Liesl Pfeffer is a visual artist from Brisbane, Australia, currently living between Brooklyn, New York and Melbourne, Australia.

Liesl’s artwork is represented by Uprise Art in the USA and Modern Times in Australia. 


Liesl Pfeffer
b. 1979, Australia


2017 Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (expected)
2006 Bachelor of Photography (Photographic Art Practice), Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Title TBD, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, Australia (forthcoming)
2014 Souvenir, curated by Eyal Perry (Glasshouse Projects), Art+Lounge, Newark Liberty Airport, NJ
2011 Souvenir, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane, Australia
2011 Hearts and Arrows, KINGS ARI, Melbourne, Australia
2010 Souvenir, NO NO Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2006 Unravelling, Red Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Group Exhibitions

2017 Plant Patterns, Arsenal Gallery, New York, NY
2017 To See the Moon Fall from the Sky, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY
Equinozio di primavera a Benaco Arte, Benaco Arts, Sirmione, Italy
2016 Borderless: In Perspective, Lite-Haus Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Tribeca Art Night, Uprise Art, New York, NY

2016 Here Where We Are, hpgrp gallery, New York, NY
2015 Jardin, Studio No 4, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Ortega 100, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Intertwined, Nebraska Gallery, Portland, OR
Better Homes and Gardens, chashama 461 Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Instant Vacation, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn NY
2015 Deep End, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic NY
Somewhere in the City, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne, Australia
FLUID, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY
Montagnes Design, Nouvelles Inspirations, Couvent Sainte-Cécile, Grenoble, France
Grab Bag, curated by Will Hutnick and Polly Shindler, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Exchange Rates: the Bushwick Expo, curated by Arts in Bushwick, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Bushwick, NY.
Exquisite Collage, Local Project, Long Island City, NY
The Last Brucennial, presented by the Bruce High Quality Foundation, 837 Washington St, NY, NY
2014 Post-Photography: Beyond the Print, curated by Scott Hazard, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
Bushwick Open Studios, 1027 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY
NURTUREart Benefit, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, Manhattan NY
Pangea, New York Foundation for the Arts Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Contextualizations: It's a Race for Space, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Fit to Print, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
The Plastic Photo Show, Incinerator Arts Complex, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Australia
Churchie Emerging Artist Award, East Brisbane, Australia
Young Brisbane Artists, Gallery 419, Spring Hill, Brisbane, Australia
Resolution, Queensland College of Art, Graduate Exhibition, QCA, Brisbane, Australia
Ladyfest Brisbane, Photo Femmes, Rivoli Gallery, New Farm, Brisbane, Australia
2High Festival, Queensland Performing Arts Center, Brisbane, Australia
Photographic Skin, curated by Rose Philips, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane, Australia


2018 Hill End Artist in Residence Program, Hill End, NSW, Australia (forthcoming: February). Residency.
2016 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, USA. Residency.

2015 The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada. Residency.
2014 The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, USA. Residency.

Programs, Grants and Awards

2017 Australia Council for the Arts’ Pool of Peers. Peer Assessor, 2017-2019.
2016 American Australian Association, Dame Joan Sutherland Fund. Grant.
2016 Copyright Agency (Australia), Creative Individuals Career Fund. Grant.
2015 New York Foundation for the Arts’ Immigrant Artist Program, New York, NY. Mentor.
2013 New York Foundation for the Arts’ Immigrant Artist Program, New York, NY. Mentee. 
2006 Churchie Emerging Artist Award, Australia. Finalist.
2005 Queensland Centre for Photography Graduate Prize, Australia. Winner.

2005 Queensland Artworkers Alliance. Grant.

Selected Bibliography

2016 Kelly McCafferty, 'Singular Objects in a Vast Empty Space'The Coastal Post, May 2016. Interview.
2015 'Meet Liesl Pfeffer', Uprise Art, October 2015. Interview. 

2015 Camilla Birkeland, ‘Liesl Pfeffer’, Lucida Journal, September 2015, Issue 1. Interview.
2015 Toby Fehily, ‘
Somewhere in the City’, Art Guide Australia, June 30, 2015. Review
2015 Somewhere in the City. Arts Project Australia. Catalogue.
2015 Benjamin Sutton, ‘
Your concise guide to the Bushwick Open Studios’, Hyperallergic, June 1, 2015. Review.
2015 Montagnes Design, Nouvelles Inspirations, Fondation Glenat. Catalogue.
2015, ‘Liesl Pfeffer - Playful, Experimental and Handmade’,
Patternbank. Review.
2014, ‘Liesl Pfeffer’,
The Jealous Curator. Review.
2013 ‘Aussie Invasion’,
City Paper (Baltimore, MD), January 2-9, 2013. Photography.
2012 ‘Things half seen’,
Verity La (Australia), 2012. Photography.
2012 ‘X marks the spot’,
Vogue Living (Australia), Mar/Apr 2012, p 58. Featured artwork.
Liesl Pfeffer: Souvenir, Queensland Centre for Photography. Catalogue.
2011 ‘Things that make us smile’,
House & Garden (Australia), September 2011, p 290. Featured artwork.
LivingEtc (United Kingdom), August 2011, np. Featured artwork.
Elle Interior (Sweden), May 2011, np. Featured artwork.
2011 Blue day’,
Home Ideas (Australia), November 2011, p11. Featured artwork.
2010, ‘Featured artist’,
National Association for the Visual Arts. Featured artist.
2010, ‘Liesl Pfeffer’,
The Design Files. Interview.
2010, ‘Liesl Pfeffer’,
Design Milk. Review.
2010 ‘Souvenir’, Arena Magazine (Australia), December 2010, No. 109, pp. 27-30. Photo essay.
2010, ‘Liesl Pfeffer’,
Design for Mankind. Review.
2010, ‘The house that jealousy built’,
SF Girl by Bay. Review.
2010, ‘I’m jealous of Liesl Pfeffer’,
The Jealous Curator. Review.
2005 ‘Ladyfest’,
Time Off (Australia), Sept 7, 2005, p 55. Interview.
Vulture (Australia), Winter 2005, Issue 1, pp. 8,10. Photography.