Emily Portmann Artist CV




2011 Bachelor of Art Education COFA UNSW

2005 Honours, Photography, The National Art School, Sydney

2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, The NationalArt School, Sydney

2002 Diploma of Fine Arts, Photography / Printmaking, The Sydney Gallery School, Meadowbank TAFE, NSW


Awards Recognition


2014 Finalist in the Fisher's Ghost Prize, Campbeltown Art Centre, Sydney

2009 Finalist in The Olive Cotton Photography Prize, Tweed River Art Gallery

2009 Finalist in The Wilson National Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, Artworkers and JanMurphy Gallery,  QLD

2008 Finalist in The ABN Amro Emerging Artists Award,Sydney

2008 Winner of The Olive Cotton Portrait PhotographyPrize, Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW

2008 Finalist in The Churchie Emerging Art Prize, Queensland

2008 Finalist in The Joesphine Ulrick and Win SchubertPhotography Prize, Gold Coast

2007 Finalist in The ABN Amro Emerging Artists Award, Sydney

2007 Winner of The John and Margaret Baker Memorial Fellowship Emerging Artist in the Albury Regional Art

         Gallery’s, The National Photography Prize: Constructed Realms, Photography as Theatre

2006 Finalist in The Iris Photographic Portraiture Prize, Perth Centre for Photography, WA

2006 Highly Commended Award for Photography, Willoughby Art Prize, NSW

2006 Finalist in The Citigroup Photographic Portrait Prize, Art Gallery of NSW

2004 The Ted's Camera Store Award for Outstanding Achievement in Photography


Solo Exhibitions


2011 Play Terrain MOP Projects, Sydney

2010 Play Terrain, Perth Centre for Photography, WA 

2007 Uncertain Games, Johnston Gallery, Perth

2005 Somewhere Within Sometimes Mirrors, Johnston Gallery, Perth


Group Exhibitions


2009 Altered Ego, Lismore Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2009 The History of the National Photography Prize, Albury City Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2008 Laith McGregor, Tom Polo, Emily Portmann, Jackson Slattery, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, NSW

2008 Hijacked, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney,

2007 Suspended Play, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka Gallery, NSW

2006 Flaming Youth, Orange Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2006 Untitled, Blanco Negro, NSW

2005 New Photography Emily Portmann and Elena Vlassova, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, NSW

2005 Missing You Already..., Rocketart Gallery, Newcastle

2005 Honours Show 05, The National Art School, Sydney

2004 Degree Show 04, The National Art School, Sydney

2004 has been will be, Cell Block, The National Art School, Sydney

2004 Jungled, 461 Reiley St Surry Hills, NSW


Press Publications


2008 Australian Artists, Contemporary Artwise Highschool Resource Textbook for Yrs 10-12 Jacaranda Press,

         Glenis Israel

2008 Hijacked, Sunday Arts Program, 13th July, ABC Television

2008 Hijacked Photographer Shoots Herself for Exhibition, MX Magazine, 12th June, Karina Dunger 

2008 Hijacked Australian and American Photographers, Big City Press, edited by Mark McPherson / Max Pam

2008 Fonas, Winter, National Art School Publication, interviewed by Emma Thomson

2005 Double You Black+White Magazine Issue 81

2005 G-String Wiz, New Photography, Sydney Morning Herald, Metro, 19th Dec, Tracey Clement