Born Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

Tutored by Vivian Lynn, 1975–79 

Since the age of 15, Viky Garden has predominantly used herself as the model for her work. Through this singular practice and over the course of three decades, she has explored the transitory nature of change and impermanence, themes that offer a framework to consider personal and universal aspects of the female experience.

Currently living in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand with Steve Garden, who owns Rattle Records, a label specialising in music by cutting-edge composers and performers (www.rattle.co.nz) and their cat, Billy Knuckles.

A multi disciplined artist, her work is held in private collections in New Zealand, Australia, UK, Canada, USA, and Europe.

Represented by:

Artis Gallery, Auckland, NZ (website here)

Fe29 Gallery, Dunedin, NZ (website here)

The Art Spirit Gallery, Idaho, USA (website here)

Media Weblinks:

Facebook: vikygardenartist

Instagram: vikygarden

Youtube: Viky Garden - Fe29 Gallery 2019

Youtube: Viky Garden 2017

Youtube: Viky Garden 2016 

Youtube: Viky Garden - Warwick Henderson Gallery 2016

Awards

2019 Winner, 13th Pollux Photography Award, Self Portrait Category,

                       Barcelona, Spain

2019 Finalist, 13th Pollux Photography Award, Fine Art Category,

                       Barcelona, Spain

2019 Finalist, 13th Pollux Photography Award, Alternative Processes Category,

                       Barcelona, Spain

2019 Finalist, Parkin Drawing Award, Wellington, NZ

2018 Winner, Alternative Processes, Julia Margaret Cameron 12th Annual

                       Photography Award, Barcelona, Spain
2018 Finalist, Parkin Drawing Award, Wellington, NZ

2017 Finalist, Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, Whakatane, NZ
2016 Finalist, Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, Whakatane, NZ
2016 Finalist, Adam Portraiture Award, NZ Portrait Gallery, Wellington, NZ
2015 Finalist, NZ Painting & Printmaking Award, Hamilton, NZ
2015 Finalist, Merit Award, Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, Whakatane, NZ
2014 Finalist, Adam Portraiture Award, NZ Portrait Gallery, Wellington, NZ
2011 Finalist, Aesthetica Creative Works Award, UK
1992 Finalist, Adam Portraiture Award, NZ Portrait Gallery, Wellington, NZ
1992 Finalist, Portraiture Award Auckland Society of Arts, Auckland, NZ
1988 Finalist, Portraiture Award Auckland Society of Arts, Auckland, NZ 

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Viky Garden - Paintings, Fe29 Gallery, Dunedin

2019 Casting Shadows, Fe29 Gallery, Dunedin

2018 Say It To My Face, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland
2016 Seven By Two, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland
2009 Passengers, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland
2008 New World Virtues, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland
2007 Hinterland, Judith Anderson Gallery, Napier
2006 Girls and Dolls, Judith Anderson Gallery, Napier
2006 Arabesques, Edmiston Duke Gallery, Auckland
2005 Femme-Bridal Suite, Edmiston Duke Gallery, Auckland
2005 Dressergirls, Judith Anderson Gallery, Napier
2004 Baselines, Judith Anderson Gallery, Auckland
2003 Polemos, Judith Anderson Gallery, Auckland 
2002 Any Given Day, Judith Anderson Gallery, Auckland
2001 Auckland - A Work Of Fiction, Judith Anderson Gallery, Auckland
2000 Here, After, Peters Muir Petford, Auckland
1999 Contra-indication, Peters Muir Petford, Auckland
1997 Office Wives, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland
1996 Sisters of Mercy, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland 
1995 A Thin Disguise, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland 
1994 True Life Studies, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland 
1990 Nudes, Auckland Society of Arts 
1989 Solo Exhibition, Auckland Society of Arts

Group Exhibitions

2019 Our People - Our Land, Artis Gallery, Auckland 

2019 13th Pollux Photographic Awards Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain

2019 Julia Margaret Cameron Awards Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain

2019 Auckland Art Fair, NZ

2018 Katherine Mansfield Exhibition, NZ Portrait Gallery, Wellington

2018 Parkin Drawing Award, NZ Academy, Wellington

2018 Winter Group Exhibition, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland

2018 Auckland Art Fair, NZ

2017 20th Anniversary Exhibition, The Art Spirit Gallery, Idaho, USA

2017 Winter Group Exhibition, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland 
2016 Adam Portraiture Exhibition, Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford NZ
2016 Winter Catalogue, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2016 Adam Portraiture Exhibition, Selected Work, Pah Homestead, Auckland
2016 Auckland Art Fair, NZ
2016 Adam Portraiture Exhibition, Wellington, NZ
2016 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, Whakatane, NZ
2015 Adam Portraiture Exhibition, Selected Works, Hastings City Art Gallery, NZ 
2015 NZ Painting & Printmaking Exhibition, The Pavilion, Hamilton, NZ 
2015 Adam Portraiture Exhibition, The Millenium Gallery, Blenheim NZ 
2015 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, Whakatane, NZ
2014 Adam Portraiture Exhibition, Percy Thomson Gallery Stratford NZ  
2014 Adam Portraiture Exhibition, Selected Works, Pah Homestead, Auckland 
2014 Autumn Catalogue, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2014 12 Gallery Artists, The Art Spirit Gallery, Idaho, USA
2014 Best of the Basement, The Art Spirit Gallery, Idaho, USA
2014 Adam Portraiture Exhibition, Wellington, NZ
2014 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, Whakatane, NZ
2013 Best of the Basement, The Art Spirit Gallery, Idaho, USA
2012 Bristol Art Fair, Wetpaint Gallery, UK
2011 Winter Catalogue, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2010/11 Summer Catalogue, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2010 New work by 12 artists, The Art Spirit Gallery, Idaho, USA
2010 Nature/Nurture, Braveheart Trust Exhibition, Auckland, NZ
2009/10 Summer Catalogue, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2009 Spring Catalogue, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2009 Real & Unreal, Surrealist Exhibition, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland
2009 Autumn Catalogue, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2009 Best of the Basement, The Art Spirit Gallery, Idaho, USA
2008/9 Summer Exhibition, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2008 New works by 11 artists, The Art Spirit Gallery, Idaho, USA
2007/8 Summer Exhibition, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2007 Robert Allison Collection, The Johnston Collection, Melbourne, Australia
2003 Invited Artists, Judith Anderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2002 National Portraiture Exhibition, NZ Portrait Gallery, Wellington, NZ
2000 Spring Exhibition, Anderson Park Gallery, Invercargill, NZ
1999 Cranwell Drawing Exhibition, Christchurch
1998 Spring Exhibition, Anderson Park Gallery, Invercargill, NZ 
1997 Winter Group Exhibition, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland, NZ 
1996 Il Giardino, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland, NZ 
1994 Buy by Tender, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland, NZ 
1993 Still Life, Morgan Le Fay Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1993 Painterly Women, Morgan Le Fay Gallery, Auckland, NZ 
1993 Animals Animals, Morgan Le Fay Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1993 Icon Exhibition, Morgan Le Fay Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1993 Autumn Exhibition, Auckland Society of Arts, NZ
1993 Open Portraiture, Auckland Society of Arts, NZ 
1993 Lifework - A Personal View, Morgan Le Fay Gallery, Auckland, NZ 
1993 Portray Portrait Morgan Le Fay Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1992 Life Stills and Styles, Morgan Le Fay Gallery, Auckland, NZ 
1992 Autumn Exhibition, Auckland Society of Arts, NZ 
1991 Spring Exhibition, Auckland Society of Arts, NZ
1990 Womens Art Auction, Auckland Society of Arts, NZ
1990 Spring Exhibition, Auckland Society of Arts, NZ 
1990 Autumn Exhibition, Auckland Society of Arts, NZ 
1990 Open Portraiture, Auckland Society of Arts, NZ
1989 Spring Exhibition, Auckland Society of Arts, NZ
1989 Autumn Exhibition, Auckland Society of Arts, NZ
1988 Open Portraiture, Auckland Society of Arts, NZ

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