Douglas Stichbury

working primarily in drawing and painting, Stichbury’s work focuses on the modern relationship between individuals and larger institutional bodies. With the intensification of network structures organisations have become increasingly opaque; the operations through which decisions that relate to everyday life are made are often hidden or invisible, taking place in unknown spaces and carried out by anonymous individuals. Relative to this, Stichbury creates work that attempts to reflect on these events.

Originally from New Zealand, Stichbury received a MFA with Distinction from Massey University and has held residencies in Switzerland, Germany, China, New Zealand, Austria, Hong Kong and Hungary. Currently he is based between Wellington and New York City. In 2014 he won New Zealand’s Parkin Prize for contemporary drawing.

Solo Exhibitions
2015
„Deleted Scenes“, Suite Gallery, Wellington, NZ

2014
„Three Easy Pieces“, Atelierwerkstatt, Marktoberdorf, DE
„Floating Cities“, Red Gate, Beijing, CN „Beaurepaires“, Suite Gallery, Auckland, NZ
„The Practice of Leisure“, Suite Gallery, Wellington, NZ

2012
„Smoke Damage“, Suite Gallery, Wellington, NZ

2011
„Manners Can Be Fun Too, CIKAA, Beijing, CN
„Magnificent Civilization“, Suite Gallery, Wellington, NZ

2010
„Dear Trustable Partner“, Suite Gallery, Wellington, NZ

Group Exhibitions
2015
Chambers 241 Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
„Version 4.0“, Suite Gallery, Wellington, NZ
„Suite Summer Series“, Suite Gallery, Wellington, NZ

2014
„Three Easy Pieces“, Atelierwerkstatt, Marktoberdorf, DE
„Parkin Prize Finalists“, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, NZ
„Reliance Room“, Utengasse Sechzig, Basel, CH
„Tools of the Trade,“ Justin Jade Morgan with PAULNACHE, Gisborne, NZ
„Suite Summer Series“, Suite Gallery, Wellington, NZ

2013
„Inventur“, Die Weinhalde, Zurich, CH
„Parkin Prize Finalists“, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, NZ

2012
„Strive Towards Your Destiny II“, Mahara Gallery, Kapiti, NZ

2011
„Tender is the Night“, City Gallery, Wellington, NZ
„Strive Towards Your Destiny II“, Tauranga Art Gallery,Tauranga,NZ
„New Acquisitions“, Wellington Museum and Heritage Trust, Wellington, NZ

2010
„Further Convictions Pending“, Hirschfeld Gallery, Wellington, NZ
„MFA Graduate Exhibition“, Massey University, Wellington, NZ
„A Weekend in the Country“, Suite Gallery, Wellington, NZ

2009
„A Place in Space“, The Print Factory, Wellington, NZ
„Six Degrees of Separation“, Suite Gallery, Wellington, NZ

2008
„Strive Towards Your Destiny“, Hirschfeld Gallery, Wellington, NZ

Contact
http://douglasstichbury.com