b. 1962, New Zealand

Joanna Braithwaite Biography

Joanna Braithwaite’s surreal description of hybrid animals, human and insects have established her reputation as an artist concerned with humanity’s relationship with the natural world, evolution and science and the nature of authority and power. Braithwaite was born in the United Kingdom and came to settle in New Zealand in 1965.

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She graduated from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts, Christchurch, New Zealand in 1984 and achieved prominence in the exhibition Here and Now – Twelve Young Canterbury Artists in 1988. In the 1990s she shared her time between Australia and New Zealand, completing post-graduate study at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney and residing there permanently from 1999.

Braithwaite grew up in a rural community and has maintained that underlying her practice remains a curiosity with the ambiguous and interdependent relationship between people and animals, with her painting frequently examining such issues in surreal and unsettling images.

Her work was the subject of a major survey exhibition curated by the Christchurch and Dunedin public art galleries in 2005, and was also included in The Year of the Bird, at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery in New South Wales in 2008.

Braithwaite is represented in the collections of the Christchurch Art Gallery and the Fletcher Challenge Collection, Auckland as well as many other public and private collections.

Joanna Braithwaite Featured Artworks

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Look Alike #3 by Joanna Braithwaite contemporary artwork painting
Joanna Braithwaite Look Alike #3, 2022 Oil on canvas
38 x 33 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary Contact Gallery
Look Alike #2 by Joanna Braithwaite contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Joanna Braithwaite Look Alike #2, 2022 Oil on canvas
38 x 33 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary Contact Gallery
Look Alike #1 by Joanna Braithwaite contemporary artwork painting
Joanna Braithwaite Look Alike #1, 2022 Oil on canvas
38 x 33 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary Contact Gallery
Advance Party by Joanna Braithwaite contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Joanna Braithwaite Advance Party, 2022 Oil on canvas
175 x 198 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary Contact Gallery
Ting a ling by Joanna Braithwaite contemporary artwork painting
Joanna Braithwaite Ting a ling, 2020 Oil on canvas
35 x 30 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary Contact Gallery
Brassy by Joanna Braithwaite contemporary artwork painting
Joanna Braithwaite Brassy, 2020 Oil on canvas
35 x 30 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary Contact Gallery
Rhythm Section by Joanna Braithwaite contemporary artwork painting
Joanna Braithwaite Rhythm Section, 2020 Oil on canvas
35 x 30 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary Contact Gallery
Solid Gold Hits by Joanna Braithwaite contemporary artwork painting
Joanna Braithwaite Solid Gold Hits, 2020 Oil on canvas
35 x 30 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary Contact Gallery

Joanna Braithwaite Recent & Recent Exhibitions

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