Janelle Low was the first in her family to be born outside of Asia. Continually pushing at the boundaries of what can be classified as ‘photography’ her recent works subvert traditional printmaking processes to obscure and disintegrate images drawn from her family archives. Janelle’s practice looks into the sense of displacement and ‘otherness’ felt between both her heritage and western cultural upbringing, questioning notions of identity and acceptance.
Janelle has exhibited nationally and internationally with her works held in public and private collections. In 2022 Janelle was announced as the recipient of the Wai Tang Commissioning Award in partnership with the Bowness Photography Prize and the Monash Gallery of Art. In 2013 she became the second female and youngest winner of the National Photographic Portrait Prize presented by the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, and in 2022 and 2017 was selected as a finalist in the prestigious William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize.