Painter Max Gimblett was born in New Zealand and has been primarily based in New York since 1972. He continues to exhibit regularly in both locations. Gimblett studied drawing at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, California, and psychology at the C.G. Jung Foundation, New York. In 2015 he was appointed Officer of New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honors. In
2017 he recieved an Honorary Doctorate from The University of Waikato for contributions as an artist, scholar, teacher and philanthropist, and in
2019 he recieved an Honorary Doctorate from Auckland University of Technology for outstanding and sustained contribution to the advancement of the arts in New Zealand.
He has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions throughout New Zealand and the United States, including most recently a forthcoming 2023 exhibition at Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco; "The Legend of the Ceramic Master" at Page Gallery, Wellington; a forthcoming 2022 exhibition at Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland; and a a forthcoming 2022 exhibition at Nadene Milne Gallery, Christchurch. His works are held in numerous public and private collections both nationally and internationally.