Lauren CV

Lauren Elizabeth Kitts

Born  27/10/59     U.S.A. Citizen, 
N.Z. Permanent Resident
(since 1973)

1980  Bachelor of Social Sciences,
in Psychology, 
University of Waikato, Hamilton, N.Z. 
1985  Bachelor of Fine Arts,  in Sculpture 
University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A
Artist and Daughters
 Studio Address
70c Bruce McClaren Rd.,
Henderson, Auckland, N.Z.
Phone - (09) 836 5595
Cat Sculpture and Daughters

2003: July - Tutor for West Auckland High Schools in stone carving at the Corbas Estate Arts Centre, Great North Rd., Henderson, Auckland, NZ

2002: Tutoring students at Murrays Bay Intermediate School, North Shore, Auckland, while carving the school a public sculpture to represent the school.

2001-2003: Tutor, stone sculpture classes at artists studio.

2000: Invited by the mayor in Ibariki prefecture, Japan, to construct a large scale public sculpture for a sculpture park in Uchihara Provence, Japan. Project completed May 7th, 2000

1997: Commissioned by Waitakere City Council to design and create bronze award for Waitakere Enterprise Board Business Award; Waitakere city, Auckland, N.Z.

Site Map 1991-2002: numerous private and public sculpture commissions, including one for Matipo Primary School, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland, and one for Auckland Girls Grammar School, Ponsonby, Auckland NZ.

1990: Organizer of the 5th Annual Sculpture Symposium, Auckland, N.Z.

1989: Artist in Residence; Wairarapa Art Centre, Masterton, N.Z. Demonstrated hard stone carving, and created a permanent public sculpturefor the centre.

1988: Artist in Residence; Hawkes Bay Polytechnic, Napier, N.Z.Taught stone carving and created a permanent public sculpture for the school.

1986-88: Art Works; Fine Arts Foundry, all aspects of bronze and metal casting.  Crum ave., New Lynn, Auckland, N.Z.


2003: January, Taeirtanga stone sculpture symposium, waterfront, Wellington, N.Z.

2002-2003: April, Wood sculpture Symposium, Lake House Arts Centre, Takapuna, Auckland, N.Z.

1994-1999: Ellerslie Flower Show Botanic Gardens, Manukau City, Auckland, N.Z.

1997-99: ARTEX Ellerslie Convention Centre, Ellerslie, Auckland, N.Z.

1997: Lincoln Green Sculpture Award, First Place for SculptureWaitemata Autos, Lincoln Rd. Henderson, Auckland, N.Z.

1996-98: Garden Sculpture and Outdoor Art Exhibition 9 Lakeview Rd., Takapuna, Auckland, N.Z.

1996: Outdoor Sculpture Pumphouse Gallery,Takapuna, Auckland, N.Z.

1995: "Elemental Spirits", a stone sculpture exhibition by Lauren Kitts Compendium, 5 Lorne St., Auckland, N.Z.

1988: "Innocent Determination",sculpture show by Lauren Kitts Blue Angel Gallery, Kingsland, Auckland, N.Z.

1986: "Us Three",Sculpture and Paintings" Outreach, Ponsonby, Auckland, N.Z.

1985: College Five Gallery,Solo Senior Show University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A.

1984: Audubon Artists 42nd Annual Exhibition, juried show National Arts Club, 15 Grammercy Park, N.Y.C.,  N.Y. U.S.A.

1982: Juried Sculpture Show Cabrillo College Art Gallery,Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA. U.S.A.


2002-2003: Wood Carving symposium, Lake House Arts Centre, Takapuna, Auckland.

2002: "Rock the Stone" - Stone Carving Symposium. Kerr Park, Albany, Auckland, N.Z.

2000 Hitachino Bunkamura Housing development Cultural Event (Stone Carving symposium) Noson resort Development Co. 6798, Koibuchi, Uchihara-machi, Higashi-Ibaraki-gun, Ibaraki-ken, Japan

1995-2001 Taiteranga Stone Carving Symposium Frank Kitts Park, Wellington, N.Z.

1996 Hard Stone Carving Symposium Waterfront, New Plymouth, N.Z.

1991-97 Matamata Stone Carving Symposium Railway Station Park, Matamata, N.Z.

1986-90 Auckland Annual Stone Carving Symposium 
Western Springs Park, Auckland, N.Z.

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