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Erica van Zon Biography

Erica van Zon draws inspiration for her practice from her personal fascinations, memories, and encounters with the local and wider world. Avocados and eggs, Resene's Colour Chart or views from aeroplane windows are recreated and repurposed by van Zon using craft-based materials of embroidery, ceramics, beading and tapestry. Her playful and infectious works tap into the language of visual trickery, pastiche and parody. Bordering on obsessive, each work acts as an entry point into a network of wide-ranging ideas. Moving through different time zones and aesthetic eras van Zon creates a collective understanding which is revealed, relived or questioned in the viewing of her work.

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Erica van Zon holds a Master's Degree in Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, 2007. Recent exhibitions: Peppermint Twist, Jhana Millers; Six Days in Samoa, Auckland Art Fair; Verdant Geometry, Scape Public Art, Christchurch, 2018; Opal Moon, Local Lime at the Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui and Objectspace Auckland 2017-18; Coffee Perhaps, The Dowse Art Museum, 2016-17; and Dogwood Days, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2014-15. She was Artist in Residence at Tylee Cottage, Whanganui 2016, visiting artist at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in 2014, and the recipient of the Asia NZ/ Wellington City Council WARE Residency, Beijing 2011.

Text courtesy Jhana Millers.

Erica van Zon Featured Artworks

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Swimming Pool Building by Erica van Zon contemporary artwork photography
Erica van ZonSwimming Pool Building, 2018Archival photographic print
24.3 x 24.3 cm
Jhana Millers Contact Gallery
Strawberry Shortcake's Stockings by Erica van Zon contemporary artwork sculpture, textile
Erica van ZonStrawberry Shortcake's Stockings, 2018Glass beads on linen
29.8 x 29.8 cm
Jhana Millers Contact Gallery
Inverted Courtyard by Erica van Zon contemporary artwork sculpture, textile
Erica van ZonInverted Courtyard, 2018Cotton embroidery on linen
28.5 x 28.5 cm
Jhana Millers Contact Gallery
Solar Star by Erica van Zon contemporary artwork sculpture, textile
Erica van ZonSolar Star, 2019Glass beads on linen
25 x 25 cm
Jhana Millers Contact Gallery
Coral Beach by Erica van Zon contemporary artwork photography, print
Erica van ZonCoral Beach, 2019Archival print on photorag framed behind Flemish textured glass
35.5 x 35.5 cm
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Jhana Millers
Seperated Juice from the Juice Bar by Erica van Zon contemporary artwork sculpture, textile
Erica van ZonSeperated Juice from the Juice Bar, 2019Embroidery cotton on linen
28 x 23.5 cm
Jhana Millers Contact Gallery
Mibar Window by Erica van Zon contemporary artwork sculpture, textile
Erica van ZonMibar Window, 2019Glass beads on linen
30.3 x 32.7 cm
Jhana Millers Contact Gallery
Mibar Bathroom Tiles by Erica van Zon contemporary artwork sculpture, textile
Erica van ZonMibar Bathroom Tiles, 2019Glass beads on linen
38 x 42.8 cm
Jhana Millers Contact Gallery

Erica van Zon Recent Exhibitions

Erica van Zon Represented By

Jhana Millers contemporary art gallery in Wellington, New Zealand Jhana Millers Wellington
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