27. Andy Leleisi’uao - Auckland, New Zealand
I am a New Zealand born Samoan from Auckland, New Zealand.
My first visit to Maria Valeria Bridge was humbling. I cannot help but smile. We become friends and feel she is comfortable enough for me to call her Maria after some time. Her great presence and history is an inspiration as I realise this is no ordinary Artist in Residence.
I was graciously invited here by Karol Fruhauf, Yuri and Sophia Himmler have overseen my gentle introduction into this wonderful township. I have had over fifty solo exhibitions to date and have been part of numerous projects. I hope I can reciprocate with people I meet here with my imagination and memories as a small token of my appreciation in serving my tenure as the 26th Bridge Guard (July 1st – September 31st).
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
Aug 2013 Episades of the Pino’nati, Auckland Art Fair.
Apr Le Tumau, Whitespace, Auckland.
Sep 2012 Dandelion People, BCA, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
Immigration Mind, TSB Bank Wallace Art Centre, The Pah, Auckland.
Jun Quasimodo Love, PaperGraphica, Christchurch.
May Polyneitus Spring, Milford Gallery, Dunedin
Aug 2011 World of Lemeads, ROAR! Gallery, Wellington.
May World of Erodipolis, Milford Gallery, Dunedin.
Mar Arytipidal, Blue Oyster, Dunedin.
Ufological City, Volta, New York, USA.
Nov 2010 Cryptid Illuminati, Whitespace, Auckland.
Sep Andy Leleisi’uao, McCahon House, Titirangi, Auckland.
July Wandering Through Pandemonium Quiet, COCA Gallery, Christchurch.
May Andy Leleisi’uao, Thistle Hall, Wellington.
Nov 2009 Asefeka of the Unmalosa, Kips Gallery, Chelsea, New York, USA.
Sep Areatures of the Arctaur People, BCA, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.