Paul Hartigan

Auckland based contemporary artist Paul Hartigan is widely recognised for his large scale public light commissions, as well as his paintings, photographs, and fine art prints. Hartigan was born in New Plymouth in 1953, and graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts in 1973. Hartigan's work has been recognised through nominations for numerous awards, including The Wallace Art Awards – Finalist (2014, 2005); Norsewear Art Awards – Finalist (2006); Iris Fisher Art Awards – Finalist (2005); Sarjeant Gallery Art Awards – Finalist (1990). Hartigan's work is held in important public and private collections across New Zealand, including Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington; Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth; Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui; Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt; The Collection of the University of Auckland; GOMA Queensland; Te Manawa, Palmerston North.