Exhibition & Residency:
August 1 – September 29, 2015
Brit Bunkley is a New Zealand-based artist whose current art practice includes public art, sculpture, installation, and video. Bunkley designs his work using digital 3D modeling, video, and image editing program emphasizing majestic landscapes, human revelry, and an oblique sense of apocalyptic anxiety tempered with whimsy and irony.
Bunkley is represented in numerous international collections and has completed a dozen permanent and temporary public art projects. He is a recipient of a New York State Fellowship grant, a New York State Council on the Arts project grant, a USA National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and the American Academy Rome Prize Fellowship. He has completed more than a dozen temporary and permanent public art projects including the commission Hear My Train in Wanganui, New Zealand completed in 2012 and a public screening at the Oslo Central Station, Oslo Screen Festival in collaboration with Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo, Norway autumn 2013.
Recent international group exhibitions and screenings include Sanctioned Array-Other2 Specify at the White Box gallery in NYC, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid at the Centre Pompidou and at the Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, Spain; The Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; FILE 2012 and 2015 at the SESI Cultural Centre Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Berlin International Director’s Lounge 2014 and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, where he won an award. Bunkley’s most recent solo exhibition, Social Realism opened at the Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland, NZ November 2014.