Born Liku, Niue, 1962. Emigrated to Auckland, New Zealand, 1964.
2006 - Writer in Residence, University of South Pacific, Suva
2005 - Residency, Galerie Romerapotheke, Zurich, Switzerland.
2004 - Laureate Award, Arts Foundation of New Zealand. 2003 Residency, Cultural Museum, Raratonga. 2001 Writer in Residence, University of Hawai, Hawai.
2000 - Literary Fellow, University of Auckland.
1997 - Writer in Residence, University of Canterbury, Christchurch.
1996 - Writer in Residence Fellowship, University of Waikato, Hamilton.
2007 - Ata, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2005 - Galerie Romerapotheke, Zurich, Switzerland.
2004 - Niniko Lalolagi - Dazzling Worlds, Gow Langsford, Auckland
2003 - The Wind Reminds Me How Palpable and Mythical My Life was Becoming , Bartley Nees Gallery, Wellington.
2003 - New Works, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch. 2003 Recent Paintings, Gow Langsford, Sydney. 2002 I Had a Mind as Invisible as Light, Gow Langsford Auckland.
2001 - A Sequence of Lyrics Dedicated to the Birth of a Lighthouse, Bartley Nees, Wellington.
2000 - People Get Ready, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland.
1999 - Tafa/Malika, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch.
1996 - Two Hands of Desire:Woodcuts/Lithoprints, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch.
1996 - Born in Paradise, Gow Langsford, Auckland.
1995 - Malika, New Works Gallery, Wellington.
1993 - Wood cuts/Lithographs, Lane Gallery, Auckland.
1992 - Auckland City Gallery, window installation.
1991 - Dowse Art Museum, Wellington.
Selected Exhibitions of Lithographs and Woodcuts1999 - Restless Spirit, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch.
1996 - CSA, Woodcuts/Lithoprints 1993 series, 1995 series.
1995 - Salamander Gallery, Arts Centre, Christchurch.
1994 - ASA Pacific Island Group Show, Ponsonby, Auckland.
1993 - Salamander Gallery, Arts Centre, Christchurch.
1993 - Taking Stock of the 90s', Sarjeant Public Gallery, Wanganui.
Selected Group Exhibitions2006 - Joint show with Sofia Tekala-Smith, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch.
2005 - Sky, joint show with Sofia Tekala-Smith, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch.
2004 - Paradise Now, Asia Society, New York.
2004 - You Are My Sunshine, Bartley Nees Gallery, Wellington.
2003 - 'Na' (Gift) , joint show with Sofia Tekala-Smith, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch.
1996 - Asia Pacific Triennale, Brisbane.
1996 - Seventh Festival of the South Pacific, Samoa.
1996 - Re-imaging the Pacific, ANU, Canberra.
1995 - Kwangiu Biennale, Korea.
1995 - Island to Island, Cheju, Korea.
1995 - Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa.
1995 - Bottled Ocean: Contemporary Polynesian Artists (touring New Zealand).
1992 - Contemporary Niue Artists, Fisher Gallery, Pakuranga.
1991 - Te Moemoea No Iotefa, Traditional and Contemporary Pacific Island Artists (national tour).
Selected Performance/Poetry1996 - Re-imaging the Pacific, ANU, Canberra.
1995 - The Post Colonial Body, University of Waikato, Hamilton.
1995 - Bodies in Question Symposium, University of Auckland.
1995 - Interdigitate, The Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre.
Publications: Poetry/Pose1998 - Burn My Head in Heaven, Penguin.
1992 - The Shark That Ate the Sun, Penguin.
1985 - The Bond Of Time, Fragrance on Earth Press.
1984 - Flowers After the Sun, poems F.O.E.
1982 - Sonnets to Van Gogh/Providence, F.O.E.
1982 - Sonnets to Van Gogh, F.O.E.
1981 - Winter, The Rain: Poems, F.O.E.
Publications: Art1996 - Meanjin, ed. Christiana Thompson, University of Melbourne, Australia.
1996 - Art New Zealand, number 78, Bodies in Question Review, by Stephen Zepke .
1996 - UN Year of Tolerance, Social Policy Dept., Victoria University, front cover.
1995 - 100 New Zealand Paintings, Warwick Brown, Godwit Press.
1995 - Art New Zealand, number 76, Interdigitate, W. Viagro, Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre.
1995 - Oceanic Art, N. Thomas, Thames and Hudson, Sydney.
1995 - Printout issue 9, Press Print Auckland (front cover).
1994 - The Art of John Pule, N. Thomas, Art Asia Pacific, volume 1, number 4.
1994 - Narratives Of Encounters, Anthropological History of Niue, T. Ryan, Auckland University.
1994 - Art New Zealand, number 66, The New Hiapo of John Pule by Mark Cross.
1992 - New Zealand Books, volume 2, issue 7, reviews by Keri Hulme, Witi Ihimaera.
1991 - Printout issue 1, Arts/Literature, Printpress, Auckland (front cover).
Publications: Catalogues1996 - Seventh Festival Of The South Pacific, Samoa
1996 - Asia/Pacific Triennale, Brisbane.
1995 - Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa.
1995 - Kwangju Biennale, South Korea.
1995 - Fleshy Worn, Bodies in Question Symposium, ASA Gallery.
1993 - Fisher Gallery, Pakuranga Arts, Auckland.
1990 - Te Moemoea No Iotefa, Interviews with 10 contemporary Island Artists, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui, curated by Rangihiroa Panoho.
Anthologies1995 - NuaNua, Writing in English Since 1980, edited by A. Wendt, Auckland University.
1994 - South Pacific Stories, edited by C. K. Stead, Faber & Faber.
1992 - New Zealand Erotic Writing, edited by S. McCauley and R. McLauchlan, Penguin.
1985 - The Globe Tapes, edited by M. Morrissey, M. Johnson and R. Menzies, Hard Echo Press, Auckland.
Works in Public CollectionsAuckland University
Auckland City Art Gallery
National Bank Onehunga
Government of Niue
Tamaki Campus, Auckland University
National Museum of Scotland
Manukau City Council
Wellington High Court
James Wallace Collection