About Kirsty Black

Kirsty Black working in her studio, in Maraetai, Auckland, NZWorking in the studio, overlooking native bush in Maraetai

If a piece of art is sold or you would like different dimensions or colors, commissions are welcome. Simply contact Kirsty at kirsty@kirstyblackstudio.com

Representing Galleries
Art of this World
, Auckland www.artofthisworld.co.nz
The Little Gallery, Tairua www.thelittlegallery.co.nz
Mobile Art Gallery, Mt Eden, Auckland www.mobileart.co.nz
Railway Street Studios, Newmarket, Auckland www.railwaystreetstudios.co.nz
Monterey Gallery, Howick, Auckland www.monterey.gallery
Art Box Gallery, Christchurch www.artboxgallery.info

Art Making Practice
I spent much of my life growing up around the world and from a young age I expressed myself through a love of colour, pattern and repetition which developed into a fascination with abstraction. This tendency, in conjunction with the stimulation from a peripatetic life, forms the basis of my work.

Artist Statement
I am interested in the process of communicating visual thought, and am fascinated with the way intangible ideas, emotions and memories can be conveyed through the choice of colours, shape, repetition and composition. Growing up I was immersed in stimulating, often multicultural environments that included vibrant and intoxicating South East Asian cities to adventures in dramatic geological landscapes in South Africa. This background has left a lasting impression and created a visual catalogue which frequently surfaces in my work

I am also intrigued by the effect on the viewer and like abstract art for its ability to elicit an emotional response, allowing interpretations from their own life and experiences.

Typically I use acrylics, charcoal, and oil pastels to capture these visual thoughts on canvas.

Exhibition & Sales History
I have participated in group exhibitions around New Zealand and have had a number of solo exhibitions. The next solo exhibition will be at Helium Gallery, October 2017 in Rotorua.

I have sold my art both in New Zealand and internationally, and have completed a number of commissions. I also have a piece, ‘Pontoon Bay’ in The James Wallace Arts Trust.