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Chris Heaphy

 

Chris Heaphy was born in New Zealand in 1965 and is of Ngai Tahu and European extraction. He attended Canterbury University's School of Fine Art, graduating in 1991 with a BFA in painting. In 1998 he graduated from the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia with an MFA in painting. Heaphy has been successful in securing a number of grants and fellowships including Te Waka Toi Grants in 1993 and 1994, the Olivia Spencer Bower Fellowship in 1995, two Creative New Zealand Grants in 1999, and a Research Grant from WINTEC which enabled him to undertake a residency at Melbourne’s RMIT University. In 2000-2001 Heaphy undertook a residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, as well as the Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin Residency in Champagne in 2001. Heaphy has exhibited extensively throughout Australasia and Europe and his work is included in major public and private collections in both New Zealand and overseas.

Education

1991    BFA, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ
1998    MFA, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Awards and Fellowships

1993-4 Te Waka Toi Grants
1995    Olivia Spencer Bower Fellowship
1998    Research Grant Residency, RMIT University, Melbourne
1999    Creative New Zealand Grants
2000-01 Cite Internationale des Artes, Paris, France
2000-01 Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin Residency, Champagne, France

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017    The Floating World, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2016    From Here On In, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2016    This Is The World That We Live In, Milford Gallery, Dunedin
2014    Natural Selection, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2014    The Ambassadors, Bartley and Company Art, Wellington
2013    Maukatere, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2012    Maukatere, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2009    Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
2008    Daisy in my Lazy Eye, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong
2008    Sea of Tranquillity, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2007    The End of Nothing, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2005    Stereo, Michael Lett, Auckland
2005    After the Big Bang, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2004    Michael Lett, Auckland
2004    Stereo, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2003    Mtereo, Michael Lett, Auckland
2002    Wonder Works, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2001    New Works, Cite Gallery, Paris
2000    Wonder Works, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
1999    New Works, Peter Mc Leavey Gallery, Wellington
1999    Rites of Passage, Jonathon Smart Gallery, Christchurch
1998    Merri, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
1998    Visions, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
1997    Hope, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
1997    New Paintings, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
1997    Walk this Way, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
1997    Walk this Way, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North
1996    Into the Black, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
1996    New Paintings, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
1995    New Dirt, Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland
1995    Dirt, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
1993    In-between, Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016    Nga Mahi Whakatekateka, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2015    Camouflage: conceal/ distort/ deceive/ disguise, Gus Fisher Gallery, Akl
2014    Menagerie: Exotic Animals in Aotearoa, The Dowse, Lower Hutt, NZ
2014    Spring Catalogue exhibition, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2013    Pi-R squared, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2012    New Year, New Works, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2012    Melbourne Art Fair, Gow Langsford Gallery Stand D08
2011    What Colour Are You, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2011    Hong Kong Art Fair, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2011    Roundabout: Face to Face, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
2011    Small Things, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2010    Hong Kong Art Fair, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2010    Frieze, Gow Langsford Gallery
2010    Roundabout, City Gallery Wellington
2010    Fragments, Figments and Frogs, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2009    Art Santa Fe, New Mexico, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2008    Sacred XIV, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2007    Frieze Art Fair, London (Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York)
2006    Triple Candy, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2006    Turn Off The Century, Pataka Gallery, Porirua
2005    Ka Kino To Pounamu He Pounamu Onamata, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
2005    Contexts: Being Bicultural in Contemporary Art, Hawkes Bay Cultural Trust Napier
2005    Michael Lett, Auckland
2004    Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne (Michael Lett, Auckland)
2003    Changing Times in Painting, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney
2003    Slow Light, Curated by Wystan Curnow, Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Akl
2001    Painted Spaces, Australia Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
2001    Parihaka, City Gallery, Wellington
2001    Accents Australians, Adamski Gallery, Paris
2001    Painted Spaces, New Gallery, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
1999    Rukutia! Rukutia!, Ngai Tahu Exhibition, Te Waipounamu House, Christchurch
1999    Home and Away, Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
1998    Skywriters and Earthmovers, Robert McDougal Art Gallery, Christchurch
1998    Transaction, Parasite Gallery, Hong Kong
1998    Shades of Grey, New Gallery, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland
1998    Transaction, West Space Gallery, Melbourne
1998    Chartwell Exhibition, New Gallery, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
1997    Strata, Story Hall Gallery, Melbourne
1997    In and Out of Place, 101 Collins Street Gallery, Melbourne
1997    Coded, Waikato Museum of Art, Hamilton
1996    Visa Gold Art Award, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
1996    Pins and Needles, Bishop Suter Art Gallery, Nelson
1996    Kai Tahu Exhibition, Aigantighe Gallery, Timaru
1995    Korurangi New Maori Art, New Gallery, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
1995    A Very Peculiar Practice; Aspects of Recent NZ Painting, City Gallery, Wgtn
1995    Stop Making Sense. Collaboration with Gordon Walters, City Gallery, Wgtn
1994    The Face, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
1994    Te Puaroa Te Waka Toi, Shed 1, Wellington
1993    Groundswell, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North
1993    Tai Tokerau Contemporary Art Exhibition, Waitangi Hotel, Waitangi
1993    Te Hau A Tonga, Te Taumata Gallery, Auckland

Selected Public and Private Collections

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch, New Zealand
National Library Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand
Chartwell Collection, Auckland, New Zealand
Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Sargeant Art Gallery, Wanganui, New Zealand
Peggy Scott and David Teplitzky Collection, Hong Kong
Renny Foundation, North America

Selected Bibliography

Cross, David, ‘A walk along the fault line: The art of Chris Heaphy’ in Art New Zealand No. 89, 1998
Cross, David, Home and Away: Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art from the Chartwell Collection (Ed. William McAloon). Pg 50. Auckland: Auckland Art Gallery, 1999
Cross, David, ‘Manic death: Primitive pop’ in Chris Heaphy. Gow Langsford Gallery in association with David Teplitsky, Auckland; Hong Kong, 2008
Heaphy, Chris, Chris Heaphy: Walk This Way, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, 1997
Herrick, Linda, ‘ Paring back to essentials’ The New Zealand Herald, Pg.B7, Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Jahnke, Shelley, ‘Mosaic means: Recent painting by Chris Heaphy’ in Daisy in My Lazy Eye (Exhibition Catalogue). Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong, 2008; Chris Heaphy. Gow Langsford Gallery in association with David Teplitsky: Auckland; Hong Kong, 2008
McNamara, T.J. ‘Best bets for punters’, The New Zealand Herald, Pg. B6, Wednesday, August 11, 2004
McNamara T.J. ‘Peephole to infinity’, The New Zealand Herald, PG.B6, Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Patrick, Martin, 'Chris Heaphy's Kaleidoscopic Eye', Art New Zealand No. 144, Summer 2012-13
Smith, Allan, A Very Peculiar Practice: Aspects of Recent New Zealand Painting, City Gallery, Wellington, 1995
Szekely, Chris (Ed.) Korurangi: New Maori Art, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 1996
Thomas, David, Changing Times in Painting, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, 2003
Were, Virginia, ‘Exploring a new constellation’, Art News, Spring 2008, pp 72-75
Wise, Kit, ‘Chris Heaphy: Second read’ in Chris Heaphy, Gow Langsford Gallery in association with David Teplitsky: Auckland; Hong Kong, 2008