Mark Cross
Mark Cross - Contemporary Realist Artwork

Mark Cross (b. 1955)

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2012          "Works in Transit". Pierre Peeters Gallery, Auckland
2005          Sheep Country. Real Gallery Auckland
2004          Heta: Power and Fragility. Photographs SOCA gallery Auckland
                      Heta: Power and Fragility. Photographs Whangarei Art Museum
                      Wide Island. Paintings of Central Otago. Milford Gallery, Dunedin
2003          Recent Works: John Leech Gallery Auckland
2002          “Have We Offended” Te Manawa, Museum and Art Gallery
2002          Cook islands National Museum, Cook Is
1998-         Haleiwa Gallery, Hawaii
1997          Woodcuts, John Leech Gallery, Auckland
1996          Premier Gallery, Hawaii
1995          “Life Stills” John Leech Gallery, Auckland
1994           Canterbury Society of Arts, Christchurch
                        XPO Exhibitions/John Leech Gallery, Auckland
1993           “Anomalies”, John Leech Gallery, Auckland
1991            John Leech Gallery, Auckland
1989            Auckland Society of Arts, Auckland
                         North Gallery, Whangarei
                         Baycourt Cultural Centre, Tauranga
1988            Canterbury Society of Arts, Christchurch
                         Huanaki Cultural Centre, Niue
1987            QEII Arts Council Funded touring exhibition
                          NSA Whangarei
                          ASA Auckland
                          WSA Hamilton
1985             Molesworth Gallery Wellington

Group Exhibitions

2010-              Connect Gallery, Wil, Switzerland
2010 -             Minima Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
2005               Invitation Lightbox Exhibition: (Foreshore Archive) SOCA Gallery 
                      Invitational Screen Exhibition: (Six Days and the Pacific) SOCA
2003               "Exiles in Paradise", With Mahiriki Tangaroa, Beachcomber Gallery, Rarotonga
2002               Tulana Mahu Installation, Cook Island National Museum
2001               Tulana Mahu Installation, Manawatu Museum and Art Gallery, NZ
2000               Tulana Mahu Installation,Sydney Olympic Arts Festival, Australia
1999-2000       Tulana Mahu Installation, Asia Pacific Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia
1996               "Nukututaha: Art From Niue; The Lane Gallery Auckland
1996               "Landscapes" Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
1995               Drawings; Joint exhibition with John Pule, The Lane Gallery, Auckland
1993-1994       "Real Vision"; Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Chrischurch
1993               "Portray Portrait"; Morgan le Fay Gallery, Auckland
1992               Joint exhibition/book launch; Blue Angle Gallery Auckland
1990               "NZ Realists" Charlotte H Galleries, Auckland
1989               NZ Artists; Mezzanine Gallery, Brisbane
1986               Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland
                             ASA Gallery, Auckland
1984               Molesworth Gallery, Wellington

Awards and Grants

2014               Highly Commended in the Adam Portrait Prize, NZ Portrait Gallery
2006               Winner of the Auckland section of  the traveling "Coexistence"
                       exhibition originated in Jerusalem

1991               Merit Award, Birkenhead Trust Art Award
1990               Winner of the Central King Country Visual Arts Trust Award
1989               Winner of the Waitakere Licensing Trust Art Award
1987               QEII Arts Council, New Artist Promotion Scheme
                             Winner of the Bledisloe Medal for Landscape
1985               Finalist, Team MacMillan Ford Art Award
1984               Finalist, Team MacMillan Ford Art Award
1983               Winner of the Polynesian Airlines Short Story Award

Publications (written by artist)

2002               Introduction to Mark Cross "Have We Offended"
2000               "The Hyper-Decentralisation and Dissolving of Art Frameworks",
                       Australia Pacific History Conference Online Contribution. National Museum
                       of 
Australia.
1999               "Tahiono Art Collective; The Paradox of Isolation", Australia Art Monthly
1993               "Liku and the New Hiapo of John Pule", Art New Zealand Magazine
1983               "Time on this Island, Tusitala Magazine

Collections

Public:

  Waitakere  Licencing Trust
  
Auckland  University
 
Gallery on the Seam, Jerusulem

Corporate:

   Fletcher Challenge, NZ
  
Glaxo, NZ
  
Skellerup Group, NZ
   Reef Group, NZ

Private:

   Various collections in; NZ, Australia,USA, Panama, Canada, Japan, Britian, Switzerland, 
   
India, Lebanon

 

Special Projects

2012              Video collaboration with Darryn Harkness (Auckland) "Float"
2010              Video collaboration with Set Fire to Flames (Montreal) "Language of Moths"
2006-7            Private sector representative on the Niue Tax Reform Steering Committee
2005-6            Activism against the clear-felling of the Niue rain forest
2002               Artist in Residence with the British Consul to the Cook Islands
2000               Email input to the Pacific History Association's Conference, "Bursting Boundaries"
                      at the Australian National University, Canberra

1999-2003       Organised, Curated and participated in the "Tulana Mahu" (Shrine to Abundance)
                     
installation in Niue and shipped to Brisbane, Sydney, Auckland, Palmerston North
                      and the Cook Islands

1997 -             Established the Hikulagi Sculpture Park with Funding from the ASPCF.
                     
Helped construct first sculpture "Odesyk" by Mikoyan Vekula at Hikulagi
                     
Began construction on "Protean Habitat" an ongoing project at Hikulagi
                      Established, coordinated and participated in "Hiapo Foou" a tapa cloth revival
                      project under taken by Kolene Cross and funded by the NZ High Commission to
                      Niue.

1996               Established the Tahiono Arts Collective, Niue Island
                           Opened Gallery and Cooperative Sculpture workshop