b.1965, New Zealand (Ngāi Tahu)
Lives in Auckland, New Zealand
Chris Heaphy was born in New Zealand in 1965 and is of Ngai Tahu and European extraction. He attended the Canterbury school of Fine Art graduating in 1991 with a BFA in painting. In 1998 he graduated from the RMIT University in Melbourne Australia with an MFA in painting. Heaphy has been successful in securing a number of grants and fellowships including Te Waka Toi grants in 1993 and 1994, the Olivia Spencer Bower Fellowship in 1995, two Creative New Zealand grants in 1999, and a research grant from WINTEC which enabled him to undertake a residency at Melbourne’s RMIT University. In 2000-2001 Heaphy undertook a residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris as well as the Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin Residency in Champagne in 2001. Heaphy has exhibited extensively throughout Australasia and Europe and his work is included in numerous major public and private collections in New Zealand and further abroad.
A publication on his works Chris Heaphy: Daisy in My Lazy Eye was published in 2008 (Plum Blossom, Hong Kong)
Gow Langsford Gallery has represented Chris Heaphy since 2008.
1991 BFA, Ilam, Christchurch
1998 MFA, RMIT University, Melbourne
2016 From Here On In, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
This Is The World That We Live In, Milford Gallery, Dunedin
2014 Natural Selection, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
The Ambassadors, Bartley and Company Art, Wellington
2012 Maukatere, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2008 Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2007 The End of Nothing, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch