Holly Zandbergen, originally from Timaru, South Canterbury, has gained notable recognition as an emerging artist at a relatively young age of 28 years old. In 2013, she completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin. She was nominated for the Emerging Artist Award at the New Zealand Art Show in Wellington and made the top nine shortlist.
In 2016, Zandbergen moved to London where she began to paint seriously while also working as an au-pair. Holly exhibited in four London exhibitions, most significantly, the National Open Art Competition at the Royal College of Art in London. At the prize giving, she was awarded the Best Young Artist Award, a prize value of £5,000. Soon after, she exhibited in the Columbia Threadneedle Prize at the Mall Galleries and Palazzo Strozzi in Florence.
Before leaving the UK, Holly gained gallery representation with the Rebecca Hossack gallery in London. Her debut solo show, I Sit In The Blue Of The Hills, opened in 2017 and since then, she has exhibited in art fairs such as Seattle, Toronto, New York and Hong Kong. Since moving to Christchurch in 2017, Zandbergen has predominantly exhibited with the Black Asterisk Gallery in Auckland, with whom her solo show, Compositions of Nature (2018) drew a positive review from art critic Michael Dunn of Art New Zealand. Holly is now represented with Rebecca Hossack in London and Rarity Gallery in Mykonos.
Image Dimensions: 1650mm W x 1100mm H