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Stephen Bambury


Biography

1951      Born Christchurch, New Zealand
1972-75 Elam School of Fine Art, University of Auckland, NZ. Graduated Dip.F.A.(Hons)
1979      Recipient Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council Grant, New Zealand
1980      Study trip to North America
1984      Recipient Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council Grant, New Zealand
1984      Travels to North America
1987      Artist in Residence, Victoria College, Prahran Campus, Melbourne, Australia
1988      Awarded Inaugural Möet and Chandon New Zealand Art Fellowship 
1988      Study/Travel in Europe
1989-92 Residence and studio in Champagne, Ardenne, France. Lives and works in Paris.
2000      First monograph published
2000      Residency XIII. Telekimovi Mednarodni Slikarski Tedni,
             Kelia Foundation, Piran, Slovenia
2009-15 Lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand
2015      Residency, Ateliers Höherweg, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015        Stephen Bambury, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
2015        Whakaata, Lake Hayes,Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown, New Zealand
2014        “play it again, sam”, Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2012        Stephen Bambury, Olschewski & Behm, The Solo Project, Basel, Switzerland
2012        Stephen Bambury, Olschewski & Behm, Frankfurt, Germany
2011        You are here , Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
2011        Paper, Scissors, Rock Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2011        Noh Time, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2010        Selected Paintings, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2010        Bambury, Olschewski & Behm, Frankfurt, Germany
2009        The Painting is at The Wall, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2008        Considering Wittgenstein, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2007        Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown, New Zealand. Jensen Project
2007        Stephen Bambury - For the People of Auckland City, Jensen, Auckland
2006        Bambury, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2006        Ghost Paintings, Mark Hutchins Gallery, New Zealand. Jensen Project
2005        Works from the Viba studio, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand   
2005        Ngaumatau Gallery, Arrowtown, New Zealand. Jensen Project
2004        Blind Painting Painting Blind Jensen Gallery, Auckland
2004        Stephen Bambury, Kelia Foundation, Lujubiana, Slovenia
2004        Room for Reflection, Jar, Auckland, New Zealand
2004        Paintings, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
2002        Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2002        Trnovo (Siena), Slovenia.
2001        Bambury: Works 1979 – 1999, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2001        Jensen Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2000        Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1999        Bambury: Works 1979 – 1999, City Gallery, NZ
1999        Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1999        Siena, Jensen Gallery, New Zealand   
1999        Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1997        Necessary Correction, an Artists Project Exhibition (with Colin McCahon and
               Helmut Federle)
, Auckland Art Gallery
1997        Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1996        Colour Works, Jensen Gallery, New Zealand
1995        Site Works – A Work in Six Parts (1981) CBD Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1995        Jensen Gallery, New Zealand
1994        Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1994        Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
1993        Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia
1993        Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
1993        Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
1993        Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1992        Two Rooms Four Paintings, Store 5, Melbourne, Australia
1992        Double Take, Gow Langsford Gallery, New Zealand
1991        Stiftung fur konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany
1991        Paintings 89 – 90, Artis Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1991        The Paintings from France, Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch
1991        Paintings and Works on Paper, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Troyes, France
1991        Recent Works on Paper from France, Artis Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1989        Paintings, Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1988        Paintings and Works on Paper, 312 Lennox Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
1988        Used Geometries (Part I), Centre for Contemporary Art, Hamilton, NZ
1988        Used Geometries (Part II), Artis Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1987        Artis Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1986        Looking at the Dance and other related paintings 1980-86, Artis Gallery, Akl.
1983        New Paintings, Petar James Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1981        Site Works, Janne Land Gallery, New Zealand
1981        Site Works and Area Paintings, Peter Webb Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1981        Area Series, Elva Bett Gallery, New Zealand
1979        Selected Paintings from the Area Series, Peter Webb Gallery, Auckland   
1978        Small Paintings 1977-78, Gallery Data, Auckland, New Zealand
1977        Gallery Data, Auckland
1976        Victoria University, New Zealand
1976        Canterbury University, Christchurch
1975        Tetragonal Series, Peter James Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

 

Recent Group Exhibitions

2014        Colour, System, Support, (with Günther Förg, Katharina Grosse, Judy Millar)
               Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2013        Line / Form / Colour / Intention, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, NZ
2013        Sommerausstellung, Olschewski & Behm, Frankfurt, Germany
2013        Editions, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2012        Sacred Conversations, reopening exhibition Auckland Art Gallery
2011        Back in Black, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
2011        Ten Years, Nadine Milne Gallery, Arrowtown, New Zealand
2011        Kirstin Ardnt – Stephen Bambury, Olschewski & Behm, Frankfurt, Germany
2011        Portability and networks:18 European artists, curated by Christian Wulffen,
               Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
2011        Jonathan Smart @ Page Blackie, Wellington, New Zealand
2010        Paperwork, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
2010        Kelly Knobel Roeth Bambury Innes Judd Jensen Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2009        even the small take the wall, Olschewski & Behm, Frankfurt, Germany
2009        George Lawson Gallery, Room For Painting Room for Paper, Redding CA USA
2008        20/20 Jensen Gallery Auckland, New Zealand
2008        Abstraction 7, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2007        Headspace, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2007        20 Years On, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
2006        C6H10O5, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2006        landscape inscape, St Paul’s St Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2006        Detox, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2006        We Set Out One Morning, The BNZ Art Collection, Wellington City Art Gallery
2005        Lux, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2005        Store 5 is.., Anna Shwartz Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2004        Six Degrees of Separation, Mark Hutchins Gallery, New Zealand
2004        IS/NZ, Kunstverein Kreis Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
2004        Representation and Reaction: Modernism and the New Zealand Landscape
               Tradition
, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland New Zealand
2004        C6H10O5, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2004        ARCO 04, Galerie Nachst St. Stephan, Wien, Austria
2004        Bambury, Nixon, Paintings, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2003        Lunchbox, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
2003        XMAS03, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2003        Vuletic and His Circle, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2003        Paintings by Tony Lane and Stephen Bambury, Ngaumatau Gallery, Arrowtown
2003        Farben, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2003        Signs and Wonders He Tohu He Ohorere, Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of NZ
2002        Points of Orientation, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2002        2x2 ,2002 2, Jonathon Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
2002        Representation and Reaction: Moderism and the New Zealand Landscape
               Tradition
, Sargent Art Gallery Wanganui and traveling New Zealand
2002        Crossing Cultures, Kunsthaus Muerz, Austria
2001        Six Degrees of Separation, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2001        The Eighties and Now, Galerie Nachst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria
2000        Stephen Bambury, John Nixon, Drawings, Jonathan Smart Gallery, ChCh

 

Projects and Public Commissions

2006        Zeigen, Karen Sander (audio exhibition) Galerie Nachst St. Stephan, Wien,
               Austria 2005
2006        Sightline, Lumley Tower, Auckland, New Zealand
2003        Karen Sander (email exhibition), Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1999        Y2K FLAG, Rongopai Marae, Gisborne, New Zealand

 

Curated Exhibitions

2009        Out of This World, St. Paul Gallery (AUT), Auckland, NZ
2000        Karin Sander, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
1999        John M. Armleder, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand


Collaborations

2010        Redux, [Leigh Davis] Publication
2000        General Motors, [Leigh Davis] Limited edition book/object
1999        Station of Earth Bound Ghosts, [Leigh Davis] Gisborne, NZ
1998        Station of Earth Bound Ghosts, [Leigh Davis] Auckland, NZ

 

Collections

Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Sarjeant Art Gallery, Wanganui, New Zealand
Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Bank of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
Fletcher Challenge Corporation, Wellington/Auckland, New Zealand
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
Prospect Collection, Auckland, New Zealand
Victoria College, Melbourne, Australia
Moet & Chandon Art Foundation, Epernay, France
Fay Richwhite, Auckland, New Zealand
Ville de Bretigny-sur-Orge, France
Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand
University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland Boys Grammar School, Auckland, New Zealand
Stiftung fur konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany
Power Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Deutsche Bank, Auckland, New Zealand
Air New Zealand, Sydney, Australia

Also represented in private collections in New Zealand, Australia, North America, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany and France.