KAYE MC GARVA

BIOGRAPHY

Biography

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.

 

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