Vivien Atkinson

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Bio

Born in Melbourne, Australia
After marriage moved within Australia and internationally until 1997.
Settled in Wellington, New Zealand where children were attending university.
Studied from 2000 to 2007, receiving BFA (Hons) and Scholarship from Massey. MFA from RMIT, and BAppA from Whitireia.
Board member of the Wellington Sculpture Trust, 2001 – 2016
Member of TheSeeHere and Occupation: Artist.
Mentored and taught in a voluntary capacity at Whitireia, 2008 to the present.

CV 2017

Education

 

  • BAppA, Whitireia, 2007
  • MFA, RMIT (Melbourne) 2005
  • BFA (1st class Hons), Massey University (Wellington) 2003

Masterclasses attended

  • Karl Fritsch
  • Manon von Kouswijk
  • Warwick Freeman
  • Lisa Walker
  • David Clarke
  • Tanel Veenre

 Awards

  • Selected for HandShake 4 Project (2016)
  • Whitireia Arts Fellowship (2010 – 12)
  • Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowship (2010)
  • Runner-up TopMark Award,  2009
  • Finalist Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize (2005)
  • Massey Scholar (2003)

Residency

  • Whitireia Artist in Residence (2014-16)
  • SCA Research Residency (2009)

Selected Group Shows

  • Fired and Found, Avid, Wellington, 2017
  • Salon Rouge, Occupy Anna, OCCUPATION: Artist, Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland, 2015
  • Kete, Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, Feb. 2014
  • Retrospect, The Dowse, Lower Hutt, 2013
  • TheSeeHere, Masterworks, Ponsonby Road, Auckland, 2011
  • Home, TimRex Group, Artspost, Hamilton, 2010
  • Graduate Metal Show, JMGA Conference, Adelaide, SA. 2008
  • Performance Workshop Project, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington 2008
  • Material Concerns, Corbans Estate Art Centre,  Waitakere 2007
  • Surface Tension,  Show Gallery, Wellington, 2004

 Selected Solo Shows

  • Confabulations, Avid, Wellington 2017
  • Whose Inheritance?, TheSeeHere, 2016
  • Salon Rouge: Melbourne, Performance, 2015
  • Des Refusee, Salon Rouge,  Performance, Auckland City Art Gallery, 2015
  • At Home, Performance, Toi Poneke, Wellington 2015
  • Untitled,TheSeeHere, Tory Street, Wellington, 2015
  • Vitae Servitium, TheSeeHere, Tory Street, Wellington, 2014
  • Status Quo, TheSeeHere, Tory Street, Wellington 2013
  • Untitled (Necklace 3), TheSeeHere, Tory Street, Wellington 2012
  • Space and Time, 30upstairs, Courtney Place, Wellington, 2012
  • Untitled (Pendant),  TheSeeHere, Constable Street, Newtown, 2011
  • Untitled (Necklace 2), TheSeeHere, Constable Street, Newtown, 2011
  • Untitled (Necklace), TheSeeHere, Constable Street, Newtown, 2010
  • One Place After Another, Performance/Installation, Fish Bowl Gallery, New Plymouth, 2007
  • Trash to Treasure, Performance/Installation, Cuba Mall, 2007
  • Who am I, Where am I? , Performance/Installation, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin, 2006
  • Unhomely , Performance /Installation, Show Gallery, Wellington 2005
  • At Home/In Transit,  Enjoy Gallery, 2005
  • Who am I, Where am I ? Performance Enjoy Gallery, Wellington, 2004

Publications:

  • Shows and Tales, Ed. Benjamin Lignel, Publisher, AJF

Contact: vivien.atkinson@actrix.co.nz

Website: VivienAtkinson.co.nz