Myah Flynn is a contemporary painter based in Auckland, New Zealand. She completed a Master of Design from Unitec in 2010.
What the critics say
For a young painter Flynn has established an individual, instantly recognisable style that at first seems the result of a naive enthusiasm but reveals layers of meaning that have the potential to deepen the impact of the work.
Making use of the organic and the dreamscape, Flynn creates an animated sensuousness, a new surrealism, as if Salvador Dali had discovered Sargent Pepper. Rather than resorting to the daubs, scribbles, and drips of loose abstraction, she pays homage to Dali, reinventing him.
Rex Armstrong, Opedius Rex Gallery
2008 • Mazda Emerging Artist Award (top student work in New Zealand)
2007 • Unitec Study Awards Scholarship
2006 • Glaistor Ennor Art Award