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:

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
Art Southampton, New York, US
FIX Photo, London

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

2014
The Young Masters Art Prize, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London
Capturing the Narrative: A Visual Exploration of Fact and Fiction, L A 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
First Place Fine Art – Single Image – Kontinent Awards
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
Winner, Young Masters Art Prize
BAFTA 2012, Nominated, Digital Creativity for Dreams of Your Life
Memories and Nightmares, Galeria Cero, Madrid, Spain
La Chambre, Strasbourg, France

2011
Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Winner, Photographic Art, Arte Laguna Prize, Venice, Italy
Shortlisted, Renaissance Photography Prize, London

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

2009
Paris Photo, Eric Franck Fine Art, Paris
Prix de la Photographie, Paris: First Prize, Nudes
AIPAD, Eric Franck Fine Art, New York
London Art Fair, Eric Franck Fine Art

2008
Winner, Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
Foto 8 Summer Show
PDN Annual

Association of Photographers Awards:
2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (Best In Category)

2007
NUJ Photography Exhibition 2007

2006
International Color Awards
Schweppes Photographic Portrait Award

2005
Solo Exhibition The Bushmen of the Kalahari

2001
Group Exhibition Peabody People

Collections:

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

Publications:

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