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2018
Art Karlsruhe Art Fair (with Galerie Gimpel et Muller, Paris), Germany, 22 - 25 February 2018
The 26th Annual Wallace Art Awards, Academy Galleries, Wellington, NZ, 19 Feb – 25 March 201
From Nowhere to Somewhere, PAULNACHE, Gisborne, NZ, 5 Jan -3 Feb 2018
2017
*Disruptions: La Integridad de las Diferencias, Decentered Gallery, Av.17 Poniente No.1113, Barrio de Santiago, Puebla, México, Dec 1, 2017 - March 2, 2018
The 26th Annual Wallace Art Awards, Wallace Gallery Morrinsville, NZ, 29 Nov 2017 – 28 Jan 2018
From Dust to Water, Rise Gallery, 241 W. Charleston Blvd #130, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 14 - 30 Nov 2017
In The Round (Group exhibition), Rayner Brothers Gallery, NZ, Oct 2017
the 26th Annual Wallace Art Awards, The Pah Homestead, Auckland, New Zealand, 5 Sept - 12 Nov 2017
Zoo Criptage (curated by Clara Djian & Nicolas Leto), Sainte Eugénie, Biarritz, FR, 21 Aug - 1 Oct 2017
Valley Of Faces: Paredolia in the Basin & Range, The Art Institute of Las Vegas Gallery, 2350 Corporate Circle, Henderson, NV, 25 July - Sept 22, 2017
Spring Salon, Zoya Tommy, 4102 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77004, May 2017
Valley Of Faces: Paredolia in the Basin & Range, Winchester Cultural Center, McLeod St, Las Vegas, NV, 2017
RED, Aerial Gallery, S. Main Street (between Gass and Garcias), Downtown, City of Las Vegas
Tilting The Basin: Contemporary Art in Nevada, Downtown Las Vegas, NV, USA, Spring 2017
Laluzapalooza 2017, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, USA, 3 March - 2 April 2017
Idem Print Project Residency (in association with Editions Komela), 51 rue du Montparnasse, Paris, France, February 2017
Karlsruhe Art Fair (Galerie Gimpel+Muller), Messe Karlsruhe, Messeallee 1, D-76287 Rheinstetten, Germany, 16 - 18 February 2017
Waisculpt and Et Alia: Two Collections Six Years, Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Cnr Bruce and Dixon St, Masterton, New Zealand, 21 Jan  - 24 Feb 2017
2016
In Memory of Water, Room, Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NYC, USA, 2016
Vignette-30 Years at Tylee Cottage 1986-2016, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand, 19 Nov 2016 - 12 Feb 2017
'2016 Air New Zealand 'Kiwis in LA Art Show and Wine Tasting', Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, 12-10pm 22 Oct 2016
Modern Art Blitz interview 23 October 2016
Skull Biennial 2016, The Studio at Sahara West Library, Las Vegas,NV, USA 21 Oct - 9 Dec 2016
Tilting The Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada (group), Nevada Museum of Art, 160 West Liberty Street, Reno, NV, USA, 5 August - 23 October, 2016
Bos † Taurerewa † Couper † Lee, PAULNACHE, Upstairs, 89 Grey Street, Gisborne, New Zealand, 22 July - 13 August 2016
Matthew Couper & JK Russ: Salon of Desert Martyrs, Zoya Tommy, 4102 Fannin St, Houston, TX, USA, 10 June - 16 July 2016
Arquetopia Artist Residency, Avenida 15 Poniente 715, Centro Histórico, Puebla, Mexico, 9 May - 6 June, 2016
30th Laluzapalooza, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, USA, 4-79 March 2015
IMAGETEXTE4 (group), Topographie De L'Art, 15 rue de Thorigny, Paris, FR, 16 Feb -27 April 2016
Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 2016 (judge: Richard Fahey), Te koputu a te whanga a Toi-Whakatane Exhibition Centre, New Zealand, 30 Jan - 10 March, 2016
2015
Six Artists: Las Vegas, 418 Mesquite, 481 Mesquite, Suite 130, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 3 - 9 December 2015
Nosferatu and the Spider Woman(with JK Russ), PAULNACHE, Upstairs, 89 Grey Street, Gisborne, New Zealand, 18 September -3 October 2015
Sydney Contemporary, PAULNACHE, CARRIAGEWORKS, 245 Wilson Street, Sydney, Australia, 10 - 13 September 2015
Mostly Clay (group), Rayner Brothers Gallery, 52 Guyton Street, Whanganui, New Zealand, 21 August - September 2015
29th Laluzapalooza, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, USA, 6-29 March 2015
Au Pair, Galerie Gimpel et Muller, 12 Rue Guénégaud, Paris, France, 22 January -2 May 2015
2014
EAST: Local Colour (curated by Linda Tyler), Hastings City Art Gallery, 201 Eastbourne Street East, Hawkes Bay, NZ, 15 Nov 2014- 15 Feb 2015
A Beautiful Life (group exhibition) PAULNACHE, Upstairs, 89 Grey Street, Gisborne, New Zealand, 7 - 13 December 2014
Monkey See (group exhibition), Tabla Rasa, 224 48th St, Brooklyn, NY, 5 November - 13 December 2014
'Scape (group exhibition), Te Koputu a te Whanga a Toi - Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre, Esplanade Mall, Whakatane, New Zealand, 25 Oct 2014 - 18 Jan 2015
Life Is Beautiful, Western Hotel, Downtown Las Vegas, 24 - 26 October 2014
Texas Contemporary Art Fair, with Zoya Tommy Contemporary, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX, USA, 4 - 7 September 2014
Lying In Space, (group), 30Upstairs, 30 Courtenay Place, Wellington, New Zealand, 3 - 20 September 2014
MAS ATTACK (group) Torrance Art Museum, 9 August, 2014
2014 London Biennale Pollination in Las Vegas, multiple venues, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 14-15 & 21-22 June 2014
HORROR VACUI!, Winchester Cultural Center Gallery, 3130 McLeod Dr., Las Vegas, NV, USA, 27 May - 18 July 2014
BLACK SQUARE/ BLACK CROSS/ BLACK FLAG, SmallWorks Gallery, 87 Bromley Street, Brisbane, Australia, 24 April - May 2014
AES+F: Last Riot and other contemporary works from the collection of Dr Dick Quan, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia, 18 April - 1 June 2014
Frameless (group exhibition) Development Gallery, 110 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket, Auckland, 20 March - April 2014
Public/Private: Images of Devotion from 19th and Early 20th Century Mexico, Barrick Museum, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 27 March - 13 September 2014
Tools of the Trade, curated by Justin Jade Morgan, PAULNACHE, Upstairs, 89 Grey Street, Gisborne, New Zealand, 7 - 29 March 2014
28th Laluzapalooza, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, USA, 7- 30 March 2014
Limbo of the Journeyman, PAULNACHE, Upstairs, 89 Grey Street, Gisborne, New Zealand, 3 - 25 January 2014
2013
Sampler. Las Vegas. Group exhibition curated by Matthew Couper, Contemporary Arts Center, 107 E Charleston Blvd, #120, Las Vegas, NV, USA, November 2013
Thirty-Three. Tauranga Art Gallery, Cnr Wharf and Willow Street, Tauranga, NZ, October 2013 - January 2014
Recent Devotional Paintings curated by John Seed, Riverside City College Art Gallery, 4800 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA, USA, 23 Sept -22 Nov, 2013
Santa Muerte Arts Festival, Sacred Machine, Tuscon, AZ, 14 Sept - 3 Nov, 2013
Build the | das Bild (group exhibition), Studio Baustelle, Berthelsdorfer str 11, 12043 Berlin, Germany, 11 Sept - Oct, 2013
Parallel Lines. Group exhibition curated by Matthew Couper, PAULNACHE, Gisborne NZ, 6 - 30 August, 2013
The Artist As Peasant, Auckland Art Fair/ PAULNACHE, The Cloud @ the Viaduct, New Zealand, 7 - 11 August, 2013
Thirty-Three, (touring exhibition), Aigantighe Art Gallery, 49 Wai iti Road, Timaru , NZ, 9 June -August 2013
Valley Of Dry Bones, OXS Gallery, 716 North Carson Street, Suite A, Carson City, NV, USA, 3 June - 26 July, 2013
Disco Inferno group exhibition (curated by Matthew Couper), Momas'n Dadas, 926b South Casino Center Blvd. Las Vegas, NV, USA, 7 - 19 June 2013
3rd Annual Beyond The Sacred Invitational, Sacred Machine, 245 E. Congress Suite 123, Tucson, AZ, USA, 12 April - 12 May, 2013
Make Do & Mend, Whangarei Art Museum, The Hub, Dent Street, Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand,
Troll Im Dachgeschoss (with Matt Arbuckle and Tyrone Layne), Bucker Project Space, Grossbeerenstrasse 13, Muckernbucker, Berlin, Germany, 22 March - April 2013
Thirty-Three, (touring exhibition), Aratoi, Wairarapa Museum of Art & History, Cnr Bruce and Dixon St, Masterton, NZ, 22 March - 26 May 2013
Laluzapalooza Year XXVII, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, USA, 1 - 31 March, 2013
Art Fair Philippines, (Light and Space Contemporary), The Link, Parkway Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City 1224, February 7-10, 2013
Thirty-Three, (touring exhibition), Tairawhiti Museum, Gisborne, NZ, 1 February – 17 March 2013
2012
Thirty-Three, (touring exhibition), Eastern Southland Gallery, Cnr. Hokonui Drive and Norfolk Street, Gore, NZ, 1 Dec 2012 - 27 Jan 2013
The Valley Of The Dry Bones, Mark Hutchins Gallery, 216a Upper Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand, 1- 24 November 2012
Primal Streams: Manuel Cordero, Matthew Couper & Jerry Vigil, O'Sullivan Art Gallery, Regis University, 3333 Regis Boulevard, Denver, CO, USA, 23 October - 7 December 2012
EAST 2012 (selected by Bill Milbank), Hastings City Art Gallery, 201 Eastbourne Street East Hastings 4122 Hawke's Bay NZ, 27 October 2012 - 13 January 2013
The Whaling and Nashing of Teeth, PAULNACHE, Upstairs, 89 Grey Street, Gisborne, New Zealand, 19 October - 17 November 2012
Firmamentation: New works by JK Russ & Matthew Couper, SmallWorks Gallery, 87 Bromley Street, Brisbane, Australia, 5 October - November 2012
21st Annual Wallace Art Awards 2012, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Road, Auckland, New Zealand 4 Sept - 11 Nov 2012
London Biennale 2012: Performance, Pop Up Art House, 730 W. Sunset, Henderson, NV, US 7-9pm, 21 July 2012
Thirty-Three, (touring exhibition), Te Manawa, 326 Main Street, Palmerston North, NZ, 14 July - 21 October 2012
Charles Krafft & Matthew Couper: Guns & Skulls, Zoya Tommy Contemporary, 3227 1/2 Milam Street, Houston, TX, USA, 26 May - 23 June 2012
Anti War - Anti Orgasm, Light and Space Contemporary, 53 Fairlane St. West Fairview, 1118 Quezon City, Philippines, 14 April - 5 May 2012
Luluzapalooza, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, USA, 2 March - 1 April 2012
Oops, Oo Gallery, 324 Wall Street, Kingston, NY, USA, 17 February - 20 March 2012
Thirty-Three, (touring exhibition), Hastings City Art Gallery, 201 Eastbourne Street East Hastings, New Zealand, 4 Feb - 6 May 2012
Public and Private Battles, PAULNACHE, Upstairs, Cnr Gladstone and Grey Sts, Gisborne, New Zealand 4 - 25 February 2012
Quantum Mysticism, Sacred Machine, 245 E Congress St, Suite 123, Tucson, AZ, USA February 2012
2011
Look, See Group Show, SmallWorks Gallery, 87 Bromley Street, Brisbane, Australia, 25 November 2011 - 22 January 2012
10,000 Skeletons (group exhibition), 222 Imperial, E Imperial Ave, Las Vegas, NV, USA 6 October - 4 November 2011
20th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2011, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Road, Auckland, New Zealand 6 Sept - 16 Oct 2011
Men Of Clay, Rayner Brothers Gallery, 52 Guyton St, Whanganui, New Zealand 5 August - 10 September 2011
Auckland Art Fair 2011, Mark Hutchins Gallery, Stand 9, Auckland Viaduct, New Zealand 5 - August 2011
22nd Annual Juried Show, Contemporary Art Center, 107 East Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, USA 5 May - 18 June 2011
89XXXhibition, UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV, USA 20 May - 9 July 2011
Pop Gun, Rayner Brothers Gallery, 52 Guyton St, Whanganui, New Zealand, 13 May - June 2011
Rites in the Meadows, PAULNACHE, Upstairs 89 Grey St, Gisborne 5 - 28 May 2011
Beyond The Sacred, Sacred Machine, 245 E. Congress Suite 123, Tucson, AZ, USA, May 13th - 31 July 2011
Creative Hawkes Bay Invitational 2011, Hastings City Art Gallery, 201 Eastbourne Street East Hastings, New Zealand, 9 April - 26 June 2011
Everything But The Kitschen Sync, Vol XVI, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, USA, 4 - 27 March 2011
2010
Away From Dios, CMTV Galería, Carrer de Sant Pere Mes Alt 36 Barcelona, Spain, 9 December 2010- January 2011
Reconstructed. Group exhibition, Mahara Gallery, Mahara Pl, Waikanae, New Zealand, 28 November 2010 - 23 January 2011
Credo and Quest–a selective survey of Religion and Spirituality in New Zealand Art, Whangarei Art Museum, Water Street, Whangarei, New Zealand, 15 Nov 2010 – 7 Jan 2011
Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Community Celebration/Dance, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, 1615 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 29 Oct - 29 Nov, 2010
19th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2010, Pah Homestead, Delargey Ave, 72 Hillsborough Road, Auckland, 7 Sept - 3 Oct 2010
A Morris Graves Centenary Invitational Exhibition, Rock|DeMent Visual Art Space, 306 S. Washington, Studio #104, Seattle, WA 98104 USA, 6 -28 August 2010
2010 Carey Smith & Co Ltd Whanganui Arts Review, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, 9 July - 7 September 2010
Calender Girls, Rayner Brothers Gallery, 52 Guyton St, Whanganui, 3 September - 16 October 2010
BYO, PAULNACHE, Upstairs 89 Grey St, Gisborne 7 - 29 May 2010
Culturally Baroque, Mark Hutchins Gallery, 216a Upper Willis Street, Wellington, 14 April - 8 May 2010
Creative Hawkes Bay Invitational 2010, Hastings City Art Gallery, 201 Eastbourne Street East Hastings, 9 April - 27 June 2010
Malfunction Baroque, Rayner Brothers Gallery, 52 Guyton St, Whanganui, 1 April - 15 May 2010
Whanganui, The Gravy, Episode 10, Series 4, screens 9.35pm, Sat 6 & Tues 9 Feb TVNZ 7, 2010
Summer 2010, Mark Hutchins Gallery, 216a Upper Willis Street, Wellington, 19 January - 6 February 2010
Paper Money, PAULNACHE, Gisborne, 1 January - 3 February 2010
2009
90 Years, 90 Works, Sarjeant Gallery, Queen's Park, Whanganui, 12 December 2009 - 14 March 2010
Seen This Century, Judith Anderson Gallery, 425 Kereru Rd RD1 Hastings Hawkes Bay, 7 November - December 2009
The Captain. Tauranga Art Gallery, Cnr Wharf and Willow Sts, Tauranga, 21 October - 31 January 2010
18th Annual Wallace Art Awards, Wallace Trust Gallery, 305 Queen St, Auckland, 7 September - 2 October 2009
Thirty-Three, PAULNACHE, Upstairs 89 Grey St, Gisborne July - August 2009
A. PAULNACHE Project (group exhibition) Pirie Street, Mt. Victoria, Wellington 13 June - 18 July 2008
The Votive Image, Mark Hutchins Gallery (with Tony Lane & Terry Stringer), 216a Willis Street Wellington 20 May - 13 June 2009
Thrill Me Every Day: The Celia Dunlop Collection, The New Dowse 45 Laings Rd Lower Hutt 2 May - 13 Sept 2009
Real Art Roadshow, Eastern Carpark, Cnr Quay and Lower Hobson Sts, Auckland 5 - 7 February 2009
The National Drawing Award, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wtgn 21 Feb – 14 Mar 2009
Mind Games: Surrealism in Aotearoa, Hastings City Art Gallery, 201 Eastbourne Street East 6 February - 5 April 2009
The National Drawing Award, The Physics Room, Chch 21 Jan –7 Feb 2009
2008
The National Drawing Award, ARTSPACE, Auck 29 Nov – 20 Dec 2008,
Group Exhibition, Korkos Gallery, G/F, 3 Prince's Terrace, Hong Kong 8 October - Nov 2008
The Real Art Roadshow (Silver) Mahara Gallery, Waikanae 11 October - Dec 2008
Skullduggery, Rayner Brothers Gallery, 52 Guyton St, Wanganui 11 October - 22 Nov 2008
The 17th Annual Wallace Awards 2008 (Travelling Exhibition- The Edge, Auckland and The New Dowse, Lower Hutt) 2 September - 3 February 2009
Travel Log, The Pencil Gallery, Gisborne 89 Grey Street Gisborne 3 October - 1 November 2008
The Adam National Portrait Award. National Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Queens Wharf, Wellington, March 2008
It's All About Whanau / Ex Nihilo Sui Et Subjecti. Janne Land Gallery, Wellington 11 - 29 March 2008
2 Degrees The Pencil Gallery, 89 Grey Street Gisborne 2 February - 2 March 2008
2007
The Museum of Inherent Vice, Sarjeant Gallery, Queen's Park Wanganui, November 07 - February 2008

The 16th Annual Wallace Awards 2007, The Wallace Art Gallery, Queen Street, Auckland 2007

The 2007 Carey Smith & Co Whanganui Arts Review Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui, Sept - Oct 2007
Tylee Cottage: 21 Years, Sarjeant Gallery, Queen's Park Wanganui, May 2007
The Real Art Roadshow, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, May 2007
Family Ties, (Rear Window), Dunedin Public Art Gallery, May 2007
Norseweart (finalist), Hawkes Bay Exhibition Centre, Hastings April 2007
The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award (finalist) Waikato Society of Arts, Hamilton, Feb-April 2007
2006
Group Exhibition Roger Williams Contemporary, Auckland Dec 06-March 07
National Drawing Award, Artspace Auckland, Dec 06
The Art Event, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, Nov
Te Hue Upu, Pataka Porirua, Oct
Birds Sarjeant Gallery-Oct-Feb
Prologue: The Matthew Couper & Jo Russ Collection. Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui 14 October - 26 November
Tiki Tour Whangarei Art Museum-Oct
The 15th Annual Wallace Awards 2006, (Travelling Exhibition- The Edge, Auckland and Pataka, Porirua)
Myth Maker Pencil Gallery Gisborne August-Sept
The 2006 Carey Smith & Co Whanganui Arts Review Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui, August 2006
Her Majestys Pleasure Objectspace Auckland June-July
Birds Pataka June-Oct
The Luck Creed Janne Land Gallery April
2005
One Thing or Thing Two. 64zero3, Christchurch Nov

Miniatures. Temple Gallery, Dunedin.

The 14th Annual Wallace Awards. Wallace Gallery, Auckland. COCA, Christchurch. Pataka Art Gallery and Museum, Porirua
The Koru Club. Pataka Art Gallery and Museum, Porirua
Final Product. Expressions Gallery, Upper Hutt

Arbroath Devotional. 64zero3, Christchurch

Apotropaia. Janne Land Gallery, Wellington

ROSL Scholarship Exhibition. Landings Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2004

Red Light Vorortromantik Architecture Death. One Eye Gallery, Paekakariki

Enjoy Presents…  Room 103, Archilles House, Auckland

ROSL Scholarship Exhibition Jerwood Space, London

Ambiguous Pictorial Space Thermostat Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Fresh Brew Mahara Gallery, Waikanae
New Year New Work. Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
Enjoy Presents…Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington
Henry Sarjeant’s Fine Art Department Store Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui
2003
Group Exhibition. Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford

James Wallace Art Awards (Touring exhibition). Auckland Museum, Massey University, Wellington

Fundraising Auction. Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui

It’s a Small World. Pataka Art Gallery and Museum, Porirua

Enjoy Presents… High Street Project, Christchurch, Blue Oyster, Dunedin

Vent II. Thermostat Gallery, Palmerston North

Hugs and Kisses. Janne Land Gallery, Wellington

2002
The Scale of Things. Mahara Gallery, Waikanae
New Zealand Art (1958 – 2001). Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
H.M.V. Thermostat Gallery, Palmerston North
2001
Figuratively Speaking. Mahara Gallery, Waikanae
Panoramas and Painted Objects. Janne Land Gallery, Wellington

White Noise. Enjoy Gallery, Wellington

2000
Three Young Artists. Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
Group Show. Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland
1999

The James Wallace/ Visa Gold Art Awards. James Wallace Gallery, Auckland

Group Show. Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland

There’s Something Going On. Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui
1998

The James Wallace Art Awards. James Wallace Gallery, Auckland

The Visa Gold Art Awards, New Gallery, Auckland. The Exchange, Wellington. The Robert McDougall Art Annex, Christchurch
 
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