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Greta Menzies is a multidiciplinary artist with a background in textile design (MDes) living in Pōneke Wellington, Aotearoa NZ, with her partner and three children.

An ongoing interest in the psychology of belief, absurdist philosophy and mysticism sees her making work with an absurdist sense of humour spanning drawing, painting, textiles, ceramic sculpture and video.

She also works commercially as a 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 freelance for other clients.


Greta teaches ceramic handbuilding at KMC Studio in Wellington, and art workshops at tertiary institutions, galleries and in the community.

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


2023        HxWxD - TwentySix gallery
2023        textile/adjacent - Kingsroy Gallery

2023        Pink Banner - TheSeeHere

2022        Fruit Salad - Rice Pudding - group show

2022        Stitch Pinch Paint Burn - TwentySix gallery 

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        Creatives in Schools recipient - working in Mt Cook School
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

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