Anthony Zemke

Anthony Zemke is a Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist specialising in black ink illustration, painting, and graphic design. His work is guided by a conceptual framework that draws on the Baha'i teachings, Eastern mysticism, and Continental philosophy, with abstraction serving as the ideal vehicle for communicating spiritual and metaphysical realities.

Through his art, Anthony explores themes such as the harmony between science and religion, the dialectic of humanity's oneness and diversity, and the fundamental unity of the world's religio-philosophical belief systems. He achieves this through the use of abstract forms, calligraphic symbols, and meditative composition, which combine to create works that are both visually and intellectually engaging.

Anthony graduated from the University of Auckland in 2020 with a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering (Honors) and currently balances his work as a medical device engineer with an emerging artistic practice at ODDLY studios in Tāmaki Makaurau. By combining his engineering background with his artistic vision, Anthony brings a unique perspective to his work that is both technically precise and creatively innovative.

Artist Details

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland


Solo Exhibitions


Meditations on Some Answered Questions, Studio One (Toi Tu), Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland


Conceptualisation, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (site specific mural), Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland


The Clouds of the Realms Above, Studio One (Toi Tu), Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Group Exhibitions


Metamorphosis, Oddly Studios, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Product Fundamentals, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland


INCUBATE, Epsom Girls Grammar School, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland


Art House Tour, AUckland Grammar School, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland