Auimatagi Stefan von Reiche

Stefan Auimatagi von Reiche is a contemporary artist from Samoa. A photographer, sculptor, painter and writer. Since, childhood the influence of nature and traditional mediums, cultural representations through nature motifs, vibrant colours and rich, textures served to be an infinite resource from which to pull inspiration and imagery. The lush landscapes of the island, a visual feast of beauty and tranquillity. Influenced by the artists in his family and other artists in the region, Stefan developed his own style. He works with various mediums including metal sculpture, painting, photography.

"These recent works are layered and built up, much like the landscape that dominates the urban setting, referring especially to a ‘spiritual’ connectedness to stories of the past and a landscape of possibilities.”

Private collections are held in Frankfurt, New Zealand, New York, Samoa, Atlanta, London, Washington D.C, Maryland, Cologne, Seoul and Sydney,

Born in Samoa
Education
U.E. Nelson College, Nelson NZ.
B.A. Sociology Auckland University, Auckland NZ.
Other Papers: Anthropology, Education, Maori and Pacific Art History, Film and Television Studies.
Co-founder, Director and artist in residence The Archetype Gallery Sydney

Exhibitions
2011 Solo Exhibition The Archetype Gallery, Chauvel Cinema Sydney
2008 Selected works exhibited Auckland
2007 Group exhibition, The Archetype Gallery, Sydney
2006 Group exhibition, The Archetype Gallery, Sydney
2005 Selected works exhibited, Ward Nasse Gallery, Soho, New York
2003 Group exhibition Stanmore Gallery, Sydney
1998 Solo exhibition exhibition ONI Gallery, Sydney
1996 Group exhibition Arch Hill Gallery, Auckland
1995 Group exhibition American Samoa
1995 Solo exhibition MADD Gallery, Apia Samoa
1994 Group exhibition Rotorua
1994 Group exhibition Wellington Festival of Arts
1993 Group exhibition Texan Art School, Auckland
1989 Group exhibition, Suter Art Gallery, Nelson - Work purchased by Jane Evans, Nelson
1996 Installation performance, Bondi Pavillion, Sydney
1996 Installation performance, Performance Space, Sydney

2010 Art Installation technician Casula Power House Arts Centre- ongoing
2010 Art Installation technician Penrith Regional Gallery- ongoing
2010 Art Installation technician WAYS fundraising Auction, Ravesis Bondi

2009 Photographer for Antony Symons, sculpture project, Sydney
1996 Butoh dancer, Mau Dance group Samoa, N.Z
1994 Contemporary Indigenous Arts Forum Rotorua
1992 Dancer, MADD gallery production, toured American Samoa

Workshops
2010 Art tutor children’s workshops for Body Pacifica Casula Power House Arts Centre
2010 Art tutor children’s workshops for Casula Power House Arts Centre- Environmental art
2006-08 Art tutor Adult's and children's workshops for Hi Rise Centre for the Arts, Sydney
1996 South Pacific Festival of Arts, Samoa, organised a Contemporary Arts workshop

Projects 1996 Filmed and Directed ‘Amputating Tangaloa’ by Hereniko and Paraha, Samoa

Publications
1997 Back To Basics’ article. Art Asia Pacific Magazine

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