I am an artist currently based in London working with photography.

Born in Australia, I began my training as a dancer in Australia and France prior to starting my career as a professional Ballerina in Germany and later after completing a BA (hons) degree at the Trinity Laban Centre in London worked as a Contemporary Dance Artist. In late 2015 I made the conscious decision to shift away from performing and into photography.

I photograph the body. My body and other bodies. Hunting out ourselves. Evidence that something, somewhere did exist.

My work has been featured in numerous photography magazines, online platforms and group exhibitions. In 2016 an image titled Metro won the Life Framer Photography Prize in the Human Body Category judged by Mona Kuhn and went on to be exhibited in New York, Tokyo and Rome in 2017.  In 2018 I received an honourable mention in the 11th Julia Margaret Cameron International Award for women photographers for an image from my AnOther series, was a finalist for the Bowness Photography Prize by Monash Gallery of Art in Australia, established to promote Australian photography and recently, was selected from the inaugural Der Greif and World Photo Organisation open call to be in the curated selection of Contemporary Photography judged by Mike Trow.

If you would like to know more about myself, the work, talk about commissions… or to say hello then please get in touch.

Email: melissa.spiccia@gmail.com

Instagram: instagram.com/melissaspiccia