GERRY NIGRO

Gerry Nigro

1918 – 1994

 

Born:         Gennaro Angelo Nigro

                  in Auckland 1918

 

Educated:  Auckland Grammar School

                  Elam School of Fine Arts

 

Lived in Australia: 1947 – 1950

                             1963 – 1964

 

Travelled extensively in Pacific including Japan in 1962

Also, Europe, England, and USA 1965 and 1976

 

Exhibitions in New Zealand and Australia

Auckland City Art Gallery ASA     1939

Auckland City Art Gallery ASA     1940

Sydney Contemporary Art Society

‘Australian Group Exhibition’     1947

Sydney Contemporary Art Society

‘New Zealand Painting Today’     1949

Palmerston North Gallery ‘Drawings by NZ Artists’  1967

ASA Galleries ‘Invited Artists’     1967

Centre Gallery Wellington     1968

Finalist in Benson and Hedges Art Award   1968, 70, 72, 74

ASA ‘Invited Auckland Painters’     1971

ASA ‘Festival Exhibition’      1972

Barry Lett Gallery ‘Invited Drawings’    1972

National Art Gallery, Christchurch

‘Contemporary New Zealand Painting’    1972

Moller’s Gallery Auckland Invited Exhibition   1972

Sydney, Holdsworth Galleries; Australian Group Exhibition 1972

Manawatu Art Gallery ‘Playthings’    1973

Studio Gallery, Hamilton ‘Major New Zealand Painters’  1973

Gerry and Jan Nigro North Island Touring Exhibition  1973

Sydney, Holdsworth Galleries; Solo Exhibition   1974

Guest Artist New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts

Wellington       1976

Canterbury Society of Arts Festival Exhibition ‘Land’  1976

ASA Auckland Arts Festival Exhibition    1978

New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts ‘Paintings from 1984’

National travelling Exhibition     1984

Te Awamutu Arts Festival Exhibition    1979

Te Awamutu Arts Festival ‘Visual Impact’   1981

Waiheke Arts Council ‘Island Statements’   1985

National Gallery Travelling Exhibition    1987

Treebeard Gallery “Works from an Artist’s Studio’  1988

 

 

 

Gerry Nigro

1918 – 1994

 

Public and Corporate Collections

 

The National Gallery Te Papa, Wellington

Dowse Gallery, Upper Hutt

Rotorua Art Gallery

Aigantihe Gallery, Timaru

Manawatu Art Gallery

Victoria University Wellington

Todd Collection, Wellington

Winditch Collection U.S.A.

 

 

Publications

 

Auckland Society of Arts Centennial History   1970

New Zealand and the European Community   1970

Artists and Galleries of Australia and New Zealand

Max Germain      1976

Notable New Zealanders Paul Hamlyn  1979

Contemporary Capper Prints    1980

Who’s Who Aotearoa     1981

An Apple for the Teacher by Jan Nigro   1996

Concise Dictionary of NZ Painters by Kate McGahey 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

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