Lisa Sorgini is an Italian-Australian artist. Born in Adelaide, Australia she now resides in the Northern Rivers, NSW (Bundjalung Country).
Her practice engages with the complexities of the human condition.
Growing up in a fractured family environment in the alternative ‘Rainbow Region’ of Northern NSW she is acutely aware of the actuality and coexistence of deep love and brutality in human relationships.
Working across photography Lisa investigates the dominating societal perceptions and constructs that are often vastly at odds with the lived experience and considers the representation of mothers, children and familial spaces.

Her work has been exhibited and published extensively worldwide, with notable interviews and features in The New Yorker, TIME Magazine, NY Times and Creative Review.
In 2023 she held her first solo exhibition of ‘Behind Glass’ at The Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne, Australia and exhibited work from ‘Behind Glass’ and ‘Mother’ at PhEST, Ragusa in Italy and Ballarat Photo Festival in Australia.

In 2022 she released her first book, 'Behind Glass', published by Libraryman (OOP).
She was also commissioned to produce work for PHOTO 2022 and has been recognised in multiple awards including the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize (UK), National Portrait Prize (Aus), The Lucie Portrait Project, Head-On photo awards, Portrait of Humanity and Australian photography awards.

Lisa is represented worldwide by ACN Studio (New York) and is a member of ‘Women Photograph'





EXHIBITION


2024: Upcoming -
“Don’t we touch each other just to prove we’re still here?”
Princeton Art Museum. Curated by Susan Bright and Susannah Baker-Smith.

2023: Real Families: Stories of Change. The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

2023: ‘Mother’ at PhEST, Puglia. IT - Curated by Arianna Rinaldo

2023: ‘Within The Landscape’ at Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

2023: Ragusa foto festival, Behind Glass, Sicily, IT - Curated by Claudio Composti.

2023:  SOLO - ‘Behind Glass’,  CCP Melbourne, AUS - Curated by Catlin Langford

2022:  PHOTO 2022 Commission, Thick Like Water, Aus

2022 - The Portrait, Blindside Gallery, as part of PHOTO 2022, Aus

2022 - New Discoveries in Contemporary Photography (Lens Culture), Caelum Gallery, NYC

2021:  Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. National Portrait Gallery, UK

2021: National Portrait Prize - National Portrait Gallery, AUS

2021: Head-On 2020 Vision touring exhibition, AUS

2021: CCP Salon - Centre for Contemporary Photography, AUS

2021: Paris Photo - Lens Culture Critics Choice Exhibition, (On Hold)

2020: Photo Oxford Festival ‘Ways Of Seeing And Being Seen‘ Ovada Gallery, UK

2020: ‘On Hold’ Group Show. Museo de la Cárcova, Buenos Aires.

2020: #ICP Concerned ‘Global Images for Global Crisis’, International Center for Photography, US

2020 Auckland Festival of Photography, Mass Isolation Format screening, NZ

2020: CLIP Award, Perth Centre for photography, online, AUS

2020: Head on Portrait Prize - Semi-finalist projection, online, AUS

2019: Group Summer Show, Yeah Nice Gallery, AUS

2019: Iris Award Finalist exhibition - Perth Centre For Photography

2019: Selected for CCP Salon Instagram Project- CCP Melbourne, AUS

2019: Olive Cotton Finalist Exhibition - Tweed Regional Gallery, AUS

2019: Head on Portrait Prize - Semi-finalist projection, Paddington Town Hall, AUS

2018: Opening Group Show, Yeah Nice Gallery, Mullumbimby, AUS 

2018: We Are All Going To Die group show, Studio Tropico, Byron Bay, AUS.

2018: Many Hands x Sea Change group show, All press studio, Collingwood

2012: Photographic Museum Of Humanity group show, Art Basel, Miami, USA.





BOOKS


2021: Behind Glass, 1st edition (out of print)
Published by Libraryman Books



OTHER PUBLICATIONS


2023: EyeMama:
Poetic Truths of Home and Motherhood, Published by teNeues Verlag

2022: The Covid-19 Visual Project: A Time of Distance, Published through Cortona on the move

2021: Mass Isolation Australia photo book,
Published by Ballarat Photo

2021: ICP Concerned: Global Images for a Global Crisis.
Published by G Editions.



AWARDS


2023:  Finalist,Galah Regional Photography awards

2022: Shortlist, STORIES 2022, Photo Collective

2022: Winner, Portrait of Humanity, British Journal of Photography.

2021: Shortlist, Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.

2021: Finalist, Ravenswood Women's Australian Art Prize

2021: Finalist, National Portrait Prize,  

2021: Winner, Lucie Foundation Portrait Project

2021: Winner, Centre for Contemporary photography Ilford Salon, ‘Most critically engaged’ work

2020: Winner, Lens Culture Critics Choice Award 

2020: Finalist, CLIP Award (Perth centre for photography)

2020: Finalist, Australian Photography Awards (Stories) 

2020: Semi-finalist, Head On Portrait Prize

2019: Finalist, Iris Award (Perth centre for photography)

2019: Finalist, Olive Cotton Award.

2019: Semi-finalist, Head On Portrait Prize.

 2016: Semi-finalist, Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize  

2014: Honourable Mention - International Photography Awards

2013: Finalist, Photographic Museum Of Humanity - Art Basel, Miami, USA.




INTERVIEW/TEXT


2023: Motherhood seen from the photographs of Lisa Sorgini, by Sara Emma Cervo, Vanity Fair

2023: Behind Glass - Essay by Catlin Langford, 1000 words magazine.

2022: Art and Culture - Photography our Photo Editors are following, New York Times

2022: ‘Lisa Sorgini è una giovane fotografa che racconta storie di maternità. Chi è lei e perché vale la pena seguirla.’ Vogue Italia

2022: Feature Shoot - The Raw Beauty of Early Motherhood, Unfiltered

2021: The photographer explores the agony and ecstasy of motherhood. We Present

2021: Booooooom - ‘The Bushfire, the flood and the virus

2021: 6 Mois , Maternité Confinée

2021: Elephant Magazine  ‘What It’s Like Giving Birth During a Pandemic’

2020: D La Repubblica - ‘E se domani?’

2020: The Guardian ‘Pain Can Be Poetic’

2020: The New Yorker - ‘An Australian Photographer’s Dreamy Portraits of Mothers and Their Children in Quarantine’  

2020: TIME Magazine - 'You Feel Trapped and Overwhelmed': Mothers Understood Isolation Before the Pandemic’

2020: National Geographic - ‘Pictures reveal the intensity of motherhood—especially under lockdown’

2020: Creative Review - ‘The Australian photographer’s intimate series, Behind Glass, captures the “lightness and darkness” of parenting during lockdown’

2016: i_D Magazine, Australia - ‘Lisa Sorgini knows the Australian dream is slightly out of focus

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