(b. 1977, Te Kuiti, New Zealand)
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University, 1999

Hana Carpenter is a New Zealander of Scottish, Irish and Danish descent, ngāi te Tiriti te iwi.

 Artist Statement

My work stems from a long-held fascination with the subterranean.  I am interested in the parallels that exist between the imagery, investigative technology and language of anatomy, biology, geology, oceanography and archaeology.  I am immersed in the primal human practice of mark making, a physical and intuitive building and erasing of form.


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Recent Projects include: Feel it Out, show with sam dollimore, Greyplace Gallery, Auckland (2020); Unseen (solo), Schmid Gallery, Martinborough, NZ (2020); Small Works (online group show), Trestle Gallery, New York (2019); Small Things (solo show), Hutt Gallery, Wellington, NZ (2019); Northland Annual Exhibition, Kerikeri, NZ (2009); Purakau Tai Tokerau/Northland Stories (solo show), Hokianga Art Gallery, Northland, NZ (2009); A Clear Case For Demolition (solo show), The Lane Gallery, Auckland, NZ (2008); Group Exhibition curated by John Daly-Peoples, Koru Lounge, Auckland Airport, NZ (2007/8); Summer group show, The Lane Gallery, Auckland, NZ (2007/8); Remnants, The Lane Gallery, Auckland, NZ (2007); Group Exhibition, Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Auckland, NZ (2006/7); Emerging Artists, curated by Carol Shepard, Studio of Contemporary Art, Auckland, NZ (2000); Stewed, Elam Painters, Dial Space Gallery, Auckland, NZ (1999); Group Exhibition Elam students, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland, NZ (1996)

Awards: Finalist, Wellington Regional Art Awards, Whirinaki Gallery, Wellington (2020); Finalist, Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Award, NZ (2019); Finalist, Taranaki National Art Award, NZ (2019); Finalist, NZ Painting and Printmaking Award, Hamilton Pavilion, NZ (2009 & 2008); Finalist, Wallace Art Awards (selected for travelling exhibition 2008) Aotea Centre, Auckland and Dowse Gallery, Wellington, NZ (2008 & 2007); Finalist, Waiheke Walker and Hall Art Award, Waiheke Gallery, NZ (2007); Merit Award Winner, Waitakere Trust Art Awards, Auckland, NZ (2007)

The links: 
Hana Carpenter's Website
Interview with Resene
Interview with Resene (2)