned by The National Portrait Gallery in London to shoot portraits of leading people in the UK National Health Service. She won the 2019 LensCulture Visual Storytelling Award and is a Hasselblad Master. Her work was the covering image for Thames and Hudson’s 2009 book A Guide to Collecting Contemporary Photography. She has shown at esteemed international institutions like the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai; Museo Thyssen-Bomemisza, Madrid; the Swedish Museum of Photography; Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland; and a solo exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Julia currently lives in London.


Stephen Haley

Stephen Haley is a painter and digital media artist with an extensive national and international exhibition history. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards and grants including: The Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship (2016), the Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grant (2009), the Australia Council Overseas Studio Residency ( LA 2006), the Arts Victoria Project Grant (2012), the R & M McGivern Prize for Painting (2006), the ANZ Visual Art Fellowship (2004) and the Deacon, Graham and James/Arts21 Tokyo residency (1998).

Stephen Haley is a painter and digital media artist with an extensive national and international exhibition history.
He is the recipient of many prestigious awards and grants including: The Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship (2016),
the Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grant (2009), the Australia Council Overseas Studio Residency (LA 2006),
the Arts Victoria Project Grant (2012), the R & M McGivern Prize for Painting (2006), the ANZ Visual Art Fellowship (2004)
and the Deacon, Graham and James/Arts21 Tokyo residency (1998).
He holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne (2015) and is also a writer and a Senior Lecturer at the VCA/ University of Melbourne.
His work features in numerous public institutions and private collections around the world.
Haley is represented by MARS Gallery in Melbourne (Australia) and ARTITLEDcontemporary (The Netherlands) for Europe.