Hiria Anderson gained her Diploma of Visual Arts from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in 1998, going on to graduate with a Master of Fine Arts (Honours) from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in 2016.
Inspired by her early life in Ōtorohanga, her grandparents’ whakairo (carving) and raranga (weaving) skills and the whānau marae, Anderson’s work often paints the everyday lives of her community – the politics and environments that show the nuances of Māori culture in current times; a response to the present world and how it relates to whakapapa as the connection to land and ancestors.
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