“The use of greywacke stone, the most abundant stone in New Zealand and the foundation of our land, bringing the conversation back into a local arena”.
Renée Pearson grew up in a small village in the southern alps of New Zealand. These formative years, exploring the surrounding landscape, fostered a passion for the land that grew alongside her, and continues to be an important influence in her work.
Pearson completed a Certificate in Design at Christchurch Polytechnic in 2012. Wishing to further develop her technical skills and explore new materials, the artist is currently working on a Bachelor of Applied Arts at Whitireia. At present Pearson works predominantly with greywacke, the most abundant New Zealand stone, allowing the artist to connect her creative work with her love for the natural landscape.
Her first exhibited work ‘The Last Supper’ was selected for exhibition in Munich, Germany as part of ‘Talente 2018’, and was profiled in VIVA magazine’s 2017 profile of notable emerging artists.