Adrian Jackman

Adrian Jackman is a New Zealand artist. He graduated in 1997 with a Master of Fine Arts from Auckland University’s Elam School of Fine Arts and has exhibited widely thought New Zealand since.

Adrian’s more recent work has developed a distinctive language of formal abstraction with a strong use of flat colour. Adrian works from digital photographs to create a palette of colour unique to a specific space and place. His work is a compilation of object files in the form of drawings, rendered from everyday objects; presented as a linear x-ray of the existing image like a three-dimensional science model.


Selected Awards and Residencies

2020        Eden Arts – Karekare House Artist Residency, Auckland
2012        Tylee Cottage Artist Residency, Whanganui
2002        Goldwater Art Award (Merit)
1996        James Wallace National Art Award (Runner Up)
1996        Mt Eden Young Artist Award (Premier Award)
1996        Joe Raynes Masters Scholarship, Auckland University
1995        Ida Eise Painting Prize, ASA Gallery, Auckland

Public Collections

The Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui
Citibank Art Collection
Auckland City Council
Perpetual Guardian Trust



Selected Reviews

‘Visual Trickery’Exhibition Review 2018 by John Daly Peoples, National Business Review , May 2018
Sporting Chance’  –Exhibition Review 2016 by Don Abbott – Art New Zealand, Number 159, Spring 2016
‘Three Artists, Three Worlds’Exhibition Review 2016 by John Daly Peoples, National Business Review , June 2016
‘Revisiting the Summerof Love’ by Sue Gardiner – Art News, Summer 2012

Selected Publications

Very Contemporary by Madeleine Slavick, Carterton Crier May 2018
Geometry of Life, NZ House & Garden, by Warwick Brown, February 2016
City Unlocks inspiration – Minimal Wave, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui Cronicle, January 4th, 2014
Minimal Wave – Greg Donson, Sarjeant Quarterly, Vol 5, December 2013-February 2014
Formal abstraction with a twist – Artnews New Zealand, Summer 2014, page 43
Revisiting the Summer of Love – Sue Gardiner, Artnews New Zealand, Summer 2012,Pg 98-99
Minimal Wave – Greg Donson, Sarjeant Art Gallery, Wanganui, 2013, ISBN 978-0-9864569-9-2
Mind The Gap – Matt Blomeley, Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland, 2009