Liam Benson, Untitled Nude 3, 2003. Photographic etching © the artist

  Liam Benson is a photo-media and performance artist based in Sydney. Benson's self portraits employ elements of the theatrical alongside the intimate to question and redefine notions of gender, sexuality and identity. Alluding to the ritzy style of nude portraiture favored in the early 1900's, his characters reflect the malleable nature of gender and how it is on show for others to see. As an emerging artist, Benson has exhibited prolifically in the short period he has been practicing. He has performed and exhibited in exhibitions and festivals in New South Wales and Queensland, including a number of solo performances.