Master of Art College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
Bachelor of Art College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
About Jenny Papalexandris
Jenny Papalexandris is a Visual Artist based in Australia. She holds a Master of Art (1997) and a Bachelor of Education (Art) 1987 from the University of NSW in Sydney.
She explores photography as a subjective response to the world of light and shadow. Her photographs are highly expressive and visually commanding. Thematically rich and diverse, her photography is imbued with a strong sense of poetry, symbolism and metaphor. They are personal records tracing universal themes of loss, sexual identity, the body as metaphor and nature.
The common thread in her diverse body of work is the impulse to ‘sense’ rather than ‘see.’ Her work reveals a singular vision explored with rigour and sensitivity, both visually and conceptually.
Jenny Papalexandris continues to exhibit both nationally and internationally. Her work has been exhibited at the Head On Photo Festival in Sydney, AU. She participated in exhibitions in Spain and Italy. Her work has been shown extensively in the USA. Jenny Papalexandris has been the recipient of numerous Art Awards. Her work has been included in various publications and media, including Harper’s, Black and White and Shots Magazine.
In 2016, The New Press (NYC) published Papalexandris' photography book, Five Bells_ Being LGBT in Australia, designed by EWS Design and funded by the Arcus Foundation.