Artist Talk: Anonymous by Kevin Capon

Tessa, 2012, C-type print, 1200mm x 925mm, Framed, $3,750

Artist Talk: Anonymous

Kevin Capon

26 October to 26 October 2012

A wonderful opportunity to meet North Taranaki-based photographic artist Kevin Capon and hear him talk about his life, his work and influences.

Please join us from 6pm at Sanderson Contemporary Art Herne Bay



Born: Christchurch                                   

Education: Lecturer in Photography, Wellington Polytechnic (1985-1990); AGFA Bursary, Wellington Polytechnic; Diploma in Photography, Wellington Polytechnic; Certificate in Graphic Design, Christchurch Technical Institute


Awards/Distinctions: Air New Zealand Fashion Week - Invited artist, Auckland (2009); Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Award, Hamilton - Finalist (2007, 2006); COCA/Anthony Harper Contemporary Art Award, Christchurch - Finalist (2007); Waikato Society of Arts Award - Finalist (2006); Mana Magazine Photographic Competition - Winner (2003); Agfa-Gavert Sponsorship (1990); Agfa Photokina Travel Award to Cologne, Germany (1990); Art Quest International, New York, USA - Merit Award Winner (1988); Hewlett Packard/Exposures Gallery Installation Sponsorship, Wellington (1987); Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council Grant (1984); Movements International Sponsorship (1984); Polaroid International Corporation Film Grant (1983)

Collections: Museumof New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington; Christchurch Art Gallery Te Pung O Waiwhetu ; Dowse Art Gallery, Wellington; Sarjeant Gallery,Whanganui

Selected Public Exhibitions: Everyday Irregular, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui (2011); White Night, Auckland Arts Festival (2011); Skins,Outdoor Billboard Project, Auckland (2009); Bridge Art Fair, Berlin, Germany (2008); Portraiture from the Christchurch Art Gallery Collection, Christchurch Art Gallery (2004); Mana Magazine Awards Exhibition, Archives New Zealand, Wellington (2003); Not by Subject, Sarjeant Gallery,Whanganui (2000);Taranaki Photographers, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (1995); Christmas Exhibition, C.S.A. Gallery, Christchurch (1992); The Chair Show, C.S.A. Gallery, Christchurch (1991); From Today Painting is Dead, National Art Gallery, Wellington (1990); Our Culture My Nature / About Time, New Zealand Centre for Photography, Wellington and Artspace, Auckland (1990); Kevin Capon Photographs, C.S.A. Gallery, Christchurch (1990); Kevin Capon Portraits 1984-85, C.S.A. Gallery, Christchurch (1987); Contemporary New Zealand Photographers, Fisher Gallery, Auckland (1989); Art Quest 88, Los Angeles Fine Art Gallery; Philadelphia Beaver College Art Gallery; Long Island University; Hillwood Art Gallery, New York, USA (1988)

Publications/Articles: Artists from the Collection, Christchurch: Christchurch Art Gallery, 2010; Unlimited: A Year of City Art Rooms, Auckland: City Art Rooms, 2008; ‘Life of Kevin Capon’ by Peter Bateman, Australia and New Zealand Photography International Magazine, Vol 10, No. 1, 1996, pp 50-54; Sexuality, Nature and Spirituality: The Photography of Kevin Capon by Gary Wilby, Art New Zealand, Issue 58, Autumn 1991, pp 46-49; Four Contemporary New Zealand Photographers by William Main (Public Lecture), City Art Gallery, Wellington (1988)

For a complete biography please ask gallery staff


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