Alexis Neal

Since completing a Masters degree in Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Arts in London, Alexis (Ngāti Awa/Te Ātiawa) has continued to develop her professional practice as a contemporary New Zealand artist. Alongside her professional career Alexis has also fulfilled tutoring positions in both academic and community institutions.

As a practicing artist her work explores themes of cultural identity and predominately has looked at the duality of artefacts in terms of personal adornment and material culture. Primarily the back bone of her practice is the medium of print, but has studied Māori weaving for several years now. The combination of these interests has made her push her mediums into three dimensions, weaving works and compiling multiple layers of colour and patterning, referencing the weaves of Raranga Whakairo.

Alexis has exhibited extensively in New Zealand in both group and solo exhibitions and participated in international shows.



Tāmaki Makarau/Auckland based Artist (Ngāti Awa/Te Ātiawa)


Masters in Fine Arts Media, Slade School of Fine Arts, University College London

Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art Printmaking, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

Puaawai, Solander Gallery Wellington

Shades of Nature, Millennium Public Art Gallery, Blenheim
Not Just a Flower, The Vivian Gallery, Matakana

Whenua ki te Whenua, fHE Galleries, Ponsonby, Auckland
Korero Tuku Iho: A Traditional Narrative, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland
Pure Te Manihera McGregor, Whenua ki te Whenua, Sarjeant Gallery

Whenua Ora, Waikato Museum, Hamilton

Don’t Shoot the Messenger, Solander Gallery, Wellington
Sacred Voices, Fine Line Gallery, Matakana

Tai-Ohua, Toi Whakataa, Artstation, Auckland
From a bird that no longer sings for your musket, Solander Gallery, Wellington

Te Raukura, Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland

Group Exhibitions (selected)

Out of the Shadows, Hastings City Art Gallery
Ataa Tuu, Toi Māori Gallery, Wellington
Wallace Art Awards touring exhibition
Te Awa Reo, touring group show, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui and Taupo Museum

KuaOHO-WOKE, Space Gallery, Whanganui
Curators Choice, Solander Gallery, Wellington

Something to Remember, The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson
Paradise Lost, travelling show, Solander Gallery

2018 | 2019 Summer Show, fHE Galleries, Auckland
Puaawai | Ao, fHE Galleries, Auckland
Something to Remember, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland
Hae Haia, Toi Māori supported group exhibition, Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford

Shades of Nature, Millennium Public Art Gallery, Blenheim
Not Just a Flower & Small Works, The Vivian Gallery, Matakana

KoTaku Whare, To Whare Hoki, The Vivian Gallery, Matakana
Nga Aho Taruarua, Corbans Estate, Auckland
Toi Whakataa, Taupo Art Museum & Geoff Wilson Gallery
Auckland Art Fair, fHE galleries

Whenua Ora, Waikato Museum, Hamilton

Whare Taonga, Te Manawa Art & Science Museum

Public Collections (selected)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & trade, New Zealand
New Zealand Embassy, New York, Beijing & Shanghai
National Gallery of Australia
Auckland University Trust
Auckland City Council
Manukau City Council
Te Puni Kokiri, Wellington, Maori Affairs Office
Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Noumea, New Caledonia