Edition of 10 + AP
archival lightjet print
Phebe Schmidt (b. 1993) is a photographer and filmmaker based in Melbourne. Her work explores consumption, self-image and identity in a branded contemporary culture under constant surveillance. Schmidt graduated with first class Honours from RMIT in 2017, is the recipient of the 2018 Eastside International Residency (LA) 2018, and has exhibited in both solo and group shows nationally and internationally. Schmidt has exhibited at West Space (VIC), Blindside (VIC), The Honeymoon Suite (VIC), Art Space (NSW), Gertrude Contemporary (VIC), Moana Project Space (WA), Margaret Lawrence Gallery (VIC), Sarah Scout Gallery (VIC) and Gaia Gallery (Istanbul) among others. In addition to her art practice, Schmidt is a widely published commercial photographer, working for publications from Vogue to Vault Art magazine. Her commercial and art practices inform each other and are central to her investigation of visibility and branded identity.