Artist Biography

Daisy Noyes (born 1980, New York) is based in Melbourne, Australia. She uses both digital and analogue cameras and works in the space between photography and performance. Her images are visual testaments to fleeting constructed worlds and ephemeral performances of fragments of narrative and inner landscape. Her practice explores themes of womanhood, the domestic, the body, seasonality, eco-anxiety, and the connection between humans and the natural world.

Daisy studied photography with Joel Sternfeld at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She also has a BA (Honours) in Performance from The University of New South Wales in Sydney.

In Melbourne, she has exhibited at NOIR Gallery and the Centre for Contemporary Photography’s Salon, in the UK, at Format Festival, Derby, and in New York, at the International Center of Photography as part of the exhibition “ICP Concerned: Global Images for a Global Crisis.” 

Images from her quarantine series “Mother Figure: 71 Self-Portraits in Isolation” were selected for Ballarat Foto Biennale’s #MassIsolationAustralia and Format Festival’s #MassIsolationFormat projects, and were also screened at the Auckland Festival of Photography.

Her work has been published by GALAH press, JANE by The Grey Attic, Spectrum, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, Australian VOGUE Living and on View Camera Australia.

Awards:

  • 2020 LensCulture Critics’ Choice Award
  • 2020 Finalist, Australian Photography Awards, portrait category
  • 2021 Finalist, Documentary Family Awards, Environmental Portrait Category
  • 2021 Semi-finalist, Head On Photo Awards, Portrait Category