Helen Calder is a New Zealand artist, making three-dimensional paintings that investigate the interface of painting and sculpture. Based in Christchurch, Helen graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Canterbury in 2003. Her thesis on painting’s relationship with architecture has shaped her practice which sees architectural space as a frame for her work. Her work is held in private and public collections including the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the Christchurch Art Gallery, the Chartwell Collection, the Fletcher Trust Collection and Simpson Grierson Collection.
Recent exhibitions include Kaleidescope: Abstract Aotearoa, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2018, Qualia 760-620 λ, Enjoy Public Gallery, Wellington, 2014, Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker, curated by Justin Paton and Felicity Milburn, Christchurch Art Gallery, 2014; and Unpainted, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin 2014.