Salome Tanuvasa is a Samoan-Tongan artist based in Auckland. She completed her Masters in Fine Arts at Elam in 2014, followed by a Diploma in Secondary Teaching. Her work crosses a variety of mediums including moving image, drawing, photography and sculpture. It is about her immediate surroundings and often reflects the environments she is in at that time, drawing attention to wider issues among New Zealand-based Pacific people. Her work is held in the Chartwell Collection and the Wallace Art Trust Collection and she has had three solo exhibitions at Tim Melville Gallery in Auckland. She has made shows in Auckland, Wellington, Sydney and Shanghai, where in 2018 she was awarded the YAF Creative Award by the China Academy of Art.
Text adapted from and courtesy of Tim Melville Gallery and Enjoy Contemporary Art Space.