Philippa Blair

P H I L I P P A B L A I R

email: pmblair@sbcglobal.net

BIOGRAPHY

1945

Born. Christchurch, New Zealand
Lives and works in San Pedro, California

EDUCATION:

1965-67

Diploma of Fine Arts.(Painting) Ilam School of Fine Art, Canterbury University,
Christchurch,New Zealand
(BA English studies 1967 , Canterbury University)

1968
BA studies , English, Massey University, Palmerston North , NZ

1973-74
BA studies in Art History, Auckland University, NZ

1976
Diploma of Teaching. Secondary School Fine Art, Secondary Teachers’ College,
Auckland, New Zealand

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2013
“Philippa Blair: Labyrinth of Lines” Warschaw Gallery, San Pedro, Ca
curator: Ron Linden
"Wild/Nest/Weave " Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland , NZ

2011
"“Camouflage"” Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland , NZ

2010
““Out of Line”” Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2009
"Philippa Blair: works on paper” Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland ,NZ
“Tracks: recent paintings” Lawrence Asher Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca

2008
“New Paintings and Works on Paper” Catchment Gallery, Nelson, NZ
“Philippa Blair: paintings” Ming Jen Gallery, Kaoshiung City, Taiwan
curators: Lichuan Hung & Gary Hu

2007
“"Spring/Break"” Janne Land Gallery, Wellington, NZ

“Attivare” Philippa Blair & Steven Hampton “greatest hits”” Lawrence Asher Gallery, Los Angeles

2005
“Recent Paintings” Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland,N.Z
“Painting Matters/Plains Weaver” Rangi Ruru School, Christchurch, N.Z
“Llano Quemado” & other works, fyr arte contemporanea, Florence, Italy

2004
““Cutting Loose”” New Work Double Vision Gallery. L.A. Ca
“"Cut Loose"” Janne Land Gallery, Wellington, NZ
“"Survey: 1991-2001"” Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland, N.Z.
“Out of Site” (works on paper) Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
“Firenze com’era” new lithographs and works on paper, Paper Graphica
Christchurch , New Zealand

2003
Philippa Blair: (Maps) A. Frintino (photos) fyr contemporanea Florence,Italy
“Philippa Blair: Paintings”, Pfizer International Development and Research
Center Headquarters, New London, Connecticut

2002
“Open Studio” Griffis Art Center, New London, CT
“TransMotion” Janne Land Gallery, Wellington, NZ
“New Paintings and Drawings” Pacific Art Gallery, Zug, Switzerland

2001
“TransMotion” New Paintings and Drawings
Double Vision Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
Millennium Art Gallery, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
“Maximal Abstraction,” Judith Anderson Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (catalogue)

2000
“Trajectories,” Janne Land Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

1999
“Traverse” (Paintings, Drawings & Lithographs), Spencer Gallery, Wickford, Rhode Island
“Traverse” (Paintings, Drawings & Lithographs), Janne Land Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

1998
“Slice/Cross Section,” Judith Anderson Gallery, Auckland
Recent Paintings, Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
New Work, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
“Andanzas”, New London Art Society Gallery, Connecticut, USA

1997
“Sound/Tracks,” Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
Lithographs, New London Art Society Gallery, Connecticut
Two Lobby Painting Installations, curated by Mary-Kay Lombino, Los Angeles
(Bokay, South Beverly Drive, Los Angeles; H. Held Properties, Century Park
East, Century City, September-December)

1996
“Survey: Selected Works 1984-1995,” Gallery No.5, Dunedin
“Micro-Organisms and Pacific Circuits,” Festival Arts Exhibition, Janne Land
Gallery, Wellington, (catalogue)
“Big Paintings,” Lesley Kreisler Gallery, New Plymouth
“Walk Tall,” Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
A Selection of Work, Miro Gallery, Napier

1995
“Through Thick and Thin,” Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
“Yankee Doodles,” Lesley Kreisler Gallery, New Plymouth
“Walk Tall,” RKS Art, Auckland

1994
“From the Pacific Rim,” Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
“From the Wild West,” Lesley Kreisler Gallery, New Plymouth
“Dances with Swans,” (Lithographs and Monoprints) Muka Studio Gallery, Auckland
“New Cloaks and Heart Books,” Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
“Drawing Survey, 1987 Onwards” The Drawing Gallery

1993 “New Landscapes, New Mexico,” Janne Land Gallery, Wellington; exhibition
travelled to RKS Art, Auckland and Milford House, Dunedin
“Wild West Show,” Gisborne Museum and Arts Centre, Gisborne
“Survey, 1987 – 1992,” Suter Art Gallery, Nelson

1992
RKS Art, Auckland
Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
“Survey: 1987 – 1992,” Centre for Contemporary Art, Hamilton
Portfolio Gallery (Lithographs from Limeworks 1985 – 1992 )
Gallerie Akaroa, Akaroa

1991
RKS Art, Auckland

1990
RKS Art, Auckland
Janne Land Gallery, Wellington

1989
RKS Art, Auckland
Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch

1988
New Zealand Consulate General, New York, New York
RKS Art, Auckland

1987
Shippee Gallery, New York, New York
Carnegie Gallery, Dunedin
North Gallery, Whangarei
RKS Art, Auckland
Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch

1986
Tree Has Its Heart In Its Roots," Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch
RKS Art, Auckland
Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
Press Gallery, Dunedin (Prints)
Gingko Gallery, Christchurch (Prints)
Muka Studio, Auckland (Lithographs)

1985
RKS Art, Auckland
Centre Gallery, Hamilton (Survey)
Squaw Valley Creative Art Centre, San Francisco
Brook-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch

1984
Shippee Gallery, New York, New York (N.Z. Art in America)
“Survey Exhibition,” Red Metro, Dunedin
Canberra School of Art, Canberra, Australia
Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington

1983
“Transformations,” RKS Art, Auckland
Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington
Gingko Gallery, Christchurch (Prints)
Red Metro, Dunedin (Prints)

1982
RKS Art, Auckland
Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington
Waikato Art Society, Waikato

1981
“U.S.A Collages,” RKS Art, Auckland
Elva Bett Gallery, Wellington

1980
Elva Bett Gallery, Wellington
New Vision Gallery, Auckland
Barry Lett Galleries, Auckland

1979 New Vision Gallery, Auckland
C.S.A. Gallery, Christchurch
Northland Society of Arts, Whangarei

1978
New Vision Gallery, Auckland

1976
New Vision Gallery, Auckland

1975
New Vision Gallery, Auckland
C.S.A. Gallery, Christchurch

1972
C.S.A. Gallery, Christchurch

1969
Kenningo Street Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

PHILIPPA BLAIR SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2013
"Works on Paper 1900-2013 Warwick Henderson Gallery , Auckland, NZ

“14: FEATURING
Paintings by Craig Keith Antrim, Philippa Blair, KatyCrowe, Nate Jones, Ron
Linden, Lida Lowrey, William Mahan, Jay McCafferty, Peggy Reavey, Yong Sin, Gary
Szymanski, Maggie Tennesen, Marie Thiebault, Ted Twine
Curator Ron Linden

MAS ATTACK 2 Torrance Art Museum October 26 2013

“Women Artists of the Permanent Collection midC19th-present day”
curator Kathyrn Poindexter, Riverside Art Museum, Ca
“Art is not Black or White”
Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
“25 Years in Parnell”
Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2012
‘Focus on Abstraction” Eva Breuer Gallery
Sydney, Australia

2011
‘Solid Stripes” LAUNCH LA Merry Karnowsky Gallery, LA curator James Panozzo
essay : Shana Nys Dambrot
“5: on paper” recent works by Philippa Blair, Linda Day, Peggy Reavey,Yong Sin
Marie Thibeault (curator) Ron Linden, Warschaw Gallery, San Pedro, Ca.
NZ Artists Spring Catalogue Warwick Henderson Gallery,Auckland , NZ
“Snail Mail” Macandrew Intermediate School, Dunedin, NZ
Summer Catalogue Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland , NZ

2010
“Children in Art” Eva Breuer Gallery ,Sydney, NSW, Australia
Mansfield Gallery (opening show) Nelson, New Zealand
Autumn Catalogue Warwick Henderson Gallery , Auckland , NZ
“Local Revolutionaries-Art and Change 1965-1986” Auckland City Art Gallery
curators Ron Brownson & Mary Kisler
September Exhibition, Mansfield Gallery, Nelson, NZ
Gallery Reis, Opening Show, Singapore
“The Hot Show” Fletcher Trust Collection, curator Peter Shaw. Auckland NZ
“Global Visions’ Griffis Art Center, US Coast Guard Research & Development
Center, New London, Connecticut
“OU-BOUM” Long Beach City College Gallery,curator Linda Day
“SnailMail” Macandrew Intermediate School , Dunedin, NZ
“ Densities; Line Becoming Shape, Shape Becoming Object” curator Peter Frank
(curators as critics series)
Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, Los Angeles, Ca
Summer Catalogue Show Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland NZ

2009
“Cutting Edge-Prints on Show” Flagstaff Gallery, Auckland , NZ
“in between” 3 person show Jancar/McCorkle Projects, Los Angeles
with John O’Brien and Judith Page
COCA/Christchurch Art Gallery Trusts,9th Annual Art Auction, Christchurch, NZ
Autumn Catalogue Show, W.Henderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
Auckland Art Fair, Auckland, NZ
“Ray of Hope” BreastCancer Institute Westmead NSW fundraiser ,NSW Art Gallery,
Sydney, Australia (in conjunction with Eva Breuer Gallery)

‘4th of July-One Week Only” Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles “Hand Made” Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland , NZ “Winter Catalogue” Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ ‘new works on paper’(Eion Stevens/Philippa Blair) Paper Graphica ,Christchurch,NZ “Spring Catalogue” Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland , NZ “Kiwis in LA” Art Show, Santa Monica Art Studios , Santa Monica , Ca “Snail Mail”( artists in schools) Macandrew Intermediate school, Dunedin,NZ

2008
“artists for save our water’ NG Gallery ,Christchurch, NZ
“Terrain” Catchment Gallery, Nelson, NZ
Summer Catalogue show W.Henderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
Autumn Catalogue show W.Henderson Gallery, Auckland , NZ
Winter Catalogue show W. Henderson Gallery, Auckland , NZ
Waikato Art Auction Aesthete Gallery, Hamilton, NZ
“Affordable Works on Paper” Directors Choice, Eva Breuer Gallery
Sydney, Australia
Auckland Grammar School Art Exhibition, Auckland, NZ
“Angels & Demons”(late 20thc NZ neo-Expressionism )
Suter Gallery, Nelson,NZ (curator: Anna-Marie White)
“Snail Mail” Macandrew Intermediate School, Dunedin, NZ
“ clinch/cross/cut/ team 404& John Armleder
New Jerseyy/Basel/Switzerland
Waikato Art Auction: W.Henderson Gallery/Aesthete Gallery/Fine Art Society NZ Ltd.
“Buried Treasure” Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
Summer Catalogue show W. Henderson Gallery,Auckland NZ
“Making a Mark: Hand of the Artist(Te Manawa Art Society Collection)
Te Manawa Art Museum, Palmerston North , NZ

2007
“hausguests” ( haus gallery for dafur )at Brewery Project , Los Angeles

“Pillow Talk: Small Comforts in Hard Times”( curators;Phyllis Green/Mery Lynn McCorkle) Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica “ 2 dimension/ 3 dimension” W.Henderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ “Beyond McCahon” Catchment Gallery, Nelson , NZ “ArtTaipei” Taipei International ArtFair (curator:Lichuan Hung: Chan Liu museum) “Auckland Art Fair(Warwick Henderson Gallery) Auckland , NZ “ Themes and Variations/New Abstraction in Los Angeles” Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, Ca (curator : Kristina Newhouse) “Triptych: feet on concrete” Regina Klenjowski Dance Company,Torrance museum project “Autumn Catalogue Show” Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ “Painters as Printmakers” Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand (curator: Peter Vangioni) “Late Spring Salon” Catchment Gallery, Nelson, NZ 125th anniversary Ilam School of Art Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch, NZ “Summer Catalogue “ exhibition Warwick Henderson gallery, Auckland, NZ “ The Printmakers” Catchment Gallery, Nelson , NZ “ Art School 125”(125 years of the School of Fine Arts at the Uni. of Canterbury) curated by P.Vangioni, L.Strongman, J.Hay Christchurch Art Gallery, Canterbury, New Zealand

2006
LA contemporary art fair (dencontemporaryart) Santa Monica, Ca
“selected works one / twenty artists/ “ Te Wa the space, Queenstown,NZ
‘Summer/Autumn Salon’ Catchment Gallery, Nelson , NZ
“New Works” Catchment Gallery, Nelson, NZ
Venice Art Walk Auction, Bergamot Station,Santa Monica, Ca
“Safe” Art Auction, Auckland, NZ
“Alternate Routes:Mapping in the Studio” Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School ,
Santa Monica,Ca (curator: Pam Posey)
“Art of New Zealand/ 2006” Chan Liu Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
(curator; Li-Chuan Hung)

“Works on Paper” Milford Galleries, Queenstown, NZ “Spring Catalogue Show”, W. Henderson Gallery,Auckland , NZ “Off the Wall” exhibition Riverside Art Museum, California “Onsight: Celebrating 125 years of teacher education in Auckland” Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland , NZ “New Zealanders of Achievement” auction.NZ Embassy, Washington DC “Summer Catalogue Show “ 2006-2007 W.Henderson Gallery, Auckland N.Z

2005
“ Flow” 11 California Painters, Riverside Art Museum (curator: Peter Frank)
“30th Anniversary Show”, Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch, N.Z.
“ Autumn Catalogue 2005” , Warwick Henderson Gallery,Auckland, N.Z
“Eye Blast” with Hilary Baker, Cypress College, Cypress, Ca
“ Spring Catalogue Show” , W.Henderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
“ Point & Line to Plane,” COCA, Christchurch, NZ
“ Christmas Show” Janne Land Gallery, Wellington, NZ
“Summer Catalogue Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland , NZ

2004
ArtExpo, MonteCarlo, France, Lugano, Switzerland (FYR arte contemporanea,
Florence, Italy)
“New Year/New Work” Janne Land Gallery, Wellington, N.Z.
“SoundOff” White Box Gallery, Marina del Rey, Ca
“Heaven’s gonna Burn your Eyes”Cartelle Gallery, Marina del Rey, Ca

2003
“Between Heaven and Earth”, Walter Wickiser Gallery, NYC
“Gridlock’ (Curated by K. Newhouse ) West L.A. College, Los Angeles
“The Collections” Christchurch Art Museum, New Zealand
“Abstract Expressions” Philippa Blair and Paul Hayward, COCA, Christchurch,NZ
Hutchinson’s Art Exhibition, Hastings Community Art Centre, NZ
“25” Center of Contemporary Art, Christchurch,New Zealand
“Yellow Pages” Turm Gallery, Helmstedt, Palazzo Liestal, Basel
Armledder HBC Braunschweig, Germany)
“Tinseltown’, Domestic setting, Los Angeles
“Past, Present, Future” Double Vision Gallery, Los Angeles
“Chasing Papi” 20th century Fox film production
“Las Vegas” NBC TV production

2002
Invitational “Summer Palette” Walter Wickiser Gallery, N.Y.C.
“NY/NZ/CA” Two Person Show, Palos Verdes Art Center, CA
Curator: Scott Canty
“I Will Need Words” (Members Exhibition) COCA, Christchurch, NZ
“Tutor’s Exhibition” Quarry Summer School, Northland Craft Trust, Porcine Gallery, Whangarei, NZ
“Less is More or Less” COCA, Christchurch, N.Z.

2001
“Board Art” COCA, Christchurch, New Zealand
“Pataka: 6 Contemporary New Zealand Painters”
Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland, Australia
Blacktown Civic Center, Sydney, N.S.W. Australia
Fine Art Auction, Coca, Christchurch, New Zealand
“Focus on Materiality”, W. Henderson Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
“Flat Files” POST Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
“The Travellers” (New Zealand women artists overseas)
Te Wa – the Space, Wanganui, New Zealand

2000
“Gestural Maps,” POST Downtown, Los Angeles, California
“Emigrés” Te Wa – The Space, Wanganui
Jurors’ Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, California
“Think Colour: Art Is Never Just Black And White,” Porirua Museum of Art and
Culture, Wellington, New Zealand
“Director’s Choice,” Judith Anderson Gallery, Auckland
“Journey Into Art,” L.A. Art Core Benefit Auction
“Fine Art Auction,” COCA, Christchurch
“Gala Fine Art Auction,” W. Henderson Gallery
“Art and Opera: Sound and Vision,” COCA, Christchurch

1999
“Safe,” Celebrity Art Auction
“The New Frontier,” COCA, Christchurch
“In the Abstract,” Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
“Now Selling: Dealer Galleries,” Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Art Exhibition, Carmel College
“Blind-Date,” COCA, Christchurch
Black Tie Art Auction, Robert McDougall Gallery, Christchurch
Auckland Philharmonia Art Auction, Chiaroscuro Gallery
“Rim of Fire,” Aotea Centre, Auckland
“Women of the Edge: New Zealand Women Artists 1900 – 1999,” Ferner Galleries, Auckland
Visa Gold and James Wallace 6th Annual Art Award finalist. Traveling exhibition
“The Big Wave,” Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, California
“Generation 50,” Te Wa – The Space, Wanganui

1998
“Art in a Vineyard,” Marsden Winery, Keri Keri
“Rudolph Gopas and Canterbury Expressionism,” COCA, Christchurch
“Great Art, Great House,” Wellington Friends of Refuge Auction, Government House,
Wellington
“Life Education Art Auction,” Wellington
“An Evening of Art (Plunket Exhibition),” Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru
“Nine Los Angeles Abstract Artists,” Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, California
“Less is More, More or Less,” Miniature mail art exhibition. COCA, Christchurch
“Andanzas,” New London Art Society Gallery, New London, Connecticut
“100 × 100 × 100,” Drawings Gallery

1997
“Current Abstraction: Modern New Zealand Art,” Milford House Galleries, Dunedin
Philippa Blair and Jane Zusters, Miro Gallery, Napier
Group Show, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
Group Show, Brook-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
Silent Auction, Venice Art Walk, California
Xmas Show, Miro Gallery, Napier
“100 × 100 × 100 Exhibition,” Drawings Gallery

1996
January Show, Drawings Gallery
“As I See It,” W. Henderson Gallery
Women’s Art Auction, Suter Gallery, Nelson
“The Extraordinary Ordinary,” Travelling Drawing Exhibition, Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland
“Drawing: Out of Context,” CSA Gallery, Christchurch
“Pacific Dragons: Art of Protest and Promise, Uxbridge Gallery, Howick
“Women’s Art Exhibition,” Gallery No.5, Dunedin
Benefit Auctions: Te Omanga Hospice, Government House, Wellington
Long Beach Museum, California
“Pin-Ups,” Drawings Gallery
“100 × 100 × 100 Exhibition,” Drawings Gallery

1995
"Crossing Currents: A Decade of Collecting at the Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
“Alphabet Show,” Pakuranga Community Centre
“Self Portrait,” W. Henderson Gallery
“Emerging Into the Light,” Uxbridge Gallery, Hawkes Bay Museum
Muka Youth Prints (International Travelling Exhibition)
Christmas Show, Gallery No. 5, Dunedin
“Beyond the Mask,” Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland
“Masquerade,” Government House, Wellington
“100 × 100 × 100 Exhibition,” Drawings Gallery

1994
“Revoltella Estate," Civico Museo Revoltella / Galleria d’Arte Moderne,
Trieste, Italy
curated and organized by Galleria Nadia Bassanese, Trieste, Italy
“Dilana Rugs,” Orlando Art Museum, Orlando, Florida
“Small Paintings,” Outreach, Auckland
“Fax About Art,” CSA gallery, Christchurch
“Taking Stock of the 90s,” Sergeant Gallery, Wanganui
“Child’s Play,” Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch
“A4 Show,” Elam School of Fine Art, University of Auckland, Auckland
“Xmas X-section,” Drawings Gallery
"Christmas Exhibition, " Brook-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
“Christmas Show,” Janne Land Gallery, Wellington

1993
“New Zealand Women Printmakers Suffrage Project,” travelling Exhibition
“The Great N.Z. Wind-up, Toys as Art Objects,” Hawkes Bay Museum
ZEAL Collection of Culinary Art,” Travelling Exhibition: Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna.
“Diversities – Elam Painters ’93,” ASA Gallery, Auckland
“Image and Issue,” Canterbury Women Artists, CSA Gallery, Christchurch
“Lost Property,” Elam School of Art at George Fraser Gallery
Group Exhibition, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
“To Aids – the Benefit Concert,” Chiaroscuro Gallery
Cranleigh-Barton Drawing Award Exhibition, Robert McDougall, Art Gallery
“The Studio Ceramics Dinner Service Show,” Fisher Gallery
New Zealand Pavilion, EXPO, Taejon, South Korea
Opening Show, RKS Art, Auckland
“The Teps Show,” Outreach, Auckland

1992
Two-Woman Show (with Jane Zusters), Works on Paper Gallery, Auckland
“Coastlines,” Lopdell Gallery, Auckland
“The Toy in Art,” Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland

1991
“Revue 90,” Fisher Gallery, Auckland
“Pastel Invitational,” Portfolio Gallery, Auckland
“Monotype Invitational,” A.S.A. Gallery, Auckland
“Recent Additions,” Works on Paper Gallery, Auckland
“Art Leads the Recovery,” Works on Paper Gallery, Auckland
“Raising the Curtain,” Canterbury Society of Arts, Christchurch
Auckland Children’s Hospital Art Exhibition, Aotea Centre, Auckland
“6 Lithographs 1992, Christmas Exhibition,” Works on Paper Gallery, Auckland
“Xmas Show,” Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch

1990
“Three From New Zealand (Philippa Blair, Ralph Hotere, Christine Helyar),” Long Beach, Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
“New Acquisitions 1988 – 89,” Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland
Arts Festival Exhibition, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
“Wild West Show,” Lopdell House, Auckland
“Celebration,” Fisher Gallery, Auckland
“Opening Exhibition” and “Images for Lovers,” Works on Paper Gallery, Auckland

1989
“Printmakers,” Charlotte H. Galleries
“Printmakers Exhibition,” Lopdell House, Auckland
“New Zealand Artists Exhibition,” Mezzanine Gallery
“Artists at the Bar,” (Lithographs), Regent Hotel, Auckland
“He Kokonga,” Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland
“Gates, Door, Lintel,” Fisher Gallery, Auckland
“10 Years of Printmaking,” Portfolio Gallery

1988
N.Z Lithographs, Franz Masereel Centre, Kasterlee, Belgium
New Zealand Pavillion, World Expo, Brisbane Australia
Montana Lindauer Art Award Exhibition, Auckland
“Summer Exhibition,” Shippee Gallery, New York, New York
“75th Armory Show exhibition,” Shippee Gallery, New York, New York
Three New Zealand Artists, Nadia Bassanese Studio d’Arte, Trieste, Italy

1987
“Australian Bi-Centenary Travelling Exhibition,” National Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
“Architectural Theme,” Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
“Folding Image,” Fisher Gallery, Auckland
“New Acquisitions,” National Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
“Lithographs for Children,” Muka Studio, Auckland
“Tutors,” Summer School, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui

1986
“N.Z. Printmakers,” travelling exhibition: Brooks Adobe Center, Santa Barbara, California;
N.Z Embassy, Washington, D.C.; Joy Horwich Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
“Goodman Suter Biennale,” Suter Art Gallery, Nelson
“Piece Of Art For Peace,” Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch
Lithographic Exhibition, Muka Studio, Auckland
“Artists In Glass,” RKS Art, Auckland
“Works on Paper,” Janne Land Gallery, Auckland
“Contemporary N.Z. Printmakers,” Print Guild, Melbourne, Australia

1985
“Works On Paper,” Shippee Gallery, New York, New York
“N.Z. Printmaking,” World Print Council, San Francisco, California
“Big Paintings,” C.S.A. Gallery, Christchurch
“Artists in Glass,” Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch
“New Vision Sees Red,” New Vision Gallery, Auckland
“Staff Show,” Canterbury University School of Fine Arts, Christchurch
“Ten Years, Anniversary Exhibition,” Brook-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
“Opening Show,” Press Gallery, Dunedin
“Print N.Z.” East Southland Gallery

1984
“New Zealand Art in America,” Shippee Gallery, New York, New York
“30cm x 30cm,” New Vision Gallery, Auckland
“Working Studies,” N.Z.S.S.P.A., RKS Art, Auckland
“Louise Beale In Nelson,” Suter Art Gallery, Nelson
“Two Printmakers,” Portfolio Gallery

1983
“Works on Paper,” A.S.A. Gallery, Auckland
“New Year New Work,” RKS Art, Auckland
“Print Exhibition,” A.S.A. Gallery, Auckland
“Prints,” Red Metro, Dunedin

1982
“Images of Women,” Outreach Gallery, Auckland
“Summer ’82,” RKS Art, Auckland
“Auckland Printmakers Festival Exhibition,” Portfolio Gallery, Auckland
“Political Statements by New Zealand Artists,” A.S.A. Gallery, Auckland
“Auckland Festival Exhibition,” New Vision Gallery, Auckland
“Centennial Exhibition Canterbury School of Fine Art,” Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
“Two Decades,” (N.Z.S.S.P.A) RKS Art, Auckland
“Artists as Educators,” Outreach Gallery, Auckland
“Wanganui Art Prize Exhibition,” Sarjeant Art Gallery, Wanganui
“Second Anniversary Exhibition,” Gingko Gallery, Christchurch
“Spot The Palm,” (Installation), Last and First Café, Auckland

1981
“Two Women Artists,” Elva Bett Gallery
“Screenprints,” Arts Centre, Christchurch
“Works on Paper,” (N.Z.S.S.P.A)
“Print Show,” A.S.A. Gallery, Auckland
“Erotic Art in N.Z.,” Closet Artist Gallery, Auckland
“Images of Men,” Outreach Gallery, Auckland

1980
“Director’s Choice,” Outreach Gallery, Auckland
“Vision Works,” Wellington City Art Gallery, Wellington
“Boxes,” C.S.A. Gallery, Christchurch
“Diverse Dimensions,” New Vision Gallery, Auckland
“Women In Arts,” Outreach Gallery, Auckland
“Centennial Exhibition,” C.S.A Gallery, Christchurch
“Square and Circle,” (N.Z.S.S.P.A) A.S.A. Gallery, Auckland
“Portrait,” New Vision Gallery, Auckland
“Bent Photography,” Snaps Gallery, Auckland

1979
“30 New Paintings,” Elva Bett Gallery,
“Tokoroa Art Award Exhibition,” (Merit Prize)
“Rotorua Art Award Exhibition,” (Finalist)
“Images of Women,” Rotorua City Art Gallery, Rotorua
“Show The Flag,” National Art Gallery, Wellington
“N.Z. Nude,” Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland

1978
“Three Auckland Artists,” Elva Bett Gallery
“Opening Show,” Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland
“Pakuranga Art Award Exhibition,” (Finalist)

1977
“Summer ’77,” New Vision Gallery, Auckland

1976 “Watercolour Exhibition,” New Vision Gallery, Auckland
“New Artists ’76,” C.S.A. Gallery, Christchurch

1974
“Young Artist’s Garden,” New Vision Gallery, Auckland
"Tokoroa Art Award Exhibition, (Finalist), Te Awamutu

1969
“Young Contemporaries,” Brisbane, Australia
Redcliffe, David Jones Art Prize Finalist
L.J. Harvey Memorial Drawing Exhibition

COLLECTIONS

ANZ National Bank , Wellington, NZ
Atlantic Richfield Corporation, Los Angeles, California
Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland
Bank of New Zealand Art Collection,NZ
Bishop Suter Art Galery, Nelson
British Museum, London,UK
Chan Liu Museum, TaoYuan, Taiwan
Chartwell Collection, Hamilton, N.Z
Citibank Collection, New York, New York
Citicorp Collection, New York, New York
Connecticut Graphic Arts Center, Norwalk, Connecticut
Center of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, N.Z.
Christchurch College of Education
Christchurch Art Gallery
David Bowie Collection, Great Britain and Switzerland
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Fletcher Challenge Trust Collection, Auckland, NZ
General Electric Co. Collection, New York, New York
Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Griffis Art Center, New London, CT
Hocken Library, Dunedin
Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank Collection, New York, New York
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
Lincoln University, Canterbury ,New Zealand
Manawatu Art Gallery(Te Manawa), Palmerston North,NZ
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wellington
National Art Gallery, (Te Papa)Wellington
National Bank, Wellington
National Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia
National Women’s Hospital ,Auckland, NZ
Northland Society of Arts, Whangarei, NZ
Pfizer Corporation, U.S.A.,
Christchurch Museum , Canterbury, NZ
Rotorua Art Gallery, Rotorua
Rangi Ruru School, Christchurch
Riverside Art Museum ,California,USA
Saatchi & Saatchi, Wellington
Sargeant Gallery, Wanganui, NZ
Tien Chin Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
The New Zealand Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
United Modern Masters Collection, Auckland
University of Auckland, Auckland
University of Canterbury, Christchurch,
Victoria University,Wellington, NZ
Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton
Wallace Trust Collection, Auckland, NZ

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain, Germany, U.S.A, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, Asia

AWARDS

1980 Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council Grant (traveled in U.S.A and Germany, 1981)
1984 Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council Grant (traveled in France, Spain and Portugal 1985-6)
1987 Air NZ Queen Elizabeth II Arts Travel Award (traveled to U.S.A. 1987; Italy 1988)

COMMISSIONS

2006 “Celebrate Art NZ” interactive education poster (P Blair/ U.Cranmer text)
1995 Two Lithographs, Sky City Hotel and Casino, Auckland
1992 “6 Lithographs 1992,” Works On Paper Gallery, Auckland
1990 “After Crazy Horse,” Set Designer for dance production, Origins Dance Theatre, Auckland
1989 “1990 Prints,” Muka Studio, Auckland
Aotea Centre Mural, Auckland
1986 N.Z. Insurance Co. Printmakers Commission
Collard Brothers Wine Labels
1985 International Festival of the Arts Poster
Robertson Window, Havelock North
1983 Arts / Commerce Building Mural, University of Auckland, Auckland
Auckland Regional Orchestra Poster
Stained Glass Windows, Cook Islands Church, Otara, Auckland

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Books

2009 Tessa Laird “Len Lye and Colour:A Carnival of Soul”” Len Lye Govett Brewster
gallery/Len Lye Foundation

2006 Gregory O’Brien .”We set out one morning” BNZ Art Collection. Private Bank
Bank of New Zealand

2003 M. Dunn “New Zealand Painting: A Concise History”
Auckland University Press
2001 “Calendar 2001,” Victoria University of Wellington Press

“Into The Pacific,” 2001 Diary, Te Papa Press, Te Papa / Museum of New Zealand, Wellington

2000 “Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Artists” K. McGahey, Gilt Edge Publishing, New Zealand

1999 Callan, Louise and Smith, P. “Our People, Our Century,” Hodder Moa Beckett

Caughey, E. & Gow ,J “Contemporary New Zealand Art 2.” David Bateman

1996 Dunn, Michael. “Contemporary New Zealand Painting,” Craftsmans Press

1994 Brown, Warwick. “100 New Zealand Paintings,” Godwit Press

1991 Dunn, Michael. “Concise History of New Zealand Painting,”

1990 Stark, Beate. “Philippa Blair,” Master of Arts Graduate Thesis, University of Auckland, Auckland

Dunn, Michael and Docking, Gil. “Two Hundred Years of New Zealand Painting,”

1986 Kirker, Anne. “New Zealand Women Artists,”

Eastmond, Elizabeth. “Women In The Arts In New Zealand,”

Bett, Elva. “New Zealand Art – A Modern Perspective,”

1982 Brown, Gordon and Keith, Hamish. “An Introduction to New Zealand Painting,”

Catalogues

2011 “Camouflage” Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ Dr. Anne Kirker essay

2010 “Densities: Line becoming Shape/Shape becoming object” Beacon Arts LA Peter Frank
“Out of Line” Warwick Henderson Gallery ,Auckland, NZ Dr. Anne Kirker essay

2009 “Collectively Speaking:the first 50 years” Te Manawa Art Society, Palmerston North NZ

2008 NZ artists Calendar 2009 Vero Insurance NZ

2007 “Artworks, Buildings and Trees on the Lincoln University Campus” (NZ)
Smetham,Edwards and Montgomery Lincoln University Art and Heritage Committee

“Tree of Knowledge”1984 Christmas card image University of Auckland, NZ

2006 “New Zealand Art Changes the Guard” SpringCatalogue 2006 W. Henderson Gallery
“Summer Catalogue 2006-2007 “ Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland,NZ
“New Zealanders of Achievement”, auction catalogue, NZEmbassy , Washington DC

“Summer Catalogue 2006-2007” Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland ,N.Z. “NZ Contemporary Art Exhibition” ( Li-Chuan Hung), Chan Liu Art Monthly, no 196 Nov. 2006

2005 “Eye Blast”( H. Baker & P.Blair) Alice Hutchison, Cypress College Art Gallery, Ca
“Flow” Riverside Art Museum , Ca. (curator/writer Peter Frank)

2004 ‘Cutting Loose” Alice Hutchison, Double Vision Gallery,Los Angeles

2003 “The Collections’ Te Puna Waiwhetu-Christchurch Art Gallery, NZ (J.Hay)

2002 “NY/NZ/CA” Tessa Laird, Palos Verdes Art Center, Ca
“Between Heaven and Earth” Lily Wei W.Wickiser Gallery, NYC.

2001 Hutchison, Alice. “Maximal Abstraction,” Exhibition Catalogue, Judith Anderson Gallery, Auckland
“Pataka: 6 Contemporary New Zealand Painters”, Pataka Museum of Arts & Cultures, Porirua, NZ
“TransMotion: Drawings and Paintings, Tessa Laird, Los Angeles
“Focus on Materiality”, Emma Weston, W. Henderson Gallery, NZ

2000 “Feature Artist: Philippa Blair,” www.artmosis.com (November 2000)
“Pacific Playground,” Photo Essay URBIS magazine, June 2000

1999 Malcolm, Jill. “In the Fast Lane,” Home & Entertaining, February 1999
Symonds, Henry. “Traverse: Binding the Ties,” Exhibition catalogue

1998 Symonds, Henry. “Slice /Cross -section, New Paintings By Philippa Blair”

1997 Milford Galleries. “Current Abstraction,” (Three Major Surveys, Modern N.Z. Art),

1996 Hutchison, Alice. “Micro-Organisms & Pacific Circuits,” Exhibition Catalogue, Janne
Land Gallery, Wellington, March 1996.

1992 Darrow, Kate. “Philippa Blair Survey 1987 – 1992,” Centre for Contemporary Art, 7-31
July 1992, Hamilton

1990 Barrie, Lita. “Three From New Zealand,” Long Beach Museum of Art Exhibition
catalogue, Long Beach, California (commissioned by RKS Art)

1988-9 Nadia Bassanese Studio d’Arte. “Art From New Zealand,” October 1988 – June 1989

1985 Betts, Ann. “A Tree Has Its Heart In Its Roots,” Robert McDougall Art Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, Christchurch

1984 Haynes, Peter. “Canberra Snakes and Circles,” Canberra School of Art, Canberra, Australia

Magazines / Reviews

2011 “LAUNCH presents Solid Stripes” Artweek LA March 14 2011 Shana Nys Dambrot
Visual Arts Source Launch LA Shana Nys Dambrot

2010 “Big Pictures for Small People” Extra: The Big Picture Steve Meacham/ Sydney Sun Herald 11/4/10
“Style rewards those who are faithful” 12/6/10 Weekend NZ Herald (at the galleries) art review TJMcNamara

2009 National Women’s Hospital Auckland,NZ, annual clinical report (cover painting)
THE magazine LA’s monthly magazine for the arts. sept 2009 ‘self-portrait’ Philippa Blair
CAA Journal “lead a Full Life” College Art Association, New York
Flavorpill Los Angeles (October) Shana Nys Dambrot

2008 “going with the flow” Peter Frank, art ltd. west coast art + design (February)
“ Blair’s art dances with wild fires and poetry” Tom Hunt .Nelson Mail 8/4/08
“Art Beat”( 48 Hours )C. Moore. Christchurch Press. 12/4/08
“Contrasting Works, Contrasting Landscapes” ( terrain) Liz Palmer
RedOrbit News/ Nelson Mail/ 15/5/2008
“Following an artists hand” Fran Dibble. Manawatu Standard July 4 2008

2007 “10 Great NZ Paintings’ Tessa Laird, NZ Listener issue 3491. April 7-13 april 2007
“flavourpill” internet magazine (issue 219) Philippa Blair “Attivare’ Steven Hampton “Greatest Hits” Shana Nys Dambrot
“Themes and Variations” at the Torrance Art Museum Peter Frank. Artweek no.38 .
issue 9. Nov 2007

2006 “Travel Experience Reflected in Abstract Work” K.Hoby Nelson Mail April 2006
“Art from the University Collection” Linda Tyler.Gus Fisher Gallery . University of Auckland News Vol 36 issue 18. Oct 6 2006
“Alternate Routes”(Pick of the Week) Peter Frank L.A. Weekly Nov 10-16 2006
Vol 28. No 51

2005 “Kiwi Splashdown” Christopher Moore, Arts /The Press, Christchurch, N.Z.
“Never Mind the Pollocks “ Andrew Paul Wood Listener February 2005

2004 “New Zealander at the Pacific Rim: Philippa Blair in Venice” Anne Kirker Art NZ.113
Summer 04-05
“ Postcards/Christchurch” Sally Blundell Art News. N.Z , Spring 2004
“Creative Tension”, Linda Herrick Canvas /N.Z.Herald June 2004

2002 “TransMotion: Drawings & Paintings by Philippa Blair”, Cassandra Fusco, Craft Arts International #54

2002 Fusco, Cassandra “Art and Opera at COCA Christchurch” Asian Art News, Vol II No 2 March/April 2001
Fusco, Cassandra. Craft Arts International, #49 Quarterly, Australia
Fusco, Cassandra “Philippa Blair at DoubleVision Gallery” Asian Art News, Vol II No 6 Nov/Dec 2
1996 D’Avila, Patricia “:Philippa Blair: un pajaro que no admite rejas” Voces del Sur no.28
December 1996

1993 Darrow, Kate. “Paint for Your Life-A Conversation With Philippa Blair,” Art New Zealand, 68

1989 Safred, Laura. “Three New Zealand Artists in Italy,” Art New Zealand 51

1988-9 Santese, Enzo. Juliet Art Magazine, Italy. December 1988 – January 1989

1987 Kirker, Anne. “Metamorphosis in Philippa Blair’s Recent Painting,” Art New Zealand 42.

1985 Spens, Michael. “New Art in New Zealand: A Regional Survey,” Studio International,
Volume 198, No. 100

1982 Parr, Chris. “Acts of Inclusion-The Spirit of Philippa Blair’s Recent Painting,” Art New Zealand 27

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2012 Painting Tutor (summer school) The Quarry, Whangarei, NZ

2010-11 Mentor. Graduate Program Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Provincetown)

2009 Painting Tutor , Summer School (Dan Welden International) Santa Reparata, Florence,
Italy

2007 Painting Tutor, Summer School(Dan Welden International) Santa Reparata , Florence,
Italy

2005 Painting Tutor , Santa Reparata , Florence,Italy Summer School
“artist in residence” Rangi Ruru School, Christchurch, N.Z.

2004 Painting Instructor, (Emeritus College) Santa Monica College, Ca

2003 “Summer Sounds” Hollywood Bowl LA Philharmonic Kids Art Workshop
Head of Painting Workshop, Santa Reparata International Summer School
Florence, Italy

2002 Painting Tutor Summer Workshop, Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy (Dan Welden International)
“Artist in Residence”, Griffis Art Center, New London, Connecticut, USA
Northland Craft Trust, Painting Tutor, "Quarry Summer School. Whangarei, NZ
2001 Part-time Lecturer in Painting, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California
Visiting Artist-Art Center College of Design (Graduate Program), Pasadena, California
Artist in Residence-Palms Middle School, April-June (18th St Arts Complex project), Los Angeles

2000 Visiting Artist-Art Center College of Design (Graduate Program), Pasadena, California
Visiting Artist-Otis College of Art and Design (Graduate Program), Los Angeles, California
Juror -Palos Verdes International Architectural Competition, Palos Verdes Art Center,
Palos Verdes, California
Juror-Sculpture and Mixed Media Art Competition, Long Beach Arts Gallery, Long Beach, California
Painting Tutor, Summer School, Northland Craft Trust, Whangarei

1999 Visiting Artist -Art Center College of Design (Graduate Program), Pasadena, California
“Artist in Residence,” John Adams Middle School, 18th Street Arts Project, Santa Monica, California
Part-time Lecturer (2 Design), College of the Canyons, Valencia, California
“Introduction To Abstraction,” Painting Workshop, Northland Polytechnic, Bay of Islands
Term 1, Relieving Art Teacher, Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland

1998 Visiting Artist-Art Center College of Design (Graduate Program), Pasadena, California
“Language of Painting,” workshop, Northland Polytechnic, Bay of Islands
Painting Tutor, Elam School of Fine Art Summer School, University of Auckland, Auckland
Keri Keri Summer School
Art Station, Ponsonby, 2 weekend workshops, Auckland

1997 Visiting Artist-Art Center College of Design (Graduate Program), Pasadena, California
Painting Tutor, Summer School, Northland Polytechnic, Bay of Islands
Painting Tutor, Iona College, Hawkes Bay
Summer’97 Art Workshops, Massey College of Education, (Manawatu Art Teachers Association)
Weekend Art Workshop, Outreach, Auckland

1996 Visiting Artist -Art Center College of Design (Graduate Program), Pasadena, California

1995 Visiting Artist -Art Center College of Design (Graduate Program), Pasadena, California
Visiting Artist, Arizona State University Summer School, Telluride, Colorado

1994 Painting Tutor, “Mastercrafts,” Whitireia Polytechnic, Porirua
Part-time Lecturer in Painting, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland

1993 Visiting Tutor in Painting, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland
Part-time Painting Tutor, ASA Art School, Auckland

1992 Painting Tutor, Auckland Society of Arts, Summer School
Painting Tutor, Summer School, Waikato Polytechnic, Hamilton

1992 Painting Tutor, Nelson Winter Art School, Nelson
Painting Tutor, Fisher Gallery, Summer School, Auckland
Visiting Painting Tutor, Auckland Society of Arts, Auckland

1991 Painting Tutor, Summer School, Canterbury University, Christchurch

1989-90 Painting Tutor, Summer School, Wanganui Community College, Wanganui

1987 Part-time Painting Tutor, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland
Painting Tutor, Summer School, Wanganui Community College, Wanganui

1986 Part-time Art Teacher, Auckland Girls’ Grammar School, Auckland

1985 Acting Head of Painting Department, School of Fine Arts, Canterbury University, Christchurch

1984 Artist In Residence, Canberra School of Art, Canberra, Australia

1980-84 Art Teacher, Auckland Girls’ Grammar School, Auckland

1977-79 Art Teacher, Henderson High School, Auckland

1970-72 Part-time Arts Teacher,Loreto Convent Melbourne, Australia

1969 [Graphic Artist, ABCTV2, Brisbane, Australia]

1968 Fine Art Teacher, Wairoa College, Hawkes Bay