Tjalling de Vries

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

Selected works for sale Artist's CV

Born Netherlands 1982
BFA (Printmaking) University of Canterbury, 2005
MFA Distinction (Painting) University of Canterbury, 2011

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020   unmersion, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2019    Vision Tunnel, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2017    I see through me, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2016    The Horror! The Horror! (with Scott Jackson), Chambers Art Gallery, Christchurch
2016    No Guts No Glory, Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland
2015    I might look confused, but i am, Chambers Art Gallery, Christchurch
2015    Ooo ooo (with Keir Leslie), North Projects, Christchurch
2014    Copy Card, Chambers Art Gallery, Christchurch
2013    Quick Flip, City Art, Christchurch
2012    Fleisher Masher, Ilam Campus Gallery, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
2012    Switchblade … get the point?, Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland
2012    Emetic Aesthetic, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin
2009    Montages, High Street Project, Christchurch
2008    Reason and Nightmare, Campbell Grant Gallery, Christchurch
2008    seriously forgot serious, Physics Room Kiosk, Christchurch
2007    la nausee; recent photographs, Campbell Grant Gallery, Christchurch
2006    The Absurd Self, Campbell Grant Gallery, Christchurch

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016    Contemporary Christchurch, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch
2016    Land/Made, Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands
2015    Cut + Paste, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt
2013    Parkin Drawing Award Finalist Exhibition, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington
2013    Unsettled, Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland
2012    Miranda Parkes/Tjalling de Vries: Keep Left, Keep Right, Christchurch Art Gallery
2012    The Brick and the Masking Tape, Dog Park Art Project Space, Christchurch
2011    Group Show, curated by Warren Feeney & Felicity  Milburn, Chambers 231, CHCH
2011    Wallace Art Trust New Acquisitions, Pah Homestead, Auckland
2011    nth degree, curated by Barbara Garrie, Ilam Campus Gallery, Christchurch
2011    Deconstructed/Reconstructed (MFA Submission), Bath Street Gallery, Auckland
2010    Select: 2010 University of Canterbury Art Purchases Award Finalist Show, SOFA
2010    Undercurrent, A Trans Tasman Exchange, Monash University, Melbourne, Aust
2010    Choice! NZ Contemporary Art, c3 contemporary art space, Melbourne, Australia
2010    Anthony Harper Award finalists show, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch
2009    Motel, Bartley + Company, Wellington
2009    Obsessions, Transgressions, and Beliefs, Bath Street Gallery, Auckland
2009    Paint, Wool, Paper, Wine, SFA Campus Gallery, Christchurch
2009    135 Gloucester St Studio Show, 155 High St, Christchurch
2007    Artschool 125, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch
2007    Anthony Harper Award finalists show, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch

Public Works

Tjalling is innocent, Outer Spaces project presented by Christchurch Art Gallery and Centre for Contemporary Art, Christchurch, NZ


Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu
University of Canterbury Art Collection
James Wallace Art Trust
The Fletcher Trust Collection
WrightMann Collection

Selected Reviews / Publications

Blundell, Sally. 'Christchurch' (Reason and Nightmare), ArtNews, Spring 2008. p. 42
Brown, Warwick. 'Tjalling de Vries', Seen This Century: 100 Contemporary New Zealand Artists, Auckland, 2009, pp. 88-91
De Vries, Tjalling and Felicity Milburn. Fleisher Masher [exhib. cat.], Ilam Press, Christchurch, 2012
De Vries, Tjalling and Creon Upton, Slide Her Under the Door [exhib. cat.), Christchurch, 2011
De Vries, Tjalling. Emetic Aesthetic in Oculus: Postgraduate Journal for Visual Arts Research, Christchurch, 2011, pp. 62-63
Feeney, Warren. 'Masters Exhibition at Ilam', , 7 June 2011
Herbert, Kris. '20 Tones of Grey', b-guided, 2007, pp. 132-133
Hurrell, John. 'Fragmented Pop', , 25 April 2012
Hurrell, John. 'Ilam Masters Show',, 8 May 2011
Hurrell, John. 'Christchurch comes to Auckland', l, 2 September 2009
Montgomery, Kate. 'Message Delivered - The Absurd Self: works by Tjalling de Vries', The Press, 1 February 2006, p. D2
Peers. Robyn. 'Arresting Show - La Nausee: recent photographs by Tjalling de Vries', The Press, 30 May 2007, p. D2
Wood, Andrew Paul. 'Interiors', New Zealand Listener, 25 February 2006, p. 48