Darryn George was born in 1970 of Ngapuhi descent. He lives and works in Christchurch. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury in 1993, a Diploma of Teaching at the Christchurch College of Education in 1994 and in 1998 a Master of Fine Arts at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. In 1999 he became the Head of Art at Christ’s College.
He has exhibited widely in New Zealand including Darryn George Maori Abstraction at Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington (2014); Kaitiaki at the Pataka Art and Museum, Porirua City (2012); Pulse at the Christchurch Art Gallery (2008) and Countdown at the Wellington City Gallery (2007). His work has been installed at the Canterbury Museum, Kaitaki (2013) and was Lamb’s Book of Life, Folder Wall for SCAPE 2011, Christchurch Biennial. George has exhibited at Span Galleries, Melbourne and at the Melbourne Art fair and most notably was included in Personal Structures a collateral exhibition of the Venice Biennale in 2013.
His work is held in public collections in New Zealand including Te Papa Tongarewa, Christchurch Art Gallery and the Chartwell Collection and in 2000 was a finalist in the Wallace Art Award. The volume, Darryn George, was published in 2010 and features his paintings and installations from 2004 – 2010.