Born Whanganui 1961
Studied painting - Elam School of Fine Fine Arts, Auckland. BFA 1986.

"Kirkwood’s work is playful and witty; with the artist offering humorous critique of his interest in interior design, architecture and landscape design." The Arthouse Trust.
“Surrealistic local landscape bonbons. There's something both odd and sweet about them, I guess…" James Kirkwood

Selected Exibitions;

1987 Points of View, Fish Shop Gallery, Auckland

1989 Matches & Plates, Fish Shop Gallery, Auckland

1989 Constructed Intimacies, Moet & Chandon Award Exhibition, Sarjeant Art Gallery, Whanganui, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch, National Gallery, Wellington, Auckland City Art Gallery.

1990 Notable Charlatans, Fish Shop Gallery, Auckland

1990 James Kirkwood, Southern Cross Gallery, Wellington.

1991 Gallery Of Masterpieces, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland.

1992 Where Are They Now? Sarjeant Art Gallery, Whanganui.

1996 Screens (co-lab with Gavin Chilcott), Vavasour Godkin Gallery, Auckland.

1996 Quartet (curated by George Hubbard) 23A Gallery, Auckland.

2001 James Kirkwood, Snowhite Gallery, Auckland.

2004 Easty-Westie, Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland.

2005 Parking, Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland.

2005 BMW Art Award. Winner.

2007 Rare View, Anna Miles Gallery.

2013 Monkey Puzzle Pagoda, Sculpture in the Gardens, Auckland Botanical Gardens.

2018 Walters Bluff, Quiet Dog Gallery, Nelson.

2019 New Pavilion 2019, Sculpture in the Gardens, Auckland Botanical Gardens.

Public Collections;
Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui.
Fletcher Collection, Auckland.
The Bathhouse, Rotorua.
The Arthouse Trust Collection, Auckland.

Mediums: Drawing, Drawing - Pen and/or ink, Garden art, Painting, Painting – Acrylic, Painting – Oil, Painting – Watercolour
Showing work at:
Tower Studio
Contact the Artist:

Phone: 021-953-960

Email: chateaubrillo@xtra.co.nz