Kirsteen Titchener ~ Artist Bio
Often a single image has the power to make sense of something words cannot portray, it can speak many languages and whisper secrets. An image can express so much; a feeling, an emotion, perhaps a whole story.
Trained as a psychologist the need to communicate with words was essential. But sometimes the right words could be difficult to find. Often frustrated and unable to find the right language I began exploring how images could communicate complex ideas.
Through the use of digital photography and advanced editing techniques I create award winning contemporary art that is recognisably photography, remains believable, yet cannot be real. These techniques share stories, depict emotions, and express something deep within that cannot always be put into words.
Delve a little deeper by viewing my Recent Work.
Awards, Exhibitions & Publications
2020 ~ Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) nominee: photomanipulation (Floral Spheres series)
2020 ~ The Hall Trophy for Best Innovative Work awarded by The Torbay Guild of Artists
2019 ~ Winner 13th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers (photomanipulation category – single image)
2019 ~ Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) nominee (x2): photomanipulation (single images)
2019 ~ Finalist – London Kyoto FAPDA
2018 ~ International Photography Awards (IPA) – Honorable Mention x 2: Self Portrait & Digitally Enhanced
2018 ~ Finalist – Visual Art Open
2018 ~ Gold Awards x 3 – The Societies of Photographers in Open Avant Garde
2018 ~ Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) nominee: photomanipulation (Missing Series)
2018 ~ Gold Medal – The Royal Photographic Society: Visual Art
2017 ~ 1st Place: Photomanipulation – International Photographer of the Year
2017 ~ 3rd Place: Photographer of the Year in Digital Art – The Societies of Photographers
2017 ~ 3rd Place: Open Themed Series – Neutral Density Photography Awards
2017 ~ Gold Awards x 2 – The Societies of Photographers
2017 ~ The International Photography Awards (IPA) – Honorable Mention
2017 ~ Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) – nominee
2016 ~ 2nd Place Photographer of the Year in Pictorial and Fine Art – The Societies of Photographers
2016 ~ The International Photography Awards (IPA) – Honorable Mention
2016 ~ Gold Awards x 2 – The Societies of Photographers
2015 ~ PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris Honorable Mentions – x2
2015 ~ Gold Award – The Societies of Photographers
2014 ~ Photographer of the Year Nominee – The Societies of Photographers
Exhibitions (see detailed listings)
2020 ~ Contemporary and Digital Art Fair – CADAF
2020 ~ Contemporary Art Fairs: Surrey
2020 ~ 2020 Vision of Art Exhibition, Torbay, UK
2020 ~ Still Life – Alternative Exposures, Rome, Italy
2019 ~ 13th Julia Margaret Cameron Exhibition at the FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2019 ~ SheClicks Exhibition, After Nyne Gallery, London
2019 ~ Torbay Guild of Artists, Torre Abbey, Devon, UK
2019 ~ 157th Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography, Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
2019 ~ Contemporary Art Fairs: Newbury
2019 ~ Contemporary Art Fairs: Surrey
2019 ~ Women in Photography at Ocean Studio, UK – Group Exhibition
2019 ~ Artizan Re-launch featuring represented artists, Torquay, UK
2019 ~ The Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Members’ Print Exhibition 2019 touring exhibition starting at Croydon Clocktower Museum, UK
2018 ~ Gallery du808, Bristol, UK
2018 ~ Visual Art Open Finalists’ Exhibitions: Chester Cathedral & Chester Arts Fair
2018 ~ Artizan Winter Open, Torbay, UK – Group Exhibition
2018 ~ Chester Arts Fair, UK
2018 ~ Excellence in Photography: Dairy Barn Arts Centre, Ohio, USA – Group Exhibition
2018 ~ Artizan Summer Open, Torbay, UK – Group Exhibition
2018 ~ Contemporary Art Fairs: Reading, UK
2018 ~ Cockington Court Kitchen Gallery, Devon, UK – Group Exhibition
2018 ~ The Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Members’ Print Exhibition 2018 touring exhibition starting at Croydon Clocktower Museum, UK. (Gold medal winner and recipient of the Linda Wevill certificate) – Group Exhibition
2018 ~ The Art Of You, Artizan Gallery, Torbay, UK – Group Exhibition
2018 ~ ‘Fine Art’ at Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece – Group Exhibition
2017 ~ ‘Through Our Lens’ Women In Photography Exhibition, Plymouth, UK – Group Exhibition
2017 ~ The Royal Society Visual Art Members’ Print Exhibition – Group Exhibition
2017 ~ Cornwall Art Fair, St Ives, UK
2019 ~ Artist Feature on The Missing Series – South West Collective
2019 ~ BBC Radio Devon with Ally Reeve
2018 ~ Xposure artist feature – Xposure
2018 ~ From Psychologist to Photographic Artist – Presentation to Bristol Photographic Society, UK
2018 ~ The Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Magazine, Exhibition Winners feature.
2017 ~ The Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Magazine, Cover and 5 page Artist feature.
2017 ~ ArtsyShark featured artist
2015 ~ Western Morning News Sunday Supplement, artist feature.
represented by Artizan Gallery
Member of: Torbay Guild of Artists (secretary) and The Royal Photographic Society