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Brit Bunkley

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biography

Brit Bunkley is currently the head of sculpture, and a lecturer in digital media at the Quay School of the Arts, Wanganui UCOL in Wanganui, New Zealand. He immigrated to New Zealand from NYC with his family in 1995. Bunkley's previous 16 years in New York City as a working sculptor and photographer included building numerous commissions while also receiving several grants and fellowships such as the National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship and the Rome Prize Fellowship.

Bunkley originally used computers as a design tool for public sculpture. His use of digital media soon evolved beyond creating designs for actual projects to creating virtual environments, sculptures and installations that were made physically manifest as large prints, videos and rapid prototypes. Since moving to New Zealand in 1995, Brit has participated in numerous group exhibitions, and has had three solo shows in public galleries including the recent "3D Work: Signs (and 'Other Similar Entities')" at Te Tuhi - The Mark (formerly the Fisher Gallery) in Auckland 2 March - 21 April 2001..