Yvonne Todd

Biography
Lives and works in Auckland

EDUCATION
2001
Bachelor of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland
1995
Advanced Certificate in Professional Photography, Unitec, Auckland
1994
Certificate in Professional Photography, Unitec, Auckland

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011
The Sapphire Aluminium Corp., Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
Self-Medicating: Works by Yvonne Todd, Calder & Lawson Gallery, The Univeristy of Waikato, Hamilton
2010
Iris Paste, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland
Sets and Subsets, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
2009
The Wall of Man, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland
Pervasively Yours, The Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui
2008
Mauve Reaction, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
Dawn of Gland, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland
2007
Crater of Phlox (with Michael Harrison), Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland
The Lamb’s Book of Life, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
Blood in its Various Forms (Incorporating Meat & Liquor), Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
2006
Blood, in its Various Forms, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland
Meat & Liquor, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
2005
Vagrants’ Reception Centre, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland
2004
The Bone of Jupiter, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
11 Colour Plates, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland
2003
The Book of Martha, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
2002
Bellevue, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland
Sea of Tranquility, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
2001
Asthma & Eczema, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland
2000
Lace 2, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland
1999
The Crisis, Fiat Lux, Auckland
1998
Fleshtone, Rm3, Auckland
1997
Cabin Fever, Teststrip, Auckland

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011
What I did Last Summer, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
Eyecatch: Jewellery and Photography Objectspace, Auckland
2010
The 17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Unnerved, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Feminism Never Happened, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Graham, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland
2009
Körpermuster/Body Patterns, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
Kind of Blue: New acquisitions and loans, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
From the Depths of Suburbia: Photo-media from Auckland, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland and QCA Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia
Feelings, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland
Am I Scared, Boy (Eh): Collection works from then and now, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
2007
Likeness and Character: Portraits from the Auckland Art Gallery Collection, Auckland Art Gallery
Pakeha Now!, The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson
2006
Break: Construct, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Recovered Memory, The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson
A Tale of Two Cities: The 2006 Busan Biennale, Republic of Korea
Ivan Anthony at the Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne Australia
Hotpot, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland
High Tide: New currents in art from New Zealand and Australia, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw Poland and Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
2005
DESIRE, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
Return of the Hand, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui
I Like This, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
Small World, Big Town: Contemporary Art from Te Papa, City Gallery, Wellington
Snake Oil: The Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery
World Famous in NZ, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, Australia
Free New Zealand Art, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong and Artspace, Auckland
Made in New Zealand, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
Mixed-up Childhood, Auckland Art Gallery
High Chair, St. Paul St, Auckland University of Technology
4 Works by 4 Artists, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland
2004
Toi Te Papa Art of the Nation 1940 – Today, Te Papa, Wellington
Lights > Camera > Action: Critical moments from the Govett-Brewster collections 1069 – 2004, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Prospect 2004, City Gallery, Wellington
Pressing Flesh, Auckland Art Gallery
2003
Cream and Sugar, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland
The Sky’s the Limit, Kusntverein Langenhagen, Germany
Striking Poses: New Zealand portrait photography, Te Papa, Wellington
Good Sport, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland
2002
Slow Release: Recent photography from New Zealand, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington and Heide Musuem of Modern Art, Victoria, Australia
Break, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Flora and Fauna: New aspects of landscape, Rm 401, Auckland
The Walters Prize, Auckland Art Gallery
2001
After Killeen: Social observation in art, Artspace, Auckland
Wastecare, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland
Alive: Still life into the twenty-first century, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington
The Way we Were: The Fiat Lux retrospective, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North
2000
In Glorious Dreams: New art by women, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
1999
Wonderlands: Contemporary New Zealand art, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Sunnynook, The Physics Room, Christchurch and Fiat Lux, Auckland
We Really Care, Rm3, Auckland
Only the Lonely: New Artists, Artspace, Auckland
1998
Leap of Faith: Contemporary New Zealand Art, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Awards
2002
The Walters Prize judged by Harald Szeemann
Selected Bibliography
2008
Paton, Justin. "Tough Love: Yvonne Todd and the Aesthetics of Meanness." Art and Australia, (Autumn 2008): 442-449. [ill.]
Conland, Natasha. “The Irrelevant and the Obscure: The Art of Yvonne Todd” Art World, (February/March 2008): 34-39. [ill.]
Were, Virginia. “Disturbing Perfection.” Art News New Zealand, (Autumn 2008): 72-74 [ill.]
2007
Hanson, Ron. “Death, Rejection and the Fountain of Youth.” White Fungus, (Issue 7): 21-27 [ill.]
2006
Scott, Hanna. “Yvonne Todd, Stilled Life.” Eyeline, (Spring 2006): 40-43 [ill.] [cover]
Gardiner, Sue. “Costume Drama.” Art News New Zealand, (Spring 2008) 51 [ill.]
2005
Forde, Rosemary. “Weep Woman Weep: The Unnerving Portraiture of Yvonne Todd.” UnMagazine, (Spring 2005) 15-18 [ill.]
2004
Sanderson, Anna. “Humbled, Sharp, Superior, Simpering.” New Zealand Journal of Photography, (No. 55 Winter 2004): p.5-8 [ill.]
Byrt, Anthony. “Her Art of Veiled Threats.” New Zealand Listener, (22 May 2004): 55 [ill.]
Dunn, Megan. “Best in Show.” Gallery News, (July-October 2004): 19 [ill.]
2003
McAloon, William. “Diane Arbus is Alive and Unwell.” New Zealand Listener, (20 September 2003): 64 [ill.]
2002
Miles, Anna. “Yvonne Todd.” Artforum, (December 2002): 150 [ill.]
Wong, Gilbert. “Counter Culture.” Metro, (November 2002): 108 [ill.]
McLeod, Rosemary. “An Underachieving Rose Blooms.” Sunday Star Times, (21 July 2002)
Dunn, Megan. “Auckland Photographer Yvonne Todd’s Pictures…” Pavement, (February-March 2002): 88-91 [ill.]
Selected Books, Catalogues and Pageworks
2009
“Images Recalled” 3. Fotofestival catalogue edited by Esther Ruelfs and Tobias Berger
“Supernaturalism” Beautiful/Decay Book 1
“Art at Te Papa” edited by William McAloon, Te Papa Press
2008
“Current: Contemporary Art from Australia and New Zealand” edited by Art & Australia
Capricious Magazine 8: The Animal Issue
2007
Todd, Yvonne “Dead Starlets Assoc.” Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, with text by Justin Clemens
“Speculation” with text by Justin Paton
“Pakeha Now!” with text by Anna-Marie White
2006
“Recovered Memory” with text by Lara Strongman
“High Tide”
“A Tale of Two Cities” 2006 Busan Biennale Catalogue with text by Natasha Conland
“Gothic NZ” Otago University Press
2005
“Mixed-up Childhood” text by Janita Craw and Robert Leonard
“Contemporary New Zealand Photographers” text by Robert Leonard
“World Famous in New Zealand” text by Stuart Bailey
2003
“The Sky’s the Limit”
2002
"The Walters Prize 2002" with text by Allan Smith
"Slow Release" with text by Zara Stanhope
b.1973
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