Ngati Porou, Tainui
Deane-Rose is of Maori and Pakeha descent with tribal affiliations to Ngati Porou and Tainui. She has lived in Waitakere City since she was born.
In 2010 Deane-Rose completed a Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts from Unitec in Mt Albert, with a major in Photography and Media Arts. She is currently in her second year of the Masters in Design (Awatoru) degree at Unitec.
Born and bred in Auckland, Deane considers herself as part of a generation of urban Maori. Since the age of five, she was fortunate to have been nurtured within Te Ao Maori through her bilingual education. Deane considers the schools, units and whanau that made up her education as her ‘urban whakapapa’ and acknowledges how significant this was in developing her own identity in the city.
Deane’s work is influenced by her urban Maori experiences as she continues her journey through education while positioning herself within Multi-cultural Aotearoa.