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Seraphine Pick | Wankered
8 October - 30 October 2014

Pick's lyrical brand of surrealist painting is a realm of dream, memory and fantasy, which is not afraid to trespass into the darker parts of human relationships and the psyche. Her work recalls that of the symbolists of the late nineteenth century and the
surrealists of the early twentieth, and looking back even further into the Old Masters of history.

Seraphine was born in Kawakawa, Bay of Islands in 1964. She graduated with a BFA in 1987 from Ilam School of Fine Arts, Canterbury University and went on to graduate from Christchurch Teachers' Training College in 1991. She won the Olivia Spencer Bower Residency in 1994, was the Rita Angus Artist in Residence in 1995 and the Frances Hodgkins Fellow in 1999. She was a painting lecturer at Elam School of Fine Arts from 1997 to 1998. She is represented by Hamish Mckay Gallery, Wellington, the Michael Lett Gallery, Auckland and the Station Gallery in Melbourne. She was recently involved in producing the title sequence of stop animation paintings for Jane Campion‘s BBC TV series Top of the Lake. She lives and works in Wellington.

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