About

As an Australian artist currently based in Indiana, USA, my art practice involves exploring themes that include memory, bonds, and connections to a location, through the use of distortion and deterioration of digital media.

Nature is the main subject of my work, it often involves scenes taken from my home back in Australia. These locations are a way to express one of the ways we might connect to a place. Just as the visuals are warped so too are our connections to a location depending on our closeness both physically and emotionally– often these are intertwined and are affected by each other. As the imagery is distorted different colours and textures are emphasised in a way we were unable to view them previously. My work often reveals close details of a location without ever truly revealing their exact location keeping them a secret for myself.

Education

2018 -              Master of Fine Arts | Indiana University

2014 - 2017     Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours | Australian National University​

Exhibitions

2020    The Wrong Biennale, New York NY, USA & Online

2019     Remembering and Forgetting, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington IN, USA

2018     Magnify, RAW, Canberra, Australia

2017     Graduating Exhibition, School of Art & Design ANU, Canberra, Australia

             Ruby Honours 1, CCAS Manuka, Canberra, Australia

             Pride Week, PROMPT Gallery, Canberra, Australia

             Kiss, Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, Australia  

             Lucence, School of Art & Design Gallery ANU, Canberra, Australia 

2016     Graduating Exhibition, School of Art & Design ANU, Canberra, Australia

Installations

2018     Enlighten,  School of Art & Design ANU, Canberra Australia

2017     Art School Ball: Euphoria, School of Art & Design ANU, Canberra Australia 

             Ruby Ball, School of Art & Design ANU, Canberra, Australia

             Enlighten National Archives of Australia and School of Art & Design ANU, Canberra Australia

Film Festivals and Screenings

2018     IU Student Showcase, Indiana University Cinema, Bloomington IN, USA

             Milan Machinima Festival, Milan, Italy

2016    Transmission, School of Art & Design ANU, Canberra Australia 

Awards

2019     Mary Jane McIntire Fellowship 

Press

Mar 2018       Tayla Blewitt-Gray, Milan Machinima Festival

Sept 2016     Game Art: Tayla Blewitt-Gray's Escape (2016), Gamescenes: Art in the age of video games 

Aug 2016      Fighting for air: The isolation of breath in films, Film School Rejects 

Aug 2016      Nothing but hot air: When breathing in movies, IGN Germany

Contact
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