Doc Ross:

Born in 1955 Eketahuna New Zealand, a self-taught photographer.
1998 set up personal exhibition-studio space Gallery464 in Christchurch NZ
2000 travelled to Middle East and Europe showing works at the NZ Ambassadors residence in Tehran.
2000 Worked in collaboration with students to make works on paper based on NZ abstract photographs at art studio Miskovic in Belgrade.
2002 travelled-photographed through China
2002-2012 photographed in Australia on regular visits.
Currently lives in Christchurch New Zealand.


Selected Bibliography


Portraits from the storm, Charlie gates The Press August 2013

Portraits from a battered city, Tom Cardy, Dominion post arts feature Dec 2012

Philip Matthews, Doc Ross a city in transition, The Press arts feature Sept 30 2011

Anthony Mckee, Working with Rangefinders, Australian Photography, August 2005
Harold Mason, Photographers Mail NZ, feature article 2004
Christopher Moore ‘Brooding authority’ The Press, Arts feature Jan 29 2003
Anthony Mckee, Alternative Vision, Australian Photography, October 2003
Henry Rasmussin ‘B&W’ black and white photography collectors magazine (USA) Spotlight on Doc Ross Aug2001



CTV In the studio with Doc Ross, Interview by Sonja De Friez 1999

Selected Exhibitions

2018 PG gallery192 The Uncontrollable Chaos of life

2017 Chamber Art Gallerry -The Doctor and the Wasp pt 2

2016 PG Gallery192 Walking with eyes open

2015 Chambers 241 - The Doctor and the Wasp

2015 US audiovisual presentation in conjuntion with Christchurch composer Paul Timmings - Christchgurch first Thursdays

2014 London calling - see F11 article

2013 Canterbury Museum - Christchurch arts festival

2013 37 Portraits, New Zealand Portrait gallery Wellington

2012 Christchurch Public Art Gallery, Phantom City, Christchurch 1998-2011
2012 Christchurch Public Art Gallery, Reconstruction, conversations on a city

2012 Selwyn Gallery, Portrait of a tree

2011 Wallace art awards TSB bank Wallace Arts center, Auckland

2011 'a gathering' group show of canterbury artists, curated by Grant Banbury

2010 Milford gallery Queenstown, Royal Queenstown Easter show
2010 Two Rivers gallery, Two worlds, Images from Serene and Brutal book

2009 COCA Christchurch, One man group show
2009 Two Rivers gallery, Selected works 2002-2007
2009 Milford gallery Queenstown, Selected works group show
2008 Milford gallery Queenstown, Selected works group show
2006 COCA (Centre of Contemporary art) Christchurch NZ, South Island landscapes
2005 COCA Christchurch, Observations and digital collage’s
2005 Gallery Oceanic Queenstown, New photographs,
2004 COCA Christchurch, Being There, Large scale Seascapes
2004 Gallery Oceanic Queenstown, Here and there, now and then
2003 COCA Christchurch, New large scale works
2003 Gallery Oceanic Queenstown, New Landscapes,
2002 COCA Christchurch, Landscapes and Abstractions
2002 Gallery Oceanic Queenstown, Anatomy in Stone,
2001 Gallery Oceanic Queenstown, NZ and European landscapes and Urban Observations
1997 Arrowtown Museum
1996 Arrowtown Museum

International Exhibitions

2016 Spirit Level, Two installations Doc Ross and Julia Morison - The Yellow House Gallery Sydney

2015 Projections program Ballarat International photo biennale

2013 Core program Ballarat International photo biennale

2013 Mandurah performing arts center Western Australia

2011 Project "GLOBALIZATION-CONNECTIONS-TIME', Museo Historicas Beunos Aries Argentina

2009 Project "GLOBALIZATION-CONNECTIONS-TIME' FNCC Franco Namibian Cultural Centre, Namibia.

2009 Project "GLOBALIZATION-CONNECTIONS-TIME' Galerie la Decouverte, El Nadira Rabat Morocco

2006 Anita Traverso gallery Melbourne Australia
2006 A.C.E gallery Sydney Australia
2002 Sotheby's New York USA, Contemporary Photography from Australia and New Zealand


Selected Collections

Christchurch Public Art Gallery, Christchurch New Zealand
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney Australia
Ngai Tahu holdings, Christchurch New Zealand
The Dr Robert Slutsky Photography collection, New York USA
The WrightMann collection, Christchurch New Zealand
Musee Solomon, Texas USA


Notable Inclusions

2011 Wallace art awards finalist

3 times Anthony Harper contemporary art award finalist.
The Art event, Christchurch art gallery, 2004 2006 2007 2008