Chris Van Doren

Chris Van Doren is an artist of Niuean, Samoan and Dutch descent. With a background in panel beating, Van Doren uses his trade-taught skills in his multi-disciplinary sculptural practice, incorporating mediums such as copper, stainless steel, wood and stone. He holds a vast knowledge and skill for sculpting contemporary forms in both large and small-scale sculptures that explore his Pacific heritage and traditional forms, motifs and growing up in Aotearoa New Zealand. For Van Doren, it is about the creative process, that is where his ideas stem from: finding his way in a three dimensional world where light, shadow and form all come into play.

Artist Details

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand


Solo Exhibitions


Foutapu, The Barrell Store: Corbans Art Estate, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland


Foutoa Niue, Lesa Gallery, Pōneke Wellington

Group Exhibitions


Sculpture in the Gardens, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland


Sculpture in the Gardens, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland


Taitung Austronesian Cultural Festival, Taiwan

Inside the Studio

It's about finding flow

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