ben reid

Ben Reid was born in Akaroa in 1974. He studied at Christchurch Polytechnic School of Art and Visual Design, graduating with a degree in Visual Art in 2005. After graduating Reid worked for three years as an assistant printmaker to Marian Maguire at PaperGraphica in Christchurch. Reid held his first solo show, ‘a bird in the hand’, at COCA gallery in Christchurch (2009), and he has contributed works to many group shows, including ‘Surface Tension’ at the Lane Gallery, Auckland (2009), ‘Preview’ at COCA (2008), and ‘Impact 5’ in Tallinn, Estonia (2007).

Ben has exhibited in the following group shows:

'a bird in the hand'
Solo exhibition, CoCA,
Christchurch, September 2009.

Little River Gallery, May 2009.

'Surface Tension'
Group printmaking show at The Lane
Gallery, March 2009.

'five print'
The Little River Gallery, September 2008
including Lynn Taylor, Pauline Bellamy, Philip Beadle and Kiri Te Waka.

An exhibition of 40 Contemporary Emerging South Island Artists.
CoCA, Christchurch, September 2008.

'Print International’
CoCA, Christchurch, September, 2007.


'Impact 5’
an International Print exhibition, Tallinn, Estonia, October, 2007.

Juried exhibition organized by the Central Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand, Aratoi Gallery, Wairarapa Museum of Art & History, Masterton, November, 2007.

'4 eyes’
Orion Powerhouse Gallery, Akaroa, December 2007, with Olivia Glausiuss.

The Little River Gallery 2007, including Brian Minnear, Lisa Patterson,
Pippin Wright-Stow and Donna Hughes.


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