Cerisse Palalagi is of Niuean and Maori (Te Arawa) descent who works primarily in the mediums of print, painting and drawing. She exhibits regularly in Aotearoa and abroad, and recently participated in the 10th Pacific Arts Festival (2008) in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
International exhibitions include Squeak Toy Animals (2006), Wisconsin, USA and Pocahontas meets Hello Kitty (2007) at the Richard F Brush Art Gallery, St Lawrence University, New York.
These exhibitions provided Cerisse with the opportunity to locate her works alongside a global collective of artists addressing indigenous issues.
Cerisse is currently studying towards her Masters of Visual Arts and Design at Auckland University of Technology, having graduated from Auckland University’s Elam School of Fine Arts with her BFA in 2000.
Artist Site: http://www.lesagallery.com/cerisse-palalagi/