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

Hana Carpenter is a New Zealander of Danish and English descent. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at Elam Art School, Auckland University 1996-1999. In 2000 she did a Secondary Teaching diploma, and from 2001-2006 taught Art and Art History at Epsom Girls Grammar School in Auckland. 

From 2007-2009 she painted full time, represented by The Lane Gallery, Auckland.

She and her husband Samuel have 4 children and live in Wellington, NZ.

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Recent Projects include: 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, 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)

 Artist Statement

My work stems from a long-held fascination with the body’s subterrain.  I am interested in the parallels that exist between the investigative technology, language and imagery of anatomy, biology, geology, oceanography and archaeology.

The works are biopsies, capturing a state or moment.  Ambiguous organic structures allude to ultrasound imagery, which makes it possible to view the intimate interior of the body detached from its visceral reality.  

Fluid paint explores the interaction of chance and intent.  I am immersed in the primal human practice of mark making, a physical and intuitive building and obliteration of form.