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Kohl Tyler-Dunshea is a visual artist born 1993 in Kawa-Kawa, Aotearoa (New Zealand). Since 2018, she has been based in Naarm (Melbourne) Australia. 

​Tyler-Dunshea's art practice is centered in her interest in the ever-changing and complex ecology of the globalised world. She explores the interplay between contemporary society and non-human beings and how these worlds relate to and impact one another. Other threads in her practice include an interest in relational aesthetics theory and an inquiry into the potential impacts of experienced moments of natural phenomena. She works in painting, ceramics, and social practice.

Tyler-Dunshea received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Whitecliffe College of Art and Design in 2016. In 2017, she was awarded first prize in the Estuary Art and Ecology Awards held at Malcolm Smith Gallery in Auckland, NZ.  She has held solo exhibitions in Aotearoa and Australia and has exhibited in multiple group shows. In 2022, she was awarded a quick response, Art Grant, from the City of Melbourne to assist in the execution of Offerings, a social art installation held at the UNESCO heritage-listed Carlton Gardens in Naarm, Australia. Her work is held in the public collection of the East Gippsland Art Gallery as well as in private collections throughout Aotearoa, Australia, and the United States. Recent exhibitions include Recent Aqusitions (2022) at the Gippsland Art Gallery, AUS, Signals (2022) at Printmaker Gallery, MLB, and Moving Past the Sun (2020) at Weasel Gallery, NZ. 

Awards & Achievements

2023 - Finalist, Anne Runhart Art Award, NotFair Art Fair, Melbourne, AU.

​2023 - Finalist, Arkley Award, NotFair Art Fair, Melbourne, AU. 

2022 - Recipient, Quick Response Arts Grant, City of Melbourne, AU.

2021 - Finalist, Small Artwork Prize, East Gippsland Art Gallery, Gippsland, AU.

2019 - Finalist, Lethbridge 2000 Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, AU.

2017 - First Prize Recipient, Estuary Art and Ecology Awards, Malcolm Smith Gallery,  Auckland, NZ.

2016 - Recipient, Artist Alliance Graduate Award, Whitecliffe College of Art and Design, Auckland, NZ. 


East Gippsland Art Gallery, Gippsland, AU


2023 - Guest Artist in Residence, Northcote Pottery Supplies, Melbourne, AU.


2016 - Bachelor of Fine Art, Whitecliffe College of Art and Design, Auckland, NZ.

Selected Exhibitions

2023 ALCHEMY, NotFair Art Fair Foundation, Melbourne, AU.

2022 Recent Acquisitions, Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria, AU.

2022 Signals, PG Gallery, Melbourne, AU (Solo Exhibition).

2022 Offerings, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne, AU (Public installation).

2021 WRAP Small Artwork Prize, East Gippsland Art Gallery, Gippsland, AU.


2020 Umbra, NOVACANCY Gallery, Melbourne, AU (Solo Exhibition).

2020 Moving Past the Sun, Weasel Gallery, Hamilton, NZ (Solo Exhibition).

2020 Metamorph, NOVACANCY Gallery, Melbourne, AU. 

2019 Friends and Family, Daine Singer Gallery, Melbourne, AU.

2019 Lethbridge 20000 Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, AU.

2018 collect.document.archive, Weasle Gallery, Hamilton, NZ.

2018 Trace, Black Asterisk Gallery, Auckland, NZ.

2018 Ngā Tipu Taketake - Indigenous Flora. Touring Exhibition: Auckland Botanical Gardens, Wellington Botanical Gardens, & Millenium Gallery, Blenheim, NZ.


2017 Purlieus, Skinroom Gallery, Hamilton, NZ (Solo Exhibition).

2017 Estuary Art and Ecology Prize, Malcolm Smith Gallery, Auckland, NZ.

2017 Art of Giving, Bayleys House, Auckland, NZ.

2017 Paperhouse, Alberton Heritage Building, Auckland, NZ.

2017 Paperwork, DEMO, Auckland, NZ.

2016 Grad Show, Whittecliffe College of Fine Art, Auckland, NZ.

2015 Natures [Un] Natural, This That Gallery, Auckland, NZ.

2015 Dealing with Misanthropy, Pearce Gallery, Auckland, NZ.

2015 Borderline, Pearce Gallery, Auckland, NZ.

2014 Painting(s), Karangahape Road Mercury Theatre, Auckland, NZ.

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