Dick Frizzell

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

Selected works for sale Artist's CV



1943      Born Auckland, New Zealand
1960-64 Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ
1965      Began a carreer in advertising while continuing to paint & exhibit
1995      Began painting full-time
1997      Travelling Retrospective Dick Frizzell: Portrait of a Serious Artiste 
2005      Antartica Residency, Invitational Artist Programme
2009      The monograph Dick Frizzell The Painter, published by Random House NZ
2009      Designed the cover & illustrations for The Great New Zealand Songbook
2011      Commissioned to create official artwork for 2011 Rugby World Cup
2011      Commissioned by Random House NZ to write It's All About The Image
2012      Completed a series of paintings to poems by Sam Hunt

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016        Up the Road, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2015        The Dance of the Hooligans, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2015        Up the Road, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2014        Up the Road, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington
2013        The Dance of the Hooligans, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2011        Rugby, Rhyming and Here, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland 
2010        The Gloves Are Off, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2009        Treasures from a Skull Cave, Black Barn Art Gallery, Hawkes Bay
2008        Walking back to Happiness, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2004        The Pumpkin is a Red Herring, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2003        Please keep us safe while we sleep by the fire, Hawkes Bay Art Museum
2002        Pleased to remember, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2002        What is this, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
2001        Welcome to Sunny Hawkes Bay, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2000        Home Truths, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
1999        Paintings, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
1998        Patched Up, Andrew Jensen Gallery, Wellington
1998        What I Yam - The Junk Mail Narratives, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
1997        Dick Frizzell, Portrait of a Serious Artiste, Wellington City Gallery
1997        Dick Frizzell, Portrait of a Serious Artiste, Auckland Art Gallery
1997        Dick Frizzell, Portrait of a Serious Artiste, Dunedin PUblic Art Gallery
1997        Vanity Vanity, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
1997        Popova to Remuera, John Leech Gallery, Auckland   
1997        Summer Muster, Andrew Jensen Gallery, Wellington
1997        Construction from Freedom, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
1997        Lost and Found, Lesley Kriesler Gallery, New Plymouth
1996        Line and Point, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
1996        Ambitious Objects, Andrew Jensen Gallery, Wellington
1995        P.O.P. Past on Paper, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
1995        Hoi Te Toi Te, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
1994        No Figure Necessary, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
1994        European Descendant, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
1993        Hook, Line and Sinker, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
1993        The Agua Amarga Suite, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
1992        South Island Landscapes, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
1992        Tiki, Works on Paper at Salamander Gallery, Arts Centre, Christchurch  
1991        What's the Big Idea? Janne Land Gallery, Wellington
1991        South Island Landscapes, CSA Gallery, Christchurch
1990        Big Paintings, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
1990        Images for Lovers, Works on Paper Gallery, Auckland
1989        Lithographs, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
1986        Heads On, Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland
1985        Eh! Easy, Hard, Impossible, Carnegie Gallery, Dunedin
1984        Escape From Salvation, RKS Gallery, Auckland
1984        Still Lives, Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland
1982        Still Lives, Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington
1981        Everybodies Business, RKS Gallery, Auckland
1980        Home is Where the Art Is, Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington
1979        Illustrations of America (The Dancing Chicken Show) Brooke Gifford Gallery
1977        Putting it all on the Lion, Barry Lett Gallery, Auckland
1976        A-fish-ial Exhibition, Barry Lett Gallery, Auckland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014        Significant Works, Milford Galleries, Dunedin
2014        ART101: A Beginner's Guide, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga
2014        Its Not Dry Yet, Chambers@241, Christchurch 
2013        New Works, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2012        New Year, New Works, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2012        Melbourne Art Fair, Gow Langsford Gallery Stand, Melbourne, Australia
2012        Painting the Hunt, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington
2010        John Leech & Gow Langsford Galleries Spring Catalogue, Auckland
2009        Spring Catalogue, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2008        Spring Catalogue, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2006        Tiki Tour, Whangarei Art  Museum, Whangarei
2004        Telecom Prospect: New Art New Zealand, Wellington City Gallery
2002        The Cartoon Show, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
2001        Screens, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
1998        Landscapes (with Karl Maughan), Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
1998        Dream Collectors, Museum of New Zealand Wellington, & Akl Art Gallery
1997        Catalogue Exhibition, Milford House Gallery, Dunedin
1997        Figurative Exhibition, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland   
1996        Design Love Story, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
1995        Stop Making Sense (with Shane Cotton), Wellington City Gallery
1995        The Artistic Process, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
1995        Gaugain Tribute, RKS Gallery, Auckland
1995        A Peculiar Practice: 40 New Zealand Painters, Wellington City Gallery
1995        Visa Gold Art Award, Wellington City Gallery
1995        Ho Ho Ho, Christmas Group Show, Andrew Jensen Gallery, Wellington
1994        Landscape Survey, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
1994        Hammond, Frizzell, Stevenson, Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland
1994        The Spectrum Collection, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
1994        Visa Gold Award Finalist, Wellington City Gallery, Wellington
1994        Artist's Wallpaper, The Fisher Gallery, Pakuranga, Auckland
1994        Artists Fax, CSA Gallery, Christchurch  
1994        Elvis in Geyserland, Rotorua Art  Gallery, Rotorua
1993        Artists Ceramics, Fisher Gallery, Pakuranga, Auckland
1993        Christmas Giving, Artspace Gallery, Auckland
1993        Helping the Recovery, Works on Paper Gallery, Auckland
1992        Big Green, Dowse Art Gallery, Lower Hutt
1992        Real Surreal, CSA Gallery, Christchurch
1991        Wild West Show, Lopdell House Gallery, Titirangi, Auckland
1990        Art and Organised Labour, Wellington City Gallery

Selected Collections

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu
The Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

Selected Bibliography

Grant Smithies, 'Accidental Artist' in Sunday Star Times Magazine, 21 September 2008, pp14-18
Paul Little, 'Being Dick Frizzell', Audi Magazine, December 2002, pp52-57
Hamish Keith, 'Out of Africa', Sunday Star Times, 29 September 2002
E.Caughey & John Gow, Contemporary New Zealand Art 2, 1999, p60
Michael Dunn, Contemporary Painting in New Zealand, 1996, pp64-67
Gregory O'Brien, Lands and Deeds: Profiles of Contemporary New Zealand Painters, 1996, pp36-47
Robert Leonard & John McCormack, Beyond the Pale: Dick Frizzell's Indigenuity, Art and Asia Pacific, June 1993, pp36-41
D.H. Binney, 'Trust myself not to go wrong: Dick Frizzell's Tiki show', Art New Zealand 66, Autumn 1993, pp70-73
D.H. Binney, 'Landscape reassessed: some Auckland artists', Art New Zealand 48, Spring 1988, pp72-74
D.H. Binney, 'Testing Reality, the Paintings of Dick Frizzell', Art New Zealand 37, Summer 1985, pp26-31
Wystan Curnow, 'Speech Balloons and Conversation Bubbles', And 4, October 1985, pp125-149
Francis Pound, New Image: Aspects of Recent New Zealand Art, Auckland City Art Gallery, 1983
Jim & Mary Barr, Contemporary New Zealand Painters, Vol 1, 1980, pp80-85