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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 occasional 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 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 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