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Elissa Jane Diver (b. London 1966) lives and works in Brighton. Elissa studied Photography at the University of Brighton, receiving BA First Class Honours in 2012. After working as a photographer and raising two boys, she returned to education and graduated from the Royal College of Art (MA Photography) in 2022, with a distinction for her dissertation exploring notions of the wild in art and culture.

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2022 | MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London

2012 | BA Photography (Hons) 1st Class, University of Brighton

1988 | BA English and French Literature (Hons) 2:1, University of Southampton



Oct 2023                           Unnatural Women                                        Women in Art Fair, Mall Galleries, SW1

May 2023                          Meat Market #2                                             31, Tanner's Hill, Deptford

Jan 2023                            HIGH at SCOOP                                         Saatchi Gallery, London SW3

Jan 2023                            BEYOND SILVER                                        The Hive, Vittoria St, Birmingham

Oct 2022                           WILDING – Elissa Jane Diver                     Photo Fringe 2022 - The Regency Town House

Oct 2022                           RWA Annual Open                                      Royal West of England Academy

Oct 2022                           Travers Smith Award                                   Snow Hill, London

Aug 2022                          After The Waiting Room                              Copeland Gallery, Peckham

Jul 2022                            RCA 2022                                                       Royal College of Art, Battersea

Aug 2021                          Common Objects                                          A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas USA

Aug 2021                          Salon 2021                                                      Photofusion, London

Jan 2021                            WIP 2021                                                        Royal College of Art, Battersea

Oct 2018                          Tim Andrews – Over the Hill                      Regency Town House, Brighton

May 2014                          Stone in my Shoe at Studio 323                   Palmeira Square, Hove

Dec 2012                           Salon 2012                                                      Photofusion, London

Aug 2012                          F.E.A.T Contemporary Art exhibition        Rottingdean Windmill, Brighton

Jul 2012                            Learning to Dance                                         Red Gallery, Rivington Street, London

Jun 2012                           University of Brighton Photography           Grand Parade Gallery, Brighton

May 2011                          University of Brighton Photography           Pavilion Theatre, Brighton Dome

Mar 2011                          Grammar Nonsense Imagination                 Grand Parade Gallery, Brighton



May 2023                         Travers Smith CSR Art Awards - People's Choice

May 2023                         Travers Smith CSR Art Awards - Highly Commended

Oct 2022                          Brighton Photo Fringe Danny Smith Memorial Award - People's Choice

Sep 2022                           BBA Photography Prize - longlisted             

Jul 2022                            HIGH prize for excellence  - shortlisted



2023                                 Royal Photographic Society                          Contemporary Photography Journal            

2022                                 Source Magazine - Print edition                   Graduate Photography

2022                                 Travers Smith Art Programme                      Exhibition Catalogue

2021                                 Operculum                                                      Casebound artists book

2021                                 The Waiting Room                                         RCA postcard exhibition in a box

2018                                 Over the Hill                                                  Exhibition Catalogue

2012                                 Learning to Dance                                          Exhibition Catalogue

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