Anoushka Akel

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Anoushka Akel, Wet Physics, 2021, oil, pastel and wax pencil on canvas, 1000 x 1500mm

Anoushka Akel

Anoushka Akel, Hiss (2), 2022, oil on canvas, 800 x 600mm

Anoushka Akel, Wet Contact, 2022, installation view, Michael Lett, Auckland

Anoushka Akel

Anoushka Akel, Protective Painting, 2021, oil on canvas, 600 x 450mm

Anoushka Akel

Anoushka Akel, Group Portrait (Red Eye), 2021, lithographic ink, acrylic, oil, charcoal, turmeric, sea silt on un-stretched canvas, 1050 x 1130mm

Anoushka Akel

Anoushka Akel, Wet Contact, 2022, installation view, Michael Lett, Auckland

Anoushka Akel

Anoushka Akel, Being Marthe, 2021, oil, coloured wax pencil on canvas, 350 x 450mm

Anoushka Akel, Examiner (4), 2021, oil on canvas, 600 x 450mm

Anoushka Akel, Stokes Waves, 2021, oil on canvas, 1100 x 1500mm

Anoushka Akel, Bathing (Lamplight or Urine), Installation view, Michael Lett, 2021

Anoushka Akel, Bathing (Lamplight or Urine), 2020, detail, oil and lithographic ink on un-stretched canvas, 1200 x 1000mm

Anoushka Akel, Silver Tongue, 2021, oil on canvas, 450 x 350mm

Anoushka Akel, Silver Tongue, 2021, detail, oil on canvas, 450 x 350mm

Anoushka Akel, Silver Tongue, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2021

Anoushka Akel, Red Legs, Hot Head, Installation view, Goya Curtain, Tokyo, 2020

Anoushka Akel, Examiner (2), 2020, oil on canvas, 600 x 450mm

Anoushka Akel, Examiner, 2019, oil on canvas, 350 x 450mm

Anoushka Akel, Thoracic Plate, 2019, oil on canvas, 600 x 450 mm

Anoushka Akel, No title (P.P), 2019, oil on canvas, 600 x 450mm

Anoushka Akel, True, 2019, oil and pastel on canvas, 450 x 350mm

Anoushka Akel, Learners Questions Licking Up, 2019, oil on canvas, 450 x 350mm

Anoushka Akel, Neck, 2018, oil on canvas, 600 x 450mm

Anoushka Akel, Purple Prose, 2017, oil and pastel on canvas, 800 × 650mm

Anouska Akel, Three Handed Painting, 2012, pastel and oil on canvas, 400 x 450mm

Anoushka Akel, Hiss (2), 2022, oil on canvas, 800 x 600mm

Anoushka Akel, Protective Painting, 2021, oil on canvas, 600 x 450mm

Anoushka Akel

Anoushka Akel, Wet Contact, 2022, installation view, Michael Lett, Auckland

Anoushka Akel

Anoushka Akel, Examiner (4), 2021, oil on canvas, 600 x 450mm

Anoushka Akel, Bathing (Lamplight or Urine), Installation view, Michael Lett, 2021

Anoushka Akel, Silver Tongue, 2021, oil on canvas, 450 x 350mm

Anoushka Akel, Silver Tongue, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2021

Anoushka Akel, Examiner (2), 2020, oil on canvas, 600 x 450mm

Anoushka Akel, Thoracic Plate, 2019, oil on canvas, 600 x 450 mm

Anoushka Akel, True, 2019, oil and pastel on canvas, 450 x 350mm

Anoushka Akel, Neck, 2018, oil on canvas, 600 x 450mm

Anouska Akel, Three Handed Painting, 2012, pastel and oil on canvas, 400 x 450mm

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Anoushka Akel is an artist who lives and works in Tāmaki Makaurau. She received her MFA from the Elam School of Fine Arts in 2010. Akel works across the mediums of painting and printmaking engaging with various fields including: embodied knowledge, cognitive psychology, and aesthetics and philosophies of care. Her work considers pressure and plasticity in relation to the body, behaviour, and the art object.

Selected exhibitions include: Wet Contact, 2022, Michael Lett, Auckland; the body and its outside, 2021, Michael Lett, Auckland; (Red Legs) Hot Head, 2020, Goya Curtain, Tokyo; Learners, 2019, Hopkinson Mossman, Wellington; Biographies of Transition: Too Busy to Think, 2017 Artspace, Auckland, NZ; Chain of Mountains, 2016, TCB, Melbourne; Back, Front, Brain, 2016, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington; Painting: A Transitive Space, 2016, St. Paul Street Gallery 3, Auckland; Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show, 2015, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland; Hop Scotch, 2012, Artspace, Auckland.

Akel was the recipient of the C Art Trust Award in 2018 and was artist in residence at Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, Bremen, Germany in 2013.

 
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Anoushka Akel, Wet Physics, 2021, oil, pastel and wax pencil on canvas, 1000 x 1500mm

Anoushka Akel, Hiss (2), 2022, oil on canvas, 800 x 600mm

Anoushka Akel, Wet Contact, 2022, installation view, Michael Lett, Auckland

Anoushka Akel, Protective Painting, 2021, oil on canvas, 600 x 450mm

Anoushka Akel, Group Portrait (Red Eye), 2021, lithographic ink, acrylic, oil, charcoal, turmeric, sea silt on un-stretched canvas, 1050 x 1130mm

Anoushka Akel, Wet Contact, 2022, installation view, Michael Lett, Auckland

Anoushka Akel, Being Marthe, 2021, oil, coloured wax pencil on canvas, 350 x 450mm

Anoushka Akel, Examiner (4), 2021, oil on canvas, 600 x 450mm

Anoushka Akel, Stokes Waves, 2021, oil on canvas, 1100 x 1500mm

Anoushka Akel, Bathing (Lamplight or Urine), Installation view, Michael Lett, 2021

Anoushka Akel, Bathing (Lamplight or Urine), 2020, detail, oil and lithographic ink on un-stretched canvas, 1200 x 1000mm

Anoushka Akel, Silver Tongue, 2021, oil on canvas, 450 x 350mm

Anoushka Akel, Silver Tongue, 2021, detail, oil on canvas, 450 x 350mm

Anoushka Akel, Silver Tongue, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2021

Anoushka Akel, Red Legs, Hot Head, Installation view, Goya Curtain, Tokyo, 2020

Anoushka Akel, Examiner (2), 2020, oil on canvas, 600 x 450mm

Anoushka Akel, Examiner, 2019, oil on canvas, 350 x 450mm

Anoushka Akel, Thoracic Plate, 2019, oil on canvas, 600 x 450 mm

Anoushka Akel, No title (P.P), 2019, oil on canvas, 600 x 450mm

Anoushka Akel, True, 2019, oil and pastel on canvas, 450 x 350mm

Anoushka Akel, Learners Questions Licking Up, 2019, oil on canvas, 450 x 350mm

Anoushka Akel, Neck, 2018, oil on canvas, 600 x 450mm

Anoushka Akel, Purple Prose, 2017, oil and pastel on canvas, 800 × 650mm

Anouska Akel, Three Handed Painting, 2012, pastel and oil on canvas, 400 x 450mm