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Phebe Schmidt (b.1993) is a queer director and photographer whose work seamlessly bridges the commercial and artistic realms. Collaborating with clients such as New York Magazine and Nike, her unique style combines a striking visual appeal with a playful humor. Her commitment to social causes shines through her pro bono work for UN Women, reflecting her dedication to amplifying underrepresented voices. Featured in prominent publications and exhibited in esteemed galleries, Schmidt’s work resonates with audiences worldwide. With over 50,000 Instagram followers, she invites viewers to explore the compelling narratives crafted in her films and photography.

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Selected Exhibitions


The Portrait: Photo 2022, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne


MONA FOMA, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart


In Character, Verge Gallery, Sydney
Your Time, The University of Sydney, Sydney


Your Time, Firstdraft, Sydney
When you open your mouth to speak, West Space, Melbourne
En Suite, Island Island, Melbourne


On Being, The Honeymoon Suite, Melbourne
Thongs, Lon Gallery, Melbourne


Erewhon, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
Touring to: Horsham Regional art Gallery, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Benalla Art Gallery, Latrobe Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
The Public Body .01, Art Space, Sydney
Sweethearts, Lamington Drive, Melbourne


Neverwhere, Asialink/Margaret Lawrence Gallery project, Gaia Gallery, Istanbul
Gratis, Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmania
Spring 1883 Art Fair, Establishment Hotel, Sydney
Miss Universal, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
Head of the River, Sydenham55, Sydney


In some places it’s illegal to hang your washing out to dry, Sarah Scout, Melbourne
Render, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne
Studio Show, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
Sincerity, Moana Project Space, Perth
About Face, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne
It’s that sometimes you move too loud, Edmund Pearce, Melbourne


May Exhibitions, Platform Art Spaces, Melbourne


Kodak Salon, CCP, Melbourne

Selected Commercial Clients

New York Magazine
Mountain Goat
UN Women
The Iconic

Selected Publications

Dazed and Confused Magazine
Interview Magazine
Elephant Magazine
I-D Magazine
Garage Magazine
Ordinary Art Magazine
Wonderland Magazine
Vault Art Magazine
Sleek Magazine
Oyster Magazine
The Lifted Brow
Girl on Girl


Eastside International Los Angeles Residency Award, 2018
Australia Council for the Arts: Development Grants Individuals and Groups, 2018


Archival pigment prints available on request