Séraphine Pick

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Séraphine Pick, Forest Bathing, 2021, oil on linen, 2005 x 1600mm

Séraphine Pick, Blush Vase, 2021, oil on linen, 485 x 380mm (install view)

Séraphine Pick, Path, 2021, oil on linen, 1300 x 1055mm

Séraphine Pick, Seeress, 2021, oil on board, 425 x 325mm (install view)

Séraphine Pick, Dark Bloom, 2021, oil on linen, 1300 x 1055mm

Séraphine Pick, New Behaviour VIII, 2019, oil on linen, 600 x 500mm

Séraphine Pick, New Behaviour VII, 2019, oil on linen, 500 x 400mm

Séraphine Pick, Luna, 2016, oil on linen, 1300 x 1600 mm

Séraphine Pick, Calm the fuck down, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2016

Séraphine Pick, Buffallo Commune, 2016, oil on paper, 500 x 700 cm

Séraphine Pick, Freaks, 2015, oil on canvas, 2000 x 1600mm

Séraphine Pick, White Noise, Installation view, The Dowse, 2015

Séraphine Pick, Superstar, 2015, oil on linen, 1650 x 2000 mm

Séraphine Pick, Yellow Pile Up, 2013, oil on linen, 400 x 500 mm

Séraphine Pick, Wankered Again, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2013

Séraphine Pick, Decorated Portrait, 2013, oil on board, 400 x 500 mm

Seraphine Pick, Everything Old is New Again, 2011, oil on linen, 2500 x 5400 mm

Seraphine Pick, Wandering Rose, 2008, oil on linen, 2000 x 1600 mm

Seraphine Pick, Girl (With Offered Eyes), 2004, oil on canvas, 1800 x 1200 mm

Séraphine Pick, Blush Vase, 2021, oil on linen, 485 x 380mm (install view)

Séraphine Pick, Seeress, 2021, oil on board, 425 x 325mm (install view)

Séraphine Pick, New Behaviour VIII, 2019, oil on linen, 600 x 500mm

Séraphine Pick, Luna, 2016, oil on linen, 1300 x 1600 mm

Séraphine Pick, Buffallo Commune, 2016, oil on paper, 500 x 700 cm

Séraphine Pick, White Noise, Installation view, The Dowse, 2015

Séraphine Pick, Yellow Pile Up, 2013, oil on linen, 400 x 500 mm

Séraphine Pick, Decorated Portrait, 2013, oil on board, 400 x 500 mm

Seraphine Pick, Wandering Rose, 2008, oil on linen, 2000 x 1600 mm

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Born 1964, Kawakawa (NZ). Lives and works in Wellington (NZ)

For the past thirty years Séraphine Pick has engaged with figments of memory and explored the body as a site of consciousness in her painting practice. Most recently, she has looked to digital information technologies to decode aspects of universal human experience. Over time her works have evolved from dark and rich tableaus to more expansive works with sinuous lines, pointillist technique and a bright, acidulated palette.

Pick graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Canterbury in 1987 and gained a Diploma of Teaching from Christchurch College of Education in 1991. Pick exhibited in the 1st Auckland Triennial, Auckland (2001). Significant solo exhibitions include Tell Me More, City Gallery, Wellington (2010); and Looking like someone else, Pataka Musuem, Porirua (2014). Pick’s work has been the subject of two survey exhibitions: Tell Me More, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū (2009); and White Noise, the Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt (2015). In 1994 she received the Olivia Spencer-Bower Foundation Art Award, followed in 1995 by the Rita Angus Cottage Residency in Wellington. In 1999 she was a Frances Hodgkins Fellow at the University of Otago, Dunedin.

 
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Séraphine Pick, Forest Bathing, 2021, oil on linen, 2005 x 1600mm

Séraphine Pick, Blush Vase, 2021, oil on linen, 485 x 380mm (install view)

Séraphine Pick, Path, 2021, oil on linen, 1300 x 1055mm

Séraphine Pick, Seeress, 2021, oil on board, 425 x 325mm (install view)

Séraphine Pick, Dark Bloom, 2021, oil on linen, 1300 x 1055mm

Séraphine Pick, New Behaviour VIII, 2019, oil on linen, 600 x 500mm

Séraphine Pick, New Behaviour VII, 2019, oil on linen, 500 x 400mm

Séraphine Pick, Luna, 2016, oil on linen, 1300 x 1600 mm

Séraphine Pick, Calm the fuck down, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2016

Séraphine Pick, Buffallo Commune, 2016, oil on paper, 500 x 700 cm

Séraphine Pick, Freaks, 2015, oil on canvas, 2000 x 1600mm

Séraphine Pick, White Noise, Installation view, The Dowse, 2015

Séraphine Pick, Superstar, 2015, oil on linen, 1650 x 2000 mm

Séraphine Pick, Yellow Pile Up, 2013, oil on linen, 400 x 500 mm

Séraphine Pick, Wankered Again, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2013

Séraphine Pick, Decorated Portrait, 2013, oil on board, 400 x 500 mm

Seraphine Pick, Everything Old is New Again, 2011, oil on linen, 2500 x 5400 mm

Seraphine Pick, Wandering Rose, 2008, oil on linen, 2000 x 1600 mm

Seraphine Pick, Girl (With Offered Eyes), 2004, oil on canvas, 1800 x 1200 mm