Born 1979, Wellington, New Zealand.

Lives: New York City / New Zealand

Martin Basher divides his time between New Zealand and New York City. He currently attends the MFA program at Columbia University in New York.

His interdisciplinary practice has been described as a consideration of the environmental and social implications of consumption in our contemporary age.

B.A. (Fine Arts) Columbia University, New York City, New York, U.S.A.


2007:

31 May – 30 June 2007. Susan Inglett Gallery, 534 West 22 Street
NYC, NY   10011 USA

2006:

Blackwater: 30 June- 30 July 2006. Michael Hirschfeld Gallery, City Gallery of Wellington. Wellington New Zealand.

Fine Dining. 7 February-26 February 2006. High Street Project, 140a Lichfield Lane, Christchurch, New Zealand.

2005:

The Party Went Off But No-One Came. 1 October – 1 November 2005. Good as Gold, 140 Victoria Street, Wellington, New Zealand.


2007:

UPCOMING: 7th August - 1 September 2007. Mary-Newton Gallery, with Fiona Jack and Regan Gentry. Vivian St, Wellington New Zelaland.

Columbia Universtiy School of the Arts First Year MFA Exhibition: 21 April – 2 June 2007. Miriam and Ira D Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, New York.

2006:

Headway. New Artists Show 2006. 21 July- 15 September 2006. ARTSPACE. 300 Karangahape Road, Auckland, New Zealand.
Online Catalogue

The Western Way. 14 March – 2 April 2006. Mary-Newton Gallery, with Mary Macpherson, Vivian St, Wellington New Zelaland.

2005:

Good As Gold Group Show. 4 February 2005 – 4 April 2005. Good as Gold, 140 Victoria Street, Wellington, New Zealand.

2004:

Objects of Desire II: Printed Artist Books and Objects. March 22 2004 – April 9 2004.
Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies: Columbia University, New York.

2003:

New Art: Martin Basher and Alexeis Reyes. Opening December 21 2003. Organized by The Antagonist Art Movement. Niagara, East Village, New York.

Advanced Techniques in Printmaking. Opening April 29 2003. Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies: Columbia University, New York

The New York Arts Society Annual Student Invitational. February 4- March 4 2003. The New York Arts Society Exhibition Rooms. New York.


Wood, Andrew Paul, “Interiors” New Zealand Listener, Feb 25 – March 3 2006. Page 48.

Farrar, Sarah, “Martin Basher’s ’Blackwater’: the story of a road warrior” The Wellington City Gallery website, June 30 2006.

Hurrell, John, “Head Way As Headway: New Artists Show 2006” ARTBASH.co.nz, 2 Aug 2006.