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Curriculum Vitae - Kylie Sinkovich

My artistic practice looks both through the eyes of an activist and an artisan examining and trying to understand certain aspects of a life experience, therefore it is divided into two main branches.

The first is more outward looking and is very conceptually driven, circulating around socio-political and environmental issues. It is carefully considered, researched, designed and crafted. The forms, materials and construction methods are often dictated by the concept being investigated.

The second is more inward looking and is a materials based investigation informed by a sensitivity and connection to the materials I use. It is an experimentation with how I combine various elements derived from nature and is intuitively focused.

As I work between the intersection of craft and design, both branches have this influence and both paths inform each other's progression.

Kylie

Exhibitions

2018

6 - 29 October Fingers Annual Group Show - Fingers Gallery, Auckland
14 September - 14 October JEWELdisplayJEWEL - Pataka Art Museum
7 September - 21 October 'Polarity' Handshake 4 - Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland
10 April 'Passage' No Filter – Nik Hanton's hallway, Hinau Road, Wellington
9 - 29 March 'Process' Handshake 4 – Toi Poneke Gallery, Wellington

2017

31 October – 10 December 'Leanings' Handshake 4 – The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland
10 – 24 October 'Alumini/Update' – Fingers Gallery, Auckland 

2016 

 
17 – 30 August 'Fingers Graduate Award' Show  – Fingers Gallery, Auckland
22 April – 21 May   'The Way of Matter' Emerging Practice Show   – Objectspace Gallery, Auckland

2015

24 – 28 November ' Made' Hungry Creek Graduation Show – Allpress Gallery, Auckland
28 Sept – 24 Oct Masterworks Gallery Jewellery Box Award Show , Auckland
18 – 20 July 'Attentive Encounters' – Wunderweek solo Pop Up Show . Work I Shop, La Gonda Arcade, K-Rd, Auckland
17 Feb – 1 March 'Repeat Repeat Repeat' Group Show – Matchbox Studio, 166 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington

2014

7 – 11 Dec 'Sphere' Group Show , Thievery Studios. K-Rd, Auckland
16 – 28  Nov Hungry Creek Graduate Show, Northart Gallery, Northcote, Auckland
5 Sept 'Clink' Project (Collaboration with Otago Polytechnic), Auckland CBD

2013

November Hungry Creek end-of-year group show. Albany campus, Auckland 
December 'Creekers' exhibition, Matakana Country Park, Matakana

2012

November Hungry Creek Graduation Show, Albany campus, Auckland

2000

December Natcol Graphic Design Graduate Show, Kilmore St, Christchurch Campus

1998

November CPIT Photography Graduate Show. CoCa Gallery, Christchurch


Experience/Workshops/Residencies/Programmes

2017 – 2018 Handshake 4  exhibition/mentoring programme
2016
January – December Artist in residence – Hungry Creek Art & Craft School
October Artslab creative career development programme
March 2015   Sustainability within the Visual Arts workshop – Dunedin School of Art 
February 2015 Benjamin Lignel Writer's workshop with Objectspace Gallery – The n on-objective, non-neutral relationship that binds texts to the objects they describe
July 2014 Tessa Laird Writers Workshop – Putting objects on the page – Objectspace Gallery
2001 – 2005 Graphic designer for S.A.F.E & The Design Shop –  Christchurch
1994 – 1999 Worked in parents ceramics studio making objects for sale while a student  – Hanmer Springs, Nth Canterbury


Awards / Competitions

2016 Fingers Graduate Award - Fingers Gallery
2012 –2015   Top Student in Year award – Hungry Creek Art & Craft School
2015   Jewellery Box Award show  - Masterworks Gallery
2014 2nd Runner up – Creative Hush Minuit Ring Competition


Education

2012 – 2015   Hungry Creek Art & Craft School – Advanced Diploma in Jewellery, NZQA Level 7 
2000   Natcoll Design Technology – Diploma in Computer Graphic Design, NZQA Level 5 
1997 – 1998   Christchurch Polytechnic – Diploma in Professional Photography, NZQA Level 6