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Lived/Active: New Zealand      Known for: high color abstract painting

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2000: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Otago School of Fine Arts (major in Painting, minor in Printmaking)
1996: Diploma in Art and Craft, Hungry Creek School of Art and Craft
1990: Foundation in Fine Art, Nelson Polytechnic

Artistic Achievements

2009: Finalist, Waikato Art Award
2007: Paramount Winner of the Wallace Art Awards 2007
2006: Finalist, Adam Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery
2006: Finalist, Wallace Art Awards 2004
2003 Finalist, NCC Art Award for Reclaimed Materials
2003: Finalist, Wallace Art Awards'
2002: Finalist, for the Wallace Art Awards 2002
2002: Finalist, Wallace Art Awards 2000

Artist Residencies
2009: Takt Kunstprojektraum art residency East Berlin, Germany
2008: Tylee Cottage Residency, Whanganui, New Zealand (July-December)
International Studio and Curatorial Programme, New York, USA (January-June)
2007: McCahon Art Residency, Titirangi, New Zealand (July-September)

(Self -funded international research:
2009: Kathmandu-Nepal with a NZ art teacher at the "English school"
2007: New York -lower east side (February-March)
2006: Europe and Morocco, research and drawing

International Exhibitions

2009: Takt Kunstprojektraum studio group show Berlin 2009
2009: New York International Outsider Art Fair, New York, USA, January 9th-11th Fountain art fair-New York (NZ art agent stall)
2008: I.S.C.P studio group show, New York , USA
2006: ***bluetenweiss anonymous drawing project, Berlin, Germany, (group show), December 2006 ongoing contributions including Art basil 2009
2006: Camden Gallery, London, United Kingdom, (group show), December
2003: Newcontemporaries Gallery, Sydney, Australia, Set Fire to Self—Drown (solo show), February 13th-March 9th 2003
2002: Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, Unutterable Loud Obviousness (solo show), August 2002

Solo Regional Gallery Exhibitions

2010: The Suter Art Gallery-Te Aratoi o Whakatû, Nelson, 'Witness' selected survey
(April - June)
2009: Waikato cotemporary art award finalist 2009 (September)
2009: Tauranga Public Gallery, 'Surface Tension' (July)
2009: Sarjeant Gallery-Te Whare O Rehua, Whanganui, 'The Light' (March-June)
07-08: Lopdell House Gallery, Waitakere City, 'Ghost Guest Host: Loved Fuckt Killd Eatn'' (December 2007- February 2008)
2007: Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 'Maker' (June-July)
2007: Centre of Contemporary Art, Mair Gallery, Christchurch, 'Giants Saints Monsters' (June)
2006: Ashburton Art Gallery, 'God and Death' (July-September)
2006: Left Bank Gallery, Greymouth, 'Rise' (May)
2005: Te Manawa Gallery, Palmerston North, 'Rise' (October)
2005: Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore, 'Rise' (March)
2003: Left Bank Gallery, Greymouth, Rugged Individual (April)
2000: Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, [large works], (May)
1999: Left Bank Gallery, Greymouth, 'Vortex Boy—Living with Ghosts', (August)
1999: Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, [works on paper], (May)

Selected Solo Dealer Gallery Exhibitions

2010 "instinct and spirit " paul nache gallery gisbourne.
2010palimpsest back of works and installation with black bone angel noise band performing winter solstice . at the russian frost farmers gallery. central wellington.
2010: lanyop small works candle lit show with majician larry mathews. george street duendin.
2010: Mark Hutchins Gallery, Wellington, 'other-cide' (May)
2009: PaperGraphica, Christchurch, 'Recent drawings from Nepal and Berlin'
2009: Bath Street Gallery, Auckland, 'hapu contraction' (May)
2009: Mark Hutchins Gallery, Wellington, 'The Light' (March)
2008: PaperGraphica, Christchurch, 'New York: Works on Paper' (October)
2007: Mark Hutchins Gallery, Wellington, 'Qi Gong Miniatures' (December)
2007: PaperGraphica, Christchurch, 'Drawings: Works on Paper' (October)
2007: Bath Street Gallery, Auckland, 'Rise' (June-July)
2007: Lyttleton Port Gallery, Christchurch (March)
2006: Milford Gallery, Dunedin, 'Ancient' (August)
2005: Milford Gallery, Dunedin, 'Start Up' (March)
2005: Bath Street Gallery, Auckland, 'Giants Saints Monsters' (December)
2004: Temple Gallery, Dunedin, 'Rise' (November)
2004: Tatton Gallery, Nelson, 'One Eyed Night' (September)
2004: Arthouse Gallery, Christchurch, 'Catalist' (May)
2003: Bath Street Gallery, Auckland, 'New Works' (November)
2003: Temple Gallery, Dunedin, 'Set Fire to Self—Drown' (May)
2003: Arthouse Gallery, Christchurch, 'Fault line Graduate' (May)
2002: Number Six, Lyttleton, Christchurch, 'Small Works' (September)
2002: Arthouse Gallery, Christchurch, 'Like It Matters!' (March)
2001: Arthouse Gallery, Christchurch, Vulnerable: Ego Commodity, (May)
2001: Satellite Gallery and Higher Trust Arts Advocacy Group, Dunedin (March)
2000: Walrus Gallery, Wellington, (September)
1999: Moray Gallery, Dunedin, 'Delirious' (September)

Touring Group Exhibitions
2007: Wallace Art Awards touring exhibition: Aotea Centre, Auckland;
New Dowse Gallery, Lower Hutt, Wellington
2006: National Portrait Award touring exhibition (Shed 11, Wellington), April 2006
2003: Wallace Art Awards touring exhibition: Aotea Centre, Auckland;
New Dowse Gallery, Wellington.
2003: NCC Art Awards Second Thoughts touring exhibition.
2000: Wallace Art Awards touring exhibition: Aotea Centre, Auckland;
New Dowse Gallery, Lower Hutt, Wellington.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2010:museum of obsession ;blue oyster gallery. dec curated by jodie dalgeish.
2006: Milford Gallery, Dunedin, 'Object' (July- August)
2006: Mark Hutchins Gallery, Wellington, with Richard Lewer and Scott Kennedy
(June -July)
2006: Cleveland Living Arts Centre, Dunedin, 'Large Art' (February)
2005: SoCA Gallery, Christchurch, 'Dorian Gray Invitational' (August)
2005: 64zero3 Gallery, Christchurch, 'Between Warhead and Warhorse'
with Scott Flanagan (June)
2002: Temple Gallery, Dunedin, with works by Colin McCahon and Ralph Hotere, (September)
2000: Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin, with ceramicist Jim Cooper (March)
1999: SoCA Gallery, Christchurch, 'Miniatures' (November)
1999: Robert McDougal Art Annex, Christchurch, 'Gruesome' (April)

Selected Collections
Nova Arts Trust, London, United Kingdom
New Contemporaries, Sydney, Australia
Wallace Arts Trust, New Zealand
Hocken Collection, University of Otago, New Zealand
Christchurch Art Gallery-Te Puna O Waiwhetu collection, Christchurch. New Zealand
Palmerston North Public Gallery-Te Manawa, New Zealand
Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore, New Zealand
Sarjeant gallery Whanganui collection
2009: x.o.genesis, animations for short film in collaboration with film-maker Rowan Wernham,
2006: Arc Café, Dunedin, photography show (February)
2005 Temple Gallery, Dunedin, curated Mixed Blessings miniatures exhibition,
(December 2005 -January 2006)
2002 New Zealand Fashion Industry Show, New York, USA, hand-painted T-Shirts
in collaboration with Tanya Carlson (November)

Monograph Publications
2010 'Witness', selected diary mediation drawings on show at Suter Gallery, Nelson. (May)
2009 'Hapu Contraction', collaboration with David Eggleton
2009 Collaborative poetry/drawing booklet with auckland performer "Tourettes"
2009 'Light works', exhibition catalogue of Whanganui works at Mark Hutchins Gallery, Wellington
2009 'The Light' Wanganui catalogue post Tylee cottage residency.
2008 'New York: Works on Paper', exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with PaperGraphica, Christchurch
2008 'Ghost Guest Host: Loved Fuckt Killd Eatn', exhibition catalogue published
in conjunction with Lopdell House Exhibition. Essays by Scott Flanagan and David Hall.
2007 'With Drawn Doodle', a selection of 7 years of sketchbook doodles
2007 'Maker', exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition. Essay by Justin Paton, Curator of Contemporary Art, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
2005 'Giants, Saints and Monsters', 140 page fully illustrated catalogue with accompanying DVD of studio process. Essay by Chris Knox.

Survey Publications
2009 'Seen this Century - 100 New Zealand artists since 1999' Contemporary survey publication by Warwick Brown

2007: 'Look This Way', New Zealand art writers on New Zealand artists;
contemporary survey by Sally Blundell

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