Alan Pearson - Painter
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Biography
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Exhibitions
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Selected Exhibitions
Selected Solo Exhibitions
 
1950 - 1959
1969 Vulcan Gallery, Auckland
1970 - 1979
1969 Vulcan Gallery, Auckland
1970 Barry Lett Gallery, Auckland
1971 CSA Gallery, Christchurch
1974 CSA Gallery, Christchurch; Bett Duncan Gallery, Wellington; New Vision Gallery, Auckland.
1975 New Vision Gallery, Auckland; Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch.
1976 Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch.
1977 Peter Webb Galleries, Auckland; Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch.
1978 Elva Bett Gallery, Wellington.
1979 Barry Lett Gallery, Auckland; Elva Bett Gallery, Wellington; Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch.
1980 - 1989
1981 Middlesbrough Public Art Gallery, Cleveland, England.
1984 New Zealand House Gallery, London.
1986 Time Away, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch
1986 Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington; Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch; Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru.
1987 Paintings & drawings 1980-1985 by Alan Pearson , Dunedin Public Art Gallery; Moray Gallery, Dunedin; Carnegie Centre, Dunedin.
1988 Janne Land Gallery, Wellington; CSA Gallery, Christchurch; Charlotte H. Galleries, Auckland.
1989 Charlotte H. Galleries, Auckland.
1990 - 1999
1990 CSA Gallery, Christchurch; Christopher Moore Gallery, Wellington; Salamander Gallery, Christchurch.
1991 Visitations, Manawatu Public Art Gallery, Palmerston North; Suter Art Gallery, Nelson; Hawkes Bay Cultural Centre; Christopher Moore Gallery, Wellington; Canterbury Gallery, Christchurch.
1992 Hocken Library, Dunedin; Aigantighe Gallery, Timaru; Canterbury Gallery, Christchurch.
1993 Milford Galleries, Dunedin; Canterbury Gallery, Christchurch.
1994 RKS Gallery, Auckland; Milford House Galleries, Dunedin; Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North.
1995 Canterbury Gallery, Christchurch; Milford House Galleries, Dunedin; Manawatu Public Art Gallery, Palmerston North.
1996 Canterbury Gallery, Christchurch.
1997 Milford House Galleries, Dunedin; Grove Mill Winery, Blenheim.
1999 Gallery 482, Brisbane; Heaven and blood: the paintings & drawings of Alan Pearson, 1957-1999 Retrospective exhibition at Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch; The Arthouse, Christchurch.
2000 - 2009
2001 Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland; Aspects of the Id, The Arthouse, Christchurch.
2003 Effervescent Huia, The Arthouse, Christchurch
2004 Recent Australian paintings, The Arthouse, Christchurch.
2005 West Coast Narratives 1993-1994, Artigiano Gallery, Auckland.
2006 Doug Moran Portrait exhibition (finalists) State Library, NSW.
2006 Saving the classical spirit, Artigiano Gallery, Auckland.
2007 Looking eastward to the sea, Sanderson Contemporary Art (formerly Artigiano Gallery)Auckland.
2008 Within, within, heads c. 1988-1994 City Art Rooms, Auckland; Metaphors 1987-1990, Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland.
2010 - 2019
2010 Con brio, Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland
2011 Variations on the figure, Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland
2012 The March of Time, Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland
2014 Past time is future time, recent paintings by Alan Pearson, Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland
2014 Graphic Conjectures, Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland
2015 A life lived intensely: Alan Pearson portraiture, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington
2015 From the balcony, Alan Pearson at the Opera, Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland
2016 The waiting game, Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland
2016 Ode to Time, Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland
2018 Tidal Ballets, Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland
Group Exhibitions
1962 The Group, CSA, Christchurch; Annual Autumn exhibition, CSA.
1963 Hays Prize, CSA; Annual Autumn Exhibition, CSA.
1964 Annual Autumn Exhibition, CSA.
1965 New Zealand artists in London, New Zealand House Gallery; Qantas Gallery, London.
1966 Camberwell Gallery, London.
1970 - 1979
1971 Thirty Plus, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch.
1974 Portraits, New Vision Gallery, Auckland.
1975 Artists' Gardens, New Vision Gallery, Auckland.
1976 Land, CSA, Christchurch; Pan Pacific Arts Festival, Noumea; New Zealand Drawing, Auckland City Art Gallery.
1977 Summer '77, New Vision Gallery, Auckland.
1978 New Year, New Works, Barry Lett Gallery, Auckland.
1979 Small works, Peter Webb Galleries, Auckland; Auckland Artists, Auckland City Gallery.
1980 - 1989
1980 New Vision Gallery, Auckland; Denis Cohn Galleries, Auckland; CSA, Christchurch.
1983 Edward Lucie-Smith 50th Centenary exhibition, Leinster Gallery, London.
1984 Paperchase, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch; Anxious Images, Auckland City Art Gallery.
1985 Acquisitions, Auckland City Art Gallery.
1986 Piece of art for peace, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch.
1987 The Self, Suter Art Gallery, Nelson; President's exhibition, Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru; Dunedin Painters, Hocken Library.
1988 Canterbury Painters, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch; Acquisitions, Auckland City Art Gallery; Cityscape, CSA, Christchurch.
1989 Drawing, Hocken Library, Dunedin.
1990 - 1999
1990 Goodman Suter Biennale, Suter Art Gallery, Nelson; Canterbury Perspective, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch; New Zealand Self Portraits, CSA, Christchurch; Roads to Rome, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch;Treasures of the Hocken Library, Dunedin.
1991 Treasures, Dunedin Public Art Gallery; Recent and contemporary, Hocken Library, Dunedin.
1992 Women portrayed, Hocken Library, Dunedin. Sight unseen, Dunedin Public Art Gallery; Robert McDougall Art Gallery.
1994 We're still here, Milford Galleries, Dunedin; Paintings and drawings from our century, Hocken Library, Dunedin.
1995 Good works, Robert McDougall Art Gallery; Drawing, CSA Gallery, Christchurch.
1996 New Zealand Real, Milford Galleries, Dunedin.
1998 Nature through the frames of culture, CSA Gallery, Christchurch; 40 out of 40 - Forty Canterbury artists, 1995-1998, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch.
2000 - 2009
2000 Showtime (November); A visual feast (Nov-Dec) The Arthouse, Christchurch.
2001 The summer show (January); Colour (April); Double dimensions (Nov-Dec), The Arthouse, Christchurch.Mathera Mostra,Enrico Fillipucci Gallery, Matera, Italy.
2003 Salon des Refuses S.H. Erwin Gallery, Sydney; Summer group(January); Expressionist painting, The Arthouse, Christchurch.
2004 Passionate gestures - New Zealand expressionism in context Ardor Gallery, Auckland. Portraits and personalities, Christchurch Art Gallery
2005 Artists Portraits, University of Otago Medical School, Auckland.
2007-8 Likeness and character, portraits, New Gallery, Auckland City Art Gallery; Sofa 125 Christchurch Art Gallery.
2009 The Captain, Tauranga Art Gallery
2010 - 2019
2011 Tender is the night, Wellington City Gallery
2012 Colourbox: New Zealand, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
2014 Draw the Line, The Suter Te Aratoi o Whakatu, Nelson
2015 Container Art, L'Estrange Gallery, Sumner, Christchurch
2017 New Zealand collection, Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki, Auckland
2018 Headspace: Portraits from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Collection, Dunedin
© Alan Pearson 2009