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, sculpting and video. Recent work explores the psychology of belief, absurdist philosophy and meaning-making.

She also works commercially as an illustrator, and textile designer 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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Upcoming Exhibitions:

JUL 2022 - Solo show at Miracle Room in Featherston

AUG 2022 - Solo show at Watson Gallery in Masterton

NOV 2022 - Group show at TwentySix in Wellington

Upcoming Workshops:

MAY 2022 - Mythical Creatures handbuilding/sculpting ceramics (adults)

Interview: Design Assembly -  5 minutes with Greta Menzies
Profile: Te Papa Blog - The Work of Greta Menzies​​

Exhibitions

2022        textile/adjacent - Anvil House Studio - group show

2022        Banner - TheSeeHere 

2021        Help Yourself - Enjoy Contemporary Art Space - group show

2021        Hey Freaks - TheSeeHere  

2020        Ascention - Twofiftyseven group show

2020        Blue Banners - TheSeeHere 

2019        See it Like This - Toi Pōneke 

2019        Alreadyinsideyou - TheSeeHere 

2018        NATUR - TheSeeHere 

2017        Alter(ed) Egos excerpts - Dirt Gallery

2017        Conversational Skins - Masters exhibition, Massey University

2017        EPISODE - Collaboration 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

Qualifications

2016        Master of  Design Hons. first class

2011        Bachelor of Design Hons. Textiles

Awards / Scholarships / Residencies

2021        Toi Poneke public art comission 

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