Détente

By Lix North

Medium: Oil on aluminium

Size: 85cm by 120cm

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About the Artist

A Brief History

Lix North secured her first solo show at one of Auckland’s most enduring and respected contemporary galleries, the Oedipus Rex, within 12 months of graduating art school. Winning the Telecom NZ Art Award in 1999, just months prior to graduating from NMIT’s School of Visual Arts, by 2003 she became the youngest artist published in E.M. Caughey’s book ’Art New Zealand Today’.


Lix cites a childhood in the stunning, yet isolated, New Zealand hill country as the catalyst for her ever-active imagination and unique way of seeing the world. In 2007 she moved from New Zealand to Brisbane, Australia, spending the majority of the ensuing decade as a professional illustrator, photographer and commission artist under the name of her graphic art studio, Lix Creative. 2016 saw Lix return her focus to conceptual fine art and exhibition, kicking off her comeback as a category winner in the 2016 Lethbridge 10,000 Art Award.

Education

1999


Diploma in Visual Arts (DipVA 3yrs), Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, New Zealand
1996
NZQA Scholarship in Photography, New Zealand

Exhibitions

2016
Insurgent (Group), Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Lethbridge 10000 Finalist Exhibition (Group), Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, Australia


2010
Mortimer Portrait Prize Finalist Exhibition (Group), QLD/NSW/ACT/VIC Touring
Arts Qld Live Art (Group), Royal Brisbane Exhibition, Australia


2009
Arts Qld Live Art (Group), Royal Brisbane Exhibition, Australia
Minus Canvas III (Group), Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane, Australia


2007
Relaunch Exhibition (Group), The Refinery Gallery, Nelson, New Zealand


2006
Arts Qld Live Art (Group), Royal Brisbane Exhibition, Australia
Minus Canvas III (Group), Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane, Australia


2005
Art of New Zealand ’05 (Group), Nayland College, Nelson, New Zealand
Grand Opening Exhibition (Group), The Art Factor Gallery, Nelson, New Zealand


2004
Art of New Zealand ’04 (Group), Nayland College, Nelson, New Zealand


2003
Self Titled, Start Gallery (Solo), Wellington, New Zealand
Mid-Winter Exhibition (Group), Start Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Art of New Zealand ’03 (Group), Nayland College, Nelson, New Zealand
No Res (with Andy Clover), Gallery 203, Nelson, New Zealand


2002
Digillusions (Solo), Silkwood Gallery, Nelson, New Zealand
Arcanum (with Andy McCubbin), Silkwood Gallery, Nelson, New Zealand


2001
Art in Windows (Group), a Nelson Arts Festival Project, Nelson, New Zealand
Soliloquy (Solo), Oedipus Rex Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand


2000
Showcase; New Work (Group), Oedipus Rex Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Contra (with Merrin Tandy), The Metro, Nelson, New Zealand

Awards & Prizes

1999
Creme (Group), NMIT Graduate Exhibition, Nelson, New Zealand
Telecom Art Award Finalist Exhibition (Group), Suter Art Gallery, Nelson, New Zealand
Olympic Exhibition (Group), Capital E Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Lessons in Movement (Solo), Silkwood Gallery, Nelson, New Zealand

2016
Category Winner - Lethbridge 10,000 Small Scale Art Award, Brisbane, Australia

2010
Finalist - Mortimer Portrait Prize, Australia
Finalist - Aesthetica Art Prize, United Kingdom

1999
Winner - Telecom New Zealand Art Award, New Zealand

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