Ava Seymour

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
The Soft Machine, McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Around the Day in Eighty Worlds, Mercy Pictures, Auckland, New Zealand
2016
Mondo Gatto, Rockies, Auckland, New Zealand
Did you say L’amour?, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2015
Safe as Milk, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2014
Interaction of Colour, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2012
Slight Matters, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2011
Shift, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2010
Compositions 2010, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland , New Zealand
Nocturne, Lopdell House Gallery, Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand
Tree Songs, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2008
Corinthos, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2007
The New Order, Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
The White House Years, Michael Lett, Auckland, New Zealand
2006
The White House Years, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2005
Hair Fondue, Michael Lett, Auckland, New Zealand
Three Panoramas, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2004
AK79, Michael Lett, Auckland, New Zealand
2003
The Seven Deadly Sins, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Heartlands, McNamara Gallery, Wanganui, New Zealand
Blood and Guts in Deutschland, Michael Lett, Auckland, New Zealand
2001
Heartlands, Hocken Library, Dunedin, New Zealand
Heartlands, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Selective Retrospective, Hocken Library, Dunedin, New Zealand
2000
I’m so Green, Sargeant Art Gallery, Wanganui, New Zealand
I’m so Green, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand
I’m so Green, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1998
Health, Happiness and Housing, The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand
1997
Health, Happiness and Housing, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
Rubber Love, Blood and Guts in Deutschland, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
1996
Homage to Otto, Fiat Lux, Auckland, New Zealand
Miss World, Teststrip, window installation, Auckland, New Zealand
Rubber Love, High Street Project, Christchurch, New Zealand
1995
Raw Truth, Teststrip, Auckland, New Zealand
1994
Rubber Love, Teststrip, Auckland, New Zealand

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
Companion Pieces, Sydney, Sydney, Australia (with Peter Robinson)
2018

Primary Care, Hocken Collections, Dunedin, New Zealand
2017
Out of Site – Works from the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2016
UNDREAMED OF… 50 Years of the Francis Hodgkins Fellowship, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
THE BILL: For Collective Unconscious, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, National Art School Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2015
Supple Solids, Theresa, Maastricht, Netherlands
Cut + Paste: The Practice of Collage, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington, New Zealand
Lets Go, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
A Delicate Balance: The Kauri Project, Te Uru, Auckland, New Zealand
Implicated and Immune, Michael Lett, Auckland, New Zealand
2014
These are the good old days, Gloria Knight, Auckland, New Zealand
I Like Girls, Peter McLeavey Pop Up Gallery, Wellington
2013
Freedom Farmers, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
21st-Century Collecting, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
In The Early 1990s, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
“See. Here. Now”, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2012
Then and Now, Te Manawa, Palmerston North, New Zealand
2011
Tender is the Night, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Behind Closed Doors, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
Prospect, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2010
Play On, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
Unnerved: The New Zealand Project, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Unnerved: The New Zealand Project, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
2009
From the Depths of Suburbia, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland, New Zealand
From the Depths of Suburbia, Griffith University Art Gallery Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2008
In Shifting Light, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Noli Me Legere, Michael Lett, Auckland, New Zealand
2006
Collage Effect, 1301pe, Los Angeles, USA
2005
Home Sweet Home, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
Small Town, Big World; Contemporary Art from Te Papa, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
High Chair, St Paul Street Gallery, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand
2004
IKI and thanks for all the IKA, National Museum of the Cook Islands, Rarotonga
IKI and thanks for all the IKA, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
Home Sweet Home, Academy Gallery, Tasmania, Australia
Public / Private, The 2nd Auckland Triennial, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Home Sweet Home, Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmania, Australia
2003
Home Sweet Home, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
What We Do Here, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
IKI and thanks for all the IKA, Contemporary Arts Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Portraiture: The Art of Social Commentary, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland, New Zealand
Several exceptionally good paintings, photographs and works on paper, Peter
McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2001
After Killeen, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
Haunted House, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
In Glorious Dreams, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Looking Back, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2000
Wonderlands, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
1998
Folklore, Sargeant Gallery, Wanganui, New Zealand
1997
Folklore, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
Wet Behind the Ears, Teststrip, Auckland, New Zealand
Chain Gang, Teststrip, Auckland, New Zealand
Sharp and Shiny, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
1996
Laying it on Thick, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
1995
Everyday Pathomimesis, University of Canterbury, School of Fine Arts, Christchurch, New Zealand
1994
150 Ways of Loving, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Barton, Christina, “Draw a Straight Line and Follow It”. Play On (Catalogue), Adam Art Gallery, 2010, pp 23 – 25.
Bywater, Jon, The White House Years (Catalogue), 2007, Clouds Publishing
Byrant, Jan, Hopkinson, Sarah, ’Noli Me Legere,’ (catalogue), Michael Lett Publishing, pp 11 – 12
Dunn, Megan, ‘There is No Sheltering Sky’, Art New Zealand, Winter 2000, #95, pp 82 – 83
Gardiner, Sue, ‘Delicate Balancing Act’, Art News, New Zealand, Autumn 2010, p.74 – 75
Intra, Giovanni,(1995), ‘Everyday Pathomimesis’, exhibition catalogue, University of Canterbury, School of Fine Arts Gallery, Christchurch, 1997
Intra, Giovanni, ‘From Rubber With Love’. Midwest Ten,1996, cover and pp 45 – 47
Leonard, Robert, ‘The End of Improvement: In Defence of Ava Seymour’, Art Asia Pacific, no.23, 1999, pp 54 – 59
Leonard, Robert, ‘Ava Seymour; I’m So Green’, Contemporary Visual Arts, no 29, February 2000, p.70

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand
Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia