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ARTISTS | Ngaio Lenz (estate)

CATALOGUE RAISONNE EXHIBITIONS CV

Ngaio Lenz’ work reflects a 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’ work celebrates the beauty of a well-worn surface and an aesthetic of imperfection. Developed as a visceral response to her environment, ambiguous organic forms play on negative and positive space; balancing, teetering, barely touching to create tension between the shapes. The varied materials employed 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, equally accidental and purposeful, intuitive and thoughtful generates a narrative where the layering of history is revealed.

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Catalogue Raisonné:

Ngaio Lenz, #122, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 122x122cm
Ngaio Lenz, #122, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 122x122cm SOLD
Ngaio Lenz, No. 110, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 122x122cm
Ngaio Lenz, 110, 120x120
Ngaio Lenz, 111, mixed media on canvas, 120x120cm
Ngaio Lenz, No. 111, 120x120cm
Ngaio Lenz, No. 108, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 122x122cm
Ngaio Lenz, 108, 120x120
Ngaio Lenz, No. 116, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 122x122cm
Ngaio Lenz, No. 116, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 122x122cm SOLD
Ngaio Lenz, #117, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 91x122cm
Ngaio Lenz, #117, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 91x122cm
Ngaio Lenz, #109, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 91x122cm
Ngaio Lenz, #109, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 91x122cm
Ngaio Lenz, #113, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 91x122cm
Ngaio Lenz, #113, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 91x122cm SOLD
Ngaio Lenz, No. 118, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 122x122cm
Ngaio Lenz, No. 118, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 122x122cm, SOLD
Ngaio Lenz, #114, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 91x122cm
Ngaio Lenz, #114, mixed media, 91x122cm
Ngaio Lenz, #115, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 91x122cm
Ngaio Lenz, #115, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 91x122cm
Ngaio Lenz, #103, 152x182cm
Ngaio Lenz, #103, 152x182cm SOLD
Ngaio Lenz, #100, mixed media on canvas, 122x152cm (diptych)
Ngaio Lenz, #100, mixed media on canvas, 122x152cm (diptych)
Ngaio Lenz, #97, mixed media on canvas, 122x244cm (diptych)
Ngaio Lenz, #97, mixed media on canvas, 122x244cm (diptych) SOLD
Ngaio Lenz, artwork from An Imperfect Balance, 152x182cm
Ngaio Lenz, artwork from An Imperfect Balance, 152x182cm SOLD
Ngaio Lenz, #94, mixed media on canvas, 101x202cm (diptych)
Ngaio Lenz, #94, mixed media on canvas, 101x202cm (diptych)
Ngaio Lenz, #98, mixed media on canvas, 122x244cm (diptych)
Ngaio Lenz, #98, mixed media on canvas, 122x244cm (diptych) SOLD
Ngaio Lenz, #95, mixed media on canvas, 101x202cm
Ngaio Lenz, #95, mixed media on canvas, 101x202cm
Ngaio Lenz, #72 mixed media on canvas
Ngaio Lenz, #72 mixed media on canvas, 122x152cm SOLD
Ngaio Lenz, #71 mixed media on canvas, 101x152cm
Ngaio Lenz, #71 mixed media on canvas, 101x152cm SOLD
Ngaio Lenz, #75, 120x120cm
Ngaio Lenz, #75, 120x120cm SOLD
Ngaio Lenz, #76, 120x120cm
Ngaio Lenz, #76, 120x120cm SOLD
Ngaio Lenz, #67, mixed media on canvas
Ngaio Lenz, #67, mixed media on canvas, 91x91cm SOLD
Ngaio Lenz, #66, mixed media on canvas, 122x122cm
Ngaio Lenz, #66, mixed media on canvas, 122x122cm SOLD
Ngaio Lenz, #70 mixed media on canvas, 120x120cm
Ngaio Lenz, #70 mixed media on canvas, 120x120cm
Ngaio Lenz, #69 mixed media on canvas, 120x120cm
Ngaio Lenz, #69 mixed media on canvas, 120x120cm
Ngaio Lenz, mixed media on canvas
Ngaio Lenz, mixed media on canvas, 122x152cm
Ngaio Lenz, #65, 101x202cm
Ngaio Lenz, #65, 101x202cm SOLD
Ngaio Lenz, Night Landscape, for the exhibition Winter Solstice 1 at Gallerysmith
Ngaio Lenz, Night Landscape, for the exhibition Winter Solstice 1 at Gallerysmith SOLD
Ngaio Lenz, #50, 2015, 122x122cm
Ngaio Lenz, Papercut Garden #42
Ngaio Lenz, #78, 120x120cm, SOLD
Ngaio Lenz, Papercut Garden #45
Ngaio Lenz, Papercut Garden #46
Ngaio Lenz, Papercut Garden #40, 91x122cm, SOLD
Ngaio Lenz, #101, 2016, 91x91cm
Ngaio Lenz, Papercut Garden #92, 101x202cm
Ngaio Lenz, Papercut Garden 2, 101x101cm
Ngaio Lenz, Papercut Garden 2, 101x101cm
Ngaio Lenz, #61, 2015
Ngaio Lenz, Papercut Garden #47
Ngaio Lenz, Papercut Garden #89, 101x101cm
Ngaio Lenz, Papercut Garden #79, 101x120cm, SOLD
Ngaio Lenz, Papercut Garden 1, 101 x 120cm
Ngaio Lenz, Papercut Garden 1, 101 x 120cm
Ngaio Lenz, Papercut Garden #49
Ngaio Lenz, Papercut Garden #82, 90x120cm
Ngaio Lenz, Papercut Garden #91, 101x101cm
Ngaio Lenz, Papercut Garden #88, 101x101cm
Ngaio Lenz, Papercut Garden #90, 101x101cm
Ngaio Lenz, Self-Portrait, 2013
Ngaio Lenz, Head, 2013
Ngaio Lenz, Self-Portrait, 2013
Ngaio Lenz, Terrafirm, 100x126cm
Ngaio Lenz, Terrafirm
Ngaio Lenz, Terrafirm
Ngaio Lenz, Terrafirm
Ngaio Lenz, Terrafirm

Exhibitions:

Heartland | Ngaio Lenz

In an inadvertent nod to the slow-art movement, Heartland reveals paintings which express the memory of time, reflecting upon the flaws which appear along life’s long journey.
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Landscape Narratives | Ngaio Lenz

Informed by the natural processes of weather, time, cause and effect, Ngaio Lenz’ work celebrates the beauty of a well-worn surface and an aesthetic of imperfection.
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CV:

NGAIO LENZ
1964-2018

Born Townsville. Lived Melbourne and Mackay, Australia

Education
Masters of Contemporary Art (High Distinction), UTAS

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Heartland, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, VIC

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
Silhouettes After Chemo, Artspace Mackay, 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

2018

  • Bayside Art Award (shortlisted), Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Melbourne
  • St Kevin’s Art Show (shortlisted), St Kevin’s College, Melbourne

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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