ABOUT 

Shawnee uses art as a tool to create social engagement, often tackling the political issues that surround her community. The digital age plays a large role in underpinning her practice. Shawnee’s work is often influenced by mainstream media and through the use of bold aesthetics and Instagram worthy graphics, she aims to communicate her political agenda directly to audiences of her generation.

 

Her work encourages the use of mobile phones to either document or activate deeper conceptual content. She often draws inspiration from graphic design in advertising and branding - resulting in bold, attention seeking works.

Shawnee Tekii was born in 1998 in Auckland, New Zealand where she currently resides. She has recently obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. 2015-2019.

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EXHIBITIONS

2020: Saltwater / Interconnectivity, Group show at Tautai

2020: PRELUDE : 2020, Group show at Gow Langsford Gallery

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2019: The Guerilla Collection: Royal Rumble competitor, Black Grace

 

2019: The Last Meninas, Group show at Pearce Gallery

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2018: Electric Night, Group show at K Road Arcade

 

2018: Open Arts Day, 50 Metre Mural Collaboration at Corban Estate Arts Centre

 

2018: End of Year Exhibition, St Georges Bay Rd Studios

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2017: End of Year Exhibition, St Georges Bay Rd Studios

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2016: End of Year Exhibition, Balfour Rd Studios

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2015: Foundation Cert Exhibition, Balfour Rd Studios


2015: Vauxhall School Exhibition of Fine Art, Vauxhall Primary

PUBLICATIONS

2020: Saltwater / Interconnectivity, Tautai

 

2019: The Last Meninas, Pearce Gallery

2018: The Insider Zine, Tiger Murdoch 

EDUCATION

2016 - 2019: BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design

 

2015: Certificate in Arts and Design at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design

COMMISSIONS

2022: Cambridge Apartments, Series of five paintings

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2021: Jonathan Skilton, Painting

2021: Antony Miller, Painting

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2020: Grayson Goffe, Custom Painted Sneakers

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2019: New Zealand Souvenir, Illustration

2019: Lania Manu, Painting

2019: Benetton Ngarimu, Custom Painted Sneakers

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2018: Maori TV, Series of four paintings

2018: Antony Miller, Painting

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2017: Jules Lough, Mural

ACHIEVEMENTS 

2019: Founder of The Paste up Project


2018: WWE Episodes, Featured on four Maori Tv Segments

 
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