Ngati Kahu, Ngapuhi
Vicky is a photographic artist and graduated with a Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Visual Communication – Photography major at Unitec, Auckland in 2005.
Born in 1964, Vicky grew up in Mangere, South Auckland. Her father is Ngati Kahu from Mangamuka, Far North and her mother is of Irish, Welsh and Nga Puhi decent and was born in Onehunga, Auckland. Apart from living in Australia for several years in her twenties, Vicky has lived in Auckland and is comfortable with describing herself as an urban Maori. She currently resides in Titirangi with her two sons.
Her art practice is a blend of contemporary urban Maori experience and Maori tribal tradition. She has exhibited in several multi-artist shows and has sold her works to both local and international buyers.
Vicky has a passion for creating artworks that reflect the environment in which she grew up and lives. Embracing both her Maori and Pakeha world experiences and influences enables her to combine various ideas and present works that challenge held perceptions and stereotypes when considering contemporary Maori artwork.