Born and lives in New Zealand


2011 MMVA Massey University Palmerston North
2000 – 2003 Cicada Studios Furniture Incubator, David Trubridge, Hastings
2000 – 2003 Pae Tuarua Te Reo Maori, Eastern Institute Technology Napier
2001 BVAD Eastern Institute Technology Napier
1999 – 2001 Hastings District Council Youth Policy Committee
2000 Hastings District Council Art Advisory Panel
1999 – 2000 Teacher Te Ao Marama Art School for at risk youth


2016 Aho. Solo show Martin Browne Contemporary Sydney.
2015 Murmuration. Solo Show Whtie Room Gallery Palmerston North.
2015 LUX Wellington Light festival. Wairua. Solo show at Wharewaka.
2014 Painting with Light: Israel Tangaroa Birch. Retrospective solo show held at
        the Hastings Art Gallery Dec 12th – March 15th.
2014 Aria: The Way of Light. Solo Show. Martin Brwone Contemporary, Sydney.
2013 Ara-i-te-Uru. Solo touring show. Casula Powerhouse, Sydney.
2013 Auckland Art Fair: Solo Show. Martin Bronwe Contemporary.
2012 Ripple Effect. Solo show. Martin Browne Contemporary. Sydney.
2012 Ara-i-te-Uru & Ralph Hotere. Solo show. Touring show exhibited with Ralph Hotere.
        Whangarei Art Museum.

2011 Ara-i-te-Uru. Solo Show. City GalleryWellington
2011 Nga Hanga Whakairo. Solo Show. Page Blackie Gallery
2010 Karohirohi. Solo Show. Martin Browne Fine Art Gallery, Sydney
2009 Pae Kura. Solo Show, Te Manawa Art Gallery, Palmerston North
2008 Kokowai. Martin Browne Fine Art Gallery, Solo Show, Sydney
2008 Golden Oriori. Page Blackie Gallery, Solo Show, Wellington
2007 Ruku Po. Page Blackie. Solo Show, Wellington.
2006 Pae Kura. MMVA Solo Show. Ruawharo Ta-U-Rangi Hawkes Bayy Cultural Trust, Napier


2016 Hawkes Bay Museum show.
2016 MATARIKI. Hastings Community Arts Centre. Group Show.
2016 Auckland Art Fair 2016. Martin Borwne Contemporary Sydney and Milford Art Gallery Dunedin.
2016 He Waka Eke Noa. Group Show Milford Gallery Dunedin.
2016 Show & Tell. Group show Milford Gallery Dunedin.
2016 Ngā Puhi Festival. Group show. Kaikohe.
2015 Tokatini. Group show Square Edge Art Gallery Palmerston North.
2015 Star Hori’s – Return of the Treaty. Group show. Snails Art Gallery Palmerston North.
2015 Aurora. Group show Milford Galleries Dunedin.
2015 Summer Group Show. Martin Browne Sydney.
2015 Sydney Contemporary. Martin Browne Gallery.
2015 POPCAANZ. Collateral Damage. COCA Wellington.
2014 Maori Market 2014. Group show TSB Arena.
2014 Toi Amai. 8th, 9th, 10th Art performance The Dark Room Theatre, Te Manawa, Palmerston North.
2014 Blackwater. Group show. Te Manawa Art Gallery.
2014 Whakawhiti Āria: Transmission. Touring group show with Robert Jahnke and Shane Cotton.
2013 Te Wananga o Aotearoa Commission. Te Awamutu.
2013 Summer Show. Martin Browne Contemporary. Sydney
2012 CM2012 Group ShowToi  o Tahuna. Queenstown.
2012 JV Gallery. Group showJoey Vaessen. Auckland.
2012 Whakawhiti Āria: Transmission. Group show with Robert Jahnke and Shane Cotton.
        Te Manawa Art Gallery. Palmerston North.
2012 Times.Group show. Joey Vaessen. Auckland.
2011 Between Earth and Sky, Gallery Wellington
2011 Toioho ki Apit, Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku, Auckland
2011 Wrestling with the Spirits, Hastings Exhibition Centre
2011 Koru Tuputupu, Calder & Lawson Gallery, University of Waikato
2011 Tane, Thermostat Art Gallery, Palmerston North
2011 Maori Market, Porirua, Wellington
2011 Winter Show, Toi o Tahuna, Queenstown
2011 Auckland Art Fair, Martin Browne Contemporary, Auckland
2011 Art Auction, City Art Gallery, Wellington
2010 Melbourne Art Fair, Martin Browne Fine Art, Melbourne
2009 Auckland Art Fair, Martin Browne Fine Art, Auckland
2009 Winter Wonderland, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2009 Mua ki Muri. Pataka, Toi Oho ki Apiti staff show, Porirua
2009 Maori Market. Te Rauparaha Event Centre, Porirua.
2008 Melbourne Art Fair. Martin Browne Fine Art
2007 Ahi Kaa,  The Suter Te Aratoi o Whakatu, Nelson
2007 Israel Birch & Reuben Friend,  Wine County Gallery,  Havelock North
2007 Cut It Out,  Thermostatt Art Gallery, Palmerston North.
2007 Sculpture,  Tinakori Gallery, Wellington
2007 Painting,  Tinakori Gallery, Wellington
2007 Auckland Art Fair, Tinakori Gallery, Auckland
2007 Maori Market. TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
2007 Norsewear Art Award ‘Past Winners Exhibition’  Hawkes Bay exhibition Centre, Hawkes Bay
2007 Creative Hawkes Bay Show, Hawkes Bay exhibition Centre, Hawkes Bay
2006 Kowaiwai,  Wine Country Gallery, Havelock North
2006 Melbourne Art Fair,  Tinakori Gallery,  Melbourne
2006 Matariki Exhibition 2006, MIA Gallery,  Napier
2006 Catalouge Exhibition.  Tinakori Gallery, group show.  Wellington
2006 Norsewear Art Award 2006,  Joint-Winner, Hawkes Bay Exhibition Centre
2006 Mihi – Vision Talking, Tinakori Gallery, Wellington
2006 Manawa – Pacific Heartbeat,  Spirit Wrestler Gallery,  Vancouver, Canada
2005 Bobby & Iz,  Show with Robert Jahnke,  Thermostatt Art Gallery, Palmerston North.
2005 Puawaitang,  Thermostatt Art Gallery,  Palmerston North
2005 Norsewear Art Award,  Merit Award Winner, Hawkes Bay exhibition Centre
2005 Te Maia,  Group show to support Te Mata Arts Festival Hastings,  Hastings Exhibition Centre
2004 Tataitanga Matatau.  1st year Masters Show.  Manawatu Art Gallery.  Palmerston North.
2004 Matariki,  Hastings Exhibition Centre
2004 NorseWear Art Award, Merit Award Winner, Hawkes Bay Exhibition Centre
2003 Kiwa – Pacific Connection. Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2003 Art Residency Appledorn, Klarenbeck, Holland
2003  Toi Maori.  Christchurch
2002 Nga Reo O Nga Whenua, Globe Gallery, Napier


2014 Creative NZ.
2012 Creative NZ.
2011 Creative NZ.
2006 Joint Winner Norsewear Art Award
2005 Te Karahipi o Te Waka Toi Award Creative New Zealand
2005 Norsewear Art Award Merit.
2004 Norsewear Art Award Merit.
2003 Te Ara Pae Tawhiti Nation Maori Tertiary Leadership Scholarship
2001 Francis Erwin Hunt Art Scholarship


The Wananga o Aotearoa 2013
Tesltraclear Pacific Art Collection, Manukau
The Suter Gallery, Nelson
University of Otago
Wallace Arts Trust x 2
Westpac Art Collection

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