Peter Gibson-Smith

1961              Born Auckland, New Zealand

1980-83        BFA Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland

Pushing the boundaries of artistic mediums, Peter Gibson-Smith’s works of art defy concrete definition. His works question the segregation between high and low art, and the dichotomy created when placing the two together. The labour intensive use of older mediums such as gesso and egg tempura is coupled with the employment of modern tools such as machines and computers. The painstaking traditional processes, paralleled with the use of modern technology, raise questions about our relationship with the information accessible in the digital age and the intellectual worth of it all.  

Selected Solo exhibitions

2013              Who Can Say, Bath Street Gallery, Auckland

2012              Wasteland (survey), The Suter Gallery, Nelson

2011              Wasteland, Bath Street Gallery, Auckland

2010              Buried, Bath Street Gallery, Auckland

2008              The New World, Bath Street Gallery, Auckland

2007              The History of Future Painting The O’Connell Room in association with Bath Street      Gallery, Auckland

                      Speaking of Tongues, Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland

2006              Fabrications, Bath Street Gallery Auckland

                      Speaking of Tongues, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui

2001              Recommended Reading, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland

2000              Backwater Janne Land Gallery, Wellington

Selected Group exhibitions

2011            Auratica Fantastica, Window Gallery, University of Auckland

2010            Sleight of Hand, The Port Nelson Suter Biennale, The Suter Gallery, Nelson

2008            Christmas Exhibition, Bath Street Gallery, Auckland

                      Lightweight, Rm 103 Gallery, Auckland

2005            Drawings, Te Tuhi (The Mark) Gallery, Auckland

2000            Colour, Queen Street Galleries, Belfast, Northern Ireland


2001            Paramount Award Winner, Wallace Art Award

1996            Creative N.Z. Project Grant

1993            Frances Hodgkins Fellowship

1991            QEII Arts Council Grant, Creative Project

1989            QEII Arts Council Grant, Creative Project

1987            QEII Arts Council Grant, New Artist Promotion Scheme

Public Collections

Auckland University, Auckland

Frances Hodgkins Fellow Collection, Dunedin

Hocken Library, Dunedin

Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North

National Library, Wellington

Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui

Victoria University, Wellington


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