November 2021: Solomon Mortimer
Each month a member of our community is invited to browse our online collection and select six of their favourite artworks. Each My Choice selection, together with personal responses to the works, will be available to view on the Sarjeant Gallery website for one month at a time. The November 2021 My Choice has been selected by Solomon Mortimer and is available to view until 30 November, 2021.
Solomon Mortimer was born in Tāmaki Makaurau. Currently he is undertaking the Tylee Cottage residency through the Sarjeant Gallery in Whanganui with his partner Zahra Killeen-Chance. He was the 2019 recipient of the Marti Friedlander Photographic Laureate. Since 2012 he has been regularly exhibiting both nationally and abroad and has prints held in public collections including Christchurch City Art Gallery, Sir George Grey Special Collection, James Wallace Arts Trust and the Auckland University Collection. His book works are held in most significant library collections nationally and have also toured in exhibitions internationally (including the recent acquisition of two books by the British Library). In 2015, his publication ‘F.16 G3 20/25/30’ won the inaugural New Zealand Photo Book of the Year self-published prize. Solomon holds a Masters of Fine Arts with first class honours from Elam School of Fine Arts and is represented by Anna Miles Gallery in Auckland. He has published 29 artist books, including ‘A Sun Dance in Sandringham’ in 2019 which was distributed as PhotoForum issue #90. His latest book ‘Studies of the Suited Figure’ was published in 2020.