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