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b. 1981, New Zealand

Zina Swanson Biography

Zina Swanson graduated from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts, Christchurch, New Zealand in 2003 with a major in sculpture. Since then she has exhibited a number of large-scale sculptural works as well as several solo exhibitions of drawing.

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Her drawing and sculptural practices investigate – fine plants, roots, tendrils and vines melding into or infiltrating human forms in a delicate, meticulously crafted investigation of a vaguely sinister ecology.

Zina has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions throughout New Zealnd at galleries which including the City Gallery Wellington, Artspace, Auckland, The Christchurch Art Gallery, Brooke Gifford Gallery and The Physics Room Christchurch.

In 2004 she won the prestigious CoCA/Anthony Harper Award with her elegant cylindrical tower of glass ampules reflected in a pool of mirror glass. The artist’s studio and all of her works were destroyed in the Christchurch earthquake of February 22, 2011.

Zina Swanson Featured Artworks

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Stick with Window Bracelet by Zina Swanson contemporary artwork painting
Zina SwansonStick with Window Bracelet, 2021Acrylic on canvas
70 x 50 cm
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Trapped Kneeler by Zina Swanson contemporary artwork painting
Zina SwansonTrapped Kneeler, 2021Acrylic on canvas
45 x 35 cm
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Dryer Eye with Petals by Zina Swanson contemporary artwork painting
Zina SwansonDryer Eye with Petals, 2021Acrylic on canvas
30 x 25 cm
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Manicure by Zina Swanson contemporary artwork painting
Zina SwansonManicure, 2021Acrylic on canvas
30 x 25 cm
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Pine Eyes by Zina Swanson contemporary artwork painting
Zina SwansonPine Eyes, 2021Acrylic on canvas
30 x 25 cm
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Plant Autographs by Zina Swanson contemporary artwork painting
Zina SwansonPlant Autographs, 2021Acrylic on canvas
70 x 50 cm
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Self Portrait as Tree by Zina Swanson contemporary artwork painting
Zina SwansonSelf Portrait as Tree, 2021Acrylic on canvas
70 x 50 cm
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Window Acting as a Vase by Zina Swanson contemporary artwork painting
Zina SwansonWindow Acting as a Vase, 2021Acrylic on canvas
70 x 50 cm
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