Masters Art and Public Policy

New York University, New York, NY 

Class of 2016

Bachelors of Arts, Political Science with a focus on International Relations

Bachelors of Business, International Business

Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand

Class of 2013



Amplifier, Program Director, United States, May 2016 - Current

Queens Wharf Summer Program Placemaker, Auckland, New Zealand, August 2012 - Current

Drawing Club, Founder, Auckland, New Zealand, October 2013 - Current

Block Party, Founder, Curator and Producer, Queens Wharf, New Zealand, December 2014 - May 2016

All Fresco, Co-Founder, Curator & Producer, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand, May 2013 - April 2015

Splore Festival, Performance Curator/Artist Liaison, Coromandel New Zealand, February 2015

Think Inside The Box, Producer, Queens Wharf, Auckland, New Zealand, February 2014

Drums Between The Bells, Next Wave Festival, Installation Assistant to Tiffany Singh, Melbourne, Australia, May 2013

Petals and Prem, Producer, Queens Wharf, Auckland, New Zealand, February 2012 - 2013 

First Thursdays Festival, Founder and Producer, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand, December 2009 - December 2012

Midtown Place-Maker, Central Business District, Auckland, New Zealand, November 2011 - April 2012

Art Week Auckland, Producer, Founding Team Member, City Wide Event, Auckland, New Zealand, October 2010 - 2012



Hear Our Voice, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina, May 2017

Hear Our Voice, CoCa Seattle, Seattle, Washington, February 2017

OUROBOROS: Reclaim public space!, Superchief Gallery Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York, November 2016

Kingbrown Magazine Issue 11 Launch, Brooklyn, New York, December 2015

nowHERE, LoveCityLove, Seattle, Washington, August 2015

Black Magic Phantasy Vol 1, Gallery One Oh Eight, Auckland, New Zealand, May 2015

No Thing, Yes Collective, Auckland, New Zealand, April 2015

Everybody Has A Spirit Animal, Art Box, Waterfront Auckland, New Zealand, December 2013

Conversations in Mind, Art Box, Waterfront Auckland, New Zealand, February - March 2013



A Beautiful Movement, (Interview), Life Is Beautiful, Las Vegas, July 2017

Discussing Empowerment Through the Visual Arts, (Guest Speaker), Asheville, NC, June 2017

West Hollywood Women's Leadership Conference, (Guest Speaker), Los Angeles, CA, May 2017

Art x Advocacy (Guest Speaker), Pannel Discussion, Washington, DC, April 2017

Chicks Who Give a Hoot (Interview) Podcast with Cleo Barnett - United States, April 2017

95bFM Podcast (Interview) EA Festival in Auckland, New Zealand, March 2017

Hear Our Voice Pannel Disccussion on Art and Activist (Pannelist) CoCA Seattle, February 2017

Interference Archive Podcast (Interview) Audio Interference 24, Brooklyn, New York, December 2016

New York Univeristy (Pannelist) Art and Public Policy Department Public Talk, December 2016

Relationships With Nature (Featured artist) Fine Art Book by Paris Kirby, Auckland, New Zealand, 2016

King Brown Magazine, (Magazine Contributor), International 2012 - 2015

Grunge'n'Art Magazine (Interview and Photography Feature) International, August 2015

Dialogue. Here. Now (Feature) Real Change Magazine, Seattle, August 2015

Wāhine – Women (Contributor) Depot Artspace Book Publication, May 2015

Pacific Dissent (Contributor) July/August 2015 Issue, LA, SF, NYC 2015

Cross Street (Editorial) Collectif Magazine, Auckland, New Zealand, May 2015

The Vernacularist (Contributor) Issue Two, True Community?, Depot Artspace Publication 2014

The Lost Springs (Editorial) Collectif Magazine,  Auckland, New Zealand, May 2014

Miss June (Editorial) Presence Magazine, Auckland, New Zealand, June 2014

First Thursdays Festival on K’Road (TV interview) TVNZ Breakfast Show, New Zealand, 2013

Style File (Feature) Groove Guide, 2013

Presence Issue 11 (Editorial Photographer) New Zealand, November 2012

Neighborhood (TV Feature) TV1, New Zealand, 2012

Draw Together (Feature) Weekend Leisure, NZ Herald, 2012

A Quick Word (Interview) Idealog, 2012

Cleo Barnett from First Thursdays Likes (Feature) Gather and Hunt, New Zealand, 2012

Little Lotus Project 2011 (Radio Interview) Radio Ponsonby, New Zealand, 2011

Giving a little goes a long way (Interview) The Big Idea, New Zealand, 2011

Cleo Barnett on the Long Black (Interview)  Radio Ponsonby, New Zealand, 2011

Mini-interview: Cleo Barnett (Interview) Blukeko, New Zealand, 2011

First Thursdays – Second to none (Interview), New Zealand, 2011

What would you save? (Feature) NZ Herald Canvas, New Zealand 2011

Interview for First Thursdays (Interview) Radio NZ, 2010

Cleo Barnett’s favourite things (Feature) NZ Herald Viva, 2010

The First Thursdays, Then What? (Feature) Morph Magazine Article, 2010

Arcade Art Fair a First For Business Graduate (Feature), New Zealand 2009

Radio New Zealand (Interview) 2009

Thursday Girl (Editorial) Remix Magazine, 2009



Ante Bodies Performance, Performer, New York, New York, May 2016

Northwest Psych Fest, Artist and Stage Designer, Seattle, Washington, July - August 2015

Phantasy Project, Artist, Block Party, Auckland, New Zealand, April 2015

Phantasy Project, Artist, Splore Festival, Coromandel, New Zealand, February 2015

Phantasy Project, Artist, Chronophonium, Coromandel, New Zealand, January 2015

Strawberry Galaxies, Artist, Chronophonium, Coromandel, New Zealand, Jan 10-12

Balloon Imaginarium, Artist, Auckland City Library, New Zealand, April 2013



East Street, Solo Exhibition, Corner Window Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, September - November 2015



Though detached, we are close, Group Exhibition, Godine Family Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, December 2015

Black Magic Phantasy, Group Exhibition, Gallery One Oh Eight, Auckland, New Zealand, May 2015

WAAR, Group Exhibition, Co. Space, Auckland, New Zealand, November 2012



The Loisaida Center Fellowship, Researcher and Artist Residency, New York, New York, April - June 2016

New York University Research Fellowship, New York, New York, Summer of 2016

Aspen Leadership Conference, Special Guest Attendee, Aspen, Colorado, July 2016

Placemaking Leadership Council, November 2015 - Current

Incredible Edge Conference, Sponsored Attendee, Auckland New Zealand 2013



Asia Pacific American Institute, Climate Working Group, Consultant, July 2017 - Present

Art Ache, Artist Assistant, Auckland, New Zealand, July & December 2015

Studio Assistant for Flox, Showroom Assistant, June 2014 - May 2015

Charity Relief Concert, Stage Manager, Apia, Samoa, October 2012

National Geographic Documentary, Film Assistant, Melbourne, Australia, May 2012

London Olympic Australian Tourism Commercial, Film Assistant, Melbourne, Australia, May 2012

Little Lotus Project, Artist and Documenter,  Mae Sot, Thailand, December 2011

Basic Studies Volunteer Tutoring Program, Seattle Central College, Seattle, Washington 2009