Kim Meek

Academic Leader Undergraduate Education
Creative Industries
Location: Building 001, Room 1156
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MDes (Distinction), BDes, CertHE

Professional memberships

Objectspace Trustee


Kim Meek has been teaching in the Bachelors degree programme since 2001 in the subject areas of Visual Art, Graphic Design and Contemporary Craft.

He completed his Masters in Design in 2007 with his project, 'Towards an Ornamental Ecology' that examined interactions and interrelationships in ornament through a lens fashioned from material ambiguity and entropic processes. In response to his research findings, Kim continues to develop a body of practice that responds to critical discourse in contemporary visual culture, with particular attention to the fragment, ready-mades and the phenomena of contemporary ruins.

Kim has been working more recently with Masters candidates, examining and developing effective studio discourse between theory and practice, as it pertains to the Visual and Applied Arts.

Current research activity is focused on preparation for doctoral study by project. Kim's most recent solo exhibition was 'Hoopla' held at Anna Miles Gallery in 2008. He recently was commissioned to produce an artwork for 'Enchanted Garden', curated by Mary Kisler and installed in Auckland Art Gallery over the duration of the summer programme 20082009.

Supervised thesis projects

Bell, Rachel A. (2012). Fragmentation and the found in the production of contemporary jewellery
Erl, Ilse-Marie (2011). Street combing: An investigation into the use of found materials from the urban landscape in contemporary jewellery making


Meek, K.B., (Artist) (2016). Florilegium Noir. A. Bradley, Nathan Homestead Gallery, Manurewa, Auckland Council.

Meek, K., & Grieve, F. (2015). Whose Job is it Anyway: Preparing graphic design students for the business of creative industry. In DRS/Cumulus, LearnXDesign 2015: 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers & PreK-16 Design Educators.

Meek, K. (2014). "Oceania" Curated by David Mitchell. New Zealand Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, 14th International Architecture Exhibition, 2014.

Meek, K., McDonald, A., and Budgett, J. (2014). Unstable City: On the Pleasures of Recollection. The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland. 30 September - 23 November 2014.

Meek, K.B. (2013). "Forilegium Noir". Auckland Art Fair, The Cloud, Queens Wharf, Auckland. 7/8/2013 - 11/8/2013.

Meek, K.B. (2013). Dominion: an incomplete, unscientific and fanciful florilegium. Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. 31 July - 20 August.

Meek, K. (2011). 'Move', 'Shihlin', 'Grammar' All works unframed giclee archival prints. Art Supply I, The Barry Room, Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C.).

Meek, K. (2011). 'Rotoroa Revival' giclee archival print (unique) 3000 x 2150mm. Rotoroa Island Exhibition Centre.

Meek, K., and Pusateri, J. (2011). Oil & Water: Recent lithographs from Auckland Print Studio (Curator). Featured artists: Andrew McLoed, Jason Greig, Tiffany Singh, Nuala Gregory, Ayanah Moor, Tim White. Snowhite Gallery, Unitec Institute of Technology. 26 October - 8 November.

Meek, K. (2011). 'Visual Overload in Taipei'. Art News New Zealand (Vol. Winter 2011).

Meek, K. (2011). Allegro, Andantino, and Kartsigar (All works archival giclee prints 100cm2 framed). Fusion: A multi-sensory evening where art and music converge, In association with HSBC, Artworks and NZ String Quartet. St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland. 21 September.

Meek, K. (2011). Double Boucher (archival giclee print (ed of 3) 30 x 30cm unframed). Auratica Fantastica . Window Gallery, Auckland University. Curated by Andrea Low and Graham Fletcher, University of Auckland Library Foyer Space. University of Auckland. 6 April - 4 May.

Meek, K. (2011). . Art Supply, Artist talk, Taipei Artist Village.

Meek, K. (2011). 'Beiping', 'Maokong' (giclee archival prints). Auckland Art Fair, Auckland Exhibition Centre.

Meek, K. (2011). Grand Tour. Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.

Meek, K. (2011). 'Beiping', 'Ghost', 'Shandao', 'Sogo' All works framed giclee archival prints. "Another Universe", The Calder Gallery, University of Waikato.

Meek, K. (2010). 'Hang Time' (2008), 'Hilt' (2008), (giclee archival print). Hastings, New Zealand, 'Putiputi' curated by Maree Mills. Hastings City Art Gallery.

Meek, K. (2009). Ventilator Blues III - VI. Contemporary Beauticians.

Meek, K. (2009). Nakamaro (giclee print on archival paper, edition of 3). Whakatane District Museum and Gallery: Te Whare Taonga o Te Rohe o Whakatane, Reference Section, curated by Chitham, K.

Meek, K. (2009). Super City Venus. Five Go To The Ball.

McDonald, A., Spong, S., Meek, K., Small, K., and Amituanai, E. (2009). Five Go To The Ball. (Vol. 5).

Meek, K. (2008). 'Hilt' in The Enchanted Garden Group show. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.

Meek, K. (2008). Hoopla Solo show. Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.

Campbell, J., and Meek, K. (2008). A Lace Life: The Alwynne Crowsen Collection. Objectspace Artist Exhibition Discussion.

Meek, K. (2008). 'Pugin Asylum' (2004). giclee archival print. Whakatane District Museum and Gallery: Te Whare Taonga o Te Rohe o Whakatane, 'Misty Frequencies', curated by Karl Chitham.

Meek, K. (2008). 'Ornamental Melancholia 2' (2006), 'Ornamentalia Melancholia 3' (2006), 'Hooked' (2008), 'Harem' (2008) in Christmas Party Group show. .

Meek, K. (2007). Rubbish theory' in The pot Group show. .

Meek, K. (2007). Towards an ornamental ecology 2004-2007. Snowhite Gallery, Unitec Institute of Technology.

Meek, K. B. (2007). Towards an ornamental ecology. Unpublished Masters of Design Thesis. Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

Meek, K. (2006). 'Karangahape Jacobethan (AUT edition)' in 'Accommodate' Group show giclee print on archival paper, unique. St Paul St Gallery, AUT University, Auckland.

Meek, K. (2006). 'Nakamora I & II' in 'Parallel universe' Group show. .

Meek, K. (2006). 'Ideal garden' in 'Earthly delight' Group show. .

Meek, K. (2006). 'Ornamentalia 1-8' in 'Ornamentation melancholia' Group show. .

Meek, K. B. (2005). Finalist, Team McMillan BMW Art Awards.

Meek, K. B. (2005). Finalist, Urban Life Art Competition, Ministry for the Environment. Wellington.

Meek, K. B. (2005). Neighbours from hell 1 (Archival Digital Punt). 4 - 27 August. Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland.

Meek, K. B. (2004). Grant for new work, Creative New Zealand.

Meek, K. (2004). Resource recovery park (09 illustration/graphic). 2 September - 2 October. Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.

Meek, K. B. (2003). Judge, Design Awards, Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ).

Meek, K., McDonald, A., et al. (2003). Spring (09 illustration/graphic). 6-22 November. Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.

Browne, M. L., Meek, K., et al. (2003). Love token (09 illustration/graphic). 16-23 December. Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.

Meek, K. (2002). Boutique - a window project: Salome, Delilah, Cinderella (10a painting, 10a photographic). 11 October-13 November. Mei Mei, Auckland.

Meek, K. (2002). Anastasia suite: Anastasia I and II (10a painting, 10a photographic). 22 October-1 November. Snowhite Gallery, UNITEC, Auckland.