Currently living in Auckland, New Zealand. Authorised to work anywhere in Japan, New Zealand, and the European Union.
March 2019 - present
Co-founder and lead designer, kommons.org
Kommons Werkstatt is a non-profit design and web development studio where I serve as the lead designer and developer. Responsible for design, code, operations, budgeting, helping existing clients, and seeking to attract new ones.
March 2017 - June 2018
Teaching support and tautoko, Elam School of Fine Arts
Taught first and second year studio art programme.
Specialised in sculpture, photography, moving-image, installation, performance and art history.
Responsible for benchmarking and assessment of student work.
November 2016 - December 2017
Gallery assistant, Sanderson Contemporary
Mounted and assisted in the installation of exhibitions by gallery artists.
Worked under the direction of gallery directors and represented artists.
Occasionally helped install and/or maintain work in buyers' homes.
October 2014 - March 2016
Workshop assistant, Michael Parekōwhai
Worked alongside Michael Parekōwhai and his team in Henderson, Auckland.
Responsible for sanding, modelling, cleaning, waterblasting, installing and removing artworks from shows across New Zealand and Australia.
Worked with materials such as aluminium, steel, wood, clay and epoxy resin.
A really awesome job and experience to have had that I am very grateful for.
I also work(ed) with the following groups:
The Eda Fund (with Komon Fujinuma)
A Kommons Werkstatt initiative of creating a socially responsible investment fund dedicated to supporting the arts in New Zealand through small grants and other means.
A community of artists and developers seeking augmentation through the arts of engineering and design, and closely aligned with the solarpunk movement. They express themselves through music, art, games, writing, and also put great value in play.
IOWA (It's Okay We're Artists, with Afreen Naoroji, Anita Kagaya, Bella Sun, Joseph Durana, Shi Xu, Rosza Majsa, Taipari Connelly, Albert Folasa-Sua, Kaoru Kodama, Jade Parks, Anna Ozawa, Kaylin Debruyn, Emily Cloete, Frida Lotz-Keegan, and Wai Ching)
A collective born out of an art school project, which ran from August 2014 - December 2015.
Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary), 2019, The University of Auckland
BFA (Hons), 2014 - 2017, Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland