Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania
About Malia Baggett
Malia Baggett strives to challenge dominant paradigms of what constitutes a photograph, creating compositions that frequently evoke an imagined perception of a pattern or meaning that does not literally exist, a pareidolia, “rather than an oft-repeated photographic representation of the world outside our windows.”
Graduating at the end of 2013, she holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in photography from the University of Tasmania's College of the Arts, and is a member of the Golden Key International Honours Society. In 2008 she was awarded the Jon Lajos Prize in Fine Art. Malia's work has been represented in numerous Australian galleries, exhibiting as a finalist in both the Tweed Regional Gallery's Olive Cotton Award (2008) and the Birchalls Tertiary Art Prize (2012).
Malia's experience has included assisting New York and Tokyo based photographer Maki Kawakita with her Tasmanian based Makirama series and as a documentary photographer and design consultant for S.M.H. architecture and construction.
With a background of living and working in California, Oregon, New York, Italy and the Middle East, Malia is currently establishing her art practice as a conceptual photographer in Tasmania Australia aspiring to use the medium to communicate with the world.