Jessica Ledwich

Jessica Ledwich

Jessica Ledwich, born Australia 1981
Education
2000 - 2002 Bachelor of Performing Arts, Monash University, Melbourne
2008 - 2010 Advanced Diploma of Photography, Photography Studies College, Melbourne
2013 - 2014 Master of Fine Art with distinction, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
Selected Exhibitions
Solo
2016 Unconscious Flesh, Alternating Current Artspace, Melbourne
2015 Anonymous, Castlemaine State Festival
2011 Genus Crustaceous, Six locations, Castlemaine State Festival
Selected Group
2016 Summer Salon, Alternating Current Artspace, Melbourne
2016 Chalk & Cheese, Alternating Current Artspace, Melbourne
2015 Translation(s) II, International Festival of Contemporary Art, ARTSTAYS 2015, Slovenia
2015 Translation(s) II, Videotage Festival, Hong Kong
2015 Linden Art Prize, Linden Gallery of New Art, St Kilda
2014 Settlings, First Site Gallery, Melbourne
2014 One Night Stand, Donkey Wheel House, Melbourne
2014 In-ter-face, D11 Gallery, Docklands
2013 Border Crossings, Brunswick Arts Space, Brunswick
2013 The Promise, Visual Arts Biennale Periscope, Curated by Deborah Ratliff, Castlemaine State
Festival
2012 Arts Open, Curated by Denise Martin, Lot 19 Gallery, Castlemaine
2011 The Projections, Sydney Museum, Sydney
2010 The Projections, Touring Exhibition, Aust. Capital Cities
Awards
2015 Finalist Linden Art Prize
2015 Shortlisted Going Solo Award, Bendigo Art Gallery
2014 Awarded Master of Fine Art with Distinction, RMIT, Melbourne
2014 RMIT Master of Fine Art Award for Academic Excellence
2014 Australia Arts Council Artstart Grant
2014 Cultural Career Fund Grant
2014 Awarded the Cherrycake Studio Residency, Penang, Malaysia
2011 Finalist The Flanagan Art prize, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat
2011 Finalist International 2nd Julia Margaret Cameron Award, The Worldwide Photography Gala
Awards
2010 Finalist Australian Centre Media Photographers Saatchi & Saatchi Projections-Art Category
Selected Press, Interviews and Publications
2016 Incipit Magazine, by Beatrice Forzan, Italy, March 11th
2015 Musée Magazine, Edition 13 WOMEN, New York, p.78-79
2015 “Monstrous Feminine”, By Nat Colin, InKult Magazine, March 25th
2014 “Former fashion photographer examines the Monstrous Feminine”, The Age, Australia, May 3rd,
page 12
2014 “Former fashion photographer examines the Monstrous Feminine”, The Sydney Morning Herald,
Australia, May 3rd, page 16
2014 “Monstrous Feminine reminds us that beauty standards are more than ugly”, The Huffington
Post, United States, April 4th
2014 “Zwischen Selbstdisziplin und Selbstgeißelung”, Die Welt, Germany, April 4th
2014 “Quanto soffrono le donne”, Il Giornale, Italy, April 11th
2014 “Surreal Photo Series Critiques Society's Pressure On Women, And It’s Terrifying”, Fast Co
Create, New York, April 3rd
2014 “The Fanciful, Monstrous Feminine”, Daily Art, March 30th
2014 “Sadistic, Oddly Arresting Images Explore Feminine Beauty and the Pursuit of Perfection”,
Feature Shoot, United States, May 5th
2014 “Monstrous Feminine”, New Zealand Herald, April 8th
2014 Trattamenti di bellezza pericolosi: le immagini shock” By Marco Casola, Fanpage, Italy, April 9th
2014 “Quanto soffrono le donne: la denuncia di Jessica Ledwich” La Repubblica, Italy, April 10th
2014 “Jessica Ledwich: La Tirania de la belleza”, By Clara Ferrero, Brunch Magazine, Italy, May 9th
2014 “Photo series looks at the grotesque side of beauty rituals”, By Andrea Romano, Mashable, May
31st
2014 “These shocking photos show the ugly side of beauty”, By Sameera Ehteram, Carbonated TV,
May 31st
2014 “Feminist Photographs Show The Dark Side Of Beauty”, Beautiful Decay, March 30th by Ellyn
Ruddick- Sun stein
2013 “Promise of a Peepshow”, Midland Express, Feb 25th, p.08
2012 Artlink Magazine, Vol 32, No.4, p.32
2011 Visual Overture (selected visual artist), Volume 2, Spring, p. 6-7, Atlanta, United States of
America
Interviews
2015 Maine FM, Artswank with Robyn Walton, Match 9th
2015 Panelist, Terrains of Memory, La Trobe University Visual Arts Symposium, March 17th
2014 Talking Design with Stephen Crafti, June 5th
2014 3RRR Hullabaloo with Jeff Sparrow, May 7th
2014 Raven’s Eye Critic with Ginny Wetherell, April 9th
2013 3RRR SmartArts Interview with Richard Watts, March 7th