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Curriculum Vitae

Qualifications

2013 | Master of Fine Arts | Massey University, Wellington, NZ

2011 | Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts | Massey University, Wellington, NZ

1995 | Bachelor of Design | Victoria University/Wellington Polytechnic, NZ

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 | Sand in the Apricot Jam (touring) | National Army Museum, Waiouru, NZ - May - August (Forthcoming 2017 Waikato Museum, Hamilton)

2015 | Retold (Grimm Project) | Toi Poneke, Wellington and Lakehouse Arts Centre, Auckland

2014 | Sand in the Apricot Jam | Artist in residence and solo exhibition, Expressions Art and Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 | Finalist – Wellington Regional Art Review | Upper Hutt, NZ

2016 | Finalist – Parkin Drawing Prize | Wellington, NZ

2016 | Finalist – Molly Morpeth Canaday Award | Whakatane, NZ

2013 | MFA and MDes exhibition | Massey University, Wellington, NZ

2012 | Finalist – The Wellington Art Review | Expressions Art and Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt, NZ  

Finalist – Cliftons Art Prize | Cliftons, Wellington, NZ

Selected exhibitor at the opening of the new CoCA building, Te Ara Hihiko | Massey University, Wellington, NZ

2011 | Graduate exhibition | Massey University, Wellington, NZ

2010 | NZ Art Show | Wellington, NZ

2010 | Moments of Motherhood and Abstracted Visions Exhibition (joint exhibition with Shivaun Hogan) | Square Edge, Palmerston North, NZ

Winter Exhibition | Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, NZ

2007 |Fab Wai Art Exhibition | Caterton Exhibition Centre, Carterton, NZ

2006 |3 on Show Exhibition (joint exhibition with Shivaun Hogan and Susan Samuels) | Archibalds the Art Place, Upper Hutt, NZ

Finalist – Adam Portrait Award | National Portrait Gallery, Wellington, NZ

Finalist – Park Lane Charity Exhibition and Auction | Auckland, NZ

2004 |  Affordable Arts Show 2004 | Wellington, NZ

 

Awards

2016 | Peoples Choice Award | Wellington Regional Art Review, Wellington, NZ

 

Professional Activities

2014 - present day | Senior visiting tutor at Massey University, College of Creative Arts, School of Art, Wellington

2014 | Artist talks for ‘Sand in the Apricot Jam’ (school groups and radio interview)

2013 | Visiting tutor at Massey University, College of Creative Arts, School of Art, Wellington

 

Residencies and Conferences

2014 | July, artist in residence | Expressions Art and Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt

2013 | Presentation of my MFA research at The Arts in Society conference in Budapest, Hungary –June 2013. The paper presented was titled “Distant painterly perspectives: war, atrocites and the suffering of others”

 

Reviews and Citations

2014 - | Article titled “Nod to Soldier and Steed” on ‘Sand in the Apricot Jam’ | The Leader, Upper Hutt

 

Blog and Catalogue

Sand in the Apricot Jam exhibition catalogue (Digital copy available on request)

From the Studio

Sand in the Apricot Jam

 

Past Positions

2000 - | Freelance graphic design and illustration

2000 - 2006 | Graphic designer - web - Katipo Communications, Wellington

1998 - 2000 | Graphic designer - print - BRANZ, Wellington

1996 | Graphic designer - print - Chaucer Press, Wellington

 

Other Exciting Endeavors

2010 | 'Pop up gallery'in an unused space in Lower Hutt with fellow artist Shivaun Hogan. You can see information about this on the blog.

2010 - 2012 | Committee member for Friends of the Dowse, Lower Hutt