Amanda's painting practice extends ideas of abstraction, the landscape, and scale.

Her work is included in public and private collections in New Zealand, Australia, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom.  She participates in exhibitions inside and outside of New Zealand, and in 2015 she was a finalist in the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, and long-listed for the Aesthetica Art Prize.  Amanda works as an artist full-time and also practices curating at Living Room Gallery and Art Space in Hamilton.

Living Room Gallery and Art Space   

You can see Amanda's work at Living Room Gallery and Art Space, it's her working studio adjoined to a presentation space that is open to the public on Tuesday - Thursday 10am to 1pm.  You can find it in the Riverbank Lane, 298 Victoria Street, Hamilton.  website www.livingroom.amandawatson.com 

 

Artist Resume


Bachelor of Fine Arts
Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Post-graduate Diploma in Museum Studies

Massey University, New Zealand

  

Selected shows

The Other Art Fair Melbourne, The Facility, 4-7 May 2017

Notes from a poetic universe (group show), nkb Gallery, Mt Eden, Auckland, June 2017

Presence / Absence, TUR, New Market, Auckland, April 2017

Cataloguing Blue: Works from the University of Waikato Art Collection, Calder & Lawson GAllery, University of Waikato.  Curated by Lynda Wilson and Steph Chalmers, February-April 2017

Moments of Truth, a group show at MyMicroGallery, Milan, ITALY.  January 2017

The Great Escape, a group exhibition at the nkb Gallery, Mt Eden, Auckland.  January 2017

Anticipation, a group exhibition at The Upper Room, New Market, Auckland.  November/December 2016

Fleshbag, a group show at the Skinroom, Frankton, Hamilton.  18 November – 3 December 2016

Taranaki National Art Awards 2017, 27 October-4 November 2016

Inhabitation: new work by Amanda Watson, Collective, 223 Victoria Street, Hamilton.  11-14 September 2016

Dynamic Equivalence, nkb Gallery, Mt Eden, Auckland, 13 Feb – 1 March 2016

Shadows & Landscapes, The Foyer Gallery, Collective, Hamilton, Feb 2016

Pop up exhibition, a+e Gallery, in Wellington, November 2015.

 

group show, nkb Gallery, Mt Eden, Auckland.  March 2015

group show, nkb Gallery, Mt Eden, Auckland.  May 2013

group show, nkb Gallery, Mt Eden, Auckland.  May 2012

Stacks & Rolls, CASG, Raglan, 2011

Solo Show, La Mezz Gallery, Hamilton, October 2010

Braveheart, curated by Liz Caughey, Auckland, May 2010

Group Drawing Show, La Mezz Gallery, Hamilton, April 2010

10 Raglan Artists, Artspost Gallery, Hamilton, Dec 2010

Easter $1000 show, nkb gallery, Auckland, 2010

 Ensemble, La Mezz Gallery, Hamilton, May 2009

Easter Show, nkb Gallery, Auckland, 2009

Affordable Art Show, Wellington, 2008

Christmas Show, Washington Gallery, Cardiff, UNITED KINGDOM, 2007

Summer Show, The Oriel Washington Gallery, Cardiff, UNITED KINGDOM, August 2007

Reconnect, Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford, New Zealand, 2007

Artists on Broadway, Coutts & Morgan Street Gallery, New Market, Auckland, New Zealand.  2007

Christmas Show, The Oriel Washington Gallery, Cardiff, UNITED KINGDOM, December 2006

Artists on Broadway, Coutts & Morgan Street Gallery, New Market, Auckland, New Zealand, 2006

Vision, Morgan Street Gallery, New Market, Auckland, New Zealand, 25 Nov-14 Dec 2005

Artists on Broadway, Coutts & Morgan Street Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand   2004

Amanda Watson, Morgan Street Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, November 2003

And there was light, Morgan Street Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand June 2002

Artists on Broadway, Morgan Street Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, August 2001

Here and Beyond, recent paintings, Morgan Street Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.  2000

WSA Tutors, Artspost, Hamilton, New Zealand, 1999

Fourth Year Elam Painters, George Fraser, Auckland, New Zealand, 1996

We Are, George Fraser, Auckland, New Zealand, 1996

Third Year Elam Painters, George Fraser, Auckland, New Zealand, 1995

Local Knowledge, Flight House, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 1995

 

Awards

Taranaki National Art Awards 2016

Finalist, New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, 2015

Long-listed for the Aesthetica Art Prize, 2015

Mazdaartworks, Auckland, 2005

Northshore City Art Awards, Mairangi Bay Centre, Auckland, New Zealand, 1995

 

Selected bibliography

Cataloguing Blue essay by Lynda Wilson. Curated by Steph Chalmers

“Moments of Truth” exhibition, Milan, ITALY.  January 2017 http://www.mymicrogallery.com/?dd_gallery=moments-of-truth&lang=en

 Group exhibition review for ‘Fleshbag” at the Skinroom, Hamilton, #500words https://hashtag500words.com/2016/12/02/fleshbag-at-skinroom/

 Exhibition review, #500words, October 2016: https://hashtag500words.com/2016/11/11/inhabitation-at-collective-studio/

 Interview with Aesthetica Magazine, August 2016:  http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/qa-abstract-painter-amanda-watson/

Uno Magazine, Autumn 2011, Editorial

Chrysalis Seed Magazine, August 2009, exhibition review

Chrysalis Seed Magazine, November 2008, exhibition review

Television Media Group, Interview on the Every Day show, Series 5 Episode 90, 2008

Hamilton Press, Raglan-inspired Artist Exhibits in Home town, 2008

Daily News, Home With Proof of Tours and Talent, exhibition review by Peter Ledingham, October 2006

NZ Herald, exhibition review by T.J. McNamara, Amanda Watson: And There Was Light, 2005

Hamilton Press, exhibition review, Ocean Inspires Painter, 19 June 2002

Hamilton Press, exhibition reivew, Landscape Passion Translated into Art, 5 December 2001

 

Collections

 Private Collections:  in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America

Public Collections:  University of Waikato Art Collection, New Zealand

 

 

Artist photography courtesy of Leanne Roughton.

 

 

 

 

 


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