Biography





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I have been making art since the early eighties when I went to Art school in South Australia.

During that time I have also been a lecturer at Auckland University of Technology, in Auckland New Zealand, and a children's book illustrator.

I have exhibited many times in Australia and New Zealand and have works in public and private collections in these countries and internationally.

In 1997 I received my Master of Fine Arts from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

I am primarily interested in using drawing and painting to interpret and respond to the landscape, although other elements often enter into the work as well.

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2014                (Somewhere) Between Heavan and Earth (solo show) Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, NZ

 

2011                Hypothetical Portraits & Other Things (solo show) Laundromat Gallery Tauranga. NZ

 

2010                Miles Art Award Exhibition Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, NZ

 

2008                Petals (group show) Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, NZ

 

2007                Group Exhibition Harris Courtin Gallery, Sydney, Australia

 

2006                Walking, Eating, Talking & Sex (solo show) Idiom Studio, Wellington, NZ

                        Tauranga Artists (group show) George Perry Gallery, Tauranga, NZ

 

2005                House of Humour & Satire Biennale 2005 Gabrovo, Bulgaria

                        Men’s Show (group show) Idiom Studio, Wellington, NZ

                        Kiwiana (group show) ArtStudio Gallery, Mt. Maunganui, NZ

 

2004                This Land – Large Drawings (solo show) Idiom Studio, Wellington, NZ

                        This Land (solo show) ArtStudio Gallery, Mt Maunganui, NZ

                        It’s the 99.95 Show (group show) Idiom Gallery, Wellington, NZ

 

2003                Mediterranean Dreaming & Women I Have Known (solo show) Mills Reef Winery,                                 Tauranga, NZ

 

 

2002                Trevor Pye – Paintings, (solo show) The Art Studio, Mt Maunganui, NZ

                        Look at it From This Angle, (solo installation) Axiom Gallery Tauranga, NZ

 

2001                gsm – works on paper, (group show), Harrison’s Gallery,

                        Tauranga, NZ

 

2000                Paintings (solo show),Conversely, e-magazine, Los Angeles, USA,                                                               http://www.conversely.com

                        Paintings (solo show), Matua Valley Wines, Kumeu, Auckland

                         The Beginning (group show), Virtual Tart, http://virtual.tart.co.nz

 

1999                Deck the Walls – Christmas small works group show, Idiom Studio, Wellington

                        The End (group show), Virtual Tart, http://virtual.tart.co.nz

                        Paintings (solo show), Sabine, e-magazine, Tarzana, Calif., USA, http://www.sabine-                                 mag.com

                         Trevor Pye: Paintings & Works on paper  (solo show), Gallery Sixteen, Haupai,                                      Auckland

                         Trevor Pye:Paintings  (solo show), Gallery at the Crossroads, Inglewood, Taranaki

 

1998                Cartographies of the Soul (solo show), Virtual TART,  http://virtual.tart.co.nz

 

1996                Sculpture and Related Drawings (solo show), Oedipus Rex                                

                        Gallery, Auckland

                        An Ethnography of the Soul, (solo show), Oedipus Rex Gallery,   Auckland

 

1993                Cranleigh Barton Drawing Award Exhibition, Robert

                        McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch

                        New Zealand Children's Illustrators' Exhibition, National Library, Auckland

 

1989                9th International Biennial of Humour & Satire in the Arts,

                        Gabrovo, Bulgaria

 

1988                Demolition Exhibition  (group show), Artspace, Auckland

 

1987                Open All Hours (group show), S.A.C.A.E., Adelaide

                        Views of Points (solo show), Artspace, Auckland

 

1986                Wild Life (group show), Tete Gallery, Adelaide

                        Post Sculpture (group show), Contemporary Art Sociery, Adelaide

 

                        New New (group show), Tete Gallery, Adelaide

                        Stripping the Bed Bare (group show), Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide

 

1985                Prix Sculpture (group show), Union Gallery, Adelaide

 

1984               Fresh Cut (group show), Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide

 

 

 

Awards/Grants

 

2001                            Unesco Highly Commended Award for Young People's Literature in the                                             Service of Tolerance. The AOK Project by Vivienne Joseph. Illustrated by Trevor                                         Pye

 

1994                            QEII Arts Council Grant. Children's Writing Bursary

 

1993                            Aim NewZealand Children’s Book Awards.  Picture Book Section, Honour                                                 Award. Grandma McGarvey Paints the Shed by Jenny Hessell. Illustrated by Trevor                                       Pye

         

1992                           New Zealand Children’s Book Awards. Picture Book  Section, 2nd Prize. My Aunt                                      Mary Went Shopping by Roger Hall. Illustrated by Trevor Pye

 

1990                            ASB Trusts Grant for research into curriculum development

 

1988                            QEII Arts Council Grant. New Artist's Promotion Scheme

                                    BRL Art Award. Highly Commended Award

 

1985                            Geoff Lloyd Memorial Award for Sculpture, S.A.C.A.E.,                                                                               Adelaide

 

 

 

 

Works held in public collections: City of Tauranga, NZ, Environment BOP, Whakatane, NZ

Works in private collections in UK, USA, Australia, Bulgaria, New Zealand