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.Read More
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.