Jenny Papalexandris is a Visual Artist/Photographer and Educator based in Australia. She holds a Master of Art (1997) and a Bachelor of Education (Art) 1987 from the UNSW Art & Design (COFA) in Sydney.
She explores photography as a subjective response to the world of light and shadow. Her photographs are highly expressive and visually commanding. Thematically rich and diverse, her photography is imbued with a strong sense of poetry, symbolism and metaphor. They are personal records tracing universal themes of loss, identity, the body as metaphor and nature. Her work, at times reveals a brooding, introspective questioning of her subjects to arrive at a sense of mystery and wonder.
Mostly her images are not about the subject being photographed but act as a symbol to tell a wider, universal story which as humans we connect to; this has always been the aim in her work, to transcend the subject and talk about states of being, to "sense" rather than "see"
Jenny Papalexandris continues to exhibit both nationally and internationally. Her work has been featured as part of the Head On Photo Festival in Sydney, Australia. She has also been invited to be one of the Judges for the Head On Awards in 2021. She participated in the Ten Diez International Art Event, held at the prestigious Magma Galleries in Tenerife, Spain. She has also exhibited in Album: Telling with Light held at the Garage Bonci in Italy. Her work has been shown extensively in the USA; at the Darkroom Gallery in VT and The Center for Fine Art Photography CO, Times Square NYC, Gallery 1650 in LA. Jenny Papalexandris has been the recipient of numerous Art Awards. Her work has been included in various publications and media, including Harper’s, Black and White and Shots Magazine.
In 2016, The New Press (NYC) published Papalexandris' photography book, Five Bells_ Being LGBT in Australia, designed by EWS Design and funded by the Arcus Foundation. The book was a two-year project and was launched at Aperture Foundation in New York City.