Kieran Butler (b. 1992, Nowra, NSW, Australia) is an emerging photographic artist who works across moving and still image, object, and installation. Currently their research looks at applying transgender studies as a methodology for examining non-binary models of contemporary photographic practice, gender identity, and where these two histories might speak to one another. Kieran currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia.



2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours class 1, UNSW | Art and Design.


Professional experience:

2015 – present Art & Design Manager, Arc @ UNSW ltd.

2017 – present Casual Gallery Supervisor, Galerie Pompom.

2017 – Present Committee member, Cold cuts.

2012 – 2016 Committee member, MOP Projects


Solo Exhibitions:


Boys Don’t Cry, Air space projects, Marrickville, NSW.



Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat?! Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, NSW.


Group Exhibitions:


[upcoming] Cold Cuts, Petersham, NSW.
Re-Launch, AD Space, UNSW Art & Design, Paddington, NSW.

Emerging, Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford, NSW.



Modes of Practice, Verge Gallery, Chippendale, NSW.

Totes Gay, Trolleyed, St Peters, NSW, Sydney, Australia.

Sydney ARI show, Articulate Projects, Leichardt, NSW, Sydney, Australia.

Hang loose, Play nice, No Pressure Space, Arc @ UNSW A&D, Sydney, Australia.



Introducing: KÉP KLUB, D’Clinic Studios, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary

NEK Level, 107 Projects, Redfern, NSW, Australia.

Are we getting close to something, MOP Projects, Chippendale, NSW, Australia.

KB / KB, Kudos Gallery, Paddington, NSW, Australia.

The Light, Carlton Street Project Space, Ultimo, NSW, Australia.

Observation Mediation, Archive_Space, Newtown, NSW, Australia.



UNSW | Art and Design Annual, Galleries UNSW, Paddington, NSW, Australia.

Critical Distance, Dark_Space, Newtown, NSW, Australia.

Refining, Kudos Gallery, Paddington, NSW, Australia.

Emergence, Royal Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Australia.

A Billion Billion, Breezeblock, Potts Point, NSW, Australia.

Lines of Site, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, Nowra NSW, Australia.

Surface Tension, Galleryeight, Millers point, NSW, Australia.



Oculus Sinister, Kudos Gallery, Paddington, NSW, Australia.

COFA Annual, College of Fine Arts, Paddington, NSW, Australia.

Illusion, Kudos Gallery, Paddington, NSW, Australia.



Photomedia: Site and Context, Wyspa Institute of Art; Stocznia Gdanska, Gdansk, Poland.




[Upcoming] The Green House: Imaging the land, UNSW Fowlers Gap Research station in partnership with Arc @ UNSW Ltd, Fowlers Gap, NSW.



MiXER Collaborative Residency, D’CLINIC Studios, Lendava, Slovenia



Photomedia: Site and Context, COFA school of Media Arts Special Project, Gdansk Poland.


Awards and Prizes:


Finalist, Gosford Emerging Art Prize, Gosford Regional Arts Centre, Gosford, NSW, Australia.



Winner, Inaugural Gaffa Contemporary Photography Prize, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia.



Winner, John Gage Prize for Colour, UNSW | Art and Design, NSW

Finalist, Fishers Ghost art award (photography), Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW

Finalist, Kudos Emerging Artist + Designer Award, Kudos Gallery, Paddington, NSW

Winner, GBK Award, Kudos Gallery Paddington, NSW


Australian Centre for Photography prize, COFA Annual, UNSW | Art and Design, Paddington, NSW

Arc @ COFA Arts and Design Grant

Finalist, Kudos Emerging Artist + Designer Award, Kudos Gallery, Paddington, NSW.

Finalist, Now: Shoalhaven Contemporary art Prize, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, Nowra, NSW



COFA Special Project Photomedia: Site and Context travel Scholarship to Gdansk, Poland.





- COFA, Photomedia. Photomedia 2013 Catalogue. p. 12 – 13. 2013.

- College of Fine Arts, UNSW. The Annual Exhibition Catalogue. p. 57. 2013.

- College of Fine Arts, UNSW. COFA Annual,, 2013.

- 2ser, COFA Annual 2013, 30/11/2013.

- Pluta, Izabela. Photomedia: Site and Context, Stocznia Gdanska Poland. School of Media Arts COFA UNSW, 2012. p. 14 - 21. Photographs (cover photos, p. 6 [bottom right], 15, 20, [left bottom right & bottom right].

-Pluta, Izabela., 2012.