b. 1967, Auckland Dryburgh is an Auckland based artist and a founding member of Parlour - the artist run group.
Her work investigates environments and materials of the everyday, "using pseudo-scientific experimentations and abstracted explorations to create intriguing visual anomalies" (L Hacking 2012)
She has always had a passion and fascination for the natural world and it's ontology and the place where is converges with humanity. She uses her practice as a tool to create fictional potentialities between the two. Dryburgh graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts in 2004, majoring in sculpture. She spent 5 years as one of the collective directors of rm gallery, and was also a member of the Group Project.
Essay for Plane Tree exhibition by Lydia Chai, 2011.
2016 Tectonic Crust Cake / Calcite future aquatic, Window Art Gallery, Auckland
Staging Miracles 111: Square2, Wellington City Gallery, Wellington
Running on Pebbles cur. Allan Smith, Snake Pit, Auckland
Plane Tree, Parlour Peeps, Parlour - Auckland
Staging Miracles 11: Window, Auckland University, Auckland
A Garden for Norman - solo show, rm Gallery, Auckland
Staging Miracles, ViewFinder, The New Zealand Film Archive
Plant, George Fraser Gallery, University of Auckland
The Auckland Project – Auckland Triennial, Public/Private, Tumatanui/Tumataiti, George Fraser Gallery, University of Auckland
2003 The Annual Wallace Awards, Finalist, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Wellington
“This year's Wallace Art Award winner and a selection of finalists hang at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. The award is characterised by painting, but some of the most appealing points of the show are the odd objects - Kirsten Dryburgh's spiderweb-wrapped toy handgun and Megan Hansen-Knahori's Fourteen Cuddly Toy Jesus Crosses...” - Jon Bywater, 'Webbed Gun', Art New Zealand Issue 109