Brit Bunkley

b. 1955

"Brit Bunkley’s current art practice includes public art, sculpture, installation, and the creation of “impossible” moving and still images and architecture designed using computer 3D modelling, video and image editing programs, with content emphasising majestic landscapes, human revelry and an oblique sense of apocalyptic anxiety tempered with whimsy and irony.

Brit is represented in numerous international collections and has completed a dozen permanent and temporary public art projects. In addition, he has received several grants and fellowships including a Wallace Trust grant in NZ; a New York State Fellowship (CAPS) 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.

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 at the SESI' Cultural Centre Sao Paulo, Brazi;, 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- with forthcoming solo exhibition November 2015. Recent video exhibitions and festivals include FILE 2015; Fiesp Cultural Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil; the International Video Art Festival «Now&After» MINI VIDEO'15, Schusev Museum of Architecture, Moscow, Russia, and International short- and longfilm videodays 2015 and 2016, G.A.S-station, Berlin, Germany

Brit has completed a dozen temporary and permanent public art projects including the commission Hear My Train in Wanganui, New Zealand completed April 2012 and a month long public screening at the Oslo Central Station, Oslo Screen Festival in collaboration with Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo, Norway autumn 2013." -

Selected Exhibitions
Ghost Shelter Abteilung fur Alles Andere, Berlin-Mitte, (Germany)
2015 A Happy Place, Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland
2014 Social Realism, Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland
2013 No Phobia, Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland
2012 Fight or Flight, Suite Gallery, Wellington
2011 Sculpture Wanganui, commission, Hear my Train, Wanganui (permanent)
2010 Don’t worry, be happy, Mary Newton Gallery, Wellington