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John Roy

Born Christchurch, 1972

Lives and works in Tauranga

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Ceramics major), Whanganui Polytechnic, 1997    

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2019

Can’t talk now (w/ Michael Harrison), Sumer, Tauranga

Asleep at the wheel, Avid Gallery, Wellington

Forgotten things, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

 

2018  

Mr invisable, The National, Christchurch

 

2017  

Wasted Days, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

 

2016  

Exiles / Dweller, Whakatane Museum & Art Gallery, Whakatane

Exhiles / Dweller, Tairawhiti Museum & Gallery, Gisborne

Forgot to remember, Avid Gallery, Wellington

 

2015  

Forgotten days, The National, Christchurch

 

2014  

Told you so, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

Safety in Numbers, Rotorua Museum and Art Gallery, Rotorua

Thick as a Brick, Avid Gallery, Wellington

 

2013 

Creeper, Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings

 

2012  

Bending Hammers, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui

Digging Holes, Avid Gallery, Wellington

Breaking Rocks, Thinkspace Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

Building Walls, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

Glimmer, Southland Museam &Art Gallery, Invercargill

 

2011  

Glimmer, Forrester Gallery, Oamaru

Glimmer, Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton

 

2010  

Glimmer, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui

Clouds, Installation, Waikato Museum & Art Gallery

Seen it done, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

Think Space, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

 

2009  

Glimmer, Installation, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga  

 

2008  

Here and There, Mary Newton Gallery, Wellington

Here, Installation, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga

Bull, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

 

2007  

Factory Man, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

        

2006  

John Roy Ceramics, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

 

2005  

New Work, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

 

2004  

Figuring it out, Whakatane District Museum & Art Gallery, Whakatane

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2019  

Tableau, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

 

2018  

it’s all about the decoration, Avid, Wellington

Creature, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui

The Rooms, The Elms & Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga

Monochrome Extended, Space Gallery, Napier

2017  

Bad News, The Zeus Gallery (Tauranga)

Vanished Delft, handmade material culture at the Pah Homestead (Auckland)

 

2016  

And one that got away, Rayner Brothers Gallery, Whanganui

Vignettes 30 years at Tylee Cottage, Sarjeant Gallery Whanganui

2015  

Breakfest, Avid, Wellington

Ceramics 2015, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland

 

2014  

Slip Cast, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington

Art 101, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga 

 

2013  

Birds Birds Birds, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

 

2012  

And the rest, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

 

2011  

Winners, Waiheke Community Art Gallery, Waiheke Island, Auckland

Top Shelf, Masterworks Gallery Auckland

Men of Clay, Rayner Brothers Gallery, Whanganui

Animal Antics, WH Millbank Gallery, Whanganui

All Creatures Great & Small, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

 

2010  

Duck, Mary Newton Gallery, Wellington

2009  

Intimate, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

 

2008  

Precious, Objectspace, Auckland

Summer Show, R.O.W. Gallery, Tauranga

 

2007  

Figurative, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

2006  

Hot, Quay School of the Arts Gallery, Whanganui

Natural Selection 2, Waiheke Community Art Gallery, Waiheke Island, Auckland

Winter / Over, Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland

2005  

Animal Farm, Mary Newton Gallery, Wellington

S.O.A.P, Waiheke Community Art Gallery, Waiheke Island, Auckland

Focus.3 Ceramic Artists, Northart Community Art Gallery, Auckland

Animal Crackers, Mary Newton Gallery, Wellington

Tauranga Artists, George Perry Gallery, Tauranga

2004  

Dry Clean Only, Mary Newton Gallery, Wellington

Left at the Members Lounge, Objectspace, Auckland

2002  

Of Heralds and Harbingers, Lopdell House, Auckalnd; Hawkes Bay Exhibition Centre, Hastings

 

2001  

Out of the Comfort Zone, Waiheke Community Art Gallery, Waiheke Island, Auckland

All Fired Up, Waiheke Community Art Gallery, Waiheke Island, Auckland

Figurative, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

        

AWARDS & GRANTS

 

2018  

Portage Ceramics Award - Honourable Mention

 

2012  

Creative New Zealand – Quick Response Grant

 

2010  

“Fusion” NZSP 51st National Exhibition – Merit Award

The Miles Art Award - Runnerup

 

2006  

“Crater Clay” NZSP 47th National Exhibition – Non-functional Merit Award

Waiclay National Ceramic Exhibition – Waikato Award

 

2004  

“Fusion” 45th NZSP National Exhibition – Premier Award

Waiheke Ceramics Award – Supreme Award / Merit Award

The Portage Ceramics Award – Merit Award

 

2003  

Molly Morpeth Canaday 3D Awards Ceramics – Merit Award

 

1997  

Student Art Award from the Friends of the Dowse Art Museum

Akoranga Education Trust Scholarship

 

1994  

NZSP 35th National Exhibition – Merit Award  

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2012  

John Roy Bending Hammers, Catalogue, Greg Donson

 

2008  

Royal Roy: Ceramic Sculptor, Penelope Jackson, UNO Bay of Plenty Magazine, autumn 08

Unearthing John Roy, Penelope Jackson, Bravado Magazine issue 12

 

2004  

Left at the Members Lounge, Catalogue, Rachel Gibbons, Lucy Hammonds, and Sean Duxfield.

 

2002  

Of Heralds and Harbingers, Catalogue, Moyra Elliott

 

RESIDENCIES

2011  

Artist in residence Tylee Cottage Whanganui

 

2000 

Artist in residence Whanganui Polytechnic

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Tauranga Art Gallery

Waikato Museum & Art Gallery

Sarjeant Gallery,Whanganui

Wallace Arts Trust