EDUCATION

1997 
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland
2000 
Post Graduate Diploma of Teaching, The University of Auckland

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

You Know Who, Page Galleries, Wellington, New Zealand

2019

Take Down The Clouds, Parlour Projects, Hastings, New Zealand

The Intimates: Part II, The Central Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand

The Intimates, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2018

Wallflowers, Page Galleries, Wellington, New Zealand

Inherit the Earth, Milford Galleries Queenstown, New Zealand
You were Blue and I was Purple, The Central, Christchurch, New Zealand
Land Of The Long Stemmed Cloud, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2017
Black Matters, Milford Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
Black Matters II, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Window Space, Te Uru Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Costume Botanicals, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

2016
The Golden Bearing, Puketerata Garden of National Significance, Taranaki, New Zealand Said the Hibiscus, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
The Night Flowers, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney, Australia
The End, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch, New Zealand
Brougham House Foyer Mural, permanent exhibition, New Plymouth, New Zealand

2015
The Aroma of Black (Part II), Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Tougher than Diamonds, Calder and Lawson Gallery, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
The Aroma of Black, Milford Galleries, Queenstown, New Zealand
Seasoned Pass, Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
The Aroma of Black (Part III), Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2014
Seek to Find to Yield, Vibrant Laneways, Brisbane, Australia
At the Edge of a Mirror, Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, New Zealand
In the Company of Animals, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Golden Bearing, in situ at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

2013
Sonic Boom, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney, Australia
Earth, Wind and Fire, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Seek to Yield to Find, Vibrant Laneways, Brisbane, Australia
Te Putahitanga o Rehua, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand

2012
Pleasure Seekers, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Twice Upon a Time, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Bottled Lightning, Peloton Gallery, Sydney, Australia
House of Rainbow, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, New Zealand
Bottled Lightning, Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

2011
Be Tender, Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
Gazillion Swirl, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
FLOW, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Muscles and Ice Cream, WORLD Store, Auckland, New Zealand
Te Putahitanga o Rehua, Te Manawa Museum of Art, History and Science, Palmerston North, New Zealand; and Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

2010
Aere e Akamotu, BCA Gallery, Rarotonga
Te Putahitanga o Rehua, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand
Whakapapa: Get down upon your knees, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand
The Water Between Us, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, New Zealand
Dear Beauty, Dear Beast, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2008
The Painter's Lot, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, New Zealand

2007
Reverie, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
When the Sun Rises and the Shadows Flee, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
Reuben Paterson, 64zero3 Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand

2006
Square2, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
He Aha te Mea Nui? What is the Greatest Thing?, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand; and Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

2005
Narcissus, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2004
Whakatata mai: Do you see what I see?, Christchurch Biennial Art and Industry, Christchurch, New Zealand
The Customs of Tripping, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, New Zealand
Reuben Paterson, Gow Langsford Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2003
Collaboration with WORLD, New Zealand Fashion Week, Auckland, New Zealand
When Paradise is not Enough, Dunedin Public Art Gallery Window, Dunedin, New Zealand
Reuben Paterson, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, New Zealand
Reuben Paterson, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2001
Cameo Project, Te Tuhi, Auckland, New Zealand

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

Wheriko - Brilliant!, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, Christhchuch,
New Zealand
Enveloping Scales, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2018

Neon Summer, The Glasshouse, Port Macquarie, Australia
Kaleidoscope: Abstract Aotearoa Anō he kōpere: Te reo tohu, Museum of New
Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Billy’s Apple, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Children of Mallarmé: Fashion, Art & Collaboration, Tauranga Art Gallery,
Tauranga, New Zealand
2017

Today, Tomorrow & Yesterday, Bergman Gallery, Rarotonga
Pūkana Whakarunga, Toi Poneke, Wellington, New Zealand
Relative Reciprocity, Te Uru Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
The River Lie, The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson, New Zealand
Very Merry Pride ANZ, New Zealand

2016
Visiting Asia, Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, New Zealand
Black Heart (with Lonnie Hutchinson and Walter Foott), The Vivian Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Day/Night, Me Rongo: Walk in Rainbows (with Lonnie Hutchinson, permanent public exhibition at Ronwood Avenue car park, Auckland, New Zealand
Op + Pop, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch, New Zealand
Pacific Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

2015
Imagine Asia: New Zealand Artists Respond to Contemporary Asia, Pataka Museum + Art, Porirua; Te Tuhi Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2013
E Tu Ake, Musee de la Civilisation, Quebec City, Canada
Architecture of the Heart, MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, New Zealand
Contemporary Pacific and Asian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Flow Riders, Rotorua Museum, Rotorua, New Zealand

2012
E Tu Ake, Museo Nacional las Culturas, Mexico City, Mexico

2011
Koru Tuputupu: Redefining Kowhaiwhai, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
E Tu Ake, Musee du quai Branly, Paris, France; and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington New Zealand
Oceania, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
CURRENT, October Gallery, London, England
Collecting Contemporary, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Manstyle, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Close Encounters: The next 500 years, Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada

2010
Small Works, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, New Zealand
Under, Lopdell House, Auckland, New Zealand
The Beauty of Distance: Songs of survival in a precarious age, 17th Biennial of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Putiputi: The flower in contemporary New Zealand art, Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, New Zealand

2009
Beloved, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
Asia Pacific Triennial, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Blue Planet, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Together Alone: Australia and New Zealand Fashion, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Move Me, Webb's Auction House, Auckland, New Zealand
Reference Section, Whakatane District Museum and Gallery, Whakatane, New Zealand
Am I Scared, Boy (eh): Collection works from then and now, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

2008
Are You Right not to Like Modern Art?, Te Manawa Museum of Art, History and Science, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Spring Catalogue Exhibition, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Dispelling the Myth: A look at changing attitudes towards death, Te Manawa Museum of Art, History and Science, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Dateline: Contemporary Art from the Pacific, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand; and Stadtgalerie, Kiel, Germany

2007
Pacifica, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
Dateline: Contemporary Art from the Pacific, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
Hot, 64zero3 Gallery, Christchurch
Of Deities and Mortals, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
News from Islands, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia

2006
Te Hue Ipu - Artifact and Artwork, Pataka Museum + Art, Porirua; and Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei, New Zealand
nEUclear Reactions, Centro de Arte Caja De Burgos, Burgos, Spain

2005
Parallel Practices, Hawke's Bay Exhibition Centre, Hastings, New Zealand
The Walters Show, Pataka Museum + Art, Porirua, New Zealand
nEUclear Reactions, Prague Biennial, Czech Republic
Tau Ana, Waikato Museum, Hamilton, New Zealand
YMCA, Sarjeant Art Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand

2004
9th Pacific Biennial, Republic of Palau
"Wish You Were Here", Hazlehurst Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Flowerpower, Pataka Museum + Art, Porirua, New Zealand
Ike and Thanks for all the Ika, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
Tau Ana, Wanganui Art Museum, Whanganui, New Zealand

2003
Ike, and thanks for the Ika, Rarotongan Cultural Centre, Rarotonga
Māori in Lithuania, Lithuanian Siulaikinio Meno Centre, Lithuania
Contemporary Perspective in Portraiture, Te Tuhi, Auckland, New Zealand
Taiaawhio: Te Timatanga, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Flaunt - Art, Fashion, and Culture, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2002
Contemporary Acquisitions, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
The Koru and Kowhaiwhai: Contemporary Renaissance of Kowhaiwhai Painting, Pataka Museum + Art, Porirua, New Zealand

2001
Techno Māori, Wellington City Gallery, Wellington; and Pataka Museum + Art, Porirua, New Zealand
Purangiaho, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Mana Tangata, Te Wa, Whanganui, New Zealand

2000
The 8th Festival of Pacific Arts Biennale d'Art Contemporian, Tijibaou Arts and Cultural Centre, Noumea, New Caledonia

1997
Peter Hills: The Art Fair Murders, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

1996
Quartet: Four to the Fore, 23a Auckland, New Zealand

1995
Salute Pierre ET Gilles, George Fraser Gallery, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

 

COLLECTIONS

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland New Zealand
University of Auckland Art Collection, Auckland, New Zealand
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch, New Zealand
James Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland, New Zealand

 

AWARDS

2006
Development Prize at the James Wallace Art Awards

2005
Finalist, Castelleon City Arts Council Arts Prize, Castelleon, Spain

1997
Recipient of the Moet et Chandon Arts Fellowship, Avize, France

 

RESIDENCIES

2014

Asia New Zealand Foundation artist residency, Goyang Art Studio, South Korea

2013
Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

2010
BCA Gallery, Rarotonga

2006
International Studio Curatorial Programme, Manhattan, New York

2005
The Art Café, Ikaria, Greece

2004
Punatapu Lodge, Queenstown, New Zealand