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A B O U T

Twenty eight year old New Zealand- based artist Sierra Roberts centres her practise around perceptions of beauty. Celebrating our differences and finding ways to establish aspects of similarity, Sierra firmly believes that we are all connected. Her personal travels and life experiences from the temples of Nepal to exploring the altiplano regions of the Andes, to working in the Alaska Ranges, Sierra illustrates her appreciation of and fascination for foreign places and cultures using her highly technical skill. As a result of Covid-19 and the isolation it brought, Sierra’s focus has shifted to explore how perception of scale and composition can render new and unexpected reactions. Often portraying her subjects with glassy eyes, her portraits reveal a sensitivity to the emotions of the people she captures in paint. Her highly colourful works in acrylic paint aim to push the possibilities and acceptance of the medium. Sierra’s works are exhibited both nationally and internationally and have earned her a finalist position in the prestigious Biennial Adam’s Portrait Award. Her solo show in July last year selling out.  

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