Born 1978, Upper Hutt (NZ). Lives and works in Wellington (NZ)
Eve Armstrong’s work is a deceptively formal investigation into the unwanted surpluses of urban environments. What have become her signature materials – flattened cardboard, packing tape, and disowned property – recur not only for their physical and aesthetic functions, but for their ready availability and subsequent ability to sink back into the world.
Armstrong studied textiles in Nelson before graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland in 2003. Armstrong has contributed solo projects to a wide array of international exhibitions, including at Dertien Hectare, Netherlands (2010); the 3rd Auckland Triennial (2007); the Busan Biennale (2006); and the SCAPE Art & Industry Biennial, Christchurch (2006). She held a major solo exhibition, ROAM, at Artspace, Auckland (2006). In 2013 she presented the first in a five year series of artist projects commissioned by the Dowse Art Museum. In 2006 she was an inaugural recipient of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand New Generation Award and was awarded the Parehuia Artists’ Residency at McCahon House in 2009.