Wayne Fogden is a Melbourne based artist making project-based photographic work. Aesthetically his photographs triumph space and scale, with compositions that consider what information is excluded from the frame as carefully as what is included.
A minimalist at heart, he uses just one camera and a single lens to make stunning large-scale images using whatever light is available, and adhering to the great photographer, Ansel Adams’ line, “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”
His ongoing project, “Farmland” includes landscapes framing the country as a place of open spaces, isolation and nostalgia. The long-term documentation of Italian interiors treats the most iconic, beautifully extravagant palazzi and lesser-known, private villas with equal gravitas.
Fogden originally began a commercial photography career in Sydney. He specialized in portraiture, fashion and travel having been commissioned by the likes of American Express, The Australian Financial Review, AMP, FHM, Inside Sport and Bonds.
2021 Fox Galleries, Melbourne, “These Days” group show
2019 Fox Galleries, Melbourne, Palace: House Of Savoy, Turin solo exhibition
2019 Fox Galleries, Melbourne, Party Of Special Things group exhibition
2018 Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne, “Curator’s Pick” group exhibition
2017 Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne, “Spring Pop-up” group exhibition
2014 Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne, “New Work” group exhibition
2012 Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne, “Directors’ Choice” group exhibition
2012 Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne, “Mad Men” group exhibition
2012 Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney, “Summer Lovin’” group exhibition
2011 Melbourne Art Fair with Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney
2011 Albury Art Gallery “On Your Mark” group exhibition
2011 Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney, “Bronte” solo exhibition
2005 Gold Street Gallery, Melbourne, group exhibition
2004 Point Light, Sydney, “Woman” group exhibition
2004 Head On finalist, Sydney, group exhibition