Simon McIntyre - Visual Arts

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Senior Lecturer - Visual Arts

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 # 8788


Postal Address:

School of Art and Design
Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
AUT University
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

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DipFA (Hons) University of Canterbury, MFA RMIT University, Melbourne

Research Interests:

Simon McIntyre’s primary concerns in his practice based research lie within the field of painting. His work focuses on painting’s relationship to abstraction and the nuance of gesture while utilising photography, video and computer generated imagery to source motifs from both natural and constructed forms. Recent explorations include an interest in observations from daily sites and travels, translating the local into captured moments in paint. A 3-year collaborative project with Monique Redmond titled Mapped: site specificity, local environs and documentary was recently completed with the final exhibition, Legend at St Paul St Gallery at AUT University.

Current Research Projects:

Grill AbstractionExhibitions:

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 1977 Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
  • 1979 Barry Lett Galleries, Auckland
  • 1988 Coventry Gallery, Sydney
  • 1990 Realities Gallery, Melbourne
  • 1995 New Work, Brooker Gallery, Wellington
  • 1995 Paintings 1993-95, Brooke Gifford, Christchurch
  • 1999 Parallel:Divergent; Gestural:Mechanical;Event:Interval – realms of painting. MFA Exhibition, AUT, Auckland
  • 2004 Stars and Stripes, (with Monique Redmond), New Work Studio, Wellington.
  • 2002 Opening Credits, Bartley Nees Gallery, Wellington
  • 2005 Facture/Faktura Paintings, Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland
  • 2005 Proposition with Monique Redmond, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
  • 2005 Agency with Monique Redmond, Conical Inc., Melbourne, Australia
  • 2007 Traffic with Monique Redmond, MOP Projects, Sydney
  • 2007 Legend with Monique Redmond, St Paul St Gallery, AUT University, Auckland
  • 2012 There and Back, Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland
  • 2013 The Nature of Things, Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland
  • 2015 A Certain Kind of Light, with Elliot Collins, Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 1977 Young Contemporaries, Auckland City Art Gallery
  • 1987 Group Exhibition, Realities Gallery, Melbourne
  • 1987 From the Studio, Coventry Gallery, Sydney
  • 1995 Review '94, Fisher Gallery, Pakuranga
  • 1996 Faultlines (with Ian Jervis and John Reynolds), Drawings Gallery, Auckland
  • 1996 Opening Exhibition, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
  • 1996 Drift North, McDougall Art Annex, Christchurch
  • 1996 Recent Acquisitions, School of Fine Arts Gallery, University of Canterbury
  • 1996 Visa Gold Art Award, New Gallery, Auckland City Art Gallery
  • 1998 Site, RMIT University, Melbourne
  • 1998 Sense and Sensuality, New Work Studio, Wellington
  • 1998 Graduate Exhibition, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
  • 1999 Fathers and Sons, Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Porirua.
  • 2000 Pinot Noir, Wellington City Gallery, Wellington
  • 2000 Abstraction, Te Wa, Whanganui
  • 2001 Work, X Space, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland
  • 2003 Abstraction and Time, Conny Dietzschold, Gallery, Sydney 2003
  • 2004 South/East: Eleven New Zealand Artists, India International Centre, New Delhi
  • 2006 Respirator, Conical Inc., Melbourne, Australia
  • 2008 Drawings, NorthArt, Auckland
  • 2008 10 Big Paintings, NorthArt, Auckland
  • 2012 Too Little too Late, Snakepit Gallery, Auckland
  • 2015 Three Colour Red, Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland
  • 2015 Works on Paper, The Vivian Gallery, Matakana