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”.

 

Awards and Exhibitions:

Quinn, FORMAT Festival, Derby UK March 2019
Sixteen, FORMAT Festival, Derby and touring UK, 2019
The Age of Love, DongGang International Photography Festival, South Korea, June-Sept 2018Art Southampton, New York, US June 2016
FIX Photo, London, May 2016
Young Masters New York, US November 2015
Format Festival, UK, March 2015
London Art Fair UK Cynthia Corbett Gallery, January 2015
The Young Masters Art Prize, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London 2014
Capturing the Narrative: A Visual Exploration of Fact and Fiction, L A Noble Gallery, London 2014
Scope NY Art Fair, US Cynthia Corbett Gallery, March 2014
London Art Fair, UK Cynthia Corbett Gallery, January 2014
Ex Caelo Lux: Lights in the Trees, De Magistris Arte, Millan, Italy 2013
Art Southampton, New York, US, Cynthia Corbett Gallery 2013
First Place Fine Art – Single Image – Kontinent Awards, 2013
UK Photography Now, Dong Gang Festival, South Korea 2013
Fragile: Photographing Nature, Beauty and Memories, Chris Beetles Fine Photographs, London 2013
Memories and Nightmares, LA Noble Gallery, London 2013
Winner, Young Masters Art Prize 2012
BAFTA 2012, Nominated, Digital Creativity for Dreams of Your Life
Memories and Nightmares, Galeria Cero, Madrid, Spain, 2012, La Chambre, Strasbourg, France, 2012, Galerija Fotografija, Ljjubljana, Slovenia, 2011
Winner, Photographic Art, Arte Laguna Prize, Venice, Italy 2011
Shortlisted, Renaissance Photography Prize, London 2011
Paris Photo, Eric Franck Fine Art, Paris 2010
Fotosintensi, Piacenza, Italy, April 2010
AIPAD, Eric Franck Fine Art, New York 2010
Paris Photo, Eric Franck Fine Art, Paris 2009
Prix de la Photographie, Paris: First Prize, Nudes, 2009
AIPAD, Eric Franck Fine Art, New York 2009
London Art Fair, Eric Franck Fine Art, 2009
Winner, Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2008
Foto 8 Summer Show 2008
PDN Annual 2008
Association of Photographers Awards: 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (Best In Category)
NUJ Photography Exhibition 2007
International Color Awards 2006, 2007
Schweppes Photographic Portrait Award 2006
Solo Exhibition The Bushmen of the Kalahari 2005
Group Exhibition Peabody People 2001

 

Collections:

Fondation Camignac Gestion, Paris, France
Eric Franck Fine Art, London, UK

 

Publications:

Tina, Peabody People series, 2001
Memories and Nightmares, 2009