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Heather Straka


Education

2000    MFA, Ilam School of Fine Art, Canterbury University
1994    BFA, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University

Awards & Residences

2012    William Hodges Fellowship, Invercargill, NZ
2009    Wallace Arts Trust / Altes Spital Residency, Solothurn, Switzerland
2008    Frances Hodgkins Fellowship, Otago University, Dunedin, NZ
2002    Pierce Lowe Award, Royal Overseas League, London, UK
2001    Royal Overseas League Commonwealth Scholarship, London, UK
2001    Ethel Susan Jones Travelling Scholarship, University of Canterbury, NZ
2000    Ethel Rose Overton Scholarship, University of Canterbury, NZ

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015    THE HONEYTRAP, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2015    SOMEBODIES EYES, Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2014    THE CREATOR, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, NZ
2013    BURQABABE, Page Blackie Gallery & Auckland Art Fair, NZ
2013    BLOOD LUST, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ 
2012    BLOOD LUST, Southland Art Gallery & Museum, Invercargill, NZ 
2012    THE NOBLE SAVAGE, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2012    BURQABABE, Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown, NZ  
2012    PLAYDATE, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, NZ
2011    THE ASIAN, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland, NZ
2011    THE ASIAN, Rotorua Museum, Rotorua, NZ
2010    DO NOT RESUSITATE, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2010    THE ASIAN, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
2010    THE ATTENDANTS, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, NZ
2009    DO NOT RESUSCITATE, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
2009    LOST IN TRANSLATION, Kunstlerhaus, Solothurn, Switzerland
2009    THE SLEEPING ROOM, Hocken Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
2009    HEATHER STRAKA, Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown, NZ
2008    DONOR,  Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2008    LIFE (STILL), Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2007    THE BANQUET, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2006    SELLING HAPPYNESS, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2006    THE AFTER LIFE, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington, NZ
2005    PARADISE LOST, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2005    PARADISE GAINED, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington, NZ
2005    PARADISE RE-VISITED, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2004    FIRST IMPRESSIONS, Milford Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
2003    JOKER, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington, NZ
2003    THE GAME, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2003    STAIN / SKVRNA, Gallery Via, Prague, Czech Republic
2002    ROXBURGH CLASSICS, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2001    NO SUBJECT SPECIFIED, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2001    WALLFLOWER, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2001    MANUFACTURING ROXBURGH, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington NZ
2001    NOT SEEN TO BE STARING (Madame & The Bastard), Janne Land, Wgtn
2000    PUBLIC & PRIVATE, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2000    IMPORTED WHITEWARE, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1999    STAIN, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1999    NOT SEEN TO BE STARING (Madame & The Bastard), Jonathan Smart, CHCH
1998    COURTESY OF DOCTEUR L. GUYOT, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1996    ROOM 101, Teststrip Gallery, Auckland, NZ

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014    BOYS DON’T CRY, Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2010    FOREVER AFTER: CONVERSATIONS WITH THE PAST, Hocken Gallery, Dunedin
2009    STILL LIFE: THE ART OF ANATOMY, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
2009    BELOVED: works from Dunedin Public Art Gallery, DPAG, Dunedin, NZ
2009    LANDSCAPES, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, NZ
2008    WALLACE ART AWARDS Finalist Touring Exhibition, NZ
2008    STRAKA AND POPPELWELL, Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown, NZ
2007    PAKEHA NOW, Suter Gallery, Nelson, NZ
2002    TOURING SCHOLARS EXHIBITION, Royal Overseas League, London & Edinburgh, UK
2001    RECENT ACQUISITIONS, Robert McDougall Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2001    RECENT ACQUISITIONS, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ
1999    VISA GOLD ART AWARD Touring Exhibition, NZ
1997    LAYING IT ON THICK ARTSPACE, Auckland, NZ
1995    150 WAYS OF LOVING ARTSPACE, Auckland, NZ
1993    AGENDA ARTSPACE, Auckland, NZ

Collections

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Southland Museum & Art Gallery
James Wallace Art Trust