Kereama Taepa | BIO < back to artists

Kereama Taepa studied for his Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts at Massey University in Palmerston North & continued on to gain his Masters Degree.  Taepa's involvement in the arts has been broad & varied including bronze technician at the Dibble Arts Foundry & participation in various national maori arts symposiums, workshops & hui.

He has also been involved in the fashion industry through his label 'Urbanmaori'.  As a finalist within the Miromoda Indigenous Fashion Awards, he twice received entry to show at NZ Fashion Week in 2010 & 2011 within the Miromoda shows.

Taepa taught art within the Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiarangi Art & Visual Culture Degree for four years.  He currently teaches photography, digital and graphic art and sculpture within the Wairiki Institute of Technology Diploma of Art.

He currently exhibits both nationally & internationally & gained the Supreme Award for 2D Art at the Molly Morpeth Art Awards in 2008.