kim pieters studio

 

 

 

cv-bios-notes

 

 

 

…”She was only ever what she was; and always is what she was now . . .”

 

 

 

 

 

 

short bio2018

bodies of work: painting
bodies of work: drawing

selected projects

selected exhibitions 

discography

 

quote…Concerning the Work of Kim Pieters , by Carl A. Mears.”…essay 

Kim Pieters (1959) lives and works in Dunedin, New Zealand. Her artistic practice could be described as emergent, adaptive & nonlinear. She is predominantly a nonrepresentational painter but also produces photographs, experimental film, writing and music from her Dunedin studio. Pieters has a tendency to build her work, no matter what genre, around two or more distinct nuclei, (eg image & text) using the juxtaposition of these autonomous yet resonant realms to create a clearing of sorts. This clearing allows us a rare opportunity as individual viewers the freedom to think and feel something new for ourselves. Inherent in this is an ethical dimension involved in the responsibilities we do or do not nurture toward the gathering of our own thought. This practice is certainly a gift that nevertheless holds its reserve. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery, Toi O Tamaki, Christchurch Art Gallery, Te Puna O Waiwhetu, Victoria University Collection and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery etc etc

 

 

 

painting suites

 

 

 

2018      the guitar lesson

2017      erotic anamnesis

2016      the lovers

2015      meditations on new zealand history
              notes toward a supreme fiction

2013      arbitrary knowledge
              the mallarmé suite

2012      abraham’s journey—after kierkegaard

2011       matisse’s armchair
               the fiction of a hill
               blinded by sun

2009     ..something possible or i will suffocate

2008     wings caught in the tears of a pool

2007      the philosophy of love

2006      three chinese dresses

2005      the white fires
                amy’s notion of painting

2003       the failure of blindness

2002       the photograph

2001       fuchsia

2000      shimidsu sukura drawings
                le mal d’archive

1998       the rapture

1997       graphis librata

1996       dereliction

 

drawing suites

 

 

2017
sets of eight drawings

 

1. emergence

2. intimacy

3. capacity

4. readiness

5. the intelligence of colour

6. experience

7. ability

8. forte

9. provision

10. the clearing

11. share

12. permission

 

 

2016

1. garden of the brain

2. becoming brain

3. the preindividual

4. the time image

5. form of life

6. memory & world

7. money & time

8. flashbacks & circuits

9. typology & feeling

10. thought crystals

11. hampden

 

 

2015

1. still life with cat

2. after FH (the late works)

3. here begin the machines

4. once imagine a woman imagines and
the object loses its fixed obsessive character

selected projects 

 

 

 

2018
‘erotic anamnesis’ solo/paintings. Bowerbank Ninow Gallery, Auckland.
‘the name “rose”‘ solo/drawings. Inge Doesburg Gallery, Dunedin.
‘the clearing’ /four. group curated by Lauren Gutsell. DPAG. Dunedin.
‘not standing still’  group curated by Raewyn Martyn. Blue Oyster Gallery. Dunedin.
‘never an answer’  group curated by Lucinda Bennett & Linda Tyler. Vivian Gallery. Matakana.

2017
‘Loveliness Extreme’ group. curated by Lucinda Bennett. DPAG
‘philosophy’  commissioned film for ‘Circuit’
‘the lovers’ solo/painting Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown
‘Game’ group curated by Bowerbank Ninow Gallery, Auckland.
Shanghai group Dunedin City Council
National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum Hamilton (winner)
‘elements of the set’ solo/drawing Bowerbank Ninow Gallery, Auckland.
‘deep joy is electricity in the brain’ solo/drawing.  Inge Doesburg Gallery. Dunedin.
design cover for AntisepticLP/CD by the Terminals released by  BaDaBing Records New York

2016
‘the Mallarmé Suite’ Bowerbank Ninow Gallery, Auckland.’
‘Who’s afraid of Abstract Painting?’ Inge Doesburg Gallery Dunedin.
‘Meditations on New Zealand History’ continued. Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown
‘House Studies’ with Louise Menzies, Daegan Wells, Keir Leslie, Emma Fitts &
Nina Oberg Humphries at Jonathan Smart Galleries, curated by Sophie Bannan

2015
‘Necessary Distractions’ group.curated by Natasha Conland. Auckland Art Gallery
‘New Drawings” solo/drawings. Inge Doesburg Gallery, Dunedin
‘Meditations on New Zealand History’ solo/paintings. Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown

2014
‘what is a life?’ survey exhibition at the Adam Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington
‘variations on a summer day’ Inge Doesburg Gallery, Dunedin.

2013
‘the mallarmé suite’, Physics Room, Christchurch, curated by Melanie Oliver

2012
‘Hop Scotch’ exhibition with Anoushka Akel, curated by Caterina Riva. Artspace. Auckland.
‘flowers for the house’ solo/paintings, BowenGalleries, Wellington.
dedicated page and films uploaded to net hub ‘CIRCUIT’ Artist film & video Aotearoa New Zealand
http://www.circuit.org.nz/artist/kim-pieters

 films screened
‘flight’, ‘halo’ & ‘flame’ in Dunedin fringe festival

2011
‘matisse’s armchair’ solo/paintings exhibition. BowenGalleries. Wellington.

films screened
‘the whiteness of the whale’ ‘lines of flight’ 2011 experimental film & music festival. Dunedin .

2010
‘av:magnet’ screened in media povera show at the Blue Oyster Art Project Space. Dunedin 
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2009
‘experimentum linguae’ Wall Work. curated by Christina Barton. Adam Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington.
‘…something possible, or i will suffocate’ solo exhibition. BowenGalleries. Wellington. 


2008
‘wings caught in the tears of a pool’ solo exhibition. Catalogue by Sally McIntyre. BowenGalleries.Wellington

films screened
‘gold grid’ in ‘Sound in the Cracks’ Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Dunedin.
‘stray’, ‘ghostwriting’, ’burning glass’ screen in Enjoy Artists Film Festival.the film archives, Wellington.
‘the king’ Dunedin fringe festival.
programme of films screened with Nathan Thompson. Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Dunedin.
‘dawn’ in ‘Lux Lucis Ut Sanus’ audiofoundation exhibiton at the film archive. Auckland.
‘gold grid’ in Cinema Ascension Festival. Auckland. . . .

2007
‘the philosophy of love’ .solo/drawings exhibition. BowenGalleries. Wellington.

films screened
‘the shining of things’ in ‘waveform’ curated by Nathan Thompson. Blue Oyster Gallery. Dunedin. . . .

2006
‘three chinese dresses’ solo/painting. BowenGalleries. Wellington. 


films screened
‘plantPOOL’,in Katharina Jaeger installation, Blue Oyster Gallery. Dunedin.
‘lines of flight’ 2006 experimental film & music festival, Dunedin.
‘cobalt’ from ‘burning glass’ in ‘wee hiccup’ curated by Ana Terry, Blue Oyster Gallery. Dunedin.
‘perfume’ from ‘ghostwriting’ in Cinema Ascension Festival. Auckland.

2005
‘the white fires’ solo/painting. The Port Gallery, Port Chalmers.
‘Amy’s notion of Painting’ solo/painting. Bowen Galleries, Wellington.
Cranleigh Barton Drawing Award finalist, Christchurch Public Art Gallery.
The Wallace Award finalist in touring show, Auckland,Christchurch, Wellington. 
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2004
‘the lover who does not forget…’ major painting bought by Christchurch Public Art Gallery
‘group show’ Bowen Galleries, Wellington.
‘a female perspective’ group. Bath Street Gallery.Auckland.
‘two drawings’ group. Salamander Gallery. Christchurch.

2003
‘The failure of Blindness’ solo/paintings, Under the Red Verandah. Christchurch.
‘the grass so spare’ solo/drawings. Salamander Gallery. Christchurch. 


2002.
‘meniscus’  solo/drawings. Salamander Gallery. Christchurch.
‘The Photograph’ .solo/painting. Bowen Galleries, Wellington.
‘Lines of Flight’ improvisational music festival, made/screened experimental film, Dunedin

2001
‘Beyond the Surface’ group exhibition with Maryrose Crook, Susan Ballard and
Seraphine Pick, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 21April-24March, Napier Museum, 30Aug -28Oct.
‘fuchsia or there is sun in the south’ solo show, Bowen Galleries, Wellington.

2000  group exhibition BowenGalleries. Wellington.
‘Canterbury Painting in the 1990’s’ Robert McDougall Art Gallery. Christchurh.
‘Shimidsu Sakura’ drawing exhibition with Caroline McCaw. Blue Oyster Gallery. Dunedin.
‘Lines of Flight’ improvisational music festival.co-organized.completed&screened experimental film.

1999
interview in ‘Revue et Corrigee’. Henritzi/Pieters. France
release of Pieters/Russell/Stapleton: ‘SEX/MACHINE’ CD (Metonymic NZ).design.cover/package.
release of Sleep: ‘Enfolded in Luxury’ CD (Metonymic NZ), design.cover/package
Vision Port Chalmers Regional Show.

1998  solo exhibition ‘the Rapture’. Salamander Gallery. Christchurch.
play, perform & record improvisational music with ‘Sleep’ ensemble.
design.cover/package for Brian Crook: ‘Bathysphere’ CD (Medication, NZ),
Creative New Zealand Grant.
rebuild house and studio (which had burnt to the ground) with help of her brother Shane Pieters.

1997  solo exhibition ‘Graphis Librata’. Abalone. Dunedin.
‘The Line Up’ Honeymoon Suite Group Drawing exhibition.
‘Portrait of the artist as a Video’ installation. Everything inc. Dunedin.
1997 Visa Gold finalist.Auckland City Gallery.Wellington City Gallery.
Lecture ‘drawing & politics’, Art History&Theory Department, Otago Polytechnic.
1997
Cranleigh Barton Drawing Award finalist, Robert McDougall Art Gallery.Christchurch.
Page Art&Musical composition for Ben Goldberg’s B.Gramaphone magazine.New Jersey.U.S.A.
Six Short Films, Screen at Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Cover Art for the re-issue of Kiwi Animal: ‘Mercy’ LP. for release in Bremen.Germany.

1996
release of Doramaar:‘Terra Incognita’ LP (Fusetron USA).
release of Rain:‘Sediment’ CD (Metonymic NZ), design.cover/package.
‘Context Drawing’ exhibition COCA. Christchurch.
‘Dereliction’ solo exhibition Vogel House. Dunedin.
‘For K’ catalogue for the‘Dereliction’ exhibition by Jeanne Bernhardt.
Dereliction essay written.
edit video footage for SixShortFilms.
‘Collect or Exchange’ exhibition. David Clegg. Govett- Brewster. New Plymouth.
‘Skirting Abstraction’ exhibition. Govett- Brewster. New Plymouth. Curated by John Hurrell.
Four Large Works. Dunedin Public Art Gallery. OpenHang.
Video of the Artist for the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
1996 Visa Gold finalist.Auckland City Gallery.Wellington City Gallery.
Lecture ‘writing the artist’, Art History&Theory Department.OtagoPolytechnic.
Six Short Films, Screen at the OtagoPolytechnic.
Page Art in ‘Vorare Lacuna’. Jeanne Bernhardt’s published poetic/prose narrative.
Vision Port Chalmers Regional exhibition.

1995
release of Dadamah: ‘This is not a Dream’ CD (Kranky USA).design.cover/package.
release of Pieters/Russell/Stapleton: ‘Last Glass’ CD(Corpus Hermeticum NZ)design.cover/package.
release of Flies Inside the Sun: ‘An Audience of others, including herself’ CD
(Kranky USA). Photograph used in design.cover/package.
release of DoraMaar:‘Copula’ CD (Corpus Hermeticum NZ).
Lecture ‘Notes on Representation’, Art History&Theory Department.OtagoPolytechnic.
‘Dunedin Dialogue’ group exhibition with Kelly Thompson, Graeme Cornwell and
Bruce Denhert. Milford House. Dunedin
‘Xmas Show’ High Street Project. Christchurch.
Vision Port Chalmers Regional exhibition.
Arthouse group exhibition. Dunedin.
‘when i grow up i want to be a woman’ billboard. Dunedin.
start shooting&editing video footage.
Design of various posters, invitations, magazine layouts, eg (Spec.).

1994
‘Blue Blood’ show, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, with Michael Morley, Georgiana Morison, Jason Grieg and
Paul Redican. Curated by Gwynneth Porter.
release of Dadamah: ‘This is not a Dream’ LP (Majora USA), design.cover/package.
co-editor of ‘Skin, the Politics of Intimacy’.1994 Otago University Literary Review.
Compiled, designed & manufactured a book, a CD and a set of cards in a box.
Vision Port Chalmers Regional exhibition.

1993
release of Dadamah: ‘Scratch Sun/Radio Brain’ 7” (Majora USA).design.cover/package.
‘White Camelias’ exhibition Robert McDougall Art Gallery. Christchurch.
New Zealand Yearbook Page Art Commission.
‘Prospect Show’ High Street Project. Christchurch.
‘Arthouse’ group exhibition. Dunedin.

1992
solo exhibition, Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland.
solo exhibition, No.5 Gallery, Dunedin
release of Dadamah: ‘Nicotine/High Time’ 7” (Majora, USA.), design.cover/package.

1991
‘Recognitions’ exhibition, Robert McDougall Art Annex, Christchurch, with Marianna Bullmore, Shane Cotton,
Seraphine Pick, David Reid and Peter Robinson. Curated by Lara Strongman.
solo exhibition, Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland.
group exhibition, Canterbury Gallery, Christchurch.

1990
solo exhibition, Arts Centre, Christchurch.
design cover/package for the Terminals: ‘Uncoffined’ CD (Flying Nun NZ).
involved in the filming and editing of Terminals: ‘Uncoffined’ music video.

1989
solo exhibition, C.S.A. Christchurch.

1981 Small Show of drawings and photographs.‘maid’ Taj Mahal Gallery.Wellington.
Drawings used for NZ Listener illustration.

1979 One Year Photography Course.Wellington Polytechnic.

selected solo exhibitions

 

 

2017
‘deep joy is electricity in the brain’ .solo/drawing.  Inge Doesburg Gallery. Dunedin.
‘elements of the set’ .solo/drawing.  Bowerbank Ninow Gallery. Auckland.
‘the lovers’ .solo/painting.  Nadene Milne Gallery. Arrowtown.

2016
‘the Mallarmé Suite’. solo/painting.  Bowerbank Ninow Gallery. Auckland.
‘Who’s afraid of Abstract Painting?’.solo/drawing.  Inge Doesburg Gallery. Dunedin.
‘Meditations on New Zealand History’ continued .solo/painting.  Nadene Milne Gallery. Arrowtown.

2015
‘New Drawings”.solo/drawing.  Inge Doesburg Gallery. Dunedin.
‘Meditations on New Zealand History’.solo/painting.  Nadene Milne Gallery. Arrowtown.

2014
‘what is a life?’ solo/survey exhibition (the harbour studio years) at the Adam Art Gallery
curated by Christina Barton. Victoria University of Wellington
‘variations on a summer day’ .solo/drawing.  Inge Doesburg Gallery. Dunedin.

2013
‘the mallarmé suite’ solo/painting. Physics Room, Christchurch,

2012
‘Abraham’s Journey’ .solo/painting.  Bowen Galleries. Wellington.

2011
‘matisse’s armchair’.solo/painting.  Bowen Galleries. Wellington.

2009
‘…something possible, or i will suffocate’.solo/painting.  Bowen Galleries. Wellington.

2008
‘wings caught in the tears of a pool’.solo/painting.  Bowen Galleries. Wellington.

2007
‘the philosophy of love’.solo/painting.  Bowen Galleries. Wellington.

2006
‘three chinese dresses’.solo/painting.  Bowen Galleries. Wellington.

2005
‘the white fires’.solo/painting. The Port Gallery, Port Chalmers.
‘Amy’s notion of Painting’.solo/painting.  Bowen Galleries. Wellington.

2003
‘The failure of Blindness’ .solo/painting. Under the Red Verandah, Christchurch

2002
‘the Photograph’.solo/painting.  Bowen Galleries. Wellington.

2001
‘fuchsia or there is sun in the south’.solo/painting.  Bowen Galleries. Wellington.

1998
‘the Rapture’.solo/painting. Salamander Gallery. Christchurch.

1997
‘Graphis Librata’.solo/painting. Abolone, Dunedin.

1996
‘Dereliction’.solo/drawing.  Vogel House. Dunedin.

1992
.solo/painting.  Gregory Flint Gallery. Auckland.
.solo/painting.  No. 5 Gallery. Dunedin.

1991
.solo/painting.  Gregory Flint Gallery. Auckland.      

1990
.solo/painting.  Arts Centre. Christchurch.

1989
.solo/painting.  CSA Gallery, Christchurch.

selected group exhibitions

 

2017
‘Loveliness Extreme’ curated by Lucinda Bennett. DPAG. Dunedin.
‘Game’ exhibition. Bowerbank Ninow Gallery, Auckland.
Shanghai exhibition Dunedin City Council.
National Contemporary Competition Waikato Museum Hamilton (winner)

2016
‘House Studies’ with Louise Menzies, Daegan Wells, Keir Leslie, Emma Fitts &
Nina Oberg Humphries at Jonathan Smart Galleries, curated by Sophie Bannan
‘Necessary Distraction’ group painting show at Auckland Art Gallery. curated by Natasha Conland

2012
‘Hop Scotch’, with Anoushka Akel, Artspace, Auckland, curated by Caterina Riva
‘is the colour the thing or is the thing the colour?’, with Kirsten Ferguson, Inge Doesburg Gallery, Dunedin

2009
‘Experimentum Linguae’ in Wall Works, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, curated by Christina Barton

2005
Cranleigh Barton Drawing Award, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch
The Wallace Art Award, touring to Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington

2004
‘A Female Perspective’, Bath Street Gallery, Auckland
 Group show, Bowen Galleries, Wellington

2001
‘Beyond the Surface’, with Maryrose Crook, Susan Ballard and Séraphine Pick at
Dunedin Public Art Gallery and  Hawkes Bay Museum and Art Gallery, Dunedin and Napier

2000
Group Show, Bowen Galleries, Wellington
Canterbury Painting in the 1990s, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch
‘Shimidsu Sakura’, with Caroline McCaw, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin

1997
Cranleigh Barton Drawing Award, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch
Visa Gold Art Award, Auckland City Art Gallery and Wellington City Art Gallery, Auckland and Wellington
Drawing Show, The Honeymoon Suite, Dunedin

1996
Context Drawing Show, COCA, Christchucrch.
David Clegg to ‘Collect or Exchange’ exhibition, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth.
‘Skirting Abstraction’, Govett- Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, curated by John Hurrell
Visa Gold Art Award, Auckland City Art Gallery and Wellington City Art Gallery, Auckland and Wellington

1995
‘Dunedin Dialogue’, with Kelly Thompson, Graeme Cornwell, and Bruce Denhert, Milford House, Dunedin
Xmas show, High St Project, Christchurch

1994
‘Blue Blood’, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, with Michael Morley, Georgiana Morison, Jason Grieg and Paul Redican,
curated by Gwynneth Porter

1993
White Camelias: A Century of Women’s Artmaking in Canterbury, Robert McDougall Art Gallery,
Christchurch Prospect Show, High St Project, Christchurch

1991
‘Recognitions’ exhibition, Robert McDougall Art Annex, Christchurch, with Marianna Bullmore, Shane Cotton, Seraphine Pick, David Reid and Peter Robinson. Curated by Lara Strongman.