Ayesha Green

September - December 2022

Ayesha Green (Kai Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu (Heretaunga)) is an artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Ayesha completed a Master of Fine Arts from Elam in 2013 and in 2016 she gained a Graduate Diploma in Arts specialising in Museums and Cultural Heritage. In August 2019, she was announced the winner of the 2019 National Contemporary Art Awards, and in 2020 was an inaugural recipient of the Springboard Award from the Arts Foundation.

In May 2021, Ayesha was awarded the Rydall Art Prize in association with the Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga. Recent exhibitions include Good Citizen, Jhana Millers Gallery (2021), Wrapped up in Clouds, Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2020); Strands, The Dowse Art Museum (2019). Ayesha’s work was included in the recent Toi Tu Toi Ora at the Auckland Art Gallery and is currently working on a public commission with the Dunedin City Council.