I am an artist, art writer, educator and consultant based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. I consider the twin strands of artist and art writer together constitute my critical creative practice. In particular, my work is underpinned by an interest in the cultural positions of artists – the artist as medium, activist, citizen and public intellectual. In keeping, my work seeks to directly address current cultural and political issues circulating in the public sphere. It manifests in a range of media including photography, video, painting, publishing and curation.

Exhibition highlights include This is New Zealand, City Gallery Wellington (2018), $1/Word: A Living Wage for New Zealand Art Writers, Projects Programme, Auckland Art Fair (2018), This Might Be The Place, Ilam Gallery, University of Canterbury (2017), this is the cup of your heart, Dowse Museum (2016), and PRISMISM, Enjoy Public Art Gallery (2014). I am represented in public and private collections.

I graduated with a Master of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, in 2013. I have been the recipient of a number of awards and scholarships, including a Goethe Institut Scholarship for Cultural Ambassadors (Berlin, 2019), Wallace Art Award (2011), University of Auckland Summer Research Scholarship (2010-11), and the Archives New Zealand 50th Anniversary Scholarship (2009), and a finalist in the National Contemporary Art Award (2014, 2007), New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award (2016), and Wallace Art Awards (2010, 2007).

My art writing includes essays, reviews, interviews, journalism and editing. My publications include commissions by City Gallery Wellington, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, The Suter Art Gallery, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Art New Zealand, Art News New Zealand, Art Collector, Contemporary Hum, Pantograph Punch, PhotoForum, EyeContact, Enjoy Occasional Journal, Writing Around Sound, Two Rooms, Visions, Tim Melville Gallery, Art + Object, Webb’s, Bowerbank Ninow, Ocula, D-Photo and selected artists.

I work in the arts, education and GLAM sectors. I worked as a lecturer in Photo Media at Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design (2017-20), teaching across contextual and studio based courses, and am PBRF research rated. In 2018, I was also Exhibitions Co-ordinator for dealer gallery Two Rooms, with a focus on art writing, communications, publicity and daily operations. I have worked for a number of respected galleries, libraries, archives and museums in Aotearoa. I am also consultant and mentor for selected artists, host regular workshops, and curate and deliver tours of local galleries and creative spaces.