Lisa Tomasetti, The Australian Ballet China Tour 8, digital photographic print on archival cotton rag paper, 80 x 120cm, ed of 5 + 2AP
Lisa Tomasetti

Lisa Tomasetti (b.1963) currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia. She graduated with a Master degree in Photography from Sydney College of the Arts in 2014 and has been working as a photographer and visual artist for the last 25 years. Her eye for cinematic drama comes through in her dance photography, a collection of images in which she is able to capture the beautiful elegance of ballet dancers set against the more rough, gritty urban city streets of Paris, Tokyo, and New York.

Her work has been exhibited internationally in London, Shanghai and Barcelona and collected by numerous institutions, including the South Australia Art Museum, West Australia Art Museum, ArtBank, Albury Regional Art Gallery and the Chekhov Museum, Moscow. In 2006, Tomasetti was a finalist in The Archibald Photographic Portrait Prize; in 2007, 2009 and 2011, she was a finalist in The National Portrait Gallery Photographic Prize; In 2019, she was a finalist in “The William Bowness Photography Prize” and Winner in the“International Creative Communication Award”, Los Angeles. 


Born in Australia
Bachelor Visual Arts, Photography, Cinematography, South Australian University 1983 Bachelor Communication Studies, Literary Studies, Art, South Australian University
2014 Masters in Documentary Photography, Sydney College of the Arts
2020 “Leap Foward – The Australian Ballet in China”, Vermilion Art, Sydney
2019 Happy After Ever, Barometer Gallery, Sydney
Happy After Ever, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
Happy After Ever, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne 2016 The APPlication of Mercy, Hill Smith Gallery
2015 The APPlication of Mercy, James Makin Gallery
The Australian Ballet on Tour, MContemp Gallery
The Australian Ballet on Tour, James Makin Gallery, Vic 2013 The Australian Ballet on Tour, Hill Smith Gallery, SA 2011 Burnt Memory, Harrison galleries, Sydney
2009 Burnt Memory, Hoopers Art Gallery, London
2008 Unwritten Skin, Gallery 101, VIC
2007 Unwritten Skin, Byron McMahon Gallery, NSW
Unwritten Skin, 1918 Artspace, Shanghai
2006 Of Blessed Memory, Gallery 101, Melbourne
Vanilla and Misfortune, Byron McMahon Gallery, Sydney 2005 Vanilla and Misfortune, Gallery 101, Melbourne
2002 First Kiss, Monash Art Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
First Kiss, Byron Mapp Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2000 First Kiss, Volvo Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Silent Breath, Stills Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1998 One, The Greenaway Art Gallery, S.A
One, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne
One, First Draft Gallery, Sydney
1996 Broken Places, Stills Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Broken Places, The Greenaway Art Gallery, S.A
1995 Quench, Contemporary ArtCentre, S.A
Thirst, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne
1994 Piacere, The Greenaway Art Gallery, S.A
1993 Passion, The Greenaway Art Gallery, S.A
2018 StarStruck, National Portrait Gallery
2016 Luminance, Hill Smith Gallery
2007 Clearings, Gallery 101, Melbourne
AGFA Photographic National Touring Exhibition, NSW. 1993 Men in Space, Union Gallery, S.A.
Recent Acquisitions, South Australian Art Gallery, S.A. Real Fictions, South Australian Art Museum, S.A.
2019 Honourable Mention ‘International Photography Awards’ LA
Finalist: William Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery Vic
Winner: ‘International Creative Communication Award’ LA
2011 Finalist, National Portrait Gallery Photographic Prize, Canberra
2009 Finalist, National Portrait Gallery Photographic Prize, Canberra
Finalist, The Inaugural William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, VIC
Finalist, Albury National Photographic Portrait Prize, Albury Regional Gallery, NSW
Finalist, Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, QLD
2006 Finalist, Archibald Photographic Portrait Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
1993 Australia Council Studio, Besozzo, Italy
1991 Exhibition Materials Grant, S.A. Department for the Arts
Travel Grant, S.A. Department for the Arts, Production Photographer, British Theatre Companies
2010 Look, Contemporary Australian Photography Anne Marsh
Gill, Harbant, ‘Nostalgic Daze of Innocence’, Herald Sun, April 2nd, p. 49. Upront, The Sunday Age, March 30, p. 5.
Art Works, Capture Magazine, July/August, pp. 46-49 Miles, Melissa, Unwritten Skin, Exhibition Catalogue
Miles, Melissa, The Darkened Tomb of Memory, Eyeline Magazine #59, pp. 16-18. Gill, Harbant, ‘Inner Child Brought to Life’, The Herald Sun, 26 June.
Backhouse, Megan, ‘From Girl to Woman’, The Age, 19 March. Webb, Penny, ‘In the Dark’, The Age Metro, 18 March. Power, Liza, ‘Selective Memory’, The Age Metro, 16 March.
Lisa Tomasetti, First Kiss, a black and white photographic portrait, published by Allen and Unwin.

Western Australian Art Gallery
Australian National Gallery, Canberra
AlburyRegional ArtCentre, NSW
South Australian Art Gallery, S.A.
Photographs from the production of ‘The Seagull’ by the State Theatre Company, selected for the Chekhov Museum, Moscow.
Art Bank, Australia
Monash Gallery of Art, VIC

Vermilion Art

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