Nick Austin

Born 1979, Whangarei, New Zealand (currently lives in Dunedin, New Zealand)


2004 Master of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland
2001 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Auckland University of Technology


The Order of Things, Hocken Library, University of Otago (group)

Poor Timing, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (group)
Paleo Apartments, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (solo)

PTA Newsletter, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Dunedin (solo)
Ridiculous Sublime, Dunedin Public Art Gallery (group)
Zero to Hero, TBC Art inc., Melbourne (two-person with Patrick Lundberg)

Where sugar lives, Laurel Doody, Los Angeles (solo)
Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show, Auckland Art Gallery (group)
Touch your brain, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (group)
Shoe leaves foot, Westspace, Melbourne (two-person with Helen Maudsley)

Portmanteaux, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (group)
Time’s Sieve, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington (solo)

Fallen Picture with Harpoon, Rear Window, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin (solo)
Total Dread, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (solo)
New Revised Edition, City Gallery, Wellington (group)
The Liquid Dossier, Hocken Gallery, Dunedin (solo)

Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, Castillo Corrales, Paris (group)
Sprezzatura, OK Gallery, Perth (group)
Notebook of a Spider, Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland (solo)
Picture This: Recently Acquired Art, Hocken Gallery, Dunedin (group)

Big Refrigerator, Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland (group)
Interesting Chewing Gum, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington (solo)
Not haiku, Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland (solo)
FAX, St Paul st Gallery, Auckland (group)
Collecting Contemporary, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington (group)
Mail artist’s block, Liste 16, Hopkinson Cundy booth, Basel (solo)

Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon: the 4th Auckland Triennial, Auckland Art Gallery (group)
Two Man Shoe (with Andrew Barber), Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington

Retirement, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne (solo with Simon Denny)
Paperwork, Gambia Castle, Auckland (solo)
Thing locator, Hirschfeld, Berlin(solo)
Quodlibet II, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany (group)
Austin / Petherick, Neon Parc, Melbourne (two-person)

Echoes Echoes Echoes, Gambia Castle, Auckland (solo)
Aquarium Paintings (with Simon Denny), Center, Berlin
Hold Still (with Kate Newby), One Day Sculpture Project, Auckland

On Appetitb, Artspace, Auckland (solo)
Strands, Clumps, Physics Room, Christchurch (solo)
Poor Memory, Gambia Castle, Auckland (solo)
How W.H. Auden spends the night in a friend’s house, curated by Sarah Hopkinson, Gambia Castle, Auckland (group)

In a room, Starkwhite, Auckland (solo)
Silver Clouds, a Cuckoo project at the Next Wave Festival, Melbourne (group)
Small Works, Dept., Auckland (group)
Moods, Ledge space, Ramp Gallery, Hamilton (solo)

Concrete Thought, Special Gallery, Auckland (solo)
One Take, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (group)
s, m, l, Kiosk, Christchurch (group)
Special First Year Show, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington (group)
Winter (with Simon Denny and Tahi Moore), Rm 103, Auckland

Caffeine, Elation, Weaving, Rm 103, Auckland (solo)
Can of Jewels, HSP, Christchurch (solo)
Graduation Exhibition, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland (group)
Cuckoo poster project, Clubspace, Melbourne (group)
Talk to the Dumbness, curated by Eddie Clemens, Rm 103, Auckland (group)

New Artists, Starkwhite, Auckland (group)
Waikato Art Awards, Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton (group)


2012 University of Otago Frances Hodgkins Fellowship


Nick Austin and Wystan Curnow, ‘Personal Address’, Hopkinson Mossman, 2017
Jon Bywater, ‘Power Nap’, The Liquid Dossier, Hocken Collections, Dunedin 2013
Nick Austin, ‘The Liquid Dossier’, Hocken Collections, Dunedin 2013 (artist book/catalogue)
Sarah Hopkinson, ‘Nick Austin’, The 4th Auckland Triennial: Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon, exhibition catalogue, Auckland Art Gallery, 2010, pp.58-59
John Hurrell, ‘Nick Austin’, Australian Art Collector, Iss. 49, July-September 2009, pp. 192-193
John Hurrell, ‘Nick Austin: Paperwork’, eyecontact website, 8 June 2009
Tessa Laird, ‘Attention to place: Letter from Auckland’, Art and Australia, Vol. 45, No. 4, 2008, pp.532-533
Louise Menzies, ‘Kate Newby and Nick Austin’, frieze
Ryan Moore, Burger Burger (Nick Austin, Simon Denny, Tahi Moore), Michael Lett Publishing
Allan Smith, ‘In a room’, exhibition essay, Starkwhite, Auckland
Harold Grieves, ‘Marketplace Gratification and Suburban Sprawl’, The National Grid, No. 1
Hamish Win, ‘Can of Jewels’, exhibition essay, HSP, Christchurch