Biography

Lisa Murray is a photographic artist, educator, and mother living on Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung country in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia.

Lisa employs an authentic and innovative approach to photography, exploring the interplay of time, memory, and personal experiences. She uses her own life journey as a lens to navigate and make sense of the world, resulting in a rich and multi-layered artistic expression.

Working within a documentary and conceptual framework, her artistic practice explores themes centred around familial bonds, mortality, dysphoria, and trauma.

Lisa has exhibited in Australia and internationally. Her work has been recognised by LensCulture, HeadOn, Photolucida Critical Mass, and the Australian Photography Awards.


Awards

LensCulture Emerging Talent
2023 - Winner & Jurors Pick

Photolucida Critical Mass (USA)
2023 - Top 50 Finalist

Australian Photography Awards
2023 &  2021  - Finalist - Experimental Category
2022 & 2020 - Shortlisted - Experimental & Documentary, Portrait Categories

19th Julia Margaret Cameron Award 
2022 - Highly Commended Award for Series Submission

Head On Photo Awards
2023 - Semi-Finalist, Portrait Category
2022 - Semi-Finalist, Documentary Category
2022 - Semi-Finalist, Landscape Category

Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women
2022 - Finalist - Two Portraits

Australian Photography Magazine, Photographer of the Year Awards
2021 - Winner - Photo of the Year Award 

2021 - Top 20 Award - Black & White Series
2021 - Top 30 Award - Series

Australian Photography Awards
2021 - Fourth Place Finalist - Open Illustrative Category
2021 - Shortlisted - Portrait Category
2021 - Shortlisted - Animal Category

Documentary Family Awards
2021 - Third Place Award - Real Life Category
2021 - Top Ten Award - Joy Category
2021 - Finalist - Water Category

MONO Awards
2021 - Highly Commended - Animal Category

International Photography Awards
2021 - Three Honourable Mentions - One Shot Category 


Exhibitions

ArtDoc Online Exhibition 
2023 - Through My Lens View Exhibition

Centre For Fine Art Photography
2023 - Revisiting The Family Album: Stories That Bind Us View Exhibition

PhotoSCHWEIZ, Zurich, Switzerland
2023 - Featured Exhibitor representing HeadOn Photo Festival

Centre for Contemporary Photography
 2023 - Summer Salon Group Exhibition

2023- PhotoSCHWEIZ  Zurich, Switzerland

FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona
2022 - 19th Julia Margaret Cameron Award Exhibition

Head On Photographic Festival, Sydney NSW
2022 - Head On Photographic Festival Featured Exhibitor, Solo Show

Bright Space, St Kilda, VIC
2022 - Finalist Exhibition MDPPfW

Women Photographers Australia, Photo Access, Canberra ACT
2022 - Everyday Climate Crisis Visual Petition

EDGE Galleries, Maldon VIC
2022 - Portrait Prize Finalist Group Show

Head On Photographic Festival, Sydney NSW
2021 - AddOn Group Show

Halls Lane Gallery, Woollahra NSW
2021 - Lockdown Picture Show Group Show 


Publications

LensCulture Magazine
2023 - Artist Feature See Interview

Yogurt Magazine
2023 - Artist Feature View here

'Eye Mama' Book
2023 - Published by teNeues Eye Mama Project

See:Zeen
2023 - Artist Feature See Interview

All About Photography Magazine
2022 - Series Publication, Women #29 Issue
Artist Feature - Rising Photographers

2022 - ShutterHub AUTO Photo 
Awards Publication

Photo Collective
2023, 2022, 2021 - The Annual Awards Publication

Photo Collective Magazine 002
2022 - Artist's Feature View here

Head On Foundation
2021 - Add On Annual Publication

Australian Photography Magazine
2021 - Photographer of the Year Awards
Winner - Photo of the Year  Winning Gallery

Using Format