Edwina White is an Australian artist living in Brooklyn, New York.
Playful yet spooky, the faux-innocent art brut method preferred by Edwina White not only makes for compelling images, but also invites the viewer to search them for hidden meanings. White revels in being swept up by the challenge of making her ideas concrete.
—Steven Heller and Julius Weidemann, Taschen 100 Illustrators
While juggling illustration with writing, performance and teaching visual communications at her alma mater UTS, Ms White held a solo show in Sydney. It included 52 original works and a limited edition set of playing cards. 52 Pick Up was then featured in Time Out, NY 1999 which encouraged her move to New York. Her debut solo show Across and Down, based on a NY Times crossword puzzle, brought her gallery representation. Since then her artwork has made its way into the collections of Missoni, Sting, Beth de Woody, Zadie Smith, The Hayward Gallery and Ballroom Marfa. Edwina's award winning illustrations have been profiled in Print, Creative Review, Varoom, Taschen and Fashion Illustrator (Laurence King).
Her most recent solo show A Beautiful Complication heralded a significant change of life. With that came fresh work in the field of special projects, where fine art and design merge, as with her latest venture the Little Darlings iPhone app. Edwina's most recent animation can be seen in SEMBENE!, a documentary that featured in 2014 Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals then worldwide.
Edwina lives in an old knitting factory with her beloveds, Mr Valentine and their wee daughter Frances Wren.
Bell Shakespeare Company
The Financial Review
Food & Wine Illustrated
Good Weekend Magazine
Harvard Business Review
New York Times
Wall Street Journal
Spectrum Now Festival
Sydney Theatre Company
Vanity Fair UK
Viking Children’s Books
The Weekend Australian