Greta Menzies is an artist living in Pōneke Wellington, Aotearoa NZ, with her partner and three children. Her multidisciplinary practice sits at the intersection of art and design.
Greta's art practice is based in drawing, painting, ceramics and video. Recent work explores the psychology of belief, absurdist philosophy and meaning-making.
She also works commercially as a textile designer/illustrator for product, print and animation. Trained in textile design with a focus on Illustration, Greta is an expert in creating repeat-patterns, and works regularly for Thunderpants NZ, USA & UK, and sporadically for other clients. She also guest lectures & tutors at tertiary institutions, galleries and in the community.
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AUG 2022 - Solo show at Watson Gallery in Masterton
NOV 2022 - Group show at TwentySix in Wellington
2022 Corn Dog Moon - The Watson gallery - solo show
2022 Fingers Crossed - The Miracle Room gallery - solo show
2022 textile/adjacent - Anvil House Studio
2022 Banner - TheSeeHere
2021 Help Yourself - Enjoy Contemporary Art Space
2021 Hey Freaks - TheSeeHere
2020 Ascention - Twofiftyseven
2020 Blue Banners - TheSeeHere
2019 See it Like This - Toi Pōneke - solo show
2019 Alreadyinsideyou - TheSeeHere
2018 NATUR - TheSeeHere
2017 Alter(ed) Egos - Dirt Gallery
2017 Conversational Skins - Masters exhibition, Massey University
2017 EPISODE - Collab with Russell Kleyn - 'Hyperreal' group show, Silo 6, Auckland
2015 Make/Use (group) - Objectspace Gallery
2014 YESYES - Occupation: Artist Studio Residency show
2014 Alter(ed) Egos - ShapeShifting, Transformative Paradigms in Fashion & Textile Design, AUT
2013 Self Portrait - LightBox, Thistle Hall
2016 Master of Design. 1st class hons.
2011 Bachelor of Textile Design. 1st class hons.
Awards / Scholarships / Residencies
2022 Artist in residence at Scot's College
2021 Recipient of Toi Poneke building frontage public art commission
2019 EAT Emerging Artist Trust Grant for solo show
2017 ECC NZ Design/Craft Awards: Rembrandt Fashion and Textile Award
2016 Open Source award: Open Source in the Arts category winner (for Make/Use project)
2016 BEST award: Bronze (for Make/Use project)
2015 Objectspace Gallery Designer in Residence
2015 Massey Masterate Scholarship
2014 Occupation: Artist Studio Residency
2012 Design Institute of Australasia (DIA) AGOTYA Award for Textile Design 2012
2011 Athfield Architects Award: Outstanding Achievement in Textile Design 2011
2011 Massey Scholar -Academic Excellence Scholarship
2011 Summer Scholarship: assisting Dr Jessica Payne 2011