Ella Dreyfus is a contemporary visual artist who is well-known for her photographic exhibitions. She won the inaugural Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture and her solo exhibitions were held at Stills Gallery in Sydney and other Australian galleries. Her photographs embrace the ordinary, striking a rich source of humanity, compassion and emotional resonance.
Her monograph The Body Pregnant was published by Penguin in 1993, and an artwork from her 2001 series Transman was selected for a major exhibition Cheveux Cheris – Frivolites et Trophee at the Musee du quai Branly, Paris in 2013. In later years her art practice shifted towards the performative, interactive and reflective, where the complex relationships between the private/public and the physical/emotional realms are revealed, creating new possibilities for visually embodied experiences.