J Davies (AU/MĀORI-TAKATAAPUI)
Born 1994, Narrm, Australia
Lives and works Narrm, Australia
J Davies is a multidisciplinary Takataapui artist archiving contemporary queer existence. J cultivates connection to community and culture whilst considering themes of identity, intimacy and neurodiversity.
J Davies graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2017, formalising an expansive photographic practice that they have been undertaking since 2008. In 2022 J was awarded the World Centred Photography Practice award from RMIT and in the same year was shortlisted for the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, and the Incinerator Gallery’s Incinerator Award. In 2022 they published their first book Half of My Whole Life Was Just a Dream exploring the connectedness of consciousness and subconsciousness. Most recently, J has been included in Melbourne Now, 2023, with a major photographic installation.