Artists Brett Graham

Brett Graham

b. 1967, Aotearoa New Zealand (Ngāti Koroki Kahukura, Tainui)

Notable sculptor Brett Graham has been a prominent figure within the Māori art movement since it’s rise in the early 1990s. He is known for his large-scale sculptures and installation works that explore indigenous histories, politics, and philosophies. Viewing his own Māori whakapapa in relation to indigenous and non-Western identities around the world, he often explores the issues of imperialism in his creations. Working with a broad range of materiality and form, his practice blends traditional craft with contemporary themes.

Gow Langsford has represented Brett Graham since 2021.

Brett Graham


2003 Doctor of Fine Arts (DocFA), University of Auckland, New Zealand

1990 Master of Fine Arts (MFA), University of Hawai'i, United States

1988 Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), University of Auckland, New Zealand

selected exhibitions

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2021 Tai Moana Tai Tangata, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

2020 Tai Moana Tai Tangata, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland, New Zealand

2018 Monument, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2017 Honolulu Biennial: Middle of Now/Here, Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States
Transformative Landscapes: Contemporary Space, Time and Connection,
MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada

2016 Brett Graham, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia

2015 Unsettle, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia