Andy Leleisi’uao

Andy is one of the most significant Pacific artists living and working in New Zealand today. He has been represented by ARTIS Gallery since February 2020. Immigrant communities and their experiences are central to his works. An “artist of diaspora” (whose family migrated from one part of the world to another) his work is reflective of his experience as a New Zealand-born Samoan. Andy often paints in series, and when his paintings are viewed together, they read as an extended narrative. Viewed individually, each painting provides an intimate view of a world that is both alien and very familiar. Andy's work is included in the permanent New Zealand collections of Pataka Museum Art Gallery, Te Papa Tongarewa, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, the Chartwell Collection and The Arts House Trust collection.

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