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BIO

 I grew up in Clevedon and recently moved back with my family to focus on being a full time Artist and Mum. I have always loved art, even at Clevedon Primary School I remember drawing cartoons for my friends and making amazing borders for school projects. This passion grew over the years, fostered by my family, friends, great educational mentors and art collectors. My work is now in many collections both in New Zealand and overseas. Armed with abundant life experience I am excited about my future as a full time Artist. Thank you for taking the time to visit my work. I hope you continue to follow my progress.

ARTIST STATEMENT

 My artwork is an extension of myself. It contains my thoughts and ideas in relationship to the world around me. I have been influenced by abstract expressionism and theorist Carl Jung’s concept of the ‘collective unconscious’. My work is approachable because it works with common thoughts and feelings related to being human, for example desire, ambition and doubt.
 I am a multimedia Artist with a Masters in printmaking. All of my work no matter the medium is informed by process. I start with the idea and find the medium to match it. Once I have a basic idea, I work spontaneously letting chance and creativity work together to create the final outcome.

EDUCATION, AWARDS AND RELATED ART EXPERIENCE

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2014-2015

Key Organiser with Maureen Conquer and Cheryl Wright to create the Clevedon Art Trail funded by the Franklin Local Board and the Creative New Zealand Communities Scheme. http://www.clevedonarttrail.co.nz

Interview with Artists Alliance about my Gallery+Studio opening.

Interview: Katie Blundell

Guest speaker at Clevedon School, talking all things Art.

Artist guest speaker at Alfriston School as part of their Student Art Exhibition.

‘Who Arted” Radio interview with Aimee Ralfini on 95 BFM

http://www.95bfm.com/bcasts/who-arted-with-aimee-ralfini-katie-blundell/

Artist guest speaker at Diocesan School for girls as part of their Leadership Programme.

Began working as a Full Time Artist

2011-2014 Assistant Head of Art Department/Teacher in Charge of Photography at Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland.

Highlights include:

Implementing/programme leader of the Level1 Visual Arts Digital Multimedia programme that became a Digital Folio National exemplar.

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/qualifications/ncea/subjects/visual-arts/external-exemplars/level-1-2013/mi-commentary

Published article ‘Digital moving image’ in Student Art Guide.

http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/digital-moving-image-ncea

Worked with the Diocesan Marketing Team to create, Putting the “o” in Dio project which resulted in students works being used for advertising such as large billboards in the city.

Guest speaking at Unitec about ‘Believing in students’.

Organising and attending Art trips to Australia to attend AGIDEAS.

Wrote and illustrated a Children’s book called ‘Finding Happiness’.

2006-2010 Teacher in Charge of Photography at Onehunga High School.

Highlights include:

Initiating a Student Art Exhibition at the Onehunga Community Centre.

Member of the School New Curriculum Lead Team.

2005 Graduate Diploma in Teaching Secondary majoring in Art and Art History, Auckland University.
2004 Trained and worked as a Tour Manager for Contiki in Europe. This job enabled me to visit many of the world’s most famous Artworks and soaked up European culture. I also further developed strong communication and organisation skills.
2002-2003 Masters of Fine Arts with honours from Elam, Auckland University.Received a High Achievement Scholarship from the University of Auckland.
2001 Lived and worked in Melbourne.
2000 Bachelor of Fine Art from Elam, majoring in Printmaking, final mark A+, Auckland University.

 

Awarded the Senior prize in Fine Arts by the University Council.

1997-1999 Photographic Black and White Darkroom Technician, Papakura.
1996 Graduated Diocesan School for Girls with an A Bursary.

School Prefect.

SELECTED ART EXHIBITIONS

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2016

 

2015

“Blind love” Solo Exhibition, at my Gallery+Studio, 331 North Road Clevedon, 22 December-30th January, 2017.

‘Idioms Countryside” Solo Exhibition and opening of my Gallery+Studio, 331 North Road Clevedon Auckland,  5th November-18th December, 2016.

‘It’s pretty open’ Group Drawing Show, Demo, 21 Shaddock St, Eden Terrace, 14 April, 2016.

‘Adding Up’ Self curated Pop Up Solo Art Exhibition/Event, 7 Devon Lane Pukekohe, 2015.

‘EIEIO Series’ Large Commission Project of 15 Artworks, for The Corner Kitchen and Bar, Clevedon.

2013 -Currently represented by Art Industry Gallery, Clevedon.
2012 ASSATA Group Exhibition, Te Karanga Gallery, K Road.
2007

Group Show Morgan Street Gallery, Newmarket.

Represented by Morgan Street Gallery.

Exhibited in the Coutts Art Show, Newmarket.

2005 Just Hangin’ Exhibition with James Wright at the Clevedon Café.
2003 Portraiture’ Final Master Exhibition at Elam.

Presented ‘Beside Myself’ a Theory paper on research into Portraiture.

Exhibited at Metropole Bar in Newmarket.

Exhibited a Paradigm Designs in Newton.

Curator for ‘A4’, an exchange exhibition with German University at George Fraser Gallery.

Exhibited at Mazda Artworks at the Hilton, Auckland.

2002 Art of three’ Group Show, Papakura Art Gallery.Solo Show at Clevedon Café.

Exhibited in the Remuera on Main Street Exhibition

2001 Regularly showing at Clevedon Café.
2000 Black Essence’ Final Year Exhibition at Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University.

Represented New Zealand Printmaking in a touring Swiss Printmaking Show.

Curator an exhibited in Group Printmaking Show, ‘Multiple Impressions’ at the George Fraser Gallery.

Surface’ Group Show at the Depot Art Space in Devonport.

Exhibited in the Diocesan Old Girls Show, Diocesan School for Girls.

1999 Group show and ran Printmaking demonstration workshop with the Lane Gallery at Artex Expo.

Curator and exhibited in the group show ‘Speak easy’ at the George Fraser Gallery.

1998 Exhibited in the Diocesan Old Girls Show, Diocesan School for Girls.

 

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