LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Lucy Humphrey is an award winning emerging artist and architect, as director of Lucy Humphrey Studio based in Sydney. She works
across the fields of architecture, art and design, with a focus on an innovative use of materials, site-specific installation, and the
intersection between built forms and environments. Humphrey is also cofounder of the non-profit design organisation Archrival,
which specialises in collaborative and interdisciplinary design projects. She teaches as a casual academic at the University of Sydney
and University of Technology Faculties of Architecture in Sydney, and has written for ArchitectureAU, Architectural Review Asia Pacific
(AR) and Architecture Australia (AA).
Trained at the University of Sydney, Humphrey founded her practice in 2009 and works across a diverse range of projects spanning
residential and commercial buildings to public art and urban projects. She has exhibited work internationally, including the Biennale
of the Canary Islands (2009), Sculpture by the Sea Australia and Denmark (2009, 2013, 2015, 2017 & 2019), the Venice International
Biennale of Architecture (2008 & 2012), Sydney Fringe (2011), Sydney Festival (2012), Sydney Art Month (2013), Art & About
(2013), Sculpture at Barangaroo (2016) and Floriade (2017).
Humphrey has been recognised with multiple awards including Sculpture by the Sea’s Art Gallery of NSW Site Specific Prize (2009),
Sculpture by the Sea People’s Choice Prize and Kid’s Prize (2013 & 2017), and Sculpture by the Sea Aarhus invited international artist
& People’s Choice Prize winner (2015). She has won the prestigious University of Sydney’s Young Alumni Award for Achievement
(2012), the Helen Lempriere Scholarship (2013), and was selected for the NSW Justice Department Public Art Commission (2015).
She was finalist for the Lost at E Minor Young Creative Australians Award (2016), the QANTAS Spirit of Youth Awards (2016), and
the NSW Emerging Creative Talent Award (2016). In 2017 she won the Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship and was selected for
the Arctic Circle Residency in Svalbard, Norway. In 2018 she was awarded the Perspective 40 Under 40 Award in the Architecture
Her artistic practice is complemented by Archrival’s non-traditional and experimental architecture portfolio. Archrival has been
awarded the Sydney Fringe Award for Excellence (2011), NSW Planning Achievement Award (2013), IDEA Award (2014) and finalist
in the Australian Urban Design Awards (2016). In 2012 they were selected for the Australian Pavilion exhibition ‘Formations: New
Practices in Australian Architecture’ at the Venice Biennale.
WHO I AM
Artist, architect & designer based in Sydney, Australia
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