Liberté Grace is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker born in Australia and currently living and creating in Sydney and the US, working in the media of film/video, installation, and photography. Her works have been exhibited in cultural institutions in Australia, Italy, and France. Grace has received multiple awards in Australia and the US including the Sutton Commercial Galleries Award, the Chroma Australia Award (Gallery NSW), the Lloyd Reeds Youth Memorial Art Award Commendation, Brett Ratner Scholarship (NY) for film direction, as well as winning the top graduate prize at V.C.A, The Wallara Traveling Scholarship, and the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize. In 2014, Grace was selected as part of the top 25 video artists worldwide by the international panel of the inaugural Arte Laguna Art Prize, held at the Arsenale in Venice, Italy and exhibited images from her film The Perfect Boy Myth video series in Time Square, New York. Her art practice centralises on the premise of identity as creation, through transformation via new consciousness perspectives. Liberté believes that all realities are the outer fantasy of the inner world and the consciousness of each individual. Her works depict challenging belief systems reconstructed as fantasy worlds, distilling the wisdom within repetitive historical patterns of behaviour into simple re-played narratives. Grace is an auteur filmmaker and contemporary artist who has screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
Liberté Grace and Calvin Welch / Photo: Alina Gozin'a