Greta Anderson (b. Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand) completed a Master of Visual Arts Degree at Sydney College of the Arts in New South Wales (2006) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland (1999). Atmospheric and visually striking, Anderson draws cinematic qualities into her still photographic images, embuing them with mood and drama. Anderson often captures figures and objects in intermediary states, moving from day into night, stillness into potential. Her notable solo exhibition The Stand Ins was held at Te Tuhi, Pakuranga, Auckland (2003) and she has since been the recipient of several grants and awards. Anderson has been selected for numerous major exhibitions at important venues for contemporary art and photography including Gus Fisher Gallery (Auckland), the Australian Centre of Photography (Sydney), The University of Sydney, the Museum of Photographic Arts (San Diego), the Ringling Museum of Art (Sarasota) and the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney).
Anderson’s work has been featured in numerous photographic compendiums including Picturing Eden by Anthony Bannon and Deborah Klochko (2006), Future Images by Mario Cresci (2010), PhotoForum at 40: Counterculture, Clusters, and Debate in New Zealand by Nina Seja (2014), and See What I Can See: New Zealand Photography for the Young and Curious by Gregory O’Brien (2015). In addition, Anderson has a comprehensive commercial portfolio, having been invited to photograph campaigns for high-profile advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, DDB, and Mojo, and for editorials in the New Zealand Herald, Metro Magazine and the Australian Financial Review.