Philippa Blair is a New Zealand-born international artist who returned to Auckland in 2014 after two decades living and working in Los Angeles. Born in Christchurch in 1945, she graduated with a Diploma of Fine Arts from Canterbury University in 1967. Blair has exhibited her work internationally for more than forty years, with over 100 solo exhibitions and over 300 group exhibitions to her credit. Her work is represented in public and private collections in New Zealand, Australia, USA, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Japan and Malaysia.
Philippa Blair works primarily as a painter but also makes drawings and prints. Her works are expressive and semi-abstract, reflecting urban reality and the natural world with references to high tech and organic imagery, cartographic mapping, music and film.