Born 1969, Auckland, New Zealand
Contemporary artist and humanitarian Stuart Robertson melds photography, film, digital media, hand blown glass and neon to create works that speak profoundly to the viewer, causing us to confront our own preconceptions and gracefully recognise our similarities in the human condition.
Creating a global conversation and ripple effect, Robertson draws on the phenomenal power of modern social networks and instant borderless communication that dissolves prejudice and makes mankind more connected now than at any other time in history.
Stuart Robertson’s practice has developed and been refined over 30 years. His artworks now hang in many private established collections throughout New Zealand and the USA, and in recent years his profile has gained significant momentum internationally. Over the past year, Robertson has taken portraits of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Ringo Starr, Demi Moore, Ricky Gervais, Mickey Rourke, Danny Devito, Emily Blunt, Jamie Lee Curtis, Seal, Brooke Shields, and many more.
Robertson’s passion for seeing the world through an alternate view runs deep. His grandfathers were both prolific photographers with their own darkrooms and camera collections. Their love for the medium underpins the artist’s own obsession.
Stuart Robertson is represented exclusively by Page Blackie Gallery
stu.dio66, 66 Industrial Place, Queenstown, New Zealand
Gallery X, 1 Khartoum Place, Auckland, New Zealand
Suspended Light (2011)
Twelve Moments Twelve Cities (2012)
Nine Shades of Black (2012)
An Alternate View (2013)
Pataka Museum + Art, Porirua, New Zealand
Macquarie Private Wealth, Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, New Zealand
Sydney Peace Day, Sydney, Australia
LabArt, Texas, United States
Arts Foundation of New Zealand, Auckland and Queenstown, New Zealand
The First Collection, Orakei Bay, New Zealand
LabArt, Los Angeles, United States
Gusford Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
Gusto at the Grand Restaurant, SKYCITY Grand Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand
Orleans, Britomart, Auckland, New Zealand
Orleans, Lichfield Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Frame, Orakei Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
Beirut, Fort Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Nathan Club, Auckland, New Zealand
‘Peace in 10,000 Hands,’ TEDx, watch Stuart’s presentation here: TEDx Talk
’60 Minutes Peace in 10,000 Hands,’ 60 Minutes, Television One, watch the 60 Minutes segment here: 60 Minutes
‘Illuminate Peace Day Film,’ Auckland War Memorial Museum, watch the film here: Illuminate Peace Day
Stuart Robertson, Peace in 10,000 Hands: The First Collection (2014), view the book here: The First Collection
‘Stuart Robertson: Peace in 10,000 Hands,’ F11, no. 46 (August 2015): 12-26, read the interview here: F11 Magazine