Matt Gauldie was born in Wellington NZ in 1976. In April 2004, Gauldie was named as the official New Zealand Army artist, on the strength of his work in capturing the return of the ‘Unknown Warrior’ on canvas.
Gauldie has been exhibiting regularly at the Parnell Gallery since 2003 – both paintings and sculpture. In April last year he had a retrospective ANZAC EXHIBITION ARMY ART at Auckland War Memorial Museum.
At the official opening, the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Helen Clarke, announced that he would be continuing for another three year term as New Zealand’s Army Artist.
Gauldie’s keen interest in painting people has been a consistent component in his work throughout his career – whether within the New Zealand landscape or in the desert of Afghanistan.
Gauldie’s next exhibition at the Parnell Gallery will be in 2015.