Lottie Davies

Lottie Davies

Lottie Davies was born in Guildford, UK, in 1971. After a degree in philosophy at St Andrews University in Scotland, she moved back to England to learn the photographic trade as an assistant in London, where she has since been based. Davies has won recognition in numerous awards, including the Association of Photographers’ Awards, the International Color Awards, and the Schweppes Photographic Portrait Awards. Her work, particularly the ‘Memories and Nightmares’ series, has garnered international acclaim. Quints won First Prize at the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Awards 2008 at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Viola As Twins won the Photographic Art Award, Arte Laguna Prize in Venice in 2011, and her imagery as a whole won the Young Masters Art Prize in 2012. Davies’ work is concerned with stories and personal histories, the tales and myths we use to structure our lives: memories, life-stories, beliefs. She takes inspiration from classical and modern painting, cinema and theatre as well as the imaginary worlds of literature. She employs a deliberate reworking of our visual vocabulary, playing on our notions of nostalgia, visual conventions and subconscious ‘looking habits’, with the intention of evoking a sense of recognition, narrative and movement. Sandy Nairne, director of the National Portrait Gallery in London, has described Davies’ work as “brilliantly imaginative”.

EXHIBITIONS

2019
Quinn, FORMAT Festival, Derby, UK
Sixteen, FORMAT Festival, Derby and touring UK

2018
The Age of Love, DongGang International Photography Festival, South Korea

2016
Southampton, New York, US
FIX Photo, London

2015
Young Masters New York, US
Format Festival, UK
London Art Fair, UK Cynthia Corbett Gallery

2014
Capturing the Narrative: A Visual Exploration of Fact and Fiction, LA Noble Gallery, London
Scope NY Art Fair, US Cynthia Corbett Gallery
London Art Fair, UK Cynthia Corbett Gallery

2013
Ex Caelo Lux: Lights in the Trees, De Magistris Arte, Millan, Italy
Art Southampton, New York, US, Cynthia Corbett Gallery
UK Photography Now, Dong Gang Festival, South Korea
Fragile: Photographing Nature, Beauty and Memories, Chris Beetles Fine Photographs, London
Memories and Nightmares, LA Noble Gallery, London

2012
Memories and Nightmares, Galeria Cero, Madrid, Spain
La Chambre, Strasbourg, France
Galerija Fotografija, Ljjubljana, Slovenia, 2011

2010
Paris Photo, Eric Franck Fine Art, Paris
Fotosintensi, Piacenza, Italy, April
AIPAD, Eric Franck Fine Art, New York
Paris Photo, Eric Franck Fine Art, Paris 2009

2009
AIPAD, Eric Franck Fine Art, New York 2009
London Art Fair, Eric Franck Fine Art, 2009

2008
Foto 8 Summer Show
PDN Annual


2007

NUJ Photography Exhibition

2005
The Bushmen of the Kalahari

2001
Peabody People

PERMANENT MUSEUM AND GALLERY COLLECTIONS
Fondation Camignac Gestion, Paris, France
Eric Franck Fine Art, London, UK

AWARDS

2014
The Young Masters Art Prize, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London

2013
First Place Fine Art – Single Image – Kontinent Awards

2012
Winner, Young Masters Art Prize
BAFTA 2012, Nominated, Digital Creativity for Dreams of Your Life

2011
Winner, Photographic Art, Arte Laguna Prize, Venice, Italy
Shortlisted, Renaissance Photography Prize, London

2010
Association of Photographers Awards: (Best In Category)

2009
Prix de la Photographie, Paris: First Prize, Nudes
Association of Photographers Awards: (Best In Category)

2008
Winner, Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
Association of Photographers Awards: (Best In Category)

2006
International Color Awards
Schweppes Photographic Portrait Award

2007
Association of Photographers Awards: (Best In Category)
International Color Awards

2004
Association of Photographers Awards: (Best In Category)

2002
Association of Photographers Awards: (Best In Category)

PUBLICATIONS

2009
Memories and Nightmares

2001
Tina, Peabody People series