Kevin Capon

From September 2021:

KEVIN CAPON Born Christchurch Aotearoa/New Zealand, lives in Mokau North Taranaki, NZ.

Originally a commercial advertising photographer Kevin Capon went on to become a lecturer in Photography at Wellington Polytechnic, (1985-1990) and in 1992 established a private photographic training organisation for which he was nominated as a finalist for the New Zealand Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards. He left teaching in 2007 and works as a photographic artist.

Kevin Capon‘s distinctions and awards include; Air New Zealand Fashion Week - Invited artist, Auckland (2009); Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Award, Hamilton - Finalist (2007, 2006); COCA/Anthony Harper Contemporary Art Award, Christchurch - Finalist (2007); Waikato Society of Arts Award - Finalist (2006); Mana Magazine Photographic Competition - Winner (2003); Agfa Photokina Travel Award to Cologne, Germany (1990); Art Quest International, New York, USA - Merit Award Winner (1988); Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council Grant (1984); Polaroid International Corporation Film Grant (1983); Diploma in Photography, Wellington Polytechnic; Graduate in Graphic Design, Christchurch Technical Institute.

Publications and articles on Kevin’s photography include; Art New Zealand issue166, 2018 'Reciprocity' by John B. Turner, D-Photo Magazine 2018 'A compelling Commentary' by Adrian Hatwell, Australia and New Zealand Photography International Magazine and Art New Zealand as well as various dealer gallery artist books and he was selected by photo-historian William Main for a public lecture entitled Four Contemporary New Zealand Photographers at City Art Gallery, Wellington NZ.

Capon’s photographs have been exhibited in public galleries throughout New Zealand including; Te Wheke: Pathways Across Oceania, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, (May 2020 – March 2022); Kevin Capon Portraits 1984-85; Mokau Museum and Gallery (2017); Bright Light, Soft Launch, Malcolm Smith Gallery (2017), Pingyao International Photo Festival (2015); Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2015); City Art Gallery (2015); Gus Fisher Gallery Auckland (2014); History in the taking: 40 years of Photoforum, Everyday Irregular, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui (2011); White Night, Auckland Arts Festival (2011); Skins, Outdoor Billboard Project, Auckland (2009); Bridge Art Fair, Berlin, Germany (2008); Portraiture from the Christchurch Art Gallery Collection, Christchurch Art Gallery (2004); Not by Subject, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui (2000); Taranaki Photographers, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (1995); The Chair Show, C.S.A. Gallery, Christchurch (1991); From Today Painting is Dead, National Art Gallery, Wellington (1990); Our Culture My Nature/About Time, New Zealand Centre for Photography, Wellington and Artspace, Auckland, Contemporary New Zealand Photographers, Fisher Gallery, Auckland (1989); Art Quest 88, Los Angeles Fine Art Gallery; Philadelphia Beaver College Art Gallery; Long Island University; Hillwood Art Gallery, New York, USA (1988); Kevin Capon Portraits 1984-85, Dunedin Public Art Gallery (1988) and Dowse Art Gallery, Wellington (1986); The Figure Fragmented, National Art Gallery, Wellington (1986).

His work is held in public collections in New Zealand including; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington; Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, Dowse Art Gallery, Wellington, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand and in private collections in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Germany."


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