Mark Braunias is a New Zealand based artist who has exhibited extensively over the past 30 years. He graduated with a BFA from Canterbury University, Ilam School of Fine Arts, Christchurch in 1988.
The Artist was the inaugural winner of the James Wallace Art Award in 1992 and received a Wallace/Fulbright scholarship to complete an artist residency at Headlands Center For The Arts in San Francisco during 2011. Braunias has also completed artist residencies at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2002), William Hodges Fellowship, Invercargill (2005), and Tylee Cottage, Whanganui (2007).
Mark Braunias has appeared in curated public gallery exhibitions including A very peculiar practice (City Gallery, Wellington, 1995), Gruesome (Robert McDougal Art Gallery, Christchurch, 1999), The Cartoon Show (Auckland Art Gallery, 2002) and Field of Vision: A survey of Mark Braunias (Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland, 2016). The Artist has also exhibited work at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair (2015) and Hong Kong Central Art Fair (2015) in association with Bath Street Gallery.
Braunias has published a number of art catalogues including Praha (1992), Gank (2001), A Day In My Life (2003), My New Art God (2004), Congo (2006), Waterfront Industry Commission Report (2006), London Town (2008) and Encyclo-Dimensional (2015).
His work is held in public gallery and private collections including : Te Papa Museum, Christchurch Art Gallery, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Sarjeant Art Gallery, Tauranga Art Gallery, Invercargill Art Gallery and Museum, Ashburton Art Gallery, Auckland University, Canterbury University, Lincoln University, Fletcher Trust Collection, Wallace Arts Trust and the State Library Of Queensland.
Up Coming Exhibition: Working On A Guru, Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Dunedin. 14 October-1 November, Opening 5.30 - 7.00pm, 18 October, 2019.
Working On A Guru, Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Dunedin. 14 October - 1 November, 2019.
Liquid Mammalia, Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland, April 2019.
Evolutional Mongrel (detail) McLeavey Gallery, Wellington. 2018.
Das Boot Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland. 2018.
The Dogs Breakfast (detail) Bath Street Gallery, Auckland, 2016. Private collection.
Mang (charcoal on paper) 2000mm x 3500mm 1997. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery.
The Archivists (detail of gallery wall drawing) Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand, 2014-present.