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 and in particular, more recently, its relationship to still life, although other elements often enter into the work as well.

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2020 Elected Members Exhibition, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, NZ

         Solo 48, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, NZ

         Winter Exhibition, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, NZ

 

2019 Solo 46, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, NZ

         Summer Exhibition, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, NZ

         Mahara Arts Review 2019, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, Kapiti, NZ

 

2018 Autumn Exhibition, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, NZ

 

2017 Solo 43, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, NZ

         Summer Exhibition, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, NZ

         Mahara Arts Review 2017, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, Kapiti, NZ

 

2016 This Land: An Exhibition of Large Drawings, Backwal Gallery, Otaki,            Kapiti, NZ

 

2014 (Somewhere) Between Heaven 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 

 

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, NZ

          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, NZ

         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

 

2020 Curator's Award, Members Exhibition. New Zealand Academy of Fine             Arts, Wellington NZ

 

2020 Elected Member NZAFA, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts,                         Wellington, NZ

 

2019 Highly Commended Award, Mahara Arts Review, Mahara Gallery,                 Waikanae, NZ

 

2017 2D Award, Mahara Arts Review, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, NZ 

 

2014 Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-loved Book.                           Grandma McGarvey by Jenny Hessell. Illustrated by Trevor Pye

 

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, South Australian College of Advanced Education, Adelaide, Australia

 

 

 

 

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

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