Trenton Garratt


TRENTON GARRATT (b. 1980) had his debut exhibition at Starkwhite in 2011. His recent work in landscape, portrait and abstract painting have a recurring theme of light and nature. His representational paintings are sourced from photographs and direct observation. Trenton also works with other media, complementing his painting practice with drawing, sculpture, installation and collaborating with other artists.

Selected solo exhibitions: 2014: The General Election, collaboration with Grace Jung, Window, University of Auckland; 2013: Absorption and Reflection / 專注、沉思 , Starkwhite, Auckland; 2011: What's the Sun, Starkwhite; 2008: Our house (white indices), Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington. Selected group exhibitions: 2014: The General Election, collaboration with Grace Jung, Window, University of Auckland; 2014: Signals, Starkwhite, Auckland; 2012: The Obstinate Object, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington. Curators, Aaron Lister and Abby Cunnane; 2012: Running on Pebbles - through lines with incidents and increments, Snake Pit, Auckland. Curator, Allan Smith with exhibition design by Mike Parr; 2010-11: I Could Have Sworn I, Daire Sanat, Istanbul & Grimmuseum, Berlin; 2010: Knowing You Knowing Me, Artspace NZ, Auckland. Curator, Emma Bugden.