Séraphine Pick

Born 1964, Kawakawa, New Zealand (lives and works in Wellington)


1991 Diploma of Education, Christchurch College of Education, Christchurch
1987 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, Christchurch


Sum of sound waves, Mossman, Wellington (solo)

Corporeal, Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin (solo)
GruppenKrankenhaus, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington (group)
Grotesquerie, Station, Melbourne (group)

God Helmet, Michael Lett, Auckland; Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown and Christchurch (solo)

Super Natural, Station, Melbourne (solo)
Cavewomen, Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin (solo)
Katherine Mansfield: A Portrait, NZ Portrait Gallery, Wellington (group)

Calm the fuck down, Michael Lett, Auckland (solo)
Black Hush, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington (solo)
Undreamed Of… 50 Years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin; Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington (group)

White Noise, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington (solo)
Easy Living, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington (solo)

Looking like someone else, Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington (solo)
Paintings and Rings, Hamish McKay, Wellington (group)
Wankered, Ilam Campus Gallery, School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, Christchurch

Wankered Again, Michael Lett, Auckland (solo)
Séraphine Pick, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington (solo)

Letter from Alice May Williams, Michael Lett, Auckland (group)
Her Painted Words, Katherine Mansfield House, Wellington (group)

Torn up phrases, Michael Lett, Auckland (solo)
The Woods, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington (solo)
36 years in the Zone, Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch (group)

Pocket Full of Rainbows, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington (solo)
Séraphine Pick, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne (solo)
Tell Me More, City Gallery, Wellington; Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin (solo)
Let in Light, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington (group)
Everything is near and inflorescent, forever and present, Michael Lett, Auckland (group)

Tell Me More, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch (solo)
Fall and Trip Hazards, Michael Lett, Auckland (solo)
Séraphine Pick, Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch (solo)
Private View, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington (group)
Christmas Show, Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch (group)


1999 The Frances Hodgkins Fellowship, University of Otago, Dunedin

1995 The Rita Angus Residency, Wellington

1994 The Olivia Spencer Bower Award


Bennett, Lucinda, Séraphine Pick: Virtual Humanity, Art Collector, Issue 85, Jul–Sep, 2018
Dunn, Megan, White Noise, Catalogue The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington, 2015
Wood, Andrew Paul, Séraphine Pick, Wankered, 109 SOFA, Ilam Campus Gallery, School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 2014
Hurrell, John, The Pains (or Pleasures) of Inebriation, Eye Contact, 2013
McNamara, T J, Excess and exploitation, The New Zealand Herald, November 30, 2013
Smith, Allan, et al., Bright Paradise: Exotic History and Sublime Artifice, The 1st Auckland Triennial, Auckland Gallery, in association with Artspace and the University of Auckland, 2001
Simpson, Peter, Reverie and phantasmagoria: recent paintings by Séraphine Pick, Art New Zealand no.91, 1999
Smith, Allan, Fear and Beauty, The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson, 1999
Strongman, Lara, Séraphine Pick, Home and Away: Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art from the Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery and David Bateman Ltd, 1999


Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
Chartwell Collection
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Bank of New Zealand
National Bank
Gisborne Museum
Saatchi & Saatchi
Fletcher Trust
Robert McDougall Art Gallery
Manawatu Art Gallery
Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Christs College
Christchurch College of Education
Lincoln University
University of Canterbury
University of Auckland
National Gallery of Victoria