Erica van Zon


b. 1979

Erica lives and works in Wellington


Erica holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, 2007. Recent exhibitions include Verdant Geometry, Scape Public Art, Christchurch, Dogwood Days, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2014-15, Coffee Perhaps, Dowse Art Museum, 2016-17 and Opal Moon, Local Lime at the Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui and Objectspace, Auckland 2017-18. She was the 2011 recipient of the Asia NZ/Wellington City Council WARE Residency, Beijing 2011, visiting artist at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in 2014, and Artist in Residence at Tylee Cottage, Whanganui 2016.


Qualifications

Master of Fine Arts, Elam, The University of Auckland, 2007

Bachelor of Visual Arts, Auckland University of Technology, 2001


Upcoming
2018

Solo exhibition, Millers O'Brien Gallery


Selected Exhibitions
2018

SCAPE Public Art, Christchurch

Jade Tableau, Te Uru Waitakere, Auckland

Coffee Perhaps, Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland

2017

Opal Moon, Local Lime, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui and Objectspace, Auckland

Coffee Perhaps, SOLO, The Dowse Art Museum Lower Hutt

Homeshow 90 Canon, Christchurch

Everyday Lines, Hastings City Art Gallery

www2 Julian Dashper and Girlfriends, Glovebox, Auckland

2016

RUGS, Double Denim, Wellington

Open Air, Still Life Dunedin Public Art Gallery

By The Laws of Chance, Dunedin Public Art Gallery

A Stitch in Time, Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland

Visiting Asia, Te Tuhi, Hastings City Art Gallery

2015

Murky Waters Murky Horizons, Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland

The Quiet Earth, Ramp Gallery, Hamilton

Imagine Asia, Pataka, Porirua

2014

Dogwood Days, Dunedin Public Art Gallery

The Archivists, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui

Collected Fictions, Te Manawa, Palmerston North

New Work, Group Exhibition at Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland

2013

The Light on The Dock, Hirschfeld Gallery, City Gallery Wellington

Slip Cast, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt

Sam Mitchell, Matt Ellwood, Erica van Zon, Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland

+1, Marrickville Garage, Sydney

2012

Moving Forward, Rm, Auckland

Somewhere It’s Dawn, The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington

Sam Mitchell, Kirsty Bruce, Erica van Zon, Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland

2011

Knitted and Knotted, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt

Ceramics Show, Comely, Auckland

Tender is the Night, City Gallery Wellington

Components of a Special Collection, Elam School of Fine Art, Auckland

2010

Sculpture Season, St Pauls Street Gallery 3, Auckland

Prismatic Time, Square2 City Gallery, Wellington

A Kitchen Show, Kreuzberg, Berlin

Texticles, Melbourne Art Fair

2009

Take This With You, Newcall Gallery, Auckland

What Tina Eats for Breakfast! SFA gallery, Ilam School of Fine Art, Christchurch

2008

Mushroom – Square2, Wellington City Gallery

Erica van Zon – Starkwhite, Auckland

Shock! Horror! Suspense! Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Pakuranga, Auckland

Props Room Configuration #2: Hollywood Regency, The Physics Room, Christchurch

Lightweight, Room 103, Auckland

The Artist’s Film Festival, The Film Archive Wellington, The Physics Room, Govett Brewster, New Plymouth

2007

Homeliness, Objectspace, Auckland

Picnics and Revolutions, Roger Williams Contemporary, Auckland

2006

The Ballad of Erica van Zon, High Street Project, Christchurch

Dynasty: A Ceramics Show, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland

Famous Artworks, Canary Gallery, Auckland and The Engine Room, Massey University

The Orchid Show – Elam Masters Annual Show, Auckland

Crease Trader (NZ), Next Wave Festival Container Project, Melbourne

Dear Reader, summer art project, rm 103, Auckland

2005

Objets D’art from the tragicomic life of Liberace, TCB, Melbourne

Skate and Destroy, Canary Gallery, Auckland

Playing to the Posters on My Bedroom Wall, with Kristin Perrett, MOP Sydney, dep_art_ment, Auckland

www, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney

2004

Sincerely Yours, Meyer's Place Bar, Melbourne

Erica van Zon at Parson’s, Parson’s bookstore, Auckland

Rock n Roll Wall of Flame, Dudespace, Melbourne

Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, with Kristin Perrett rm 103, Auckland

2003

When Doves Cry, Showcase.nl, Winston Hotel, Amsterdam

Top Ten, Chiellerie, Amsterdam

Erica van Zon at En Passant, En Passant, de Pijp, Amsterdam

Fiona Gillmore, Peter Madden, Nicholas Spratt, Erica van Zon, Michael Lett, Auckland

2002

They Call Me Their Marfa Belle, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas

The Lifestyle Channel, Scott Donovan Gallery, Sydney

2001

Flava Flav, High Street Project, Christchurch


Scholarships/Awards/Residencies

Nominated for the Signature Art Prize, Singapore, 2017

Tylee Cottage Residency, Whanganui, 2016

DPAG Visiting Artist Residency, 2014

Jury Award, The 2012 Wallace Art Awards, 2012

Wellington City Council/AsiaNZ WARE Residency, Beijing, China, 2011

The Iris Fisher Scholarship, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Pakuranga, Auckland, 2007

The Starving Artists Fund, Auckland, 2006


Selected Publications

Opal Moon, Local Lime Catalogue, essay by Thomasin Sleigh, Sarjeant Gallery, 2017

Dogwood Days Catalogue, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2014

The Light on The Dock, essay by Abby Cunnane, 2013


Reviews/writing

Uncanny Valley: Erica van Zon on slippage, scratchy wool and New Zealand's first dealer gallerist, Victoria Wynne-Jones, The Pantograph Punch, 2017

Postcards Megan Dunn, Art News New Zealand, Winter 2017

Valuing the Material, Mark Amery, The Big Idea (14), 2017

Review by David Eggleto, Art New Zealand, Autumn 2015

Critic Magazine, Loulou Callister, 2015

The Novel as Springboard by Claire Mabey, Eyecontactsite, 2013

Crafts a Big Reveal, Rachel O’Neill, Artzone (52), 2013

Art News New Zealand, Winter 2012

Try a Little Tenderness by Mark Amery, The Dominion Post 6 May 2011

Sculpture Season catalogue – ed. Melissa Laing, 2010

The Physics Room Annual, 2008


Collections

The Dowse Art Museum

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Sarjeant Gallery Whiti o rehua

Wellington City Council