Laurelee Walmsley, Ngāti Raukawa
Laurelee is an Auckland-born artist of European, Polynesian and Māori descent. Her artwork is heavily inspired by graphic design. After graduating from AUT University with a Bachelor of Communication Design majoring in illustration, Laurelee went on to work in New Zealand advertising and design. Laurelee also worked in Tokyo where her art was influenced by Japanese shodo and ukiyo-e. Her artwork is characterised by her playful use of color shape and pattern.