Michael Lowe

| Contemporary New Zealand Artist |

biography

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Backstory

I am a New Zealand artist working across fine arts, architecture, and urban design (at Studio Pacific Architecture). My cross-disciplinary background in urban regeneration and public space design brings a fresh approach to my practise.

 

I am represented by Foenander Galleries (Auckland) as a painter of ‘constructed’ surreal landscape settings where my work explores how people attribute value to the ‘natural environment’, and how we decide what is the ‘vernacular landscape’ in a postcolonial context.

MoA (Prof.) & BAS  Victoria University Wellington


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Distinctions:

  • Molly Morpeth Canaday Award - Finalist (2019)

  • National Erebus Memorial - Competition winner | with Studio Pacific Architecture - (2019)

  • Wellington Sculpture Trust PARKING DAY - Judges award | with Studio Pacific Architecture - (2018)

  • LUX Light Festival Wellington - Installation exhibitor | With Tess Jeppesen - (2017)

  • Victoria University Wellington Common Space Design Competition - Winner (2011)

  • WOW (World of Wearable arts) - Finalist | with Lynaire Kibblewhite (2008)

  • Konica Minolta MAZDA Artwork - Highly Commended (2006)

  • Auckland Grammar School Matthew Koefoed Memorial Art Scholarship - Recipient (2006)

 

Exhibition History

2020

• The Nomadic Art Gallery -"Alienation" Digital Exhibition

• Foenander Art Galleries - Transit Lane.

2019

• Molly Morpeth Canaday Award Exhibition, Whakatane

• Foenander Art Galleries - The Intimacy of Distance.

2018

• Art House Tour Exhibition, Auckland Grammar School, Auckland

2017

• ‘Art Incubates Life’, Mossgreen-Webb’s, Auckland

• LUX Light Festival Te Ao Mārama, Wellington

• ‘New Paintings’, solo exhibition, nkb Gallery, Auckland

2016

• Entrant in the French WW1 Memorial, Pukeaha National Park, Wellington

• Art House Tour Exhibition, Auckland Grammar School

2015

• ‘Odds on Tomorrow’, with Lindsey Baker & Freeman White, nkb Gallery, Auckland

2014

• ‘Transitions’, group show, nkb Gallery, Auckland

2013

• ‘Wunderkammer’, group show, nkb Gallery, Auckland

• ‘Intersections’, group show, nkb Gallery, Auckland

• Hibiscus Hospice Art Exhibition.

2012

• ‘Illumination’, group show, nkb Gallery, Auckland

2011

• ‘Room With a View’, Group Exhibition, nkb Gallery, Auckland

2009

‘From Sheds to Shells’ with Lynaire Kibblewhite, Auckland.

2008

• WOW (World of Wearable arts), Nelson

 

Other:

Auckland Grammar School Art Exhibition (2005-2008, 2010-2015)

Kings College Sale of Fine Arts Exhibition (2008-2010, 2012-2014)

 
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