Born Auckland, New Zealand

Education

2001 Master of Fine Arts, Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, Auckland

1990 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, Auckland

Up Coming

International Biennial of Contemporary Ceramics 2019, Geneva, Switzerland, September 2019

Beau-laid, Masons Yard, St. James, London, UK, October 2019

The Dowse Art Museum, Dirty Ceramics, Wellington, NZ, October 2019

Gertrude Glasshouse with Karen Black, Melbourne, Australia, January 2020

Ladies Bits, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, US, January 2020

Selected Exhibitions

2019

Gloria, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney, Australia (solo)

Sydney Contemporary, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney, Australia (group)

Autumn Exhibition, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney, Australia (group)

miart, Taste Contemporary, Milan, Italy (solo)

Trans-Pacific Dialogue, NCECA, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US (group)

National Treasures, Contemporary Ceramics from Australia and New Zealand, The Vivian, Matakana, New Zealand (group)

Open to Art, Officine Saffi, Milan, Italy (group)

artgenève, Taste Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland (group)

2018

I Come Out Of Surgery Looking Golden; Virginia Leonard with Gretchen Albrecht, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand (solo)

It Only Hurts When I Bend, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, US (solo)

All I Want is a Facelift, Objectspace, Auckland, New Zealand (solo)

Melbourne Art Fair, PAULNACHE, Melbourne, Australia (solo)

Auckland Art Fair, PAULNACHE, Auckland, New Zealand (solo)

miart, Erastudio Apartment Gallery, Milan, Italy  (group)

Collective Design Fair, Mindy Solomon Gallery, New York, US (group)

artgenève, Taste Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)

Exodus, The Vivian, Matakana, New Zealand (group)

2017

Pulse Art Fair, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami Beach, US (group)

Installation Contemporary, Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia (solo)

Galerie Wolfsen, Denmark (solo)

Farvestralende Keramik, Guldagergaard, Denmark (solo)

Village huha, PAULNACHE, Gisborne, New Zealand (group)

2016

HANDBUILT made in clay, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand (group)

Christmas Time at Middlemore, Corbans Estate Arts Centre, Auckland, New Zealand (solo)

Spring 1883, PAULNACHE, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne, Australia (group)

MUD, Galerie Wolfsen, Denmark (group)

Graffiti Lounge, PAULNACHE, Gisborne, New Zealand (group)

2015

Potters & Painters, The Vivian, Matakana, New Zealand (group)

2014

The Effects of Crack, Objectspace, Auckland, New Zealand (solo)

Foursome, The Vivian, Matakana, New Zealand (group)

2013

Virginia Leonard, The Vivian, Matakana, New Zealand (solo)

2012

The Opening Show, The Vivian, Matakana, New Zealand (group)

2009

Auckland Art Fair, New Zealand

Oedipus Rex, Auckland, New Zealand (solo)

2008

Oedipus Rex, AucklandNew Zealand (solo)

2007

Oedipus Rex, Auckland, New Zealand (group)

2003

Oedipus Rex, Auckland, New Zealand (solo)

2002  

Oedipus Rex, Auckland, New Zealand (solo)

2001

Oedipus Rex, Auckland, New Zealand (solo)

 

Awards

2019

Winner Artist-in-Residence Prize in Finland, Open to Art Ceramic Award, Officine Saffi, Milan, Italy

2018

Finalist Wallace Art Awards, Auckland, New Zealand

2017

Finalist Portage Ceramic Awards, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland

Finalist Wallace Art Awards, Auckland, New Zealand, Travelling Show

2016

Finalist Wallace Art Awards, Auckland, New Zealand, Travelling Show

Finalist Molly Morpeth Canaday 3D Award, Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi - Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre, Whakatane, New Zealand

Finalist Waiheke Small Sculpture Prize, Waiheke Art Gallery, Waiheke, New Zealand

2015

Merit Award Portage Ceramic Awards, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Finalist Wallace Art Awards, Auckland, New Zealand, Travelling Show

Finalist National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum, Hamilton, New Zealand

Finalist Waiheke Small Sculpture Prize, Waiheke Art Gallery, Waiheke, New Zealand

2014

Finalist Wallace Art Awards, Auckland, New Zealand, Travelling Show

Finalist Molly Morpeth Canaday Sculpture Award, Te kōputu a te whanga a Toi - Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre, Whakatane, New Zealand

Finalist National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum, Hamilton, New Zealand

Finalist Waiheke Small Sculpture Prize, Waiheke Art Gallery, Waiheke, New Zealand

2013

Finalist Wallace Art Awards, Auckland, New Zealand, Travelling Show

Finalist Waikato Painting and Printmaking Art Award, Hamilton, New Zealand

2012

Finalist Waikato Painting and Printmaking Art Award, Hamilton, New Zealand

Winner Molly Morpeth Canady Art Award, Whakatane, New Zealand

2011

Winner of the Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Award, Waiheke Art Gallery, Waiheke, New Zealand

Finalist Molly Morpeth Art Award, Whakatane, New Zealand

2010

Finalist Molly Morpeth Art Award, Whakatane, New Zealand

2009

Finalist Waiheke Art Awards, Waiheke Art Gallery, Waiheke, New Zealand

2008

Finalist Waiheke Art Awards, Waiheke Art Gallery, Waiheke, New Zealand

2007

Waiheke Art Awards - Zinni Douglas Merit Award, Waiheke Art Gallery, Waiheke, New Zealand

Finalist Norsewear Art Awards, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

2003

Finalist Wallace Art Awards, Auckland, New Zealand

Selected Public and Private Collections

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, Australia

Mia Rigo Saitta Collection, Geneva, Switzerland

James Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland, New Zealand

Bill Gautreaux Collection, Kansas, USA

Ann Tennenenbaum Collection, New York, USA

Girls Club Collection, Miami, USA

 

Residencies

Glass House/Stone House, Chenaud, France

Guldagergaard - International Ceramic Research Centre, Denmark

 

Publications

100 Sculptures of Tomorrow, Thames & Hudson

Ceramics New Zealand, Volume 1 issue 2, Essay by Kim Paton

The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Vol 57 No1, Essay by Anna Briers