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Ngaio Lenz is a Queensland born artist, whose work reflects nostalgia for the discarded and a reclamation of the past lives of found objects.

Informed by the natural processes of weather, time, cause and effect, Lenz celebrates the beauty of a well-worn surface and an aesthetic of imperfection. Her works are developed as visceral responses to her environment, ambiguous organic forms emerge from a play on negative and positive space; balancing, teetering, barely touching yet she creates tension between the shapes. The varied materials she uses are subjected to layering, peeling, scraping, scratching, heat and abrasion, in a similar way in which the earth’s surface is exposed to the elements of fire, wind and water. Lenz’ process is equally accidental and purposeful, intuitive and thoughtful. As paint is applied, then scratched and scraped back, a narrative is generated and a layering of history is revealed.

Ngaio Lenz, artwork from An Imperfect Balance, 152x182cm

Artworks:

An Imperfect Balance, 2016

Landscape Narratives, 2015

Exhibitions:

CV:

NGAIO LENZ
Born Townsville. Lives and works in Melbourne and Mackay, Australia

Education
Masters of Contemporary Art (High Distinction), UTAS

Solo Exhibitions

2016
An imperfect balance, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC
Papercut garden, Boom Gallery, Geelong, VIC

2015
Landscape narratives, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC
My head is a vessel, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Equilibrium, Regional Arts House, Brisbane, QLD
Cactus garden, Boom Gallery, Geelong, VIC

2014
Balance, Milton House Gallery, Mackay, QLD
Kept Things, Artspace Mackay, Mackay, QLD
Balance, Percolator Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

2013
Terrafirm, Boom Gallery, Geelong, VIC
Memoirs of a room, Art at St Francis, Melbourne, VIC

2012
Back to the room, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Modern essays of a room, Umbrella Studios, Townsville, QLD
A room in time, Hand Held Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

Group Exhibitions

2017

  • The Memory of Time, curated by Swee Lim, SJB, Melbourne

2016

  • Towards Abstraction, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
  • Artist Open House, Fremantle WA

2015

  • Winter Solstice, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

2006-2011

  • Libras Artists Book Exhibition, Artspace, Mackay, QLD
  • Subject matters, Artspace, Mackay, QLD
  • Scissors paper rock, Milton House Gallery, Mackay, QLD
  • Art on show, Show Society, Mackay, QLD
  • Lethbridge 10000, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
  • Small works, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, QLD
  • Urban portraits, Architype Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • Art on show, Mackay Show Society, Mackay, QLD
  • Water’s Edge, Travelling Exhibition, Mackay, Cairns, Townsville, QLD
  • Subject matters 2, Artspace, Mackay, QLD
  • Artstreet, Mackay, QLD
  • Libras Artists Book Exhibition, Artspace, Mackay, QLD
  • Tropical Abstractions, Arthouse Gallery, Mackay, QLD
  • Great walks, Artspace, Mackay, QLD

 

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