Teresa HR Lane
Teresa HR Lane aspires to present visual equality. Inspired by an abundance of visual material, Lane reuses and repurposes anything she needs to tell the story. Disseminating and reassembling found and collected treasures is an intricate part of this photographic mixed media collage practice, which she describes as ‘painting with paper & drawing with scissors’. The results, offering the viewer an alternative vision, interwoven to an ethereal place, imagined but firmly entrenched in reality. At time’s confronting, her collages document the ordinary and celebrate the extraordinary elements of human interaction, with both place and beings.
Lane received both BFA (2012) and MFA (2017) from Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. Recent exhibitions include Without End, Sanderson Gallery, Auckland; I’ve Hidden Your Knickers Under Here (where the boys won’t see), Allpress Studio, Auckland; Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards, Whakatāne Exhibition Centre; Nevermind the Apocalypse, Paul Nache Gallery, Gisborne. Lane was the recipient of Akel Schulte Runner-up Award in the 2019 Molly Morpeth Canaday Painting and Drawing Award and is a finalist in the 2019 National Contemporary Art Award and the Wallace Art Awards in 2017. Lanes works are included in the Wallace Arts Trust Collection and various private collections.