Grace Costa

Canberra born, Grace Costa has spent the past 18 years building her career as a commercial photographer and most recently, a photo-based artist. 

In 2014, 'Portrait of Minika' ensured a finalist position for Grace in the prestigious National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. 

Grace's heart lies with contemporary portraiture where she is best known for her striking yet hyperreal portraits of horses, drawing on her history with horses growing up, learning everything from her father who was a well respected horse trainer. She has brought equine art into the 21st century with contemporary and imaginative portraits of the horses she so carefully selects for her collections.  Grace was unable to find contemporary and stylish art that represented the way she saw horses so she created what she wanted, from her own imagination. 

The 'HORSE' series has been her most successful exhibition travelling around Australia including to the Head On Photo Festival in 2017.  This body of work lef to her presenting a TEDx Canberra talk titled "Find your creative truth through personal story' in 2017.

Grace has achieved multiple industry awards and featured in numerous respected Australian publications such as Photo Review, Esquine and The Eye Creative and in 2019 she launches The Narrabundah Boy, a short film based around her father's story with horses created by TEN ALPHAS in association with Grace Costa.