Year of Residency: 2020
Undergraduate degree BA at the University of Auckland
Past exhibitions, residencies
HOCH+GREEN SOLO EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS 2019
Urban Flowers, Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand
Railway Street Gallery, Newmarket, New Zealand
Kumeu Arts Centre, Kumeu, New Zealand
A friendship spanning over 20 years between friends Julie Green and Gina Hochstein, percolating into a wonderful creative collaboration. Both join the collaboration with similar creative aesthetic but with differing skills. This originative duo challenges the viewer’s perception of the humdrum of the everyday. As mums they struggle with the day to day conflict which our lifestyle on this planet brings and wrestle with what the future holds for our children. Highlighting how lucky we are living in New Zealand, they celebrate by looking at the beauty in the small and ordinary but highlight the dangers to our existence too.
After three successful solo exhibitions in 2019 culminating with a positive three week solo exhibition in the Railway Street Gallery in Newmarket, Auckland, HOCH + GREEN as a creative collaboration would like their next step for progress to be within an Artist in Residency programme. The show ROGUE BLOSSOMS at Railway Street Gallery looks at the idea of Victorian portraiture with a photographic collage approach.
With the residency HOCH+GREEN would like to explore and experiment further with how photographic collage using natural elements and the built environment can be composed to create a new perspective in viewing to simulate and engage the viewer.