Falling uneasily between the formal, the relational and the environmental, Eve Armstrong’s work is a deceptively formal investigation into the unwanted surpluses of urban environments. What have become her signature materials – flattened cardboard, packing tape, and disowned property – recur not only for their physical and aesthetic functions, but for their ready availability and subsequent ability to sink back into the world.
Eve Armstrong was born in New Zealand in 1978. She graduated with a BFA from Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts in 2003, and in 2006 was an inaugural recipient of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand New Generation Award. Armstrong has contributed solo projects to a wide array of international exhibitions, including at Dertien Hectare, Netherlands (2010), the 3rd Auckland Triennial (2007), the Busan Biennale (2006), the SCAPE Art & Industry Biennial, 2006; and held a major solo exhibition at Artspace Auckland (2005-2006). In 2013 she presented the first in her five year series of artist projects commissioned by the Dowse Art Museum.
Eve Armstrong currently lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand.