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Mark Cross

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Mark Cross is considered one of the South Pacific's leading contemporary realist painters. Dividing his time between studios in Auckland and the central Polynesian island of Niue. Mark Cross's works are sought after by collectors worldwide.

His paintings come from a place of water-bound isolation as he stages atmospheric compositions drawn from elements of the New Zealand and Pacific environment and more recently other parts of the world. Employing landscapes often with people in them, Mark Cross's works are well known for imparting a social message that speaks of mankind's delinquent abuse of his home the Earth. In their ethereal, visionary way, the works warn of the dire ecological imperatives that face both a small island and a planet.

 

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012
  1. "Works in Transit". Pierre Peeters Gallery, Auckland
2005
  1. Sheep Country. Real Gallery Auckland
2004
  1. Heta: Power and Fragility. Photographs SOCA gallery Auckland
  2. Heta: Power and Fragility. Photographs Whangarei Art Museum
  3. Wide Island. Paintings of Central Otago. Milford Gallery, Dunedin
2003
  • Recent Works: John Leech Gallery Auckland
  • 2002
    1. “Have We Offended” Te Manawa, Museum and Art Gallery
    2. Cook islands National Museum, Cook Is

    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2010
    1. Connect Gallery, Wil, Switzerland
    2. Minima Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
    2005
    1. Invitation Lightbox Exhibition: (Foreshore Archive) SOCA Gallery
    2. Invitational Screen Exhibition: (Six Days and the Pacific) SOCA
    2005
    1. "Exiles in Paradise", With Mahiriki Tangaroa, Beachcomber Gallery, Rarotonga
    2002
    1. Tulana Mahu Installation, Cook Island National Museum

    AWARDS, RESIDENCY AND COMMISSION

    2014
    1. Highly Commended in the Adam Portrait Prize, NZ Portrait Gallery
    2006
    1. Winner of the Auckland section of the traveling "Coexistence" exhibition originated in Jerusalem
    1991
    1. Merit Award, Birkenhead Trust Art Award
    1990
    1. Winner of the Central King Country Visual Arts Trust Award

    SELECTED COLLECTIONS

    Public
    1. Waitakere Licencing Trust Auckland
    2. Auckland University
    3. Gallery on the Seam, Jerusulem
    Corporate
    1. Fletcher Challenge
    2. Glaxo, NZ
    3. Skellerup Group, NZ
    4. Reef Group, NZ
    Private
    1. Various collections in; NZ, Australia,USA, Panama, Canada, Japan, Britian, Switzerland, India, Lebanon