BIO

Born and raised in Aotearoa, New Zealand, Holli McEntegart is an interdisciplinary conceptual artist using performance, video, sculpture and installation to map her engagement with the intersections of real and perceptual experience.
 
She holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Photography and a Masters of Art & Design with First Class Honors from Auckland University of Technology (NZ). She has exhibited extensively in New Zealand, New York, Los Angeles, and throughout the USA. In 2014 McEntegart was awarded a fellowship to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Maine (USA). Following that, she took up residence in New York where she completed her solo show, Salient Hush, in 2018. She has recently relocated to Los Angeles where she continues to create under to watchful eye of the moon. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work explores the storage and transmission of memory, myth and experience. Winding strange pathways between personal narratives, site-specific histories, dreams and scars, I employ varied esoteric practices and performance-based ritual to better understand my encounters with these stories and their residue, both inside and outside of my body.
Conceptually I’m interested in mapping our very human engagement with the intersections of real and imagined experience using performance, video, sculpture and installation. While metaphysically, my projects are connected by mysterious and magical trajectories that have an indeterminate beginning and ending. It is this experience of not knowing that connects us with the concept of the transcendent and unknowable.