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b. 1978, New Zealand

Eve Armstrong Biography

Falling uneasily between the formal, the relational and the environmental, Eve Armstrong’s work is a deceptively formal investigation into the unwanted surpluses of urban environments. What have become her signature materials – flattened cardboard, packing tape, and disowned property – recur not only for their physical and aesthetic functions, but for their ready availability and subsequent ability to sink back into the world.

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Eve Armstrong was born in New Zealand in 1978. She graduated with a BFA from Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts in 2003, and in 2006 was an inaugural recipient of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand New Generation Award. Armstrong has contributed solo projects to a wide array of international exhibitions, including at Dertien Hectare, Netherlands (2010), the 3rd Auckland Triennial (2007), the Busan Biennale (2006), the SCAPE Art & Industry Biennial, 2006; and held a major solo exhibition at Artspace Auckland (2005-2006). In 2013 she presented the first in her five year series of artist projects commissioned by the Dowse Art Museum.

Eve Armstrong currently lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand.

Text courtesy Michael Lett.

Eve Armstrong Featured Artworks

Experience Tells Us by Eve Armstrong contemporary artwork
Eve ArmstrongExperience Tells Us, 2011crushed scoria, paving stones, wall blocks, light bulbs, extension cords, power points, newspaper, n
Michael Lett Contact Gallery
Arrangement: Pile Up by Eve Armstrong contemporary artwork
Eve ArmstrongArrangement: Pile Up, 2007Colour photographs, packing tape on found metal shelves
30.5 x 58 x 45 cm
Michael Lett Contact Gallery

Eve Armstrong Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Gretchen Albrecht and Eve Armstrong, Making Arrangements at Michael Lett, Auckland
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18 November–22 December 2011 Gretchen Albrecht and Eve Armstrong Making Arrangements Michael Lett, AucklandAuckland

Eve Armstrong Represented By

Michael Lett contemporary art gallery in Auckland, New Zealand Michael Lett Auckland

Eve Armstrong In Ocula Magazine

Eve Armstrong at Michael Lett, the Auckland Art Fair Ocula Insight Eve Armstrong at Michael Lett, the Auckland Art Fair Auckland

Most booths at this year’s edition of the Auckland Art Fair will be hoping to make some gainful sales. However, Auckland-based gallery Michael Lett’s booth is different, insofar as it will be dealing goods without money changing hands. The gallery has given over its entire booth to artist Eve Armstrong, whose Trading Table...

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Eve Armstrong In Related Press

Pantomimes of History Related Press Pantomimes of History 29 May 2017, EyeContact

The outcome of a summer residency with the Visiting Artist program hosted by the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in conjunction with the Dunedin School of Art, Eve Armstrong's exhibition Growing Demand has the artist developing from familiar territory in a specific response to place. Presented in two parts—on DPAG's 'big wall' overlooking the...

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Close encounters at Auckland Art Fair Related Press Close encounters at Auckland Art Fair 3 June 2016, ArtAsiaPacific

If the big global fairs feel as familiar as ever, they are also increasingly alienating to many of us, because they have lost a core sense of intimacy and shared community. Generally they reflect the globalization of the market (Ai Weiwei is now perennially presented), but most often regional contexts are eschewed in favor of a grand mash-up of...

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