Guy Grabowsky believes that to negotiate photography is to navigate what it is to be human. Whether it is via social media, propaganda, politics, pop culture, religion or advertising, we understand the world through photographic images. Grabowsky is a Melbourne based artist who’s interests stem from post-conceptual photography and minimalism. He utilises a hybrid and expanded field of photography and image making — manipulating the photographic print’s intrinsic surface to alter the expectations and perceptions associated with the constructs of ‘photograph' and ‘image’. Grabowsky’s photographs are created with, and sometimes without the camera, also combining unconventional with digital and traditional analogue chemical, light-based modes of production. The outcomes are the result of an exploration to de-code, de-construct and re-interpret the “image”. With material and alchemical processes informing the poetics of his work. Grabowsky uses his coded language of identity to pose questions, mediated through his images, around agency and personal freedom within an image-saturated world. Grabowsky’s practice thus examines our psychological and perceptual relationships to a ‘post-photographic’ and ‘hypernormalised’ modernity.

Guy graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts (2017) and BA Fine Art Honours (2018). Guy is currently completing his MFA, Photography Major at Parsons School of Design | The New School, located in New York City (2022-2024) 

Guy has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions throughout Melbourne and has been a recipient of a number of prizes, including Parsons 50% Merit Scholarship (2021); The Billilla Artists Studio Program (2021); American Australian Association–AFNGA AusArt Scholarship (2021); Room to Create studio artist, Collingwood Yard (2020-2021); Plumm Wine Glass award (2018); Fiona Myer Award (2017); Mount Buller Residency (2017).

Selected Exhibitions
Aotearoa Art Fair with Haydens, Auckland, New Zealand
HOTA, The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, Surfers Paradise, Australia 
Bayside Gallery, Threshold, Melbourne
Haydens, Represented Artists, Melbourne  
Murray Art Museum Albury, National Photography Prize, Albury, Australia

Spring Art Fair, (exhibited with Discordia), Spring Art Fair, Melbourne
Spring1883 Art Fair, Alpha60, Chapter House Lane; exhibited with Hayden’s Gallery, Melbourne
10 Year Anniversary Show, STATION, Melbourne
Earth Rots Underfoot, COMA, Sydney
neither here nor there, Sutton, Melbourne  

Deep Breakfast, Haydens, Melbourne
Symbionts, STATION, Melbourne

Glass Eye, Lon Gallery, Melbourne
Image Reader, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
Keith & Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship, Margaret Lawrence, Melbourne
Process of Making, West Space, Melbourne
Develop, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne


Beyond the Veil, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne
Untitled Spaces, Kings Artist-Run, Melbourne
"Yet Another Image", Bus Projects, Melbourne

Bearbrass Collective
Joyce Nissan Collection
Myer family collection
Melbourne University George Paton collection
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