Born in Mumbai, India, 1989

Lives in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington
Aotearoa New Zealand

The University of Auckland
Bachelor of Arts (2012)
Art History & English

International Institute of Modern Letters
Master of Arts (2021)
Creative Writing

Solo Exhibitions

Tarq Gallery, Bildungsroman [& Other Stories], Mumbai, India
Tim Melville Gallery, Like Birds, Like Fishes, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Enjoy Contemporary, History reserves but a few lines for you,
Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, NZ

The National, Thieves' Market, Ōtautahi Christchurch, NZ

Sumer Gallery, On Chroma, Tauranga, NZ
Ararimu Valley School Cottage, Howick Historic Village
[via Te Tuhi], It's Never Too Late To Learn, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland , NZ

Tim Melville Gallery, Notes & Methods, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
The Otago Museum, Bildungsroman, Ōtepoti Dunedin, NZ

RM Gallery, Some Retained Delights, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Refinery Artspace, Bildungsroman, Whakatū Nelson, NZ
Phoenix Gallery, Uncruising, Athens, Greece
Malcolm Smith Gallery, Bildungsroman, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ

Group Exhibitions

The Dowse Museum, The Stories We Tell Ourselves, Te Awakairangi Lower Hutt, Wellington, NZ
McLeavey Gallery, Swing Back, Linger, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, NZ
Tauranga Art Gallery, Mānawatia Takatāpui | Defending Plurality, Tauranga, NZ
Granville Art Gallery, A Link, A Loop, A Circle, Sydney, Australia
Franklin Arts Centre, Homespun, Pukekohe East, NZ

Adam Art Gallery, 19 Gallery, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, NZ
Tim Melville Gallery, Virtual Art Fair, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Tim Melville Gallery, Paper Trail, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Latitude 53, Even the Birds are Walking, Treaty 6 Territory Edmonton, Canada

Mangere Arts Centre, Nectar, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Bowerbank Ninow, Hot Mess, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Chatterjee & Lal, Arthur Bunder Press, Mumbai, India
Hastings City Art Gallery, Softly Spoken, Heretaunga Hastings, NZ
Window Gallery, Come, Remember, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 19 Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Gallery Crossing, Roots, Gifu, Japan
The Dowse Museum, Making Conversation, Te Awakairangi Lower Hutt, Wellington, NZ
Masterworks Gallery, Tableau, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ

Pah Homestead, Vanished Delft, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Gus Fisher Gallery, Marabar Caves, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Ramp Gallery, Beauty is in the Street, Kirikiriroa Hamilton, NZ
Fog Linen Works, Contemporary NZ Craft, Tokyo, Japan

Objectspace, Beauty is in the Street, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
All Press Gallery, MRKT, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ


Chartwell Trust
Wallace Arts Trust
The Dowse Museum
Fletcher Trust Collection
Wellington City Collection

Areez Katki is an artist & writer who draws from historic and social research to explore his genetic landscapes via processes that include embroidery, weaving, painting, sculpture and printmaking.

Born into a Persian Zoroastrian family, his practice addresses the social constructs of spirituality, postcolonial identity and sexuality while, at the same time, raising questions about the political nature of craft itself—employing textiles as an anchoring device to illustrate the migratory condition.

Over the duration of his career Katki has focused on the significance of materiality from the domestic realm. He surveys these domains through processes of mark-making, which illuminate his ongoing engagement with storied narratives.

With a background in Art History and an early childhood imbibed in the values of craft, Katki's self-developed techniques are based on instinctive responses to textile & fibre research.

His work as a visual artist juxtaposes the phenomenology of perceived environmental observations and sensorial reactions with a subjectivity that is fed by formal technical knowledge; needlework as an elevated, tactile medium that is often employed as a storytelling device—one which was matrilineally inherited.

Culminating in richly contextualised bodies of work over the past seven years, Katki's work has been exhibited across Aotearoa, and internationally around Asia, North America and Europe. It is held in various private and public collections.

His writing has been published in Matters, Art News (NZ), The Pantograph Punch, Elle Magazine (India), Consider Journal, Waist, Saltwater Love, Turbine Kapohau and Lieu Journal.

Since early 2020 Katki has been based in Te Whanganui a Tara Wellington, where he crafted a hybrid body of writing, which culminated in a Master of Arts from the International Institute of Modern Letters.

In Aotearoa New Zealand Katki is represented by Tim Melville Gallery in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, and in India he is represented by Tarq Gallery Mumbai.

Areez   Katki
Areez   Katki


Aotearoa New Zealand

Tim Melville Gallery

NZ: +64 9 378 1500


Tarq Gallery Mumbai

IN: +91 22 6615 0424


Direct Contact

NZ: +64 21 087 557 27