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Bio | Tyne Gordon



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Known for her gestural and explorative paint surfaces, object-making and an intense interest in materiality are significant aspects of Tyne’s practice. She revels in the various qualities of paint, media and materials to create texture and energy in the surfaces of her work. Smooth slick areas, exuberant impastos, gestural smears, cracks and scratches are all commonplace. Working intuitively, Tyne’s works are often an assortment of opposites; abstraction with figuration, chaos alongside control. Tyne is constantly editing, experimenting, and breaking her own rules.

The framing of the works and her sculptures are also an important aspect of Tyne’s practice. She casts her own frames from a mixture of different materials — resin, pewter, aluminium — referencing the materiality of the paint surfaces, which are in turn mirrored in the character of her sculptures. She is interested in creating an immersive experience with her exhibitions. The paintings being one aspect of many, blurring the two and three dimensions.

Tyne Gordon graduated from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts with a BFA (Hons) degree in painting in 2015 and lives and works in Christchurch. Recent exhibitions include: YORE at Weasel Gallery, Hamilton; Visitor, Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch; MMCA painting and drawing exhibition, Whakatāne Museum and Arts, Whakatāne; Double Dribble, Ilam School of Fine Arts, Christchurch.


Education

2011-2015: Bachelor of Fine Arts with (First Class) Honours, University of Canterbury


Exhibitions
2021

Auckland Art Fair, Jhana Millers (upcoming)

2020

Yore, Weasel Gallery, Hamilton

Group show, Jhana Millers, Wellington

2019

Visitor, Solo Show, Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch

MMCA painting and drawing exhibition, Whakatāne Museum and Arts, Whakatāne

Double Dribble, Solo Show, SoFA, Ilam School of Fine Arts, Christchurch

Double Dribble 2, Solo Show, The National, Christchurch

Catch, group show, Tinning Street Gallery, Melbourne

2018

Quartet, Group Show curated by Andrew Paul Wood, City Art Depot, Christchurch

2017

Big Spread, Group Show, Next Gallery, Christchurch

Water Park, Solo Show, Next Gallery, Christchurch

2016

Pooling, ‘Precarious Nature’, Group Show, CoCA, Christchurch

Croon, Solo Show, 30upstairs, Wellington

Group show, Julia Morrison’s Studio, Christchurch

Parkin Prize 2016, Group Show, Academy of Fine Arts Queens Wharf, Wellington

Outlook: A Group Exhibition, Next Gallery, Christchurch

2015

AMAZONS; Expeditionary Force, Group Show, curated by Roger Boyce, {Suite}, Wellington

Silent Auction Fundraiser, The Physics Room, Christchurch

Faux Fair, Annual Fundraiser, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne

North Projects Summer Gala, North Projects, Christchurch

Parkin Prize 2015, Group Show, Academy of Fine Arts Queens Wharf, Wellington

They Ghosted Up The River, Group Show, SOFA Gallery, Christchurch

Murmuring Through The Walls, Group Show, Casting Room, Christchurch

Select, Group Show, SOFA Gallery, Christchurch

2014

Re-make, Re-model, Group Show, SOFA Gallery, Christchurch

Birds of a Feather, Group Show, Chambers 241, Christchurch

Fitting Room, Group Show, First Thursdays, Christchurch

Select, Group Show, SOFA Gallery, Christchurch


Awards/Scholarships

Molly Morpeth Canaday 2D Finalist, 2019

Olivia Spencer Bower Award, 2018

Ethel Susan Jones Fine Arts Travelling Scholarship, 2016

Parkin Prize Finalist, 2015 and 2016

Sawtell-Turner Prize in Painting, 2015

Bickerton-Widdowson Scholarship, 2015

Bickerton-Widdowson Scholarship, 2014

Grant Lingard Scholarship, 2014


Collections

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

University of Canterbury, Christchurch


Essays/Reviews

Pagework no.43, Peter Vangioni, Bulletin, Issue #198, Summer 2019-20

To blur the edges, Andrew Paul Wood. Profile, Art News, Studio Spring 2019

Dreamscape, Benn Jeffries, ArtZone, Issue #80, 2019

Christchurch, Andrew Paul Wood, Postcards, Art News New Zealand, Winter 2019

Tyne Gordon, Lucinda Bennett, Profile, Art Collector, Undiscovered Issue, #88, 2019

Christchurch-Tyne Gordon, Hope Wilson, Review, Art New Zealand, Winter 2019

Artifice of Art, Andrew Paul Wood, Review, Art Beat, April 2019

Christchurch, Andrew Paul Wood, Postcards, Art News New Zealand, Summer 2018

Top art award-winner keen to sculpt her own career path, Warren Feeney, The Press, 2017