Lisa Reihana MNZM a New Year’s Royal Honour 2018

Congratulations to Ngapuhi Lisa Reihana,  Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to Arts.  Lisa is a multi disciplinary artist whose outstanding artworks have been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally and in 2017 she represented New Zealand in the Venice Biennale.  She and her partner James Pinker travel with Lisa’s  exhibitions to venues such as London, Vienna, Paris and Sydney.  Lisa has extended the concept of Art particularly with her 2017 new works, In Pursuit of Venus (Infected) and Emissaries.  

Lisa is Te Ara Whakarei, a lifetime member of Toi Iho.  She was a member of the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki governing body, the Enterprise Board and she belongs to Haerewa, the Maori Consultants to the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.  Lisa is also a trustee of the Wairau Maori Art Gallery Charitable Trust, which is allied to the Hundertwasser Art Centre in Whangarei.

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