Julian HooperView stockroom & exhibitions
“Hooper’s images are very knowing in their eclecticism. They expect you to spot the references, for the hybridity is deliberately not hidden under the mantle of a newly absorbed ‘originality’. They flaunt their art historical origins openly.” John Hurrell
Born in Auckland, 1966, of mixed Hungarian and Tongan heritage, Julian has exhibited extensively in New Zealand and Australia since 1990. In 2010, Hooper’s work was shown at the Flinders University City Gallery, in “Apart we are together” Adelaide International 2010 curated by Victoria Lynn. Hooper was also included in the Queensland Art Gallery’s “Unnerved: The New Zealand Project”.
Hooper’s work is in the collection of the Queensland Art Gallery and in major museum collections throughout New Zealand such as the Chartwell Collection, Auckland City Art Gallery, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the University of Auckland Collection, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.