Based in: Auckland, New Zealand

Emil McAvoy is an artist, art writer and educator. He is a former lecturer in Photo Media at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design (2017-20) and works principally in the arts and education sectors. His exhibition highlights include projects with City Gallery Wellington, The Dowse Museum, Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, Ilam Gallery and the Auckland Art Fair.

His art writing includes essays, interviews, criticism and cultural commentary for publishers such as Art New Zealand, Art News New Zealand, Pantograph Punch, Contemporary Hum, PhotoForum New Zealand, EyeContact, City Gallery Wellington, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, The Suter Art Gallery, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Enjoy Occasional Journal and Writing Around Sound, alongside selected artists, dealer galleries and auction houses.


VIDEO: Pull Focus with Seung Yul Oh

Watch Emil McAvoy in conversation with artist Seung Yul Oh about 'Pou sto'.

VIDEO: Pull Focus with Ann Shelton

Watch Emil McAvoy in conversation with artist Ann Shelton about 'The Super Model, Iris (Iridaceae sp.)'.

VIDEO: Pull Focus with Richard Lewer

Watch Emil McAvoy in conversation with artist Richard Lewer about 'Ground Parrot'.