Monumental Black Comb Form, 2009
Stainless steel and 2 pot paint
98 x 134 cm
Edition of 6

artist profile

Lonnie Hutchinson



lives and works

Auckland, New Zealand


BA, Unitec, Auckland, New Zealand, 1997
Diploma of Education, Christchurch College of Education, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1999

about the artist

A multimedia artist, Lonnie Hutchinson straddles the fields of installation, drawing, performance, and moving image. Spatial consideration and the formal qualities of materials are primary within her practice. Driven by research into her Polynesian heritage, the artist demonstrates a particular focus upon Pacific women and their customary arts. Hutchinson’s complex decorative builder’s paper cutouts are considered among her signature works, as they pay particular homage to the customary Pacific arts of siapo, tivaevae, and weaving, and such forms of expression that are associated with women. Hutchinson has staged numerous solo exhibitions at public institutions, including the City Gallery Wellington in Wellington, New Zealand, and the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia. She has participated in group exhibitions, which have been held at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, UK; the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand in Wellington, New Zealand; the SCAPE Art & Industry Biennial at the Christchurch Art Gallery in Christchurch, New Zealand; the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki in Auckland, New Zealand; the Castle of Saint-Aurent in Limousin, France; and Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane, Australia.

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Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki, New Zealand

Banff Art Centre, Canada

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, New Zealand

Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

New Zealand High Commission, Washington, U.S.A.

Queensland Art Gallery-Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust, Auckland, New Zealand

The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

University of Auckland, New Zealand

University of Canterbury, New Zealand

LONNIE HUTCHINSON | City of Hamilton

Hamilton’s newest public artwork, Te Waharoa ki te Ao Marama - The Entranceway to the World of Enlightenment, is designed by Lonnie Hutchinson and gifted by MESH Sculpture Hamilton. [more]