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Christian Nicolson

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Christian Nicolson

Christian Nicolson has worked as a full-time artist for the past 12 years and is based in Auckland, New Zealand. Initially studying design, he worked as an art director in design and advertising roles for several years in both New Zealand and in London. He loves to paint, sculpt, use photography, create installations, and also makes films. He has several works in the Wallace’s art collection and has been a finalist in the Wallace awards seven times, and Fullbright finalist two times.

Christian has also featured in three of Denis Robinsons art publications including NZs favourite artists volume 2. He focuses on one solo exhibition a year but also has featured in many group shows such as sculpture on the gulf and sculpture on shore. Christian has also made an award winning feature film called ‘This Giant Papier Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy.’ Being creative is king.

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION

2019
  1. A Retrospective, Art by The Sea, Devonport, Auckland
  2. My 70’s Show, Art by The Sea, Devonport, Auckland
2018
  1. Places to Be, Art by The Sea, Devonport, Auckland
  2. Flower Power, Art by The Sea, Devonport, Auckland
2015
  1. Art by The Sea, Devonport, Auckland
  2. Places to be Naked, Matakana, Auckland
2014
  1. I Love Summer, Art by The Sea, Devonport, Auckland
2012
  1. A Low Budget Universe, Art by The Sea, Devonport, Auckland
  2. Little Bigger Surfer, Art by The Sea, Devonport, Auckland

SELECTED PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS

2015
  1. Public Exhibition: Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke, Auckland (2015, 2013, 2011, 2009)
2012
  1. Sculpture on the Shore, Narrowneck, Auckland (2012, 2010, 2008, 2006)
2009
  1. The Wallace Awards Salon des Refusés, ; Low Flying Cars Sculpture Symposium, Dairy Flat, Auckland
  2. Lake House Sculpture Syposium, Takapuna, Auckland (2009, 2007, 2005, 2003)
2008
  1. The Wallace Awards Traveling Exhibition, Aotea Centre Auckland and The New Dowse, Wellington
2007
  1. Ellerslie Flower Show, Auckland
2006
  1. Matakana Sculpture Symposium, Matakana, Auckland (2006, 2005)
  2. Art in the Woolshed, Tawharanui Regional Park, Warkworth

COLLECTIONS, COMMISSIONS, & AWARDS

Collections
  1. Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland
Commissions
  1. Art on the Beach, Piha, Installation commissioned by Lopdell House Gallery, Waitakere City, Auckland (2006)

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