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Leigh Martin


Biography

1964 Born, Hamilton, New Zealand
1988-89 Foundation Certificate Art and Design, Brighton Polytechnic, Brighton, East Sussex. UK
1990-93 BFA Hons. Drawing and Painting, Glasgow School of Fine Arts, Glasgow, Scotland
1994-95 Post Grad Diploma, Painting (specialized), Glasgow School of Fine Arts, Glasgow, Scotland
1995-2006 Senior Tutor, Painting Department, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, NZ
1998-2001 Lecturer BVA Programme, University of technology, Auckland, New Zealand
2006-07 Lecturer, Design School, School of Fine Art, Unitec, Auckland, New Zealand
2013 Masters Degree Art & Design 1st Class Honours, Auckland Institute of Technology

Solo Exhibitions

2014
Silenced, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand

2013
Shimmer, Fox Jensen, Auckland, New Zealand
Shallow Depth,Fox Jensen, Auckland, New zealand

2012
Paper Works, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand

2011
Untitled, Fox Jensen, Auckland, New Zealand
Loaded, Jensen Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2009
Leigh Martin, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2008
Mute, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch , New Zealand
Loaded, Snowhite Gallery, Unitec, Auckland, New Zealand

2007
Loaded, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2004
Noise, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2003
Interiors, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand

2002
Close up’s of the horizon, Te Tuhi Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Close up’s of the horizon, Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Register/Test Pattern, Art and Industry Biennial, Physics Room, Christchurch, N Z

1999
Leigh Martin New Works, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Leigh Martin, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Leigh Martin, Compact Gallery, High Street, Auckland, New Zealand

1998
Dissolve, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Immersion, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Dissolve, High Street Project, Christchurch, New Zealand

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
Firefly: Leigh Martin & Winston Roeth, Fox Jensen, Auckland, New Zealand

2013
Precise Operations, Factor44, Antwerp, Belgium
The Architecture of Colour, Fox Jensen, Auckland New Zealand

2012
The Architecture of Colour, Jensen Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Saturation, Jensen Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2011
Small Things, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand

2009
c6h10o5 4, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2008
20/20, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2007
Viscosity, Jensen, Auckland, New Zealand

2006
Lost in Space, Government house, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

2004
There’s Joy In Repetition, Jensen Gallery, Auckland. NZ

2003
Farben, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2002
Interior Horizons, Te Tuhi Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2001
Prospect Biennial, Close ups of the horizon, City Gallery, New Zealand

2000
Colour, Queen Street Studios, Belfast, Ireland
Lines of Desire, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand

1999
Gow Langsford @ Span, Span Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

1998
Achromatic, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Seen and Not Heard, Hawkes Bay Art Museum, Napier, New Zealand

1997
Ross Blacker, Mark Francis, Leigh Martin, Mervyn Williams, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, NZ
Visa Gold Art Award, Auckland Art Gallery, City Gallery, New Zealand
Step on It, Christopher Moore Gallery, New Zealand
Out with the old, In with the new, COCA Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, NZ

1996
Surfacing, 23 A Gallery, Auckland New Zealand
Ida Ease Award, ASA Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (Recipient of Award)
Small Works, ASA Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
100 x 100, Drawings Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

1995
New Art in Scotland, Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland

1994
Royal Glasgow Institute of Arts Annual Exhibition, McClellan Galleries, Glasgow, Scotland
Dundee International Paper Works Show, Seagate Gallery, Dundee, Scotland

Awards

2012 James Wallace Postgraduate Student Award, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand
1996 Ida Ease Award Auckland, Society of Artists, Auckland, New Zealand
1994 D.A.A.D Deutscher Akademishcher Austauschdienst Buro, Berlin, Study Tour of Berlin and Dresden
1993 Cargill Scholarship, Glasgow School of Fine Art (GSA), Glasgow, Scotland
1993 Christies Prize (Masters Scholarship), Christies Art Auctioneers, Glasgow, Scotland
1993 John and Mable Craig Bequest Glasgow School of Fine Art
1993 Armour Prize, Glasgow School of Fine Art, Glasgow, Scotland
1991 Hart Bursary, Glasgow School of Fine Art, Glasgow, Scotland

Residencies

1998 Artist in Residence, Rangi Ruru Girls High School, Christchurch, New Zealand
1992 Hospitalfield House Trust Scholarship, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, Scotland

Collections

Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery—Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand
James Wallace Collection, Auckland, New Zealand
Fletcher Challenge Collection, Auckland, New Zealand