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b. 1973, New Zealand

Gavin Hurley Biography

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).

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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.

Gavin Hurley Featured Artworks

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Looking at Christine by Gavin Hurley contemporary artwork
Gavin HurleyLooking at Christine, 2021oil on linen
49.5 x 39 cm
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Bartley & Company Art
Looking at Alexander by Gavin Hurley contemporary artwork
Gavin HurleyLooking at Alexander, 2021oil on linen
49.5 x 39 cm
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Bartley & Company Art
Looking at Agent by Gavin Hurley contemporary artwork
Gavin HurleyLooking at Agent, 2021oil on linen
49.5 x 39 cm
Bartley & Company Art Contact Gallery
Douglas' Rita by Gavin Hurley contemporary artwork
Gavin HurleyDouglas' Rita, 2021oil on linen
95 x 75 cm
Bartley & Company Art Contact Gallery
Postkarte by Gavin Hurley contemporary artwork
Gavin HurleyPostkarte, 2019Collage on paper
41 x 29.5 cm
Boutwell Schabrowsky Contact Gallery
Postcard New Zealand by Gavin Hurley contemporary artwork
Gavin HurleyPostcard New Zealand, 2019Collage on paper
41 x 29.5 cm
Boutwell Schabrowsky Contact Gallery
Ego by Gavin Hurley contemporary artwork
Gavin HurleyEgo, 2019Collage on paper
41 x 29.5 cm
Boutwell Schabrowsky Contact Gallery
Always Making by Gavin Hurley contemporary artwork
Gavin HurleyAlways Making, 2019Collage on paper
41 x 29.5 cm
Boutwell Schabrowsky Contact Gallery

Gavin Hurley Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Sam Mitchell & Gavin Hurley, In your face at Bartley & Company Art, Wellington
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20 May–12 June 2021 Sam Mitchell & Gavin Hurley In your face Bartley & Company ArtWellington
Contemporary art exhibition, Gavin Hurley, Painting Business at Bartley & Company Art, Wellington
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17 July–10 August 2019 Gavin Hurley Painting Business Bartley & Company ArtWellington

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