My art practice reflects an obsession with transitional spaces and the crowds that inhabit them. I explore global cities on foot to collect my source material and to understand the dynamics of the space.

Since completing my Master of Fine Arts in 2012 I have been investigating the tensions between place and non-place. Non-places are generic, anonymous and transitory spaces such as airports, subways and shopping malls. ᅠWhereas places have a strong sense of community and identity.

Urban structures and people intertwine on the canvas through a process of layering, obliterating and tracing. The spaces evolve over time as figures are painted in, painted out and then painted over. The ‘history’ in the layers of paint traces the passage of the crowd and the transformation of urban space.

Recent art projects include: ‘In Transit’ Kuala Lumpur, ‘INSTINC 10 Collaboration’ Singapore, and residencies in Singapore, China and Germany.

In 2015 I was a finalist in three major New Zealand art awards - the National Contemporary Art Award, the NZ Painting and Printmaking Award and the Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award.

I divide my time between Leipzig, Germany and Nelson, New Zealand.

galleries

NEW ZEALAND
RED Gallery, Nelson, New Zealand

GERMANY
supported by
Finestra Aperta Art Solutions, Leipzig

SINGAPORE
Instinctive Collective

 

 

award exhibitions

2015 Finalist, National Contemporary Art Award

2015 Finalist, New Zealand Painting & Printmaking Award

2015 Finalist, Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award

2014 Finalist, Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award

2013 Finalist, Arts Gold Awards, Otago

2012 Finalist, Cliftons Art Prize, Wellington

2012 Finalist, Peters Doig Marlborough Art Award

2012 Finalist, Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award

2009 Finalist, Peters Doig Marlborough Art Award

 

2007 Winner, Landscape/Seascape Painting Award,
         Nelson Regional Art Awards

1986 Winner 18 years of age and under, National Bank Art
         Award, Abstractions Exhibition, New Zealand
         Academy of Fine Arts

residencies & conferences

2016 Leipzig International Art Programme, Germany - four
         month artist residency

2014 INSTINC Gallery, Singapore - collaboration project -

supported by the Asia New Zealand Foundation

2014 Red Gate, Beijing, China - two month artist residency

2013 INSTINC Gallery, Singapore - two month artist residency -

supported by the Asia New Zealand Foundation

2012 ‘Affective Landscapes’ Conference,

University of Derby, England - presented a paper
on non-places

artist talks

interviews

2016 Between Yesterday & Tomorrow, Nelson

2015 China Week, Nelson

2015 Pecha Kucha, Tasman

2013 Slice Exhibition, LightSpace Gallery, Wellington

2013 Non-Places, Art Week Auckland, Bo Concepts, Auckland

2013 Artist Residency in Singapore,

The Playhouse Theatre and Café, Tasman

2013 Cruel City Exhibition, Suter Art Gallery, Nelson

2013 Slice Exhibition, INSTINC Gallery, Singapore

2013 Pecha Kucha, Singapore

2012 In Transit Exhibition, Red Gallery, Nelson

2012 Guest Speaker, Winter Programme,

Nelson Suter Art Society, Nelson

2011 Negotiating the Non-Place,

Master of Fine Arts Oral presentation,

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, Auckland

2011 Pecha Kucha, Nelson

2011 Guest Speaker, Mapua Art Group

Winter Exhibition, Mapua

Fresh FM Nelson, October 2016

Fresh FM Nelson, September 2015

93bFM, Auckland, June 2012

BBC Derby, England, May 2012

Arts on Sunday, Radio New Zealand National, May 2012

Fresh FM Radio, Nelson, April 2012

 

 

 

exhibitions

solo exhibitions

2016 Between Yesterday & Tomorrow,

Mckee Gallery, Nelson Suter Art Society, located within The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu, Nelson

2016 China Dream – from hutong to high-rise,

Millennium Public Art Gallery, Blenheim

2015 China Dream – from hutong to high-rise,
         SALT Gallery, Nelson

2014 Slice – Multi-layered Urban Spaces,

Icon White Gallery, Upper Moutere

2013 Slice – the Multi-layered Spaces of Singapore,

LightSpace Gallery, Wellington

2013 Slice, INSTINC Gallery, Singapore

2012 In Transit, Red Gallery, Nelson

2012 Negotiating the Non-Place,

Black Asterisk, Ponsonby, Auckland

2012 Negotiating the Non-Place, Reflections Art Gallery,

World of Wearable Art & Classic Cars Museum, Nelson

2009 Solo 28, Academy Galleries, Wellington

2009 Faces & Focus, Reflections Art Gallery,

World of Wearable Art & Classic Cars Museum, Nelson

2008 Beyond Karamea, McKee Gallery,

Nelson Suter Art Society, Nelson

2007 Tides & Treasures, Reflections Art Gallery,

World of Wearable Art & Classic Cars Museum, Nelson

2007 Cobb Explored, Waimea Estates Café, Richmond

2005 Kahurangi, Waimea Estates Café, Richmond

group exhibitions

2016 Patterns Beyond the Obvious, Spinnerei
         Leipzig, Germany

2014 INSTINC 10, Studio 67, Singapore

2014 International Art Exhibition, Songzhuang Museum
         Beijing, China

2014 Autumn, Nelson Suter Art Society,

The Suter Art Gallery, Te Aratoi o Whakatu, Nelson

2013 Cruel City, The Suter Art Gallery, Te Aratoi o Whakatu
         Nelson

2013 re:New:all, Pearce Gallery, Auckland

2013 Us Now, Academy Galleries, Wellington

2012 Summer Show, Reflections Art Gallery,

World of Wearable Art & Classic Cars Museum, Nelson

2012 An Artist’s Guide to Summer,

Academy Galleries, Wellington

2012 Spring, Nelson Suter Art Society,

The Suter Art Gallery, Te Aratoi o Whakatu, Nelson

2012 Kings College Art Exhibition, Auckland

2012 Auckland Grammer Art Exhibition, Auckland

2012 Autumn Exhibition, Nelson Suter Art Society, Nelson

2012 Art on Life, Academy Galleries, Wellington

2012 Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Awards,

Whakatane Memorial Centre, Whakatane

2012 Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition, Pearce Gallery,

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, Auckland