Abstract Artist: Kirsty Black

Hi, I’m Kirsty Black a contemporary New Zealand abstract artist, painting from my studio in Maraetai, Auckland. I exhibit and sell my work around the country and have sold both nationally and internationally. I also have a piece ‘Pontoon Bay’ in The James Wallace Arts Trust private collection.

Unless indicated paintings are available for purchase directly from the artist or from a representing gallery listed below.

My Painting Process as an Abstract Artist

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 include vibrant 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.

Current Events

Under the Microscope, Kereru Gallery, Mapua
3 Jan to 2 Feb 2019

Summer Cash & Carry, Academy Galleries, Wellington|
5 Dec 218 to 13 Jan 2019

Neoglyph Series - Siren by Kirsty Black

Neoglyph Series – Siren, 540×435 framed in pine, available from the studio


Molly Morpeth Canaday 2017: Finalist
Estuary Art Awards 2015 (Curated by Warwick Brown): Finalist
Estuary Art Awards 2013 (Curated by Rob Garret): Finalist
The James Wallace Arts Trust, Pontoon Bay, Private Collection


Railway Street Studios, Newmarket, Auckland www.railwaystreetstudios.co.nz
Art of this World,  Auckland www.artofthisworld.co.nz
Mobile Art Gallery, Mt Eden, Auckland www.mobileart.co.nz
The Little Gallery, Tairua & Whangamata www.thelittlegallery.co.nz
Art Box Gallery, Christchurch www.artboxgallery.info
Macandmor, Hamilton www.facebook.com/macandmor
Scarlet Art Gallery, Mangawhai