KAYE MC GARVA

KAYE MC GARVA

I was born and grew up in Hastings, Hawkes Bay.

Unable to attend art school as a school leaver, I completed a Bachelor of Arts at Canterbury University, then found a creative outlet in working with food, forging a successful career in the hospitality and baking industries. Early retirement gave me the opportunity to pursue my dream of being an artist. I enrolled in a four year degree course in Visual Art & Design, graduating as Top Research Student. I have been a finalist in National Award shows including the Molly Morpeth and National Contemporary Art Awards and exhibited in numerous solo and group shows.

In 2017 I set up Muse, a contemporary art gallery, where I curate and exhibit work by other artists as well as my own. I was invited to exhibit internationally in 2018 at IIDE in Brussels. I currently divide my time between running the gallery and working in my studio.

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EXHIBITIONS

2018 IIDE International Interior Design Exhibition Brussels
2017 Hawkes Bay Review Group Show Napier
2017 Obscurity Group Show, Studio 541 Auckland
2017 Colour Sense Group Show, Muse
2017 Shift Group Show, Muse
2016 East Group show, Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings
2016 Mixing It Up Group show, CAN, Napier
2016 Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Awards, Whakatane Museum, Whakatane
2015 New Perspectives Solo show, a+e Gallery, Napier
2015 National Contemporary Art Awards, Waikato Museum, Hamilton
2015 Disequilibrium Solo show, a+e Gallery, Napier
2014 Graduate Exhibition Group show, Ideaschool EIT Hawkes Bay
2014 Unhinged Group show, Hastings Community Art Gallery, Hastings

AWARDS

2016 Finalist, Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Awards
2015 Finalist, National Contemporary Art Awards
2014 Top Research Student, EIT Ideaschool

WORK HISTORY

2017 – Current Artist and Gallerist
2001 – 2016 Artist
1992 – 2001 Established, owned and operated award winning bakery, Pandoro Paneterria, in Auckland and Wellington.

EDUCATION HISTORY

2010 – 2014 Degree in Visual Art & Design Ideaschool (EIT)
2002 – 2004 Nanette Cameron Interior Design Course at Te Tuhi
2001 – 2002 Mathew Browne Art Appreciation & Painting Course at Art Station
1979 – 1982 BA in History at Canterbury University

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