Andreja Pejić is an internationally renowned Australian model, who in May 2014 became the first openly transgender model to be profiled by Vogue. Her transition took place in the public eye, and in late 2014 she staged a successful crowdfunding campaign to create a film about her reassignment surgery and life as a transgender woman. Andreja is indeed a trailblazing woman - not only a successful model, but a woman who, by way of her courage, has also become an educator.
About the artist:
In 1998 Erlich won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize with a portrait of marathon runner Steve Moneghetti and has been a finalist in the same prize on two other occasions. Erlich won the Archibald People’s Choice Award for her portrait of Bill Leak in 2000 and has been a finalist in the Archibald four times. She has been shortlisted for numerous awards nationally and internationally. In 2011 Erlich participated in “Plain” an international artists touring exhibition in Israel, curated by Guy Morag. In 2015, Erlich’s work was included in “Pain/ting” an exhibition in Berlin curated by Juan Arata. Erlich has had 50 solo exhibitions and has participated in 71 group shows since 1984.