Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Rongomaiwahine, Pākehā (Irish)
Chevron Hassett, born Lower Hutt, Aotearoa (NZ) is an early career artist of Māori and Pākehā heritage. He graduated with a Bachelor of Design with Honours from Massey University in 2017 and was the recipient of the Ngā Manu Pirere award from Creative New Zealand.
Hassett is a visual artist predominantly working in lens-based media, sculpture and public installation. At the heart of his practice is the essential spirit of whanaungatanga, the Māori concept of connecting, building and maintaining relationships within communities. Hassett holistically collaborates with his local communities and peoples, his recent works engage with narratives of socio-cultural identities, urban indigeneity and colonialism within Pacific and indigenous histories.
Recent exhibitions include: Head in the clouds, Artspace, Sydney, 2021; JustUs, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington, 2020; Commoner, St Paul St Gallery, Auckland, 2020; Companions, Pari_Ari Gallery, Sydney, 2020; Strands, The Dowse Museum, Lower Hutt, 2019; Kōhanga, Firstdraft, Sydney, 2019; Visual Arts Residency, Toi Pōneke, Wellington, 2019.