2014 March 28- April 17th Synchronicity Agora Gallery New York
2014 Gilberd Marriott Gallery Wellington 25th July - 11th August 2014
2012 and 2013 solo exhibitions at Exhibitions gallery and stock work Remuera Gallery Auckland .Suter Public art Gallery invited guest artist 2012.Solo Mythmakers 2013 Aratoi Public art gallery Masterton
2011 Exhibitions gallery group:Catherine Manchester ,Ewan Mcdougall and Eric Brew
2011 Simply the Best of group exhibition : Exhibitons Gallery
2010 Coca Gallery solo exhibition
2010 Williams gallery group show 2009 Williams gallery group show 2010
2009 summer group exhibition Williams gallery Wellington
2008 Morgan St gallery solo October
2007 Times Four Exhibition, Collective Wellington
Patterns of thought The Arthouse Christchurch solo
Summer catalogue exhibition Williams Gallery
Bonjour Monsieur Holman group exhibition Moray gallery Dunedin Ferner Catalogue Winter exhibition
2006 Attending light solo exhibition Morgan St Gallery Auckland Review Kath Webster Auckland and Art News editorial
2005 Group exhibition Morgan St Gallery Auckland Auckland Art Fair (group show)
Christchurch Art festival participant solo at Arthouse Figure Fiction Diversion Gallery Marlborough Leading NZ artists
Power Co. Calendar Connecting the Future NZ and Australian distribution
2004 Small meditations Station House Marlborough Ron Barber Figure Fiction Wellington solo Review National Business review John Smythe
2003 Jasminâ€™ s World Ferner Wellington solo
What became tomorrow Ferner Auckland solo
TV 3 Interview The nude: Ferner gallery with Ian Scott
2002 Transposition Ferner Auckland solo Cross The Space Ferner Wellington solo
2001 New Work Janne Land exhibition and Evening Post editorial Dislocation
2000 Art on Tour Robert McDougall Public Art Gallery Catalogue and Hang Ups Ferner Auckland solo
Hang Ups Ferner Wellington solo
1999 Ferner solo Auckland Ferner solo Wellington
1998 Ferner Solo Auckland
COCA gallery Christchurch solo Review the Press Warwick Henderson Auction , Auckland
Summer art group show Warwick Henderson
1997 A special Place auction Warwick Henderson. Miniature works group show COCA
Warwick Henderson Group exhibition. COCA solo Exhibition
1996 Chiaroscuro Gallery group exhibition, Auckland. Gallery No 5 Dunedin group show
1995 Chiaroscuro Gallery solo, Auckland. Loft gallery group show , Christchurch
1994 Loft gallery solo Christchurch
Small works Group exhibition, Brooke Gifford,Christchurch. Forrester Public Art gallery ,Solo Layers .
1993 Janne Land. Before Tomorrow
Teko Teko Gallery Palm Springs, USA .Solo Womens Lives, McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch. Suter Gallery :Womens Sufferage exhibition. Aigantighe Public Art Gallery solo:Layers
1992 Prospect Canterbury McDougall Public Art Gallery . Brooke Gifford , Christchurch ,Group Show: Open Image
1991 CSA Solo Relationships of the Interior. Kudos Gallery Wellington Solo
1990 Wairarapa Public Art Gallery Masterton solo. Kudos Gallery solo: They Speak in Whispers.
1989 La Quete Gallery, Christchurch, solo exhibition.
Dunedin Public Art gallery Annex solo: Works from Rome.
1988 New Zealand Embassy, London solo.
1987 Carnegie gallery, solo, Dunedin. 331/3
Gallery ,Wellington. Solo exhibition
Bowen gallery stock Show.
1986 Carnegie gallery solo Dunedin
Catherine Manchester bio
Catherine Manchester was born in Auckland in 1957 and gained a BA in Literature at Victoria University, Wellington. She studied at the Ilam Art School from 1979 and graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts from Dunedin Polytechnic in 1984. She has been exhibiting successfully since 1986 and her work is held in private and public collections throughout New Zealand. In 1986 Manchester was a recipient of a Creative New Zealand Grant and the following year she was awarded the Rita Angus Residency. She currently resides in Wellington.
Her diverse and extensive education is reflected in the many influences that invest her art. Her work is both expressionist and abstract, avant garde and classical; with the deliberate brushwork of Rembrandt and the stylistic intensity of Francis Bacon. Her paintings have strong gestural qualities but also the constructed elements of formal abstraction. The technique of building up the layers of paint then rubbing back is a deliberate method of treatment that adds resonance to the rhythm of the free brush work.
The technique of layering the paint is echoed in the multi-layered meaning that can be read in her works. The figurative works speak to the viewer about fluidity and rhythm but also contain a brooding intensity, beneath which are undercurrents of mysticism, symbolism and spirituality.
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