Graham Fletcher
b.1969

Education Summary
2010  Doctor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland
2004 Master of Fine Arts (Hons), Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland
1996 Bachelor of Design – Visual Communications, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland

Selected Exhibitions
2017
(Forthcoming) International Painting Symposium "Mark Rothko 2017” exhibition, Daugavpils, Latvia
Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne (solo exhibition)
Art Olympia 2017, Toshima Centre Square, Ikebukuro, Tokyo
Secret Sale, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland

2016
Dear Stranger, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland (solo exhibition)
Fair Go, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne
Catalogue Exhibition, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington
Group Exhibition, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
Painting Programme, The Pah Homestead, Auckland
Parlour Games (contributing artist), The Pah Homestead, Auckland
Five Painters, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

2015
Open Home, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
Camouflage
, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland
Time of Others
, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, The National Museum of Art, Osaka & Singapore Art Museum
Extra Ordinary Everyday
, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
Autumn Group Show
, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Pavilion Gallery Exhibition
, Headland Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island, Auckland

2014
Phantom Cube, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland (solo exhibition)
Sleight of Hand, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Staff
, Forrester Gallery, Oamaru
Object Shift
, Objectspace, Auckland
Frieze, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

2013
Future Primitive, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia
Graham Fletcher & Ruth Thomas-Edmond , Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland
Place Makers: Artists & Iconic Landscapes
, Hocken Gallery, University of Otago, Dunedin
Sugar Loaf Waka, Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland (solo exhibition)

2012
The Seventh Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery - Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
NKOTB, Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Dunedin
Home AKL, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
Lounge Room Tribalism, Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland (solo exhibition)
ATA, Harris Gallery of the University of La Verne, California
Situation Rooms, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland (solo exhibition)

2011
Summer Exhibition, Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland
New Work, Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, Vermont, USA (solo exhibition)
Oceania: Imagining the Pacific, City Gallery Wellington
Bloom, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt
Lounge Room Tribalism, Deane Gallery, City Gallery Wellington (solo exhibition)
New Romantics, Calder & Lawson Gallery, Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato
Graham Fletcher | Tim Thatcher, Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland

2010   
Metroland, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
Spring Trellis, Projectspace B431, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland
Lounge Room Tribalism, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland (solo exhibition)
The Mahurangi Group Exhibition, Matakana, Warkworth

2009   
Headland: Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island, Auckland
Snapshot exhibition: Seen This Century, Judith Anderson Gallery, Napier

2008    
Contemporary Exhibition, 10th Festival of Pacific Arts, American Samoa
The New Wave, Judith Anderson Gallery, Napier
Flat White/Black Pearl, Te Karanga Gallery, Auckland
Samoa Contemporary, Pataka Museum, Porirua City

2007    
The Eternals, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland (solo exhibition)
The Secret Life of Paint, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin

2006   
Heads, Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch (solo exhibition)
Family Tree, Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua, Whanganui
Schools Out, Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland

2005   
Wish Landscapes, Bartley Nees Gallery, Wellington (solo exhibition)
My Guernica, Stanbeth Gallery, Auckland
Altars to the Sun, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland (solo exhibition)
Bloom, North Art Community Arts Centre, Auckland

2004    
New Work, Bartley Nees Gallery, Wellington (solo exhibition)
High Density, Canary Gallery, Auckland
Water Works, rm 103, Auckland
Flaunt. Art, Fashion, Culture., Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland

2003   
The Parrot House, Snowwhite Gallery, Auckland (solo exhibition)
The Need-Fire, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland (solo exhibition)
Group Exhibition to mark 7th International Symposium of the Pacific Arts Association in Christchurch, Brooke/Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
Red Light District – Images of Desire 3, Artwalk Amsterdam
IKI and Thanks for All the IKA, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Lithuania

2002    
Jungle Paintings, Bartley Nees Gallery, Wellington (solo exhibition)
King of the Wood, Brooke/Gifford Gallery, Christchurch (solo exhibition)
Sea Knowing and Island Looking, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
Red.Black.White., Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland

2001    
Virgin, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland (solo exhibition)
Bad Medicine, Bartley Nees Gallery, Wellington (solo exhibition)
Botanica, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington
Pacific Wave 2001, Valhalla Glebe Point Road, Sydney
Just Black and White, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui

2000    
Quarantine, Campbell Grant Gallery, Christchurch (solo exhibition)
Wallflowers, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland (solo exhibition)
Wallflowers, New Work Studio, Wellington (solo exhibition)
Toi O Manukau-City Treasures, Fisher Gallery, Auckland
Group Show, Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland
Biennale d’art contemporain de Nouméa, Tjibaou Cultural Centre, New Caledonia

1999   
Stigma Series, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland (solo exhibition)
Small Sins, New Work Studio, Wellington
Pacific Cool, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui

1998    
Mistint Series, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland (solo exhibition)

1997    
A Culmination, Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland

Awards and Grants
2017 – Florence Derieux Jury Award, Art Olympia 2017, Tokyo
2013 – Finalist, New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, Hamilton
2011 – Creative New Zealand Quick Response Grant (Pacific Arts Committee)
2010 – Prize Winner, The Wallace Arts Trust Development Award, Auckland
2010 – Finalist, Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award 2010, Hamilton 
2009 – Finalist, Wallace Art Awards, Auckland 
2008, February – Finalist, The NZ Painting and Printmaking Award 2008, Hamilton 
2005, March – The University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship, Auckland 
2004, March – The University of Auckland Masters Scholarship, Auckland
2002, January – Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York
2001 – Finalist, Wallace Art Awards, Auckland 
2001 – Creative New Zealand Grant (Pacific Island Arts Committee) 
2001, June – Finalist, Art Waikato National Art Award 2001, Hamilton
2000 – Runner up, Wallace Art Award, Auckland 
2000 – Creative New Zealand Grant (Arts Board) 
2000 – Merit Award Winner, Art Waikato National Art Award 2000, Hamilton
1999 – Special Merit Award Winner, Wallace Art Award in association with Visa Gold Art Award, Auckland
1999 – Creative New Zealand Grant (Pacific Island Arts Committee) 
1996, September – Finalist, M & C Saatchi Art Award, Auckland

Selected Achievements
2017, May – Participating artist, Te Tuhi Secret Art Sale, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland
2015, September – Participating artist, Sydney Contemporary (Gow Langsford Gallery), Sydney, Australia
2014, February – Artist Talk, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia
2013, August – Seminar Presentation, 11th Pacific Arts Association International Symposium, Vancouver, Canada
2012 – 2014, Board member, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin
2012, April – Artist Talk, Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland
2012 – Graham Fletcher, "Neither sentimental nor romantic", Artnews New Zealand, Autumn 2012, pp.104-107.
2012, March – Artist Talk, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland
2011, November-December – Artist Residency, Vermont Studio Centre, Vermont, USA
2011 – Book cover artwork, The Second Location by Bronwyn Lloyd, Titus Books, Auckland
2011, August – Participating artist (Melanie Roger Gallery) Auckland Art Fair
2011, July – Curator and catalogue contributor, Finding Neitherland, St Paul St Gallery, AUT University
2011, June – Contributor, Talk Week, AUT, Auckland
2011– Co-curator, Auratica Fantastica, Window, The University of Auckland
2009 – current, External assessor, Creative New Zealand
2008 – 2012, Board member, Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust, Auckland
2008 – Contributing artist, Orange Roughy (Collected Poems), Pania Press, Auckland
2007, March – Contributing artist, Artists in Eden, Auckland
2006, August – Painting workshop, Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland
2005, September – Guest speaker, Pacific Art, Auckland Art Fair Seminar Series, 
Auckland Museum
2003, January – Instructor, Summer Workshops, Contemporary Painting: Alternative Materials and Processes. Centre for Continuing Education, The University of Auckland
2003, July – Contributing artist, Sarjeant Gallery Fund Raising Art Auction, Wanganui
2003 – 2004 – Contributing artist, Sky City Conference Centre Mural, Auckland
2003 – Contributing artist, limited edition screen-print box set Adam Art Gallery, Wellington
2000 – Committee member, Visual Communications Advisory Board Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland

Selected Newspaper and Magazine Articles and Reviews
T.J. McNamara, "Intrigue in the suburbs", Weekend Herald, 30 August 2014, Sec.D. p.10.
Krista Eliason, “Meet the Artist: Graham Fletcher”, designingluxury.com, 2013 http://designingluxury.blogspot.co.nz/2013/06/meet-artist-graham-fletcher.html
Megan Dunn, “Dazzling the RWC crowd with treasures from Oceania”, New Zealand Listener, 27 August 2011, p.43.
John Daly-Peoples, “Auckland Art Fair; a year of gallery openings in one day”, The National Business Review, 26 July 2011.
Linda Tyler, "From the collection", Uninews, Vol. 41, Iss. 8, June 2011, p.6.
Jeremy Hansen, “Collectables”, Home NZ, Feb/March 2011, p.37.
Mark Amery, "Identity in the shadow play", The Dominion Post, 2 April 2008, Sec.D. p.2.
Abby Cunnane, "Samoan. Sort of", New Zealand Listener, 3-9 May 2008, p.44.
Diana Dekker, "From the Heart of Samoa", The Dominion Post: Indulgence, 23 February 2008, pp.4-5.
Margaret Duncan, “Tangled in the surreal”, The Press, 9 August 2006, Sec.D. p.2.
Josie McNaught, “The boys are back in town”, The Dominion Post, 29 November 2002, Sec.A. p.15.
Robyn Peers, “Strange surprises”, The Press, 8 May 2002, p.34.
William McAloon, “Reviews”, Sunday Star Times, 17 June 2001, Sec.F. p.3.
Joëlle Thomson, “Art”, Home and Entertaining New Zealand, December/January, 2000, p.38. 
Adrienne Rewi, “Diseased Paintings”, Sunday Star Times, 5 November 2000, Sec.F. p.5.
John Daly-Peoples, The National Business Review, 4 August 2000, p.40.
William McAloon, Sunday Star Times, 9 April 2000, Sec.F. p.5.
Pat Baskett, “Flowers from the colour dump”, New Zealand Herald, 30 October 1999,  Sec.J. p.9.

Art Periodical Articles and Reviews
“Sugar Loaf Waka at Melanie Roger Gallery”, #500 Words: Young Criticality on Art and Culture, July 9, 2013. http://hashtag500words.com/2013/07/09/sugar-loaf-waka-at-melanie-roger-gallery/
Ella Mudie, “Graham Fletcher's 'Lounge Room Tribalism' and the Domestic Uncanny”, Art &
Australia, Vol 50/Number 2, Summer 2012, pp.252-259.
Andrew Clifford, "Graham Fletcher: Lounge Room Tribalism", Art Asia Pacific, Issue 80, September/October 2012, p.130.
Tessa Laird, "Graham Fletcher: Situation Rooms", Art & Australia, Vol 49/Number 4, Winter 2012, p.678.
Sue Gardiner, “Aspiring to the condition of architecture”, Art News New Zealand, Spring issue 2011, p.93.
“Auckland Art Fair”, Australian Art Collector, Issue 57, July - September 2011, p.200.
Richard Wolfe, “Primitivism in the Home”, Art New Zealand 139, Spring 2011, p.44-47, 88.
Peter Dornauf, "New Romantics at Waikato University", Eye Contact,
http://eyecontactsite.com/2011/05/new-romantics-at-waikato-uni , 2011.
John Hurrell, “Fletcher and Thatcher at Melanie Roger”, Eye Contact, http://www.eyecontactsite.com/2011/02/fletcher-and-thatcher-at-melanie-roger, 2011.
Andrea Low, “A cross-cultural imaginary”, Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust Newsletter, September 2010, pp.1-2.
Melissa Miles, “Graham Fletcher's Infectious Hybridity”, Eyeline: Contemporary Visual Arts 57, Winter 2005, pp.36-37.
Virginia Were, “Stalking the primitive”, Art News, Volume 25/Number 2, Winter 2005, pp.44-45.
Joanna Blaire Trezise, “The Recent Work of Graham Fletcher”, New Zealand Art Monthly. http://www.nzartmonthly.co.nz, 2004.
Jane Davidson, “Window work: Ultra-Man (the default hypothesis)”, Gallery News, Auckland Art Gallery, June 2003, p.5.
“King of the Wood”, Landfall 204: the wild, edited by Justin Paton, University of Otago Press, Dunedin, Spring 2002, pp.112-117.
Margaret Duncan, “Exhibitions: Christchurch”, Art New Zealand 104, Spring 2002, p.48.
Sean Mallon, “Samoan Art Histories”, Art Asia Pacific 32, 2001, pp.70-77.
Justin Paton, “Exhibitions: Auckland”, Art New Zealand 93, Summer 1999-2000, p.35. 

Catalogues and Books
Objectshift Catalogue. Curated and essay by Ioana Gordon-Smith. Published by Objectspace, Auckland, 2014.
Sugar Loaf Waka Catalogue. Essay by Bronwyn Lloyd. Published by Pania Press, Auckland, 2013.
APT7: The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery - Gallery of
Modern Art, Brisbane, 2012, pp.114-115.
Dick Frizzell, "It's All About The Image", Godwit, Auckland, 2011, pp.204-5.
Lounge Room Tribalism| Graham Fletcher. Essay by Reuben Friend, 2011.
New Romantics, curated by Karl Chitham, essay by Dr Gareth Schott, 2011.
19th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2010: Exhibition of Winners and Selected Finalists, Wallace Arts Trust, 2010, p.11.
Warwick Brown, "Seen This Century: 100 Contemporary New Zealand Artists", Random House New Zealand, Auckland, 2009, pp.132-135.
Karen Stevenson, "The Frangipani is Dead: Contemporary Pacific Art in New Zealand", Huia Publishers, Wellington, 2008, pp.31,34,154,155.
The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2008, Waikato Society of Arts, Hamilton, 2008, p.12.
Samoa Contemporary. Written, researched and curated by Helen Kedgley and Bob Maysmor, Pataka Museum, Porirua, 2008.
Bronwyn Lloyd, “The Eternals: Tar-Babies & Taboos”, Pania Press, Auckland, 2007.
William McAloon, “Graham Fletcher: Paintings 1998-2004”, Auckland, 2005.
Caroline Vercoe, “The Many Faces of Paradise”, in Paradise Now?: Contemporary Art from the Pacific, Asia Society, New York, 2004, pp.42-44.
Caroline Vercoe, “Art Niu Sila: Contemporary Pacific art in New Zealand”, in Pacific Art Niu Sila: the Pacific dimension of contemporary New Zealand arts, edited by Sean Mallon and Pandora Fulimalo Pereira, Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2002, pp.196-197.
Karla Bo Johnson, “From Market to Museum; Contemporary Pacific Art in New Zealand”, Bambi: Writing on New Zealand Cultural History, edited by Anna Miles and Mary-Louise Browne, 2001, pp.27-28.
Zara Stanhope, “A curious collection of flora”, in Botanica. Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, 2001, p.9.
Jim Vivieaere, “Part Umbrapenumbra”, in ARTPIX 3: Aotearoa New Zealand, edited by Ian Glennie and Fredericka Hunter, Houston, 2001.
Biennale de Nouméa, D’Art Contemporain, Nouméa-Pacifique 2000, Tjibaou Cultural Centre, New Caledonia, 2000, p.120.
Umbrapenumbra, edited by Jim Vivieaere, 2000.

Public Art Collections
Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru
Auckland Art Gallery - Toi o Tamaki
Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt
The Hocken Library - Uare Taoka o Hākena, University of Otago, Dunedin
The James Wallace Arts Trust
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Queensland Art Gallery - Gallery of Modern Art, Australia
Sarjeant Gallery - Te Whare O Rehua, Wanganui
The University of Auckland