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Artist Biography


Stephanie McEwin

Stephanie McEwin Bio
Art started  for me, as a girl in response to my Grandmothers sketch books.
I began, as she had, sketching everyone around me, the various fashions and social activities of the day.
My Grandmother, Sadie Harding was in the class of ’25 at Canterbury University, alongside Rita Angus, Evelyn Page and Olivia Spencer Bower.
I too, completed an MFA at UC in 2016 and continue a daily art practice in my studio at Birdlings Flat.
My subject matter is still born out of a response, a response to the chaos of masses of disparate data that I am exposed to every day in this information age.
I attempt to process this chaos by painting aggregate figures of non relationships and suspended meanings, sort of multi layered collisions.
I have been in the finals of The Adams Portraiture Awards  and The Parkin Drawing Prize and have a work in the permanent collection of The Fine Arts Portrait Gallery.
I received a painting scholarship in 2016 and went and studied hyperfigurality in Varanasi.

Stephanie McEwin Curriculum Vitae
DOB 21/04/1957

Introduction :My name is Stephanie McEwin and I have recently achieved a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Canterbury University. My practice involves figuration and patterning through application of paint, a continual process of creating, overly populated spaces, that reference and borrow motifs from my own life and my connection to Canterbury and Banks Peninsula. My work attempts to depict a living quality in all my subject matter.

Achievements and Exhibitions Finalist Adam Portraiture Awards (2007) Bill Hammond portrait in New Zealand Portrait Gallery Collection Bachelor of Fine Arts, UC (2013) Select Exhibition at SOFA Gallery (2013) Finalist in the Parkin Drawing Prize (2013) Friends of the Christchurch Art Gallery Scholarship (2013) Christchurch Art Show winner (2014) BFA Hons, UC (2014) University of Canterbury Alumni Scholarship (2015) Bickerton Widdowson Scholarship (2015) Bathers, Group Show at Selwyn Gallery (2015) Figg-ur-ay-shun, Group Exhibition at Chambers Gallery (2015) Susan Ethel Rose Travelling Scholarship (2016) The Madding Crowd, Solo Show at Chambers Gallery (2016) Masters Fine Arts Degree (2016) Scholarship trip to Varanasi, Residency at Kriti Gallery and working with Banaras University (2016) Talking Heads, Group Portrait Show at Next Gallery (2017) Entering the Anthropocene, Group Show at Pumanawa Gallery (2017) Finalist in the Parkin Prize awards (2017) Finalist in the Parkin Prize Awards (2018) Splash… joint exhibition with David Woodings at Chambers Gallery, August (2018) Court Artist for the Brenton Tarrant Hearing in Christchurch, June (2019)


Artist Exhibitions

  • 03rd May 2023 - 20th May 2023: Art Associates Aotearoa – Lyrical

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  • 04th Aug 2020 - 22nd Aug 2020: Kathy Barber – Shadow Pieces Stephanie McEwin – My Land Cries Rivers and Jessica Ritchie – Emergence

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  • 21st Aug 2018 - 8th Sep 2018: Merrily go around – David Woodings & Splash – Stephanie McEwin

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