"Woodruffe's stated intention as an artist is to present 'a confused multiplicity of interconnected elements and surfaces that allude to our current urbanism'. The results are bold, spellbinding and literally dazzling".
Professor John Seed, Huffington Post, February 2016.
Evan Woodruffe was born in 1965 in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand, where he currently lives and works. Raised in a family of artists, he is a painter who is well respected for his in-depth technical knowledge.
Evan Woodruffe has his MFA (1st Class Honours) from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. He has a proven exhibition and award history, including the 2011 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award and 2003 Becroft Premier Award, and has works in significant collections, such as the Wallace Art Trust.
Sydney Contemporary PAULNACHE 2017
Village Huha PAULNACHE 2017
Spring 1883 Melbourne PAULNACHE 2016
Auckland Art Fair PAULNACHE 2016
Hypnic Jerks PAULNACHE 2015
Here Comes Everyone OREXART 2015
Melbourne Art Fair PAULNACHE 2014
tattered by attempting moonbeams OREXART 2014
7 x 2 = 14 PAULNACHE 2014
Drawn Back Te Koputu a te whanga a Toi, Whakatane 2013
The Memory Archive OREXART 2012
Time is a Thief OREXART 2011
The Dangerous Looseness of Doom OREXART 2010
Scene OREXART 2008
Lost Blue Heaven OREXART 2005
Laid Down OREXART 2003
Dodge, Rear Window, Dunedin Public Art Gallery 2015
Art for the People! with Catherine Ellis, 5th Auckland Triennial, Auckland Art Gallery 2013
Voyeur, with Imogen Taylor, K’Road, Auckland Art Week 2012
SELECTED RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Lost Dimension, 2016, WooSpace, Beijing
Graffiti Lounge, 2016 PAULNACHE
Intellectual Fashion Show, 2016 Gus Fisher, Auckland
Considered, 2015 M Contemporary, Sydney
UNfold FourFOLD, 2015 Ferriera Projects, London
April Fools! 2015, with Glen Hayward, Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville
Lying in Space 2014, 30 Upstairs, Wellington
Princes Street Transfer Station 2014, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland
Selfies 2014, OREXART
Tools of the Trade 2014, PAULNACHE
Lying in Space 2013, PAULNACHE (September) and Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Trust (December)
Parallel Lines 2013, PAULNACHE
Male Nudes 2013, Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Trust
Portraits 2013, Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Trust
Gardiner, S. (2017). Dabbling with Consciousness, Art Collector.
Seed, J. (2016). Assertively Decorative, Huffington Post.
Bennett, L. (2016). Wet Maps: Evan Woodruffe's Painted Networks, Art New Zealand 157
Seed, J. (2015). Heightened Perceptions, Poets & Artists 65.
Marshall, J. (2005). The Dialectic of Terror & Temptation, Art New Zealand 117.
In the Studio Wallace Arts Trust 2017
Graffiti Lounge 2016
Evan Woodruffe Hypnic Jerks 2015