Fiona Pardington (b. 1961) is of Scottish (Clan Cameron of Erracht) and Māori (Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe, Ngati Kahungunu) descent. She has a Doctorate in Fine Arts, University of Auckland. In 2011, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery hosted her solo exhibition, The Pressure of Sunlight Falling. That year, Pardington became an Arts Foundation Laureate and completed a Laureate Artistic Creations Project with Musee du Quai Branly, Paris. Residencies include the Moet et Chandon Fellowship (Epernay, 1991–92), Frances Hodgkins Fellowship (Dunedin, 1996 and 1997) and Ngai Tahu Artist in Residence at the Otago Polytechnic (Dunedin, 2006). Pardington’s work has featured in many Auckland Art Gallery exhibitions, including The Social Life of Things 2015, Whano Ke: Calibrating the modern and contemporary 2015, Toi Aotearoa New Zealand Art 2013, Partner Dance: Gifts from the Patrons of the Gallery 2012, Hei konei mai: We'll meet again 2006, Tei He Tiki 2005, Ka Kino To Pounamu He Pounamu Onamata your greenstone is awesome and it comes from a tradition 2004 and Self and Other 2003. International shows include Fragments of Empires Momentum (Berlin, 2014), the Ukraine Biennale (2012) and the Biennale of Sydney (2010).