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Jamie Chapman

Bio

Jamie Chapman studied Fine Arts at Whitecliffe College, Auckland before travelling to Europe to further develop his appreciation for paintings by the Masters. He returned to Auckland to pursue and complete his Master’s degree at Elam, School of Fine Arts.  In 2012 Chapman was the recipient of the Joe Raynes Scholarship, University of Auckland and in 2013 was the winner of the National Youth Art Award .

Chapman’s current practice situates itself between painting and image based media, to explore how painting could deal with photographic and filmic structures, constraints and modes of depiction and in broader terms, the contemporary. Negating the brush strokes introduces principles of other image based media and allows a dialog to come into play with the painted image. The source images are altered: colours and forms mildly modified; cropping reframes compositions whilst further translations occur through the process of painting.

There is an effort made to relinquish control over narrative in order to empower the audience to relocate it within their own narrative and inform the works through their own experiences.  This practice inverts painting; borrowing systems from other media to allow an exploration into how we depict pictures today.

Education

2012   Masters of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland
2011   Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland
2005   Certificate of Arts and Design, Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, Auckland

Recent Exhibitions

2018

Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Awards, (Finalist), Waiheke Community Art Gallery, 2 Korora rd Waiheke Island (group)

2017

Wallace Art Awards (finalist), Pah Homestead, Auckland (group)
Second Screening, Blikfang, 130 Queen St, Northcote Point, Auckland (solo)

2016

Rear Window, Pah Homestead, 72 Hillsborough rd, Auckland (solo)
Showtime, Boyd-Dunlop Gallery, 4 Hastings st, Napier (group)
Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Awards, (Finalist), Waiheke Community Art Gallery, 2 Korora rd Waiheke Island (group)
FishMilk, Pierre Peeters gallery, Parnell, Auckland (group)
Molly Morpeth Canday Awards (finalist), Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre,
Kakahoroa Drive, Whakatāne (group)

2015

Waiting for Return, Circle Gallery, Station Square, Broadway, New Market (Solo)
Wallace Art Awards (finalist), Pah Homestead, Auckland (group)
Reaching the Horizon and Beyond, Uxbridge, Uxbridge Rd, Howick, Auckland (group)
Reaching the Horizon and Beyond, Studio One – Toi Tu, Ponsonby rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland (group)
National Painting and Printmaking Awards, (Finalist), Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, Hamilton (group)

2014

2.39:1 Y&Art, Shed 4, City Works Depot, 90 Wellesley St West, Auckland (solo)
Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Awards, (Finalist), Waiheke Community Art Gallery, 2 Korora rd Waiheke Island (group)
“The Next Station Is…” Circle Gallery, Station Square, Broadway, New Market (group)
Wallace Art Awards (finalist), Pah Homestead, Auckland (group)
Double Take: Double Portraits from the Wallace Arts Trust Collection (Part Two) The Pah Homestead, Auckland (group)

2013

Hangover, 
Geoff Wilson Gallery, 51 Raumanga Valley Rd, Whangarei (solo)
Painting Now: Out of Elam, The Long Gallery, The Pah Homestead, Hillsborough rd, Auckland (group)
National Youth Art Awards, ArtsPost, 120 Victoria Street, Hamilton (group)
Wallace Art Awards (finalist), Auckland (group)
The Religious Experience, Orexart, 15 Putiki Street, Arch Hill, Auckland (group)
Glaister Ennor Awards, Orexart, 15 Putiki Street, Arch Hill, Auckland (group)
Painting Now: Out of Elam, The Vivian, 39 Omaha Valley rd, Matakana (group)
Re-Generate, Orexart, 15 Putiki Street, Arch Hill, Auckland (group)
Portraits, Pah Homestead, 72 Hillsborough rd Hillsborough, Auckland (group)

2012

Raising Lazarus, Elam Graduation Exhibition, University of Auckland (group)
Gordon’s Walters Award Exhibition, Snake Pit Gallery, Auckland (group)
Art to Aid the Cuban 5, Satellite Gallery, Auckland (group)

2011
Another Truth, Studio 8, Auckland (group)
January, Elam Graduation Exhibition, University of Auckland (group)
Wallace Art Awards (finalist), Auckland (group)

2007
Wallace Art Awards (finalist), Auckland (group)

Awards and Prizes

2013 Winner of the National Youth Art Awards 2013, Waikato Society of Arts
2012 Joe Raynes Scholarship, University of Auckland

Public Collections

Wallace Arts Trust collection:

Lights Out (2016) Oil on Canvas 400mm x 700mm
No Room to Move (2015) Oil on Canvas 800mm x 1440mm
The Descent #2 (2012) 800mm x 1910mm Oil on Canvas
Standard Ratio (2013) Oil on Canvas 1200mm x 2820mm
The descent #3, (2012) Oil on Canvas, 800mm x 1440mm
3rd of May, (2011) Oil on Canvas, 760mm x 1060mm
Self-portrait, (2010) Oil on Plywood, 1200mm x 1200mm

Publications

22nd Annual Wallace Art Awards 2013 Catalogue
Art New Zealand, Issue 147, Spring 2013. pg 31
Elam Graduate Work 2012
Craccum Magazine, summer issue, 2012
Elam Graduate Work 2011

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