Sally Bulling


Sally Bulling is a contemporary New Zealand artist, creating abstract paintings in sculptural, wall-mounted layers that evoke an infinite energy.

Bulling’s works feature combinations of vibrant and alluring colour with rich golds, channelled into her sculptural forms. Expressive marks are created through movement, sweeping brush strokes, drips, and flicks dance together in playful tension across the surface. Every layer of the work is sensitively considered to engage and delight the viewer.

A unique and luminous light and depth is captured through her works, reflecting the viewer’s own gaze and surroundings, offering an immersive sense of interplay between viewer and artwork.

Bulling utilises mirror as her canvas, her veneers of poured liquid glass preserving the layers of paint, while the shaped edges and painted backs project an aura of light and colour on to the wall behind.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otago University in 2002, Bulling continues to explore themes within Colourology and Colour Illusion. She has had a successful career in both the fashion and fine art industries, more recently returning her focus to painting. Bulling’s works are held in private collections in New Zealand and abroad.

Parnell Gallery has represented Sally Bulling since 2023.

Artist Sally Bulling