Chevron Hassett – Biography
(Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Rongomaiwahine, Kahungungu)
b. 1994, New Zealand.
Based in Auckland.
Chevron graduated with a Bachelor of Design with Honours from Massey University in 2016, received CNZ Nga Manu Pirere award in 2017 and was a recipient of The Arts Foundation Springboard award in 2022. Currently studying a diploma in Indigenous Art (Whakairo Maori carving) and is teaching Art and Design at Redhill School in Papakura. Hassett is predominantly working in lens-based media, sculpture, and public installation. Exhibiting both in Aotearoa and Australia, at the heart of his practice is the essential spirit of whanaungatanga. His recent works engage with narratives of socio-cultural identities, urban indigeneity, colonialism within Pacific and indigenous histories. He works in public institutions, in public spaces and within communitiesBased in Auckland.