My work questions popular and prevailing perceptions, conceptions about our own world view and our own New Zealand story; to look under the rug, to peel back the curtain, to see the shadows, to ingest the popular and unpopular, the familiar and the unfamiliar - to confront the message that we want to just drive by.
The work is deeply rooted in Americana - a popular culture wasteland that seeps and leaks its way into New Zealand culture. I extract design elements from the street and put them into the Gallery space, I call this practice, Signtology.
Born 1957 Auckland
Lives at Papamoa Beach
1983 - Finalist in the Team McMillian Art Award
1983 - Solo exhibition at the Charlie Grays "Last and First Cafe"
2015 - Finialst in the Wallace Art Awards
2016 - Double Finalist in the National Contemporary Art Awards
2016 - Winner of the Miles Supreme Art Award
2017 - Finalist in the Molly Morepeth Canaday Art Award
2017 - Finalist in the Wallace Art Awards
2018 - Finalist in the Wallace Art Awards
2019 - "No Vital Signs", Solo Exhibition, NZAFA, Wellington
2020 - "Supa Cuba Dupa" Group Exhibition, Potocki Paterson Gallery,