Kirsty Black: About & Media

About Kirsty Black

I spent much of her life growing up around the world and from a young age naturally 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 and a love of storytelling, forms the basis of my work.

I aim to create joyful works that engage with the viewer, leading them on a journey of individual interpretation. Just as I find abstract painting liberating, I would like it to be freeing for the audience too.

In the last 13 years I have presented my work around New Zealand, selling here and overseas. I also has a work, Pontoon Bay, with The James Wallace Arts Trust. View exhibitions…


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


Railway Street Studios, Newmarket, Auckland
Art of this World,  Auckland
Mobile Art Gallery, Mt Eden, Auckland
The Little Gallery, Tairua & Whangamata
Art Box Gallery, Christchurch
Macandmor, Hamilton
Scarlet Art Gallery, Mangawhai


Elected Member of NZ Academy of Fine Art 2019
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