About & CV

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Jack Trolove is a visual artist from Aotearoa / New Zealand.

He holds an MFA with distinction from Massey University, and has work held in private and public collections across New Zealand, Australia and Europe.

He is represented by Whitespace Gallery in Auckland.

Jack’s work explores relationships between embodiment and liminal spaces; the poetics of gender transition, intergenerational memory, and other states of in-between-ness.

He approaches figurative work as a kind of re-membering.




1979 Born Aotearoa, New Zealand
2000 Degree in Visual Arts from NMIT, Nelson
2001 Co-founder of TGP Arts Collective
2006 Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts, Massey University
2007 Scottish Arts Council, International Artist in Residence on the Isle of Bute
2008 MFA with Distinction, Massey University, Wellington

Solo Exhibitions

Upcoming 2017 Solo at Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne Australia

2017 Solo at Whitespace Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2016 Medicinal Skins. Whitespace Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2015 The body remembers. Whitespace Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2014 Still Breathing. Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
2010 Ghost Paper: Thoughts from an unsettled settler. Toi Poneke Gallery, Wellington NZ
2008 My Nana’s Kilt. Massey Lab Space, Wellington, NZ
2007 coal(d) ruin. Rothesay Castle, Isle of Bute, Scotland.
2006 Spectacular Testimony. Massey Lab Space, Wellington, NZ
2005 It’s just a domestic. Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
2005 Cherise Savage. Free Space Project, Tramway Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
2004 Todos. Galeria de l’Arc del Teatre, Barcelona, Spain

Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects



Recent Acquisitions ASB Wallace Arts Trust, Pah Homestead.

Pataka Gallery, Wallace Art Awards finalists travelling show

2016 Auckland Art Fair, Whitespace Booth, NZ
2016 Certainly Very Merry, pride festival. Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland NZ
2015 & 2014 Molly Morepeth Canaday Awards and Exhibition, Te Koputu, Whakatane Exhibition Centre, NZ (award winner)
2015 & 2013 Parkin Drawing Prize Exhibition. NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington NZ
2010 Out of Sight: selected works from the NMIT collection. Suter Gallery, Nelson NZ
2010 Whiteness/Whitemess, Creative Disorders and Hope: A critical gathering. Berhampore Space, Wellington NZ
2005 Atelier de la Dequeker. Artist in Residence, La Creuse, France.
2004 Matriz. Galeria de Tim Ca, Barcelona, Spain
2004 Juntos. Galeria de Tim Ca, Barcelona, Spain
2003 Structural Damage. TGP Artist Run Gallery, Cuba Street, Wellington NZ
2002 Gorse Heart Beats TGP collective. Civic Square (International Sculpture Festival) Wellington NZ
2002 Kicking Over The Melting Pot: Five Pakeha artists perspectives on colonisation in Aotearoa. TGP Artist Run Gallery, Cuba st, Wellington NZ
2000 ‘X’ Suter Gallery, Nelson NZ

Selected public collections

Wallace Arts Trust NZ
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology permanent collection NZ
Victoria University Collection NZ
Parkin Collection NZ

Awards and Residencies

2016 Finalist, Wallace Art Award – travelling show

Recipient of The People’s Choice Award

2015 Shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award exhibition. National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2015 Creative New Zealand Grant recipient
2014 & 2015 Molly Morepeth Canaday merit award
2013 & 2014 Selected for The Parkin Drawing Prize exhibition
2007 Scottish Arts Council residency
2005 Painting Residency, France