Cinzah Merkens Award Winning Artist

Cinzah Merkens is an Auckland based Artist/Illustrator.

During the last 5 years he has exhibited extensively in exhibitions and expeditions throughout Australasia, South East Asia and the U.S.

Drawing directly from his imagination and past experiences, exploring familiar themes – Childhood Nostalgia; daydreaming; nature; travel; studies of slightly deranged city folk.

In 2007 Cinzah awarded ‘People’s Choice’ Award by the Auckland Art Gallery for a collaborative installation in the Auckland art gallery, part of the ‘Off the Wall’ Exhibition.

Cinzah invited as a guest artist at the 2008 Malaysia ‘Meeting of Styles’ Graffiti art convention in Kuala Lumpur.

Currently works full-time as a freelance Illustrator, represented by Watermark Illustration.  In his spare time he enjoys painting murals with friends, curating exhibitions, eating gluten-free pies and attempting to play his bongo drum.

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To view more of his work check out the following websites
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