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.

Upcoming Events

Effervescent Dreaming: 6 to 25 September 2018
Railway Street Studios www.railwaystreetstudios.co.nz
Railway St, Newmarket, Auckland

Effervescent Dreaming Solo Exhibition by Kirsty Black

Effervescent Dreaming Solo Exhibition at Railway St Gallery, Newmarket Auckland, Preview Thursday 6 Sept 2018, 5 to 8pm

‘Hummingbird Hamper, Daffodil Punch, Alfresco Caper, Wilderness Fossick; heady, spellbinding imaginings from an artist weaving childhood memories with storylines and explosions of colour. Kirsty Black’s abstract art is like visual poetry. Instead of words and sentences, she intuitively uses colour, shape, line, form, pattern and texture to create a visual dance of the spirit. ‘Fiona Cable, Railway Street Gallery, Newmarket, Auckland. Read the blog…


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