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Lucas Davidson - Artist

Lucas Davidson is an artist who works with everyday tools such as digital cameras, computer software and printers to explore the fluidity of the medium of photography. His works are often expanded into large scale installations that challenge photography's traditional conventions and investigate the relationships between digital and physical experience. His practice is not confined to a single medium but to the fundamental elements that constitute a photograph such as light, space, time, paper and process. Davidson’s ongoing interests lie in how digital imaging technologies enable us to see the world in new ways that continually redefine the way we perceive self and reality.

Lucas Davidson CV
b.1971  Newcastle Australia, lives Sydney Australia
2012     Master of Fine Arts, Lindy Lee, SCA, University of Sydney
2010     Master of Studio Arts, Robyn Backen, SCA, University of Sydney
Solo Exhibitions
2020     Living with Uncertainty, The Lock-Up, Newcastle
2019     Casual Forces, Maitland Regional Art Gallery
2019     A Way In A Way Out, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
2018     Social Construct, Carriageworks, Sydney
2017     Frame of Mind, Verge Gallery, University of Sydney
2017     I am a Strange Loop, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
2016     Animal Magnetism, Canberra Contemporary Art Space
2015     Agitations, Zadok Gallery, Miami, US
2015     Flat Screens, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
2015     Habitual Loop, The Substation, Melbourne
2014     The Weight of Water, Linden New Art, Melbourne
2014     Multiple Drafts Model, MOP Projects, Sydney
2013     Limbo, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
2013     Indefinite Pause, QLD Centre for Photography, Brisbane
2013     Immaterial, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney
Selected Group Exhibitions 
2019     Light Matter, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney 
2018     Conscious Process, Artbank, Sydney
2018     Pound of Flesh, Patricia Conde Galeria, MX
2017     Video Platform, Art Stage Jakarta, ID
2017     Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Sydney
2016     Digital Portaiture Award, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
2016     Modes of Practice, Verge Gallery, Sydney
2016     Auckland Art Fair, Auckland, NZ
2015     NSW Visual Arts Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney
2015     Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Travelling Scholarship, Sydney
2015     Video Platform, Art Stage Singapore, SG
2014     Totally Looks Like, Stills Gallery, Sydney
2014     Hangung 12, Kunstwerk Sammlung Klein, Berlin, DE
2014     Sydney Berlin, Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin, DE
2013     All That Remains, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
2013     A Transposition of Space, Concord Gallery, LA, US
2012     Transitory States, La Trobe University, Bendigo
2012     Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne
2012     Eon, Alaska Projects, Sydney
Awards,  Residencies
2020     Cultural Grant Program, City of Newcastle
2020     Artist in Residence, The Lock-Up Residency, Newcastle
2018     Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photo Award, Gold Coast
2016     Artist in Residence, OMI International Residency, NY, US
2016     Digital Portaiture Award, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
2015     New South Wales Visual Arts Fellowship, Artspace, Sydney
2015     Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Travel Scholarship, SCA
2015     Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, NAS, Sydney
2014     Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre
2014     Alice Prize, Alice Springs Art Foundation
2013     Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery
2013     Artist in Residence, Waverley Council Residency, Sydney
2012     Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photo Award, Gold Coast
2012     Australian Artists’ Grant, NAVA
2011     Sydney College of the Arts / DMG Award, Sydney
2011     Olive Cotton Award, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah
2011     RBS Emerging Artist Award, RBS Building, Sydney