John Ward Knox
Born Auckland, New Zealand, 1984 MFA, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, 2008

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011 moving on looking, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland
2011 The Restless Atmosphere, Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington
2011 small change, RM, Auckland
2010 The space between two things, Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington
2010 Untitled (online work), SCREENS (
2010 A projection of light, Newcall Gallery, Auckland
2010 Welcome home sun, Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland
2010 ush (wall work), Dunedin Public Art Gallery
2009 toward a still life. Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland
2009 Gains on Losses. Enjoy, Wellington
2008 MFA Exhibition. Elam School of Fine Arts
2008 Futures. ACFA, Auckland.
2008 Slow motions. Room 102 Achilles House, Auckland(Intervention)
2008 Simple Matters. Open Window Project, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
2008 Gravity dance sexy. Dep_art_ment, Auckland
2007 they synth ballet. (with Richard Frater) Room 103, Auckland
2007 Dance Baby. A Centre for Art, Auckland
2006 Our Decision. Seed Gallery, Auckland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 Stealing the Senses, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
2010 Swallows & Amazons, Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington
2010 Sleight of Hand, Suter Art Gallery, Nelson
2009 Fresh Gallery, Newcall, None. Artspace, Auckland.
2009 Modern Physics. Te Tuhi, Auckland
2009 Keng Pin Hsu + John Ward Knox. 448 Gallery, Auckland.
2009 Various Artists. Window, Auckland.
2008 National Drawing Award. (recipient) Artspace, Enjoy, Physics Room.
2008 It's No Matter. Ariki Gallery, Hamilton.
2008 Things you didn't know you were already enjoying. Window, Auckland
2008 Last show. Happy Gallery, Auckland.
2008 Blue as silver as gold. Newcall Gallery, Auckland
2008 You Are Here Artspace. Auckland
2007 Young Blood Salon City Art Rooms. Auckland
2007 Between. George Fraser Gallery, Auckland
2006 Act Normal. Seed Gallery, Auckland
2006 Origins and Originality. Seed Gallery, Auckland
2004 National Drawing Award. Artspace Auckland / The Physics Room Christchurch


2008 National Drawing Award

Public Collections

Chartwell Collection
James Wallace Arts Trust


Clayton, Hamish, Wellington (review of Swallows & Amazons), Art New Zealand #135, 2010
Corner, Katy, Wellington postcard (review of Swallows & Amazons), artnews New Zealand, Spring 2010
Cross, David, John Ward Knox at Heald, eyecontact website, 2010 (
Herrick, Linda, From blowtorch to paint brush, Weekend Herald, July 10, 2010, B13
Hurrell, John, Drawings made with oil paint, eyecontact website, 2010 (
Hurrell, John, Enjoying the light, eyecontact website, 2010 (
In Dialogue, In conversation on artist-run spaces, Matters 3, Newcall Gallery, 2009
Phillips, Bruce E., Gaining on lost communication, Enjoy PAG, 2009 (
Sleigh, Thomasin, gains on losses, The Lumiere Reader, 2009 (