Glenys Brookbanks is an Auckland based artist. She completed a Diploma in Teaching at Auckland Teachers’ Training College before attending Auckland University’s Elam School of Fine Arts, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1988.
Glenys’ work is, in essence, an extension of the Minimalist tradition, employing the reductionist techniques of U.S. artists like Frank Stella and Barnett Newman. However, her work is closer in spirit to that of Agnes Martin, who used the extreme limitations on palette and structure expected of Minimalism to provoke a spiritual, rather than, intellectual response to the painted surface.
Glenys Brookbanks has participated in numerous group and solo shows. Her works are held in various public and private collections throughout NZ, including Te Papa Tongarewa, The Wallace Art Trust Collection and The Gibbs Collection.