Evie Kemp, Domesti-city

Evie Kemp is an Auckland based artist, illustrator, designer, stylist and entrepreneur, best known for her vibrant prints, bold textile designs and maximalist interiors. Her work often blurs distinctions between art and design, with applications across various products including textiles, ceramics, lampshades and children’s books. Across all disciplines, Kemp’s style is characterised by a love of excess, high-key colour and clashing colour combinations. For the Point Blank exhibition, Kemp has curated a series of interiors from magazine clippings collaged into new, imagined domestic environments.

Kemp emigrated from the UK in her teens and works from her home in South Auckland where she lives with her husband and pets. Her style is epitomised in her home: it features art, murals and textiles of her own design, and was the winner of the Living Room award at the NZ House & Garden 2018 Interior of the Year Awards.