Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki/Māori
Date of birth
Place of birth
Auckland (region)/New Zealand
Charlotte Graham comes from a lineage of artists, including her aunt Emily Karaka, uncle Mikaara Kirkwood and cousin Te Rongo Kirkwood.
Graham studied a Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts from Massey University, graduating in 2001 and studying under the tutelage of Robert Jahnke, Shane Cotton and Kura Te Waru Rewiri. She subsequently completed a Postgraduate Diploma of Māori Visual Arts at Toioho ki Āpiti in 2008.
Harnessing repurposed objects, mixed media materials, illustrative designs and a distinctive pastel colour palette, Graham’s painting practice explores collective well-being, healing and the interrelationships of natural life in te ao Māori (the Māori world).
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