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Fiona Pardington


Born Devonport, Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand, 1961
Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe, Kati Waewae, Clan Cameron
Lives and Works in Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand
http://fionapardington.blogspot.co.nz/
 

Education

2013 - Doctor of Fine Arts (Photography), Auckland University, NZ
2003 - Master of Fine Arts (First Class Honours), Auckland University, NZ
1984 - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University, NZ
 

Awards / Residencies / Fellowships

2016 - Chevalier, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
2013 - Colin McCahon House Artists’ Residency
2011 - New Zealand Arts Fellow, Arts Foundation of New Zealand
2010 - Laureate, Artistic Creations Project with the Musee du Quai Branly, France
2006 - Ngai Tahu Residency, Otago Polytechnic
2001 - Auckland Unitec Artist in Residence
1997 - Visa Gold Art Award
1996 - Frances Hodgkins Fellow
1991 - Moet & Chandon Fellow, France
1991 - Visa Gold Art Award
 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 - Supernatural, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2016 - A Beautiful Hesitation, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, NZ
2016 - A Beautiful Hesitation, Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki, NZ
2016 - 100% Unicorn, Starkwhite, Auckland, NZ
2016 - Mokosoi, Suite, Wellington, NZ
2015 - A Beautiful Hesitation, City Gallery, Wellington, NZ
2015 - Childish Things, Starkwhite, Auckland, NZ
2015 - In My Dreaming I Saw - Moea Iho Nei I Au, Suite, Wellington, NZ
2014 - Supernatural, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2014 - Stilling the Glance: from the McCahon Residency, Suite, Wellington, NZ
2014 - Ex Vivo, Two Rooms, Auckland, NZ
2014 - Fiona Pardington: Photograhic Works, Whangarei Art Museum, NZ
2014 - Erewhon, Pataka Art and Museum, Poirua City, NZ
2013 - An Answering Hark, Two Rooms, Auckland, NZ
2013 - Wahine Patere, Wahine Panekeneke, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2012 - Metaphysical Landscapes, Two Rooms, Auckland, NZ
2012 - Erewhon: Left for Dead in the Field of Dreams, Two Rooms, Auckland
2012 - Flora, Fauna, Suite, Wellington, NZ
2011 - Phantasma, Two Rooms, Auckland, NZ
2011 - Immortally Yours, Suite, Wellington, NZ
2011 - Blood and Roses, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2011 - The Pressure of Sunlight Falling, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
2011 - Ahua: A Beautiful Hesitation, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, NZ
2011 - Ahua: A Beautiful Hesitation, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
2010 - The Language of Skulls, Two Rooms, Auckland, NZ
2010 - Ahua: A Beautiful Hesitation, Sydney Biennale 2010, Sydney, Australia
2010 - Eros & Agape, Suite, Wellington, New Zealand
2010 - Whakakitenga / Revelation, McNamara Gallery, Wanganui, NZ
2009 - Journey of the Sensualist, McNamara Gallery, Wanganui, NZ
2008 - Arise, Suite, Wellington, New Zealand
2008 - The Heart Derelict, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2007 - One Night of Love, Heitiki & New Work, Two Rooms, Auckland, NZ
2006 - Southern Maori Rock Art, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2005 - Without you, McNamara Gallery, Wanganui, NZ
2005 - Eight Shells, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2004 - New work, Bartley Nees Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2003 - Revelation/ Whakakitenga, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2003 - Te Tohua, Te Orongonui Bartley Nees Gallery, Wellington, NZ
2001 - Mauri Mai/ Tono Ano, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2001 - One Night of Love, Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton, NZ
1997 - Proud Flesh, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
1996 - There's No Right Way to Do Me Wrong, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland
1995 - Unprotected, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
1994 - Tainted Love, Sue Crockford Gallery Auckland, NZ
1994 - Tainted Love, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
1993 - His Vile Fancy, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
1993 - Rising to the Blow, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland
1990 - The Journey of the Sensualist, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland
1989 - Night of the Senses, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland, NZ

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 - Version 4.0, Suite, Wellington, NZ
2015 - Group Show, Starkwhite, Auckland, NZ
2014 - Portrait, Starkwhite, Auckland, NZ
2013 - Among the Machines, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, NZ
2012 - Dense Hang, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2012 - Arsenale, Kyiv International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Ukraine
2011 - Still Life, Two Rooms, Auckland, NZ
2010 - Mercury Rising, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2010 - Unnerved: The New Zealand Project, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2010 - Fragments, Figments & Frogs, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2009 - Photographer Unknown, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
2009 - Brought to Light, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, NZ
2008 - Adams and Pardington, Two Rooms, Auckland, NZ
2007 - Photoquai - Musée du Quai Branly, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France
2007 - Wild Creations, Lopdell House, Auckland
2006 - Within Memory: Aspects of NZ Documentary Photography 1960 - 2000, Wellington, NZ
2006 - Contemporary NZ Photographers, Pataka's NZ International Arts, Wellington, NZ
2003 - Pressing Flesh, Skin, Touch, Intimacy, Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki
2003 - Te Puawai O Ngai Tahu, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2002 - Slow Release: Recent Photography from New Zealand, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia and Adam Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington
2001 - Prospect 2001 New Art New Zealand, City Gallery, Wellington, NZ
2001 - Purangiaho: Seeing Clearly, Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki, Auckland
2001 - Friends of the Family: The Bieringa Collection, Sargeant Gallery, Wanganui, NZ
2001 - Au Kaha Kia Kaha ; Strengthening the Bindings of the Earth, of the People, of the Soul, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
2001 - Rukutia!Rukutia! Southern Maori Art Te Waipounamu House, Christchurch, NZ
2001 - 20 Key Works from the Paris Family Collection, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, NZ
2000 - Haumi E! Hui E! Taiki E! A Ngai Tahu Visual Arts Exhibition, The Annex, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
1999 - Tino Rakatirataka Kai Tahu, Christchurch Polytechnic, Christchurch, NZ
1999 - Sharp And Shiny: Fetishism In Contemporary New Zealand Art, Govett- Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, NZ
1995 - Cultural Safety, Aktuelle Kunst Aus Neuseeland, Frankfurter Kunstverein and the Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany.
1994 - Te Hono O Nga Motu Rua/ The Joining of the Two Islands, Te Taumata Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1994 - One Hundred and Fifty Ways of Loving, Artspace, Auckland, NZ
1994 - Station to Station: the Way of the Cross, Auckland City Art Gallery
1993 - Alter/ Image: Feminism and Representation in New Zealand Art, 1973- 1993, City Gallery Wellington and Auckland City Art Gallery
1993 - Suffer: Suffering in the Nineties, Teststrip Gallery Auckland and Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, NZ
1992 - Implicated and Immune: Artists Respond to HIV/ Aids Crisis, Fisher Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1990 - Now, See, Hear! Art, Language and Translation, Wellington City Art Gallery
1990 - Constructed Intimacies, Moet and Chandon New Zealand Art Foundation Touring Exhibition
1989 - Imposing Narratives: Beyond the Documentary in Recent New Zealand Photography, Wellington City Art Gallery

 

Public Collections

Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C, USA
Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch, New Zealand
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
University of Auckland Art Collection, Auckland, New Zealand
Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection, Wellington, New Zealand
Chartwell Collection, Auckland, New Zealand

 

Selected Publications & Reviews

Kriselle Baker & Aaron Lister (ed.), 'Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation', Victoria University Press in association with Baker+Douglas, NZ 2016
Owen Craven, 'Fiona Pardington', Artist Profile, Australia, Issue 28 2014
Eva Radich, 'Stilling the Glance' interview, Radio New Zealand Concert, 2014
Fiona Ralph, 'Q&A with artist Fiona Pardington', Viva, New Zealand Herald, 6 Nov 2013
Virginia Were, 'Hidden in plain sight', Artnews New Zealand, Summer 2013
Mark Amery, 'Still life in still-life art', Dominion Post, Wellington, NZ, 2012
Kriselle Baker & Elizabeth Rankin (ed.), 'Fiona Pardington: The Pressure of Sunlight Falling', Otago University Press, Dunedin, NZ, 2011
Maud Page, Unnerved: The New Zealand Project, exhibition catalogue, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia, 2010, pp.106-09
Virginia Were, 'Catalogues of Exoticism', ArtNews New Zealand, Autumn 2010
John Hurrell, 'Phrenology in the Pacific', Eyecontact, 11 June 2010
KIWA Media, 'Kete Aronui - Fiona Pardington', NZ on Screen, Maori Television, 2006
David Eggleton, Into The Light. A History of New Zealand Photography, Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, New Zealand, 2006, pp.158-61
Paul Thompson, New Zealand, A Century of Images, Te Papa Press, Wellington, 1998 pp.162
Gynneth Porter, Black and White and Dead all Over, Midwest, No 9 1996, pp.22-27
Gregory Burke, 'Cultural Safety', Cultural Safety, Contemporary Art From New Zealand, Frankfurter Kunstverein/ City Gallery, Wellington, Te Whare Toi, 1995
Christian Huther, 'Cultural Safety/ Actuelle Kunst aus Neuseeland' ( Kunstverien, Frankfurt au Main) Kunstforum International No 131, August-October 1995 pp.378-9
Giovanni Intra, 'A Case History: Tainted Love', Exhibition Catalogue, Milk Powder Press, Auckland, 1994
Allan Smith, 'Romanticist and Symbolist Tendencies in Recent New Zealand Photography', Art New Zealand, No 64, Spring 1992, p80
Elizabeth Knox, 'Fiona Pardington', Pleasures and Dangers, Trish Clark and Wystan Curnow (eds), Longman Paul and Moet & Chandon New Zealand Art Foundation, 1991, pp.2-13
Gregory Burke, 'An Indeterminate Surface' and Priscilla Pitts, "Exchanging Looks: Aspects of Gender and Representation in Contemporary Photography', Imposing Narratives; Beyond the Documentary in Recent New Zealand Photography, Wellington City Art Gallery, Wellington, NZ 1990 pp.7 -21
Anne Kirker, 'Flipping the Coin: Fiona Pardington's Photo-Constructions', Art New Zealand No 48, Spring 1988 pp.47-49