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Anah Dunsheath

  • Suspense

    Acrylic on board
    800 x 1400 mm
    Signed & dated 2012

  • Scope

    Acrylic on canvas on board
    850 x 1200 mm
    Signed & dated 2018

  • Pink Connections

    Acrylic on canvas on board
    680 x 1180 mm
    Signed & dated 2018

  • Double Shot

    Acrylic on canvas on board
    690 x 1200 mm
    Signed & dated 2018

  • Game Changer

    Photography on aluminium with stainless steel
    800 x 1130 mm
    Signed & dated 2018

  • Start Up

    Photography on aluminium with stainless steel
    1200 x 1400 mm
    Signed & dated 2018

  • The Gaze

    Acrylic on canvas on board
    950 x 1340 mm
    Signed & dated 2018

  • Elevation

    Powder coated stainless steel
    740 x 410 mm
    Signed
    Edition of 3

Visual transformation and optical illusion are the key elements of Anah Dunsheath’s practice. Her works feature pronounced perspective and an often paradoxical relationship between 3-dimensional space and 2-dimensional surface.

Dunsheath is known as an ‘urban’ artist. Her large acrylic paintings are generally set in the streets of Auckland, however other theme  (relating to popular culture) are present in each series. The works are edgy with strong form and bold colour, with human interaction an essential component. These works create a narrative the viewer is invited to complete.

Dunsheath’s sculptures are made in the basic medium of mirror finish stainless steel with an emphasis on illusion. Other mediums included in her works are acrylic, LED lights, etch primer, and lacquer paint. Her sculptures range from free standing works to site specific installations.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS AT ARTIS

2018 – Double Take, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2016 – Power Play, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2014 – Hot Lines, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland

ACADEMIC HISTORY

2003 – Elam School of Fine Arts

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 – Double Take Exhibition, ARTIS, Auckland
2017 – Finalist James Wallace Art Awards
2016 – Power Play, ARTIS, Auckland
2015 – Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island
2014 – Sculpture OnShore, Devonport, Auckland
Hot Lines , ARTIS, Auckland
2013 – Finalist National Small Sculpture Prize
2012 – Finalist in James Wallace Art Awards
Finalist Gallipoli Art Prize, Australia
2011 – Finalist Gallipoli Art Prize, Australia
Finalist in James Wallace Art Awards
2010 – Finalist Adam Portrait Award, NZ Portrait Gallery Wellington
CONTXT, Sanderson Gallery, Auckland
2009 – Finalist James Wallace Art Awards
2007 – FUEL , Ferner Galleries, Auckland
2006 – Finalist in the second selection for the Archibald Portrait Prize Salon de Refuses
Finalist in Adam Portraiture Award Portrait Gallery, Wellington
2003 – Windows of Perception, Ferner Galleries, Auckland
Winner of the Telecom White Pages Award, Auckland

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 – Off the Wall, Waiheke Art Gallery
Invited artist big pavilion work, Headland, Sculpture on the Gulf
Sculpture, ARTIS, Auckland
Auckland Art Fair, ARTIS, Auckland
2012 – Naturally Urbane, Artis, Auckland
2011 – Auckland Art Fair, ARTIS, Auckland
2010 – Sculpture OnShore, Waiheke
NZ Portrait Gallery, Wellington
2009 – Escape Sculpture Exhibition, Waikato
Auckland Art Fair, Auckland
2008 – 3 Group Exhibitions, Ferner Galleries, Auckland
BMW Bonnet Exhibition
Sculpture OnShore
2007 – Auckland Art Fair
2006 – Group Exhibition,Ferner Galleries, Auckland
Great Barrier Revisited, Parnell Gallery
2005 – Group Exhibition, Ferner Galleries, Auckland
Alternate Realities, Ferner Galleries, Wellington
Summer Salon Exhibition, Ferner Galleries
2004 – Group Exhibition, Ferner Galleries, Auckland
Op Art, The Art of Illusion, Ferner Galleries, Auckland
2003 – Landscaping, Ferner Galleries

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