Gavin Hurley graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, in 1998, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. Since then he has exhibited nationally and internationally in private galleries as well as public art institutions. Recent solo exhibitions include: Studio Visit (Melanie Roger Gallery, 2020), Paper Matters (Susan Boutwell Gallery, Munich 2020), Works on Paper with Anita Fricek, Sam Mitchell and Gavin Hurley (Susan Boutwell Gallery, Munich, 2019), Business Paintings (Melanie Rogers Gallery, 2018), The Rooms, (Tautanga Art Gallery, 2018), Neatness /Diasarray (Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland, 2016), Meet (Melanie Roger Gallery, 2015), Switch Board Room (Melanie Roger Gallery, 2014), Boy with ......'s Beard (Corbans Estate Arts Centre, 2013), Whatisface (Melanie Roger Gallery, 2012) Endurance (Crane Brothers, Auckland and Wellington, 2011 - a Melanie Roger Gallery project) and Baad/Good Grammar, (Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland, 2010), Kingfishing (Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, 2010), When you were young (Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney,2009).Read More
He has also exhibited in public institutions within curated exhibitions such as: Bad Hair Day (Christchurch Art Gallery, 2017), Rumours (Franklin Arts Centre, 2016), Tranquility Disturb'd (National Portrait Galelry, 2015), Soft Cut (Waikato University, 2012), About Face: Aspects of Portraiture (Papakura Art Gallery, Papakura, 2011), Pakeha Now, (The Suter, Te Aratoi o Whatu, Nelson, 2007) and Mixed-Up Childhood curated by Robert Leonard. (Auckland Art Gallery, 2005). Hurley has collaborated with artists such as Martin Poppelwell and Sam Mitchell and has also been featured in recent publications such as Warwick Brown's Seen this century: 100 contemporary New Zealand Artists: A Collector's Guide (2009), New Zealand Portraits (2008) and the catalogue Mixed Up Childhood (2005). Hurley has also published a number of artist books.
Text courtesy Boutwell Schabrowsky.