Bruce Connew

New Zealand, b.1949.

Bruce Connew is an artist and photographer. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand, and sometimes Paris. Apart from an early skirmish with the Guildford School of Art, West Surrey College of Art and Design, Bruce is an autodidact.

His central projects have shown as solo exhibitions in most public art galleries in New Zealand. A number of these projects are published as artist books and variations on the photobook. ‘My work does not come from orderly research. An idea emerges from an assortment of simmering propositions, components of things yet to be fashioned. With these elements in hand, I set off in pursuit of other evidence from which to construct meaning.’ His work, both prints and artist books, is in public and private collections in New Zealand and elsewhere.