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Elizabeth Rees

Elizabeth Rees was born in Palmerston North in 1959. She holds Diplomas in Fine Arts from Queen Elizabeth College and the University of Canterbury. Rees has been exhibiting since 1989. She began with artworks of social satire linked to television and celebrity, and exploring relationships between the body, the mind and the environment in which we exist.

After an absence of several years showing work in Auckland, Rees joined ARTIS Gallery in 2011. As with her figure works, her rich and moody landscapes have a psychological element. Each enigmatic space conjures the feeling of isolation, potential and mystery. She achieves this through a controlled and unique use of paint. Rees works on carefully primed canvases, enhancing the luminous qualities of oil paint.

Each to one’s own path and motivation, we are in motion in the passage of life and time. Each painting freeze-frames a moment; the last step has gone and the next is yet to come.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS AT ARTIS

2019 – Sealight ARTIS, Auckland
2017 – Light ARTIS, Auckland
2016 – Juncture, ARTIS, Auckland
2014 –  Silent Stage, ARTIS, Auckland
2012 – Another Stage, ARTIS, Auckland

 

2017 – ‘Elizabeth Rees, I Paint’ by Don Abbot, Soar Print, Auckland

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 – Light, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2016 – Juncture, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2014 – Center Stage, Milford Galleries, Queenstown
2014 – Silent Stage, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2013 – Small Worlds, Milford Galleries, Queenstown
2012 – Another Stage, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2011 – A Short Walk from My Brother’s Bach, Milford Galleries, Queenstown
2010 – In Motion, Milford Galleries, Queenstown
2008 – Rapture, Milford Galleries, Queenstown
2007 – Second Sequence, Milford Galleries, Queenstown
2004 – Figure and Landscape, Milford Galleries, Queenstown
2003 – Traffic, Milford Galleries, Queenstown
2002 – Intersection, Milford Galleries, Queenstown
2001 – Painted, Milford Galleries, Queenstown
2000 – Journey, Milford Galleries, Queenstown
1999 – Momentum, Milford Galleries, Queenstown
1998 – Low Light, Peters, Muirs, Petford, Auckland
1997 – Here Now, Milford Galleries, Queenstown
1997 – The Subject of Object/em>, Milford Galleries, Queenstown
1995 – Special Effects, 1997 – Here Now, Milford Galleries, Queenstown
1994 – Second Stage,Milford Galleries, Queenstown
1992 – Small Stage, Milford Galleries, Queenstown

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