Kereama Taepa

Kereama Taepa studied for his Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts at Massey University in Palmerston North, and continued on to gain his Master's degree. His involvement in the arts has been broad and varied including bronze technician at the Dibble Arts Foundry and participating in various national Maori arts symposiums, workshops and hui.  

He has also been involved with fashion through his label Urban Maori. As a finalist within the Miromoda Indigenous Fashion Awards twice he received entry to show at New Zealand Fashion Week in 2010 and 2011 within the Miromoda shows. 

Kereama has taught art within the Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiarangi Art and Visual Culture Degree for four years and currently teaches within the Wairiki Institute of Technology Diploma of Art teaching photography, digital and graphic art and sculpture. 

He has exhibited his art nationally and internationally and has works in collections across New Zealand.