Shane Cotton

Shane Cotton (1964- ) is an important contemporary New Zealand painter. Born in Upper Hutt with Ngapuhi iwi affiliations Cotton studied at the Ilam School of Fine Arts in Christchurch graduating in 1988. He then lectured at Massey University in Palmerston North and was a recipient of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship and the Seppelt Art Award from the University of Sydney. Cotton's work has been exhibited at many leading galleries in Australia and New Zealand. Shane Cotton's prints and paintings evocatively include both Maori iconography and culture such as shrunken heads, mokomokai, and native birds such as tui along with European symbols and items. His artworks have explored questions of colonialism, cultural identity, Maori spirituality, and death. We are pleased to stock a remarkable original Shane Cotton print called "Broken Water".