Fiona Connor

Fiona Connor was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1982.  She received her BFA/BA from the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts in 2004, and has also studied at the University of California in San Diego and the University of Barcelona. Most recently, Connor completed her MFA at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Los Angeles.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Untitled (Mural Design), Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin (2012); Murals and Print, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles (2012); Reading the map while driving, CalArts, Los Angeles (2011); Something Transparent (please go round the back), Michael Lett, Auckland (2009); and Notes on the half the page, Gambia Castle, Auckland (2008). Connor’s work has been shown in group exhibitions throughout New Zealand and internationally including: Made in L.A., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2012); Prospect: New Zealand Art Now, City Gallery, Wellington (2011); De-Building, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch (2011); On Forgery: is one thing better than another?, LAXART, Los Angeles (2011); NEW10, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne (2010).

In 2011, Connor received an Award for Patronage donation from The Chartwell Trust and the Arts Foundation of New Zealand. She was also among the finalists for the Walters Prize in 2010.