Te Rorarangi Te Miringa | Ngati Pakau, Ngapuhi, Waitaha.
Indigenous Māori Artist | Designer | Independent Researcher | Collaborative.
Active in Environmental Issues from an Indigenous Perspective in Aotearoa NZ & globally, working with the Waitaha Executive Grandmothers Council.
Founder, Region Net Positive community network 2020.
Creative Director + Founder of Fog & Moon Studio 2017.
Kaitiaki & member of the Better Futures Forum 2020.
Consultant/ Expert of Oceania Region & Māori research methodologies + histories - NATIVELAND DIGITAL 2020.
Aotearoa Arts Curator, The Nature of Cities Festival, 2021
Master Art & Design, Post Grad Diploma Art & Design,
Bachelor of Visual Art, Diploma in Visual Art,
Post Grad. Cert. of Proficiency LAW.
Creative New Zealand, Māori Arts Fund recipient 2020
MEMBERSHIP/ COMMUNITY: ARTS & ENVIRONMENTAL INVOLVEMENT
CIRCUIT ARTIST FILM & VIDEO AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND Arts Agency 2016.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE CORBANS ESTATE ART CENTRE 2018-19.
United Nations Women NZ.
Common Earth Alliance.
Biodynamics Association NZ.
Soil & Health NZ.
Tanya Ruka’s work is held in public and private collections nationally and internationally.
& COLLABORATIVE WORK /
GROUP SHOWS / CONFERENCES.
14 FEB - 9 MAY 2021
22nd - 26th February 2021
Raranga Rerenga Rauropi: Weaving Biodiversity Community Art Project
Supported by Arts Whau
Oct-Nov, The Pyramid Club, Wellington
Circuit Artists Agency & Epic Sweep Records
Kōhatu Tipua Supernatural Stones
CIRCUIT ARTISTS FILM & VIDEO AOTEAROA NZ
WELLINGTON PUBLIC ART COMMISSION
1 - 29th JULY
Kõhatu Tipua: Sky Kings - Gannet Kingdom
FUNDED BY CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND, MĀORI ARTS FUND, COMMUNITY ARTS
*Working with Te Manawa library we will be showing 'Kōhatu Tipua: Sky Kings – Gannet Kingdom'
During Matariki from 1st July, 12th July artist talk & opening.
STAR CLUSTER EXHIBITION,
PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION MATARIKI Auckland City Council.
(Cancelled due to COVID19)
Common Earth Conference - design presented, Common Wealth Secretariat Regeneration Conference, LONDON UK, 1 Oct.
TEXTILE INTERSECTIONS: LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY & ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, IMPERIAL COLLEGE, LONDON UK
Authors : Faith Kane, Peter Brorens, Marie Joo Le Guen, Angela Kilford and Tanya Ruka
Title : Exploring a Place-Based Approach to Developing New Materials for Sustainable Futures: Natural Fibre Composites in New Zealand
Helensville Art Gallery
Matariki Group Show.
31 MAY - 9 JUNE
SAN POTITO SANNITICO, ITALY
'Towards a Critical Rurality'.
Authors: Dr Faith Kane, Dr Peter Brorens, Dr Marie Joo Le Guen, Rangi Te Kanawa, Angela Kilford & Tanya Ruka.
\ Neighbourhood, CEAC Project Space, 27 October.
/ Kete Aronui with Heather Steadman, Matariki, Helensville Art Center, 6 - 28 July
WEAVING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR AOTEAROA NZ: LEARNING FROM HARAKEKE,
/ 'Te Taiao'Matariki with Fred Graham Franklin Arts Centre (June)
/ Photographic work published in The Roaring Silence Book by the Depot Artspace.
Published by Depot Press.
/ In conjunction with the Circuit Symposium 2016 Phantom Topologies (Saturday 10th September) City Gallery Wellington.
“I want to be where I am” exhibition | 8th September – 30th September
‘Whenua <l^ndscape reclamation> | Mākutu #1 Mt Taranaki’ shown with Martha Atienza‘s work titled ‘My navel is buried in the sea.’
/ Matariki Festival at Mangere Arts Centre (June 7 - July 16)
/ Polynesian Triangle Films screening Spectacle, Brooklyn, NY (Sept)
/ Millennium Film Journal. No. 61 Screening in New York. (June)
/ Matariki - Te Hau a Uru - Arataki Centre Waitakere (June - July)
/ Since 1984: He aha te ahurea-rua? group show St Paul St Gallery (17 April - 22 May)
/ Te Hau a Uru group show @ Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery (1 Nov - 7 Dec)
/ Exhibition 2 group show artbase.org (14 Aug - 19 Sep)
/ Group Show Te Toi Hou Northart Gallery (23 June - 9 July)
/ Solo show AV room Wallace Arts Trust Centre (April)
/ Art & Sound Matariki on the Waterfront @ Silo Park (July 19 - 20)
/ WHIRIWHIRI-A-ROPU Corbans Estate Art Centre (June 21 - July 28)
*Artist Talk Saturday June 29 11am
/ 10th Anniversary Festival Corbans Estate Art Centre (Sep)
/ 'On the Count of Three' MSVA moving image graduates show Enjoy Gallery Wellington (Aug)
/ Matariki exhibition with Lisa Reihana, Papakura Art Gallery (June)
/ Assemble Assembly group show St Paul St Gallery (May)
/ Presentation to the Centre for Contemporary Photography NZ
/ Hokianga Art Gallery Waitangi Exhibition (Jan)
/ 'Tawhiri 3' RM Gallery (Nov/Dec)
/ 'Thou Shalt not Art on Sundays' group show Uxbridge Gallery (Oct)
/ 'Pink exhibition' group show NZ Steel Gallery (Oct)
/ Auckland Art Week, Highwick House (13th-21st October)
/ 'Pelago' AV room The Pah Homestead Wallace Arts Trust (29 Aug - 4 Sep)
/ 'Forest for the trees' International Year of the Forest group show Lopdell House Gallery (Aug-Oct)
/ Matariki First Light group show, The NZ Steel Gallery (July)
/ Finalist Digital Graffiti, Alys Beach Florida (June)
/ Wairoa Maori Film Festival, showcase (June)
/ Nepal 5th International Indigenous Film Festival, invited to travel to Kathmandu Nepal to showcase 'Tawhirimatea' installation during the opening ceremony (April)
/ Auckland Art Festival White Night, Wallace Arts Trust Centre
/ Finalist Wallace Arts Trust Awards
/ Matariki Exhibition group show, Corban's Estate Art Gallery
/ DVA Exhibition group show, PPG Gallery
/ 'Nga Tuahine Huanuku' Exhibition group show, West-Coast Gallery
/ 'Ara Poutama' Exhibition group show, Lopdell House Community Gallery
/ Resident Artist Tanya Maree Studio & Gallery
/ 'Whare Tangata' Exhibition group show, Lopdell House Community Gallery
/ Life Exhibition group show, Auckland Cancer Society, Aotea Centre
/ Exhibit Waitakere City Hospital
/ Exhibit Lush Design Gallery
/ Commission 10 paintings, President Plaza Hotel
Printed & online media authored by Tanya Ruka (& / or) multiple authors + artists, or artworks, art catalogues, essays, books, illustrating books + covers, magazines & articles.
Design and Nature: A Partnership. Ed. Kate Fletcher, Louise St. Pierre and Mathilda Tham. LEARNING FROM HARAKEKE TOWARDS A NETWORK OF KNOWLEDGE FOR TEXTILE DESIGN IN AOTEAROA NZ, authors Faith Kane, Huhana Smith, Rangi Te Kanawa, Tanya Maree Ruka Te Miringa Te Rorarangi and Angela Kilford.
WEAVING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR AOTEAROA NZ: LEARNING FROM HARAKEKE
MATERIALS DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY
TAKING STOCK AT MATARIKI
MASTERS THESIS | KAITIAKITANGA
THE ROARING SILENCE
NARRATING INDIGENOUS MODERNITIES.(cover)
THE FAMILY TREE OF THE RAINBOW. (Childrens book cover)
THE WHISPERS OF WAITAHA. (Illustrations)