sam dollimore
(b. 1979, Masterton, New Zealand)

Master of Fine Arts, Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, 2017

sam dollimore's practice plays across the corporeal and existential. 

She wants this incarnate machinery in which we exist to be able to reclaim itself in defiance of restrictive value systems.  Through her work she investigates aspects of the human body and psyche that too often become sources of shame and anxiety. 

The making process is both a physical and mental search for non-rational spaces to explore alternative embodiment.  The question of unrepentant existence in space - and how to defend that space - is one that continues to fuel all aspects of her practice.

The work celebrates the body as transgressive, and looks to a place where flesh might emerge transcendent.


 

Recent Projects include: ILT Art Awards, City Gallery Southland Art Society, Invercargill, NZ (2017); Paperworks, Demo, Auckland, NZ (2017); Whitecliffe MFA Graduate Exhibition, Auckland, NZ (2017); 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards, New Zealand (2016-17); Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards, Whakatāne, NZ (2016-17); It’s Pretty Open, Demo, Auckland, NZ (2016); a/part (solo show), Toi Pōneke, Wellington, NZ (2016); Wellington Regional Arts Review, Expressions, Upper Hutt, NZ (2016); Pātaka Friends Awards, Pātaka, Porirua, NZ (2016); Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards, Whakatāne, NZ (2016); Pātaka Friends Awards, Pātaka, Porirua, NZ (2015); Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards, Whakatāne, NZ (2015); Wellington Emerging Artist Awards, Artrium Gallery, Wellington, NZ (2014); Clifton's Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, Wellington, NZ (2014)

Awards: Merit Award, Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards (2017); Merit Award, Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards (2015); Open Award, Pātaka Friends Awards (2015); Pātaka Friends Sponsored Residency, Pātaka Art + Museum (2015); 1st Prize (works on paper), Wellington Emerging Artist Awards (2014)

The links:
Q&A with sam dollimore & Pātaka
Radio New Zealand Interview with sam dollimore
2017 Whitecliffe Graduate Exhibition on ArtsDiary