Oliver Perkins

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

Selected works for sale Artist's CV


Born Christchurch, New Zealand, 1979


2005    MA, Chelsea School of Art, London
2000-2002    Christchurch School of Art and Design

Awards and Residencies

2017    Parehuia Artists' Residency (McCahon House Residency)
2012    John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition, Walker Museum, Liverpool
2009    Jerwood Contemporary Painters, Jerwood Space, London (and touring)
2005    TANZ Overseas Study Recipient
2002    Bickerton-Widdowson Memorial Scholarship, University of Canterbury

Selected Exhibitions

2022     Swelter House, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch (solo)
2022     A kind of an arrow, and FREE RANGE, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin (solo)
2019     Pilgrim's Oyster, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch (solo)
2019     A distant relative, Hopkinson Mossman, Wellington (group)
2019     On Emptiness (with Patrick Lundberg), Fold Gallery, London (group)
2018     Shadow Work (with Fiona Connor), Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (group)
2018     Bleeding Edge, Hopkinson Mossman, Wellington (solo)
2017     Japanese Laurel, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland (solo)
2017     Translations, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (solo)
2016     Painting: A Transitive Space, St. Paul St Gallery, AUT, Auckland (group)
2016     XXXVII Certamen Minicuadros, Centro Cultural Las Cigarreras, Alicante (group)
2016     Micro Salon 7, Galerie l'inlassable, Paris (solo)
2015     Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show, Auckland Art Gallery (group)
2015     Armatures, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (solo)
2014     When I paint my masterpiece, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (group)
2014     Dean Levin & Oliver Perkins, Rod Barton, London (group)
2013     Instruments, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (solo)
2013     A swarming, talkative presence, Kingsgate Workshop, London (group)
2013     Magic 8 Ball, Fold Gallery, London (group)
2013     Big Deal No.5, Q-Car Park, London (group)
2012     John Moores Painting Prize, John Moores, Liverpool (group)
2012     Painting is a Painting is a Painting is a Painting, Cul de Sac Gallery, London (grp)
2012     Big Refrigerator, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (group)
2011     Accordion, Cell Project Space, London (solo)
2011     What If Its All True, What Then?, Mummery & Schnelle, London (group)
2010     The Grey Area, Cell Project Space, London (group)
2009     Dinner Party, Physics Room, Christchurch (solo)
2009     MOTEL, Bartley and Company Gallery, Wellington (group)
2009     Jerwood Painting Prize, Jerwood Space, London (group)
2008     Questions for the Gatekeeper, Fold Gallery, London (solo)
2008     Dinner Party, Physics Room, Christchurch (solo)
2008     Cory Michael Project, Ada St, London (group)
2007     M.E.S.A, Kingsgate Gallery, London (solo)
2007     Hygge, Standpoint Gallery, London (group)
2006     Disposable Fetish (with Noon Day Demons), The Nunnery Gallery, London (group)


Zabludowicz Collection, London
University of the Arts, London
The Chartwell Collection, Auckland
The Saatchi Collection, London


Perkins at Hopkinson Cundy, John Hurrell, Eye Contact, 30 March 2013
A "Fifth Plinth" at the Elelphant, Vici MacDonald, Art Anorak, February 13, 2012
Grande Pastorale, Claude Lorent, Arts Libre, Supplement a la Libre, Brussels. 2011
Abstract Critical Debate, Mummery + Schnelle Gallery, London, 2011
Accordion Folds with Patrick Lundberg and Harold Grieves, John Dory Report 34. 2011
Summer Group Show, John Hurrell, Eye Contact, 21 December, 2011
T.I.E Degustation Menu, Harold Grieves, John Dory Report 12, 2010