Born in Auckland, New Zealand, 1988. 

Lives and works in New York. 



2013 - 16   

Studio Intensive Program, National Academy School of Fine Arts, New York

2007 - 10  

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Pacific Studies, University of Auckland, New Zealand


Residencies/ Artist Programs

2017          Performance Project, University Settlement, New York, NY (March 1 - 25)

2016- 17    New York Foundation for the Arts, Immigrant Artists Program: Social Practice

2016         Vermont Studio Center, Residency, Johnson, VT (Oct 23- Nov 18)

2015         Diversity Writing Project, Writing Workshop, Queens, NY (Sep- July)


Solo Exhibitions


Reasoning On Paper: The Myth Of Herself, ORA Gallery, New York, NY

In Conversation with Line, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY 


Group Exhibitions


Trash Capsules, New Women Space, Brooklyn, NY      

Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, New York, NY

Ka Ora, ORA Gallery, New York, NY


Urban Indigenous X, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
Sweet Spot, Treat Gallery, New York, NY
ORA Wahine, Children Museum of the Arts, Art Fair, New York, NY        
Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Fridge Art Fair, Angel Orensanz Center, New York, NY
Black and White Perspectives: Works on Paper, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY
Bailey House Auction, Artist Donation, New York, NY



Meadow Walk Art Fair, Oakcliff, Long Island, NY
Hui: The Gathering, ORA Gallery, New York, NY
FACE IT: The Face in Contemporary Art, Onsite:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
WHO? Palisades, Brooklyn, NY
Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, Manhattan, NY
The Seashore Annual Spring Art Show, Oakcliff Sailing, Long Island, NY
Experiments in Self-Portraiture, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, Manhattan NY
Mid Year Exhibition, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, Manhattan, NY


Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, NY


2017         Leaking, Hawai’i Review, Issue 86

2016         8 April 2016, Apogee Journal, #NoDAPL #StillHere Issue

                 The Body Remembers, Tua- Back, The James Franco Review

2015         Guest contributor, blog post for Le Va


Performances/ Installations/ Interviews


Opening>Speed, University Settlement, New York,  NY

A Remedy for a Constitutional Crisis, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

Boogie on the Boulevard, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY


Tell me the parts of myself that I might not yet be able to name, AIR Open Studio Sessions, BAX, Brooklyn, NY

Gender/Power Composition IV, Co-collaborator and performer, JACK, Brooklyn, NY                        
Indigenous Dance Forum, Artist Activator, Dixon Place, New York, NY
Armory Parade, Performer for Artist Yuko Uchida, New York, NY


Into Our Space: Writers of Color Welcoming Our Communities, La Casa Azul Bookstore


Shortland Street (TV series), Character: Marina Caldwell,

20/20 (TV Documentary Series)

1997- 2000

Touch Compass Dance Trust, Company Dancer


Illustration/ Design


Cover art, Poetry in the Body, Essays and Poetry on Writing the Body, Get Fresh Books LLC, NY 

Logo creation for Manusina Productions, Auckland, NZ


Cover Artist for Guidelines for Disability Support Services, commissioned by Le Va, NZ


Scholarships/ Awards
2014 - 16    National Academy School Scholarship
2013 - 16    Future New Zealand Charitable Trust Scholarship
2007 - 10   University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Top Maori and Pacific Scholars
2006          ASB Bursary Scholarship Award
2000          Richwhite McKeller Memorial prize


Relevant Work Experience

2016- 17    ORA Gallery, Gallery Manager, NY
2013          Be. Institute, Communication Expert and Design Support