Born 1962, Liku, Niue
Emigrated to New Zealand, 1964
Lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand


2012 Dark Saints, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
2012 I was born with wings in my hands… Jonathan Smart, Christchurch
2011 1991-2011, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2010-2012 John Pule: Hauaga (Arrivals), Wellington City Gallery, Wellington, touring to Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin; Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland
2009 Different Oceans, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Nothing Must Remain, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2008 John Pule , Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney

2007 Amanakiaga, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Another Green World, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2005 John Pule, Galerie Römerapotheke, Zurich, Switzerland
2004 Niniko Lalolagi – Dazzling Worlds, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2003 Recent Painting, Gow Langsford Gallery, Sydney
2003 The Wind reminds me how palpable and mythical my life was becoming, Bartley Nees Gallery, Wellington
2003 New Lithographs and Etchings, Paper Graphica Gallery, Christchurch
2002  I had a mind as invisible as light, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2001 A Sequence of Lyrics Dedicated to the Birth of a Lighthouse, Bartley Nees Gallery, Wellington
2000 Fakaue Kia Koe Maui Pomare (Thanks to you Maui Pomare), Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2000 People Get Ready, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland
1999 New Works Studio, Wellington
1998-99 Savage Island, Djamu gallery, Australian Museum, Sydney
1998 Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
1996 Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
1995 Malika, New Works Gallery, Wellington
1993 Woodcuts/Lithographs, Lane Gallery
1993 Kokohonea, Judith Anderson Gallery, Auckland
1992 Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland
1991 Dowse Art Museum, Wellington


2011-2012 Kermadec: Nine Artists in the South Pacific, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga; Wellington City Art Gallery, Wellington, Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum, Auckland; New Zealand High Commission, Tonga; Pew Foundation, Easter Island – Rapa Nui
2012 Home AKL, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland
2011 Game On, Hawkes Bay Regional Art Gallery, Napier
2011 Oceania, Wellington Public Art Gallery, Wellington                        
2011 21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
2010 Unnerved: The New Zealand Project, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2007 Date Line- Contemporary Art from the Pacific, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
2007 Turbulence: The Third Auckland Triennial, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland
2007 News From Islands, Campbelltown Gallery, Sydney
2007 Dateline: Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
2006 The 5th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
2006 Tribute, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland
2005  FREIZE, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2005 Scope Miami, Miami
2005 Group Exhibition, Te Tuhi the Mark, Pakuranga, Auckland
2005 Group Exhibition, Corbans Art Gallery, Henderson, Auckland
2005 Te Moana Nui a Kiwa, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland
2005 Group Exhibition, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2005 Future Tense: Security and Human Rights, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
2005 John Pule, Sofia Tekela-Smith and John Walsh, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2004 Paradise Now! Asia Society Museum, New York
2004 South Pacific Arts 
Festival, Palau
2003 You are my sunshine, Bartley Nees Gallery, Wellington
2003 Three Significant Paintings and two vintage photographs, Bartley Nees Gallery, Wellington
2003 Iki, and thanks for the ika, Lithuania/Cook Islands/New Zealand
2003 Na, Jonothan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2001-03 Sea Knowing and Island Looking: Contemporary New Zealand and Pacific Art, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o 2001
Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand
2002 2002: The Year in Art, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2001 Melbourne Art Fair 2002, Gow Langsford Galleries stand, Melbourne, Australia
2001 Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2001 Catalogue Exhibition, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2001 Screens, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2000 South Pacific Arts Festival, New Caledonia
1999 Wonderlands: views of life at the end of the century, at the end of the world, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New
1999 In other words, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
1999 Gow Langsford Gallery at Span Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
1998 Wake Naima,Creating Together, Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Noumea
1998 Picturing History, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch
1998 Australian Contemporary Art Fair 6, Melbourne, Australia, c/- Gow Langsford Gallery
1997 Group Show, University of the South Pacific, Fiji
1997 Joint Show, New Zealand Ambassadors’ Residence
1997 Vibes: Polynesian Island Group Show, Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
1996 Asia Pacific Triennale, Brisbane
1996 Seventh Festival of the South Pacific, Samoa
1996 Re- Imaging the Pacific, Australia National University, Canberra
1995 Kwangju Biennale, Korea
1995 Island to Island, Cheju, Korea
1995 Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa
1995 Bottled Ocean: Contemporary Polynesian Artists, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
1992 Contemporary Niue Artists, Fisher Gallery, Pakuranga
1991 Te Moemoea no lotefa, Traditional and Contemporary Pacific Island Artists. (National Tour)


1996 Oil and Water, Lane Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1993 Series/1995 Series CSA, Christchurch, New Zealand
1995 Salamander Gallery, Arts Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
1995 Marian McGuire Lithoprints Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand
1994 Pacific Island Group Show, ASA, Ponsonby, New Zealand
1993 Lime Works, Christchurch, New Zealand
1993 Salamander Gallery, Arts Center, Christchurch, New Zealand
1993 Taking Stock of the 90’s, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui, New Zealand


2003 The Second International Indigenous Authors Celebration Tour, Brisbane, Sydney, Katoomba, Alice Springs, Auckland
1986 North Island Group Tour
1985 North Island Group Tour
1984 South Island Group Tour
1983 New Zealand Tour with David Eggleton as Two South Auckland Polynesian Poets
1982 New Zealand Tour with Paul Luker


2005 Strata, Auckland University
2005 Poet’s Corner on “Artsville” (director, Ian Mune)
2003 Honouring Words 2003 Australia, Indigenous writers tour
1998 Ocean & Others Symposium, Museum of Sydney, Sydney
1998 Raw Fishes, The Physics Room, Christchurch
1998 The Bond of Time, 2nd edition, PWF, University of the South Pacific
1996 Re- Imaging the Pacific, Australia National University, Canberra
1995 The Post Colonial Body, University of Waikato
1995 Bodies in Question Symposium, University of Auckland
1995 Interdigitate, The Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre
1992 Pacific Impressions, Galaxy Theatre, Auckland
1991 The Grand Opening, Galaxy Theatre, Auckland
1988 The Last Blah Performance, St John Church Hall, Parnell
1985 The World and I, Poets Palace, France Street, Auckland
1984 The Human Cry, Knox Community Hall, Parnell
1984 Twang and Cadence, Kingsland Community Hall, Auckland
1983 Maori Writers Read, The Depot


2006 Artist in residence, University of the south Pacific, Fiji
2005 Romerapotheke Art Residency, Basel, Switzerland
2004 New Zealand Art Laureate, Arts Foundation of New Zealand
2003 Artist in Residence, Cultural Museum, Rarotonga
2002 Distinguished-Visiting Writer to Department of English at University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu
2000 Writer in Residence, Auckland University (English Department)
1998 Artist in Residence, Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture, USP, Fiji
1998 Artist in Residence, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
1997 Pacific Writers Fellow, University of the South Pacific
1996 Writer in Residence Fellowship, University of Waikato, Hamilton


Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand 
Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand
Chartwell Trust Collection, Auckland, New Zealand
Fletcher Trust Challenge, Auckland, New Zealand  
Government of Niue, Niue
Manukau City Council, Auckland, New Zealand
National Bank Onehunga
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
National Museum of Scotland, Scotland
Pacific Studies Building, University of Auckland
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
Wallace Trust Collection, Auckland, New Zealand
Wellington High Court, Wellington, New Zealand


2012 Green, P., 150 NZ Love Poem, Godwit Press
2011 Golder, B.  & O’Brien, G. Kermedec, The Pew Environment Group
2010 Wendt, A. Sullivan, R & Whaitiri, R (ed), Mauri Ola, Contemporary Polynesian Poems in English, Auckland University Press, pp 179-183
2010 Childrens Catalogue for 21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery
2010 Thomas, N., Where ever it is that we want to go, Art Monthly, Issue 232, pp. 38-42
2010 Rouse, J., The Art of John Pule, Art New Zealand, Issue 135, Spring 2010, pp 34-37
2010 Edmond, M., The Cloudscapes of John Pule, Art & Australia, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp.128-135
2010 Thomas, N., Hauaga: The Art of John Pule, Otago University Press
2010 Durrant, J; Odes of a restless spirit, Features, Art Asia Pacific, Issue 67, Mar/Apr, pp.86-91
2008 Kaeppler, A., The pacific Arts of Polynesia & Micronesia, Oxford University Press
2007 Date Line- Contemporary Art from the Pacific, A German touring exhibition catalogue, curated by Rhana Devenport and Alexander Tolnay
2007 Crawford, A; John Pule, Previews – VIC, Australian Art Collector, Issue 42, October/December, p.284
2007 Hall, D; A Brief History of Emerging Dreams: The Recent Work of John Pule, Amanakiaga exhibition catalogue, Karen Woodbury Gallery
2007 Simpson, P., Red Clouds Descending, Amanakiaga exhibition catalogue, Karen Woodbury Gallery
2006 Seear, L & Raffel, S (ed’s); The 5th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Exhibition Catalogue, Queensland Art Gallery Publishing, Brisbane, Australia
2006 John Puhiatau Pule: Another Green World, exhibition catalogue, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2005 John Pule, Galerie Römerapotheke, exhibition catalogue, Zurich, Switzerland
2005 Pule, J & Thomas, N; Hiapo: Past and Present in Niuean Barkcloth, Otago University Press, Otago, New Zealand
2004 Kapakiloi Tagata, Pohutakawa Press, Auckland, New Zealand
2003 Dunn, M; New Zealand Painting: A concise History, AUP, Auckland, New Zealand
2003 The Contemporary Pacific, A Journal of Pacific Island Affairs, University of Hawai’I Press, Hawai’I
2003 Wendt, A. Sullivan, R & Whaitiri, R (ed); Whetu Moana, Contemporary Polynesian Poems in English, AUP, Auckland, New Zealand
2002 John Pule, When you return…, Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art 2002, exhibition catalogue, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2001 Eggleton, D; John Pule and the Psychic Territory of Polynesia, Art New Zealand, #99, Winter, p.62-65

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