Born Devonport, Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand, 1961.
1984 - Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (Photography) School of Fine Arts, Auckland University, New Zealand.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2006 - Southern Maori Rock Art, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2005 - Without you, McNamara Gallery, Wanganui, NZ
2005 - Eight Shells, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand.
2004 - New work, Bartley Nees Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.
2002 - Mauri Mai/ Tono Ano, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ and Snowhite Gallery, Unitec, Auckland, NZ.
2001 - One Night of Love, Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton, NZ
1997 - Proud Flesh, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand.
1996 - There's No Right Way to Do Me Wrong, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland,
1995 - Unprotected, Jensen Gallery, Wellington, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
1994 - Tainted Love, Sue Crockford Gallery Auckland, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand.
1993 - His Vile Fancy, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand.
1990 - The Journey of the Sensualist, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland.
1989 - Night of the Senses, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland and Southern Cross Gallery, New Zealand
Selected Group Exhibitions
2006 - Within Memory: Aspects of New Zealand documentary photography 1960- 2000 - Wellington, New Zealand.
2003 - Pressing Flesh, Skin, Touch, Intimacy, Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki, Auckland, NZ
2002 - Slow Release: Recent Photography from New Zealand, Heide
Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia and Adam Gallery, Victoria
2001 - Prospect 2001 New Art New Zealand, City Gallery, Wellington, NZ
1999 - Tino Rakatirataka Kai Tahu, Christchurch Polytechnic, Christchurch, New Zealand
1995 - Cultural Safety, Aktuelle Kunst Aus Neuseeland, Frankfurter Kunstverein and the Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany.
1994 - Te Hono O Nga Motu Rua/ The Joining of the Two Islands, Te Taumata Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1993 - Alter/ Image: Feminism and Representation in New Zealand Art,
1973- 1993, City Gallery Wellington and Auckland City Art Gallery,
1992 - Implicated and Immune: Artists Respond to HIV/ Aids Crisis, Fisher Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1990 - Now, See, Hear! Art, Language and Translation, Wellington City Art Gallery, Wellington, NZ
1989 - Imposing Narratives: Beyond the Documentary in Recent New
Zealand Photography, Wellington City Art Gallery, Wellington, NZ
Gregory Burke, 'An Indeterminate Surface' and Priscilla Pitts, "Exchanging Looks: Aspects of Gender and Representation in Contemporary Photography', Imposing Narratives; Beyond the Documentary in Recent New Zealand Photography, Wellington City Art Gallery, Wellington, NZ 1990 pp 7 -21
Gregory Burke, 'Cultural Safety', Cultural Safety, Contemporary Art From New Zealand, Frankfurter Kunstverein/ City Gallery, Wellington, Te Whare Toi, 1995
Christian Huther, 'Cultural Safety/ Actuelle Kunst aus Neuseeland' (
Kunstverien , Frankfurt au Main), Kunstforum International No 131,
August-October 1995 PP 378-9
Giovanni Intra, 'A Case History: Tainted Love', Exhibition Catalogue, Milk Powder Press, Auckland.
Anne Kirker, 'Flipping the Coin: Fiona Pardington's Photo- Constructions', Art New Zealand, No 48, Auckland, New Zealand, Spring 1988 pg 47-49
Elizabeth Knox, 'Fiona Pardington', Pleasures and Dangers, Trish Clark and Wystan Curnow (eds), Longman Paul and Moet & Chandon New Zealand Art Foundation, 1991, pp 2-13
Gynneth Porter, Black and White and Dead all Over, Midwest, No 9 1996, pp 22-27
Allan Smith, 'Romanticist and Symbolist Tendencies in Recent New Zealand Photography', Art New Zealand, No 64, Auckland, New Zealand, Spring 1992, p 80
Paul Thompson, New Zealand, A Century of Images, Te Papa Press, Wellington, 1998 pp162