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Claudia Du.XZ, 
    landscapes and portraits under the influence of the mind

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Hi, I’m Claudia.

 

After 7 years of living in rural Mackenzie, I am recently based in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Currently a PG-Dip Fine Art student at the University of Canterbury, I am at an exciting pivot point of further developing my creative practice, embracing change and transitioning into new ideas. I invite you to join my journey. 

 

Unbound by forms but leaving clues for the eyes to create something familiar within the introspection, I enjoy lingering in the liminal space where the tangible intermingles with the abstract. Oil painting and toned graphite drawings are my favourite mediums, through both I aim to create an intimate yet surreal sense of space that is tactile. Playing with cool and warm contrasts that guide the eyes, my sometimes intentionally restricted colours celebrate a visceral sense of connectedness evoking an emotion, a memory, a sense of nostalgia, and a promise of a new beginning.

 

My work is collected in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and China. 

EDUCATION

2024- current student

PG-Dip of Fine Arts,  

Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

 

2002-2006   

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts,

Oil-Painting Department, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China

EXIBITIONS

2023

 

- Finalist, "Zonta Ashburton Female Art Awards", Ashburton, NZ (Juried)

- "Water", Art on the Quay, Kaiapoi, NZ (Juried)

- Nelson Better Home and Living Show, Nelson, NZ

- "It's not about you", Eastside Gallery Multicultural Show, Christchurch, NZ 

 

2022

 

- Down By the Liffey Member's Show, Lincoln, NZ

- Arts Canterbury at Ngaio Marsh, Christchurch, NZ

- Arts Canterbury Art Show, Christchurch, NZ

- Edinburgh Premier Art Awards, Dunedin, NZ (Juried)

- Christchurch Art Show, Christchurch, NZ

- Hope and Sons Art Awards, Dunedin, NZ (Juried)

 

2021

 

- Edinburgh Premier Art Awards, Dunedin, NZ (Juried)

- 145th Annual Exhibition of Otago Art Society, Dunedin, NZ (Francis Nicholls Landscape Award)

- “Meow”, Fringe Dunedin, NZ (Juried)

 

2006

 

- Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China

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