Artist Profile: Kahu Scott



K a h u S c o t t
Ngati Whakaue, Ngati Raukawa

Mixed Media Artist / Designer

Kahu Scott – Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Raukawa was born in 1981. He is originally from Haumoana, Hawkes Bay.
Kahu studied Architecture and Art History and has found inspiration from design, architecture, ta moko (traditional Māori tattoo) and his whanau (family). He identifies as a mixed media artist and designer which includes print making and drawing.
Kahu’s latest work incorporates the use of CNC routers (computer controlled cutting machine) to produce wooden panels. Using this technique, Scott was commissioned to create 12 panels for Te Oro music and arts centre in Glen Innes.  Scott has exhibited throughout New Zealand and internationally – Portugal, Holland and Germany, with solo shows including; Taonga Exclusive (2012) Auckland, Translit, The Russian Frost Farmers (2011) Wellington, Tomorrow’s Collectors (2010) Wellington, Kahutography (2007) Wellington, Planeta, Art and Spirit (2007) Lisboa, Portugal.
Kahu is now based in Auckland where he works and lives.