Lorene Taurerewa has exhibited in museums as well as private and public galleries in France, London, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, China and the United States.



The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington, NZ (August 2023)

The Sarjeant Gallery Whanganui, 2024



2000 MA Program, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

1996 BFA Painting, Quay School of the Arts, Wanganui, New Zealand



2000 -2010 Lecturer, teaching Drawing for Designers, School of Design, Victoria University, 



2015 Artist in Residence, Kathmandu Contemporary Art Center, Nepal

2014 Artist in residence, Printroom, Whanganui, UCOL

2014 Grant recipient, Asia New Zealand Foundation

2009 Grant recipient, Creative New Zealand Arts Council of New Zealand

2006 IASK Artist in Residency, The National Artist Studio, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

2006 Grant Recipient, Creative New Zealand,  Arts Council of New Zealand

2006 Martin Hughes Art Award (Winner)

2004 Grant Recipient, Creative New Zealand,  Arts Council of New Zealand



Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua, NZ

The Arts House Trust, Pah Homestead, Auckland, NZ

Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Changdong Art Residency, Seoul, Korea

Private Collections in Australia, Asia, USA and New Zealand



2022 Wallace Art Gallery, Life in a Box, New Zealand

2021 A Gallery, Strangely Beautiful, Whanganui, New Zealand

2020 Thermostat Gallery, Ponder, Palmerston North, New Zealand

2019 Paul Raynor Gallery, Lorene Taurerewa, Whanganui, New Zealand

2018 ROOM Artspace NYC, The cloud and a Rock, Brooklyn, New York

2017 ROOM Artspace NYC, Out on the Lonely Prairie, Brooklyn, New York

2016 PaulNache Gallery, Lorene Taurerewa, Gisborne, New Zealand

2016 ROOM Artspace NYC, Life in a Box, Brooklyn, New York

2015 Patan Museum, Kathmandu, Nepal

2014 PaulNache Gallery, Lorene Taurerewa, Gisborne, New Zealand

2014 Milford Galleries, New Paintings, Dunedin, New Zealand

2014 James Wallace Arts Trust, PAH Homestead, Prestidigitation, Auckland, New Zealand 

2013 Milford Galleries, Tafelspiele, Dunedin, New Zealand

2012 The Gallery at Gamine, Huggermugger, Brooklyn, New York  

2012 Waikato Museum, Intraspace Projects, Hamilton, New Zealand 

2011 Helen Gory Galerie, The Company of Fools, Melbourne, Australia

2010 Suite Gallery, Lorene Taurerewa, Wellington, New Zealand

2010 Pataka Museum, Sleight of Hand, Porirua, New Zealand 

2010 Yardmeter Editions, Brooklyn, New York

2009 Chaffers Gallery, More Eccentrickery, Wellington, New Zealand

2009 Orex Gallery, White Paintings, Auckland, New Zealand

2008 A.I.C.H Gallery, Eccentriks, Manhattan, New York

2008 Orex Gallery, Psychopompe, Auckland, New Zealand

2008 Chaffers Gallery, Sensible World, Wellington, New Zealand

2007 Orex Gallery, Degrees of Separation, Auckland, New Zealand

2006 National Museum of Contemporary Art, Drawing Now, Changdong Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2006 Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Lorene Taurerewa Drawing, New Zealand 

2006 Sarjeant Gallery, Journey of 1000 Miles, Whanganui, New Zealand 

2005 Lopdell House Gallery, Big Drawings, Auckland, New Zealand

2004 Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Inherited Bodies, Porirua, New Zealand 

2002 Neut Gallery, Body Speak, Wellington, New Zealand



2022 Paperworks Gallery, Hastings, New Zealand

2021 He Xiangning Art Museum, Dispersion and Convergence, Shenzhen, China

2020 Sargeant Gallery Pattillo Review, Whanganui, New Zealand

2018 Room Gallery, Passing Strange, New York

2017 City Gallery Wellington, OCCULTURE: DARK ARTS, Wellington, New Zealand

2017 Geoff Wilson Gallery, DRAW, Whangarei, New Zealand

2017 PAH Homestead, Drawings on Paper, Auckland, New Zealand

2017 Malcolm Smith Gallery, Uxbridge, Turn of the Wheel,Auckland, New Zealand

2016 National Gallery of Victoria, Art of the Pacific, Melbourne, Australia, 

2016 Brooklyn Fireproof, Creative, Landscapes, Brooklyn, New York 

2015 Pataka Museum, Imagine Asia, Porirua, New Zealand

2014 PIEAM (Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum), California, USA

2014 Paramatta Arts Festival, Gallery Exhibition, Sydney, Australia

2014 Tabla Rasa Gallery, Monkey See, Brooklyn, New York 

2014 The Bruce High Quality, The BRUCENNIAL, Manhattan, New York

2013 The Vinyl Factory Collection Exhibition, The Royal Albert Hall, London

2013 Wallace Gallery, Collections Gallery Show, New Zealand

2013 Milford Gallery, Large Paintings Show, Dunedin,New Zealand

2012 Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2012 La Trobe Regional Art Gallery, Legends: Obsessions with the incomprehensible and the uncanny, Melbourne, Australia

2012 Fountain Art Fair, New York at the 69th Regiment Armory, NY

2012 NORTHSIDE Art Exhibition, Many Conversations, Brooklyn, New York

2012 The  BRUCENNIAL, The High Bruce Quality, New York, New York

2012 Schick Art Gallery, Contemplations and Conjectures, Saratoga, New York 

2012 Waikato Museum, Intraspace Project, Hamilton, New Zealand

2012 Kentler International Drawing Space, Influential Women, Brooklyn, New York

2012 THE END, The Sugarbread House, Brooklyn, New York

2012 SmallWorks gallery, Suit of Skin, Brisbane, Australia

2012 Smallworks Gallery, Visceral as Hell, Australia

2011 National Gallery of Victoria, Unnerved: The New Zealand Project, Melbourne, Australia

2011 Fountain Art Fair, Miami, USA

2011 MOP Projects, Sydney, Australia

2011 NORTHSIDE Exhibition, THE END ARTSPACE, Brooklyn, New York

2011 The Invisible Dog Art Center, Group Show, Brooklyn, New York

2011 McLean Project for the Arts, Figuration Today: the Surrealist Influence, Washington DC,

2011 Suite Gallery, Bi-Cultural, Wellington, New Zealand

2010 Gallery of Modern Art, Unnerved: The New Zealand Project, Brisbane, Australia

2009 Amelia Johnson Gallery, Chrysalid, Hong Kong

2009 Ann Street Gallery, INSIGHT: Contemporary Approaches to Drawing, New York

2009 Gallery Korea, Soul Ideologie, Manhattan, New York

2009 Oedipus Rex Gallery, Works on Paper, Auckland, New Zealand

2008 Pataka Museum, Samoa Contemporary, New Zealand 

2008 Tauranga Public Art Gallery, Samoa Contemporary, New Zealand

2007 Asian Fusion Gallery, Essence of Asia: Eastern Influences in Western Art, New York

2006 Mark Hutchins Gallery, Drawings, New Zealand

2006 Martin Hughes Architecture Gallery, Awards Show, Auckland, New Zealand

2005 Sydney Art Drawing Fair, Sydney, Australia

2003 Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Dolly Mix (W)rappers, Porirua, New Zealand

2002 ArtsStation, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand

2001 Waikato Museum of Art and History, Dolly Mix (W)rappers, Hamilton, New Zealand

2000 Sarjeant Gallery, Pacific Blue, Wanganui, New Zealand



Salt and Greyboy Press, Auckland, Nine Artists, by Danae Ripley, 2023

The Art Paper, Issue 03, Hide and Seek, by Danae Ripley July, 2022

The Drawing Stall, vol. 1, Publisher: Conveyor Studio, New Jersey, USA 2022

Catalogue, He Xiangning Art Museum, China 2021

Art + Australia, review-Occulture The Dark Arts, 2017

ARTLINK Australia,

NZ Listener, Article, The Dark Arts come to City Gallery, September 2017

UCLA Amerasia Journal, Article, PIEAM Museum, PIKO, USA 2016

Auckland Herald, pg 7 NZ 2015

ART NEWS NZ, Strangely Beautiful, winter edition, 2015

LANDFALL JOURNAL, David EggletonNZ, 2014

Art New Zealand, Review by David EggletonNZ 2013

ART MONTHLY AUSTRALIA, The Dealer's Hand, May, 2012

Next Magazine, NEW YORK STORY, pp 40-41, New Zealand, 2011

Washington Post, preview, Figuration Today, the Surrealist Influence, Washington, November 26 2010

Ashley Crawford for Australian Art Collector, Lorene Taurerewa, pp, 108 -109, October-December, 2010

Australian Art Review, Impressive Kiwi Gothic, Louise Martin-Chew, August 2010

VOGUE LIVING AUSTRALIA, WET PAINT, pp, 99-100, Sept/Oct, 2010

Catalogue, Unnerved: The New Zealand Project, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, 2010

Catalogue, Soul Ideologie, Gallery Korea, 2010

Mark Amery, The Otherworldliness of Lorene Taurerewa, Dominion Post, ARTS, April 2009

Warwick Brown, 'Seen this Century', Random House, New Zealand 2009

ArtNews, New Zealand, Lorene Taurerewa, Editorial news, March/April, 2009

Mark Amery, Galleries and the Visual Arts: For Richer and for poorer, galleries and the economic climate, citation, Dominion Post, Pg 2009

TJ McNamara, 'Painted canvas reflects better than a mirror', NZ Herald, May 1, 2008

Mark Amery, 'Samoan Shadow Play' Dominion Post, May 2008

Abbey Cunnane, 'Samoan. Sort of', NZ Listener, May 3 2008

Spasifik, Lorene Taurerewa, October, 2008

Diana Dekker, 'From the heart', The Dominion Post, February, 25, 2008

ArtAsiaPacific, Almanac, New York, pg 251 2007

T.J. McNamara, 'City and Suburbs', Auckland Herald, 2007

Wolgan Misool, Korean Arts Monthly Magazine, February issue pp. 55, Korea 2007

'No Made' Catalogue: The National Arts Studio: National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea, 2007

Spasifik Magazine 'Connecting with the Past', January\February, PP 90, 2007

Rebecca Rice, 'Julian Dashper, Te huringa/Turning Points, Lorene Taurerewa', Art New Zealand: pp. 44-45 Spring Issue 2006

Catalogue, Journey of 1000 Miles, Sarjeant Gallery, Wai-te-ata Press, Victoria University of Wellington, 2006

Catalogue, 'IASK' Curated by The National Arts Studio: National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea, 2006

Robyn McLean, “Making Marks on a Grand Scale”, Dominion Post, ARTS, Section B10, 21/4/2006

Mary Bryan, 'Results of amazing Journey on display at Sarjeant Gallery' Wanganui Chronicle, p3, August 2006

'Lorene takes off' B4 Arts section New Zealand Herald, November, 2006

Korea Herald, Article, December 2006

Asia New Zealand Foundation Magazine, Article, 2006

'Lorene Taurerewa' Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Newsletter, June 2006

Frontseat: TV ONE, Mark Hutchins Gallery, 30/4/2006

Owen Davidson, 'Spirit and Form, The Art of Lorene Taurerewa' Art New Zealand, pp 58-61, November 2005

Gail Bailey, 'Refusing to sit still' The Arts Guide, The New Zealand Herald 18/2/2005

T.J. McNamara, 'Painting goes back to its pure roots' The New Zealand Herald 18/2/2005

Linda Chalmers, 'The Arrival of Contemporary Pacific' New Zealand Investor Monthly, p.3, March 2005

'Contemporary Art by Women of Samoa' The Waikato Times, p.1, March 2002

'Dolly Mix (W)rappers',Catalogue: Curated by Leafa Wilson, Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton, 2002



Lorene Taurerewa in New York, a short documentary for Kete Aronui Arts Program for KIWA FILMS, NZ

ABC Radio Australia, Interview with Lorene Taurerewa, The Pacific Wave in New York, May 2009