Curriculum vitae

Date of Birth: June 1975

 

 

Place of Birth: New Zealand

 

 

Education 

 

2008    Ted Seth Jacobs, Intensive Portrait Painting Program, B.A.C.A.A, Belmont CA, USA

 

2007    Studio Escalier, Argenton Chateau, France 

 

2006    Sabbatical, Florence, Italy 

 

1998     Bachelor of Visual Arts, Manukau School of Visual Arts, New Zealand

 

 

Awards 

 

2012     Art Renewal Center, Salon Finalist, Figurative Category

 

2007    Waterway Fellowship, Studio Escalier

 

2005    Martin Hughes Contemporary Pacific Art Scholarship 

 

1995     3rd Place, Student Category "Windsor & Newton Painting Competition" 

 

1994     Senior Painting Prize, Howick College

 

1994     Highly Commended, "Manukau Youth Art Awards" 

 

1993     Highly Commended, "Manukau Youth Art Awards" 

 

1992     Highly Commended, "Manukau Youth Art Awards" 

 

 

Residencies

 

2009    "Artists in Schools" Howick College Art Department, Auckland

 

2004    "Artists in Schools" Howick College Art Department, Auckland

 

1999     Pakuranga Community and Cultural Centre, Auckland

 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2016    Interiors, Jonathan Grant Galleries, Auckland

 

2014    Tempus, Jonathan Grant Galleries, Auckland

 

2008    Studio Works, S.O.C.A Gallery, Auckland

 

2005    Istoria, Milford Galleries, Auckland

 

2004    Untitled, Mcpherson Gallery, Auckland

 

2003    Cimmerii, Milford Galleries, Dunedin 

 

2002    Cameo Project, Te Tuhi - the Mark, Auckland

 

2002    Corpus, Mcpherson Gallery, Auckland

 

2001     Humanals, Mcpherson Gallery, Auckland 

 

2000    Pintura, Pakuranga Public Gallery, Auckland

 

 

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2017     Our People - Our Land, Jonathan Grant Galleries, Auckland

 

2015     Winter Group Show, Jonathan Grant Galleries, Auckland

 

2014     Summer Group Show, Jonathan Grant Galleries, Auckland

 

2011     About Face Aspects of Portraiture, Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland

 

2011     19th & 20th Century Paintings, Jonathan Grant Galleries, Auckland

 

2010    National Portrait Competition, Adams Portrait Gallery, Wellington

 

2010    Wallace Trust Collection, The Pah Homestead, Auckland

 

2009   Wallace Trust Art Awards, Auckland

 

2008    National Portrait Competition, Adams Portrait Gallery, Wellington  

 

2007    Summer Show, S.O.C.A Gallery, Auckland

 

2006   Group Show, The Angel Academy, Florence, Italy

 

2006   National Portrait Competition, Adams portrait Gallery, Wellington

 

2005   Ngati Tuwharetoa Festival, Taupo Community & Cultural Center, Taupo 

 

2005   Milford Galleries Stock Show, Milford Galleries, Auckland

 

2005   B.M.W Awards, B.M.W Show-grounds, Auckland

 

2004   Portrait of Dorian Grey, S.O.C.A Gallery, Auckland

 

2004   Wallace Trust Art Awards, Auckland 

 

2004   National Portrait Competition, Adams Portrait Gallery, Wellington

 

2003   The Art of Social Commentary, Te Tuhi - the mark, Auckland

 

2003   Overview Figurative Work, Milford Galleries, Dunedin

 

2002   Wallace Trust Art Awards, Auckland 

 

1997    From Here to There, Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu 

 

1996   Six Pack - Polynesian Artists, Taupo Museum of Art and History, Taupo

 

 

Teaching History

 

2017-present       Portrait Drawing Workshop, Titirangi Community Centre

 

2017                      Portrait Drawing Workshop, Te Uru, Titirangi 

       

2015                      Life Painting Workshop, Te Uru, Titirangi 

 

2014                      One Month Intensive Painting Workshop, Realist Workshops, Auckland

 

2013                      One Month Intensive Painting Workshop, Realist Workshops, Auckland

 

2005 – 2012         Life Drawing Tutor, School of Art And Design, Auckland University of Technology               

2000 - 2010         Life Drawing Tutor, Art Station, Ponsonby

 

 

 

Selected Publications & Reviews

 

TJ McNamara, "At Home with the Dutch Masters" Weekend Herald, November 26, 2016

 

Edward Hanfling, "About Face: Aspects of Portraiture", Art New Zealand, Winter 2011, p13

Iulia Leilua, Native Affairs Māori T.V Monday 21 October, 2013

 

T.J. McNamara, "Ingenious Ideas Get the Green Light" NZ Herald, 20 Sep, 2009

 

"Peninsula Hearts", San Francisco Examiner, February 18th 2009, USA

 

T.J. McNamara, "Neo Glare from the Deep South", NZ Herald, October 5th 2008

 

Richard Wolfe, New Zealand Portraits, Penguin NZ 2008, p216-217 (plate 80)

 

Sandra Gilliam, "Following the Masters", Art New Zealand, Spring 2008, p34-37

 

"Tips & Pic's directory", New York Art Magazine Website, USA, 2006

 

Zarahn Southon, "Florentines and Angles", Art News, Spring Edition 2006, p70-71

 

Zarahn Southon off to Florence' Lifestyle magazine, NZ Herald, 6 Dec, 2005

 

T.J. McNamara, "Giant Shocks Loaded with Emotion", NZ Herald, October 2005

 

"Crouching Taniwha, Hidden Heritage", Tu Mai Magazine, October 5th 2005, p12-13

 

Alex Lovell, "A Kiwi Master", B-guide magazine, Spring Edition 2005, p38-41

 

T.J. McNamara, "The Galleries: Realism meets Abstract", NZ Herald, December 15th 2004

 

Charles Tongue, "Young Guns", State of the Arts, May Edition 2004

 

T.J. McNamara, "Dutch Courage Goes Down A Real Treat", NZ Herald, August 2004

 

T.J. McNamara, "Place to Dissect the Past", NZ Herald, June 19th 2003

 

Helen Watson Wright "Master Strokes", Sunday Star Times, September 2003

 

Richard Dingwall, "Figures in Chiaroscuro", Otago Daily Times, October 9th 2003   

 

Sandra Chesterman, A History of the Life Model in New Zealand Art, Canterbury Press Publications 2002, p121-123

 

T.J. McNamara, "Between Rock and a Soft Place", NZ Herald, June 16th 2002

 

John Daly-Peoples, National Bussiness Review, August 3rd 2001 

 

T.J. McNamara, "Outbreak Backs Figure Argument", NZ Herald, July 22nd 2001

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