Dr. Ella Dreyfus
Contemporary Visual Artist
Ella Dreyfus PhD is an Australian contemporary visual artist, photographer, senior lecturer and Head of Public Programs at the National Art School, Sydney. She is an award winning artist and well known for her photographic exhibitions and monographs The Body Pregnant, Age and Consent, Transman, Under Twelve, Under Twenty, Scumbag and To See Beyond What Seems to Be. She won the inaugural Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture and was an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholar at the University of NSW for her doctoral thesis Shame and the Aesthetics of Intimacy: Three contemporary artworks (2012). She was an Artist-in-Residence at the Cite Internationale des Artes, Paris and her photograph Transman was exhibited at the Musee du quai Branly in 2013. She was awarded a Visual Arts in Culture Research Residency at the Banff Centre, Canada in 2014. Her most recent exhibition Walking in Wiesbaden was shown at the Aktives Museum Spiegelgasse in Wiesbaden Germany, and was the result of her work as an Artist-in-Residence at the Kunsthaus Wiesbaden, with a scholarship from the Kunstverein Bellevue Saal in 2017.
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