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Abstract Artist: Kirsty Black

Hi, I’m Kirsty Black a contemporary New Zealand abstract artist, painting from my studio in Maraetai, Auckland. I exhibit and sell my work around the country and have sold both nationally and internationally. I also have a piece ‘Pontoon Bay’ in The James Wallace Arts Trust private collection.

Unless indicated paintings are available for purchase directly from the artist or from a representing gallery listed below.

My Painting Process as an Abstract Artist

I am interested in the process of communicating visual thought, and am fascinated with the way intangible ideas, emotions and memories can be conveyed through the choice of colours, shape, repetition and composition.  Growing up I was immersed in stimulating, often multicultural environments that include vibrant South East Asian cities to adventures in dramatic geological landscapes in South Africa. This background has left a lasting impression and created a visual catalogue which frequently surfaces in my work.

Upcoming Events

35km Road Trip: Sat 21 Apr 20181 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Little Gallery Tairua + Whangamata, 228 Main Road, Tairua | Shop 3, 427 Port Road, Whangamata, Coromandel, New Zealand
The Little Gallery is excited to present 35km Road Trip this April: a new group exhibition with an adventurous twist!

Solo 44: 5 May – 10 June 2018
Academy Galleries, 1 Queens Wharf, Wellington,

NZ Art Show: 1 JUNE – 10 June  2018. GALA EVENING, THUR MAY 31
Queen’s Birthday Weekend

47 Winks by Kirsty Black at Helium Gallery in Rotorua

47 Winks Opening Evening, Helium Gallery Rotorua, 2017


Molly Morpeth Canaday 2017: Finalist
Estuary Art Awards 2015 (Curated by Warwick Brown): Finalist
Estuary Art Awards 2013 (Curated by Rob Garret): Finalist
The James Wallace Arts Trust, Pontoon Bay, Private Collection


Railway Street Studios, Newmarket, Auckland
Art of this World,  Auckland
Mobile Art Gallery, Mt Eden, Auckland
The Little Gallery, Tairua & Whangamata
Art Box Gallery, Christchurch
Macandmor, Hamilton
Scarlet Art Gallery, Mangawhai