Year born
Place Of birth
Tauranga, North Island, New Zealand
Known as
Mark Braunias is a New Zealand based artist who has exhibited extensively for over 30 years. He graduated with a BFA from Canterbury University, Ilam School of Fine Arts, Christchurch in 1988. Fellow students during his time included the artists Shane Cotton, Peter Robinson, Seraphine Pick and Tony de Latour. Braunias shared a studio with Cotton and Robinson in Christchurch post Ilam between 1988-90. He then moved to Auckland where he lived and worked until 1998 when he re located to a studio in Kawhia where Braunias is now primarily based.

The Artist was the inaugural winner of the James Wallace Art Award in 1992 and received a Wallace/Fulbright scholarship to complete an artist residency at Headlands Center For The Arts in San Francisco during 2011. Braunias has also completed artist residencies at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2002), William Hodges Fellowship, Invercargill (2005),Tylee Cottage, Whanganui (2007) Hamilton Girls and Hamilton Boys High Schools (2017), Dunedin School of Art (2019).

Mark Braunias has appeared in curated public gallery exhibitions including A very peculiar practice (City Gallery, Wellington, 1995), Gruesome (Robert McDougal Art Gallery, Christchurch, 1999), The Cartoon Show (Auckland Art Gallery, 2002) and Field of Vision: A survey of Mark Braunias (Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland, 2016). The Artist exhibited work at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair (2015) and Hong Kong Central Art Fair (2015) in association with Bath Street Gallery.

His work is held in public gallery and private collections including : Te Papa Museum, Christchurch Art Gallery, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Sarjeant Art Gallery, Tauranga Art Gallery, Invercargill Art Gallery and Museum, Ashburton Art Gallery, Auckland University, Canterbury University, Massey University, Lincoln University, Fletcher Trust Collection, Wallace Arts Trust Collection and the State Library Of Queensland.


Works by this artist