Currently lives and works in Hong Kong
Kirsteen Pieterse is a Scottish who lives and works in Hong Kong and has a studio in Wong Chuk Hang. Prior to living in Hong Kong, she lived in Sydney, and she has had six solo exhibitions in Australia, the most recent at Utopia Art Sydney in 2019, and 5 previously at Martin Browne Contemporary in Sydney in 2015, 2013, 2010, 2007 and 2006.
Fusing her interest in the subject of landscape, in Western and Chinese painting, with contemporary large-scale engineering construction and infrastructure, she attempts to explore the precarious relationship between man and built environments in her work.
Pieterse has exhibited in several exhibitions in Hong Kong, including 'What's on Paper' (2019) in Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, 'Beyond Completion' (2017) at HK Baptist University, 'Wonderworks' (2013) and 'Storm Signal 8' (2012) at The Cat Street Gallery, 'Wattle, an Australian Survey Show' (2011, 2009) of in ArtHK.
In 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2010 and 2009 Pieterse has completed public sculpture commissions in China and around Hong Kong. Most recently Pieterse has installed two sculptures in the new clubhouse at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Clubhouse in Happy Valley. Pieterse has also installed wall sculptures in Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounges in Hong Kong International Airport, one in 'The Deck', one in "The Pier', and one in Shanghai Pudong Airport. Other commissioned works are in Raffles Hotel in One Shenzhen Bay, the Hyatt Regency at Tsim Sha Tsui and in L'hotel Island South, Wong Chuk Hang. In 2009 Pieterse completed a commissioned, site-specific sculpture for the new library building at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, UK.
In 2008 she was a finalist in the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award in Melbourne where her work was highly commended and was the winner of the acquisitive Wyndham City Council Award.
She gained her Bachelor degree at Glasgow School of Art, with 1st class honours and won the John Keppie travel scholarship. Subsequently, she completed her master's degree in Art (Architecture) at the University of East London, England.
Collections include National Gallery of Australia, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Artbank, Wyndham City Council, Westpac Bank, Cathay Pacific Airlines, Suncorp Bank, Shun Tak Holdings Limited and the University of Aberdeen, UK.