Lisa Sorgini (b. 1980) is an Australian artist currently residing in northern New South Wales (Bundjalung Country).
In 2021 she had works selected as winner of the Lucie Awards Portrait Project and CCP Ilford Salon for ‘Most Critically Engaged’ image, recognised as a finalist in Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait prize(UK), as well as being shortlisted for the National Portrait Prize (Aus) and the Ravenswood Australian Womens Art Prize (Aus).
She was also nominated to participate in the Leica Oskar Barnack Award.
In 2020 she was selected as winner of the Lens Culture Critics Choice award for her portraiture series ‘Behind Glass’ and had work recognised and shortlisted for a number of other national and international awards including the CLIPAward , Australian Photography Awards and the Head On Portrait Prize.
Her practice engages with the relationship between mother and child, family and community and investigates the societal perceptions and constructs that are often vastly at odds with the lived experience. She is deeply interested in the way our familial relationships, particularly the mother role looks and changes over time.
Her work has been exhibited within Australia and internationally as well as being published extensively worldwide, with interviews and features in The New Yorker, TIME Magazine, Creative Review and National Geographic.
The New Yorker