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Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.

Dr Seuss

Album No.1

New Work

Album No.2


Album No.3

Design Portfolio

Kia ora.

The NZ artist, Jem Ennis in her Studio

I am a multi-disciplinary artist and designer living in beautiful Aotearoa, New Zealand. I take my visual cues from the Colour Field painters and the Constructivism movement with a splash of Pop-Art influence thrown in for good measure.


The number of artists I admire and who have impacted my work over the years is too long to list here. But, here are a few; Hilma af Klint, Yayoi Kusama, David Hockney, Richard Hamilton, Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park Series, Wassily Kandinsky and El Lissitzky, along with NZ artists Jeena Shin and Sara Hughes.


The process of making work is just as important to me as the end result. Constantly contemplating the next move and how to get there with the materials and the application. My day job as a Graphic Designer unconsciously permeates my art practice with straight edges, geometric shapes, luscious colour palettes and simple compositions.


My current series of works explore the concept of fragmentation. Picking apart and discarding the finer details, manipulating the image and putting it back together in a way that becomes almost unrecognisable. It is no longer unified and representative but a series of fragmented geometric shapes held together by commonalities such as colour and form.


I am one of six practising artists at Studio 6, an artist’s space in the Sunday School Union building on Queen Street. My work has been purchased by collectors from New Zealand and overseas, and in 2016 my painting ‘Looming Norman’ was purchased by The Arts House Trust.

I am represented by Black Door Gallery in Parnell and The Frame Workshop and Gallery in Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.

Get in touch!

Jem Ennis

Studio 6,

Level 1, 323 Queen Street,
Auckland, 1010,

New Zealand

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