Jedda Culley’s (b. 1984, Australia) practice spans across painting, drawing, textiles, video, and sculpture. Each medium, in its own capacity tells a story of the inner tension and transformation of its maker – of her urge to hide but ultimate unwillingness to do so. Her practice explores the darker side of the female experience with a focus on feminist ideas of sex, expectation, motherhood, birth, and objectification. Interested in how cultural narratives have framed women as otherworldly monsters, Culley dismantles complex and misleading female (she/her) gender archetypes.
Culley holds a Master of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with First Class Honours from University of New South Wales, Australia. Solo exhibitions include: Fairy’s frogs and big angry floating babies, Cool Change Contemporary, Perth, Australia (2021), Pls send pics this feels one sided, Cement Fondu, Sydney, Australia (2021). Culley is a two-time Finalist of the Fisher’s Ghost prize (2022, 2021), a Finalist of the 66th Blake Prize (2021), and is collected by the Sherman Centre for Contemporary Ideas, Australia.