André Hemer (b. 1981, New Zealand) is a painter whose work explores the intersections between digital media and painting. His works embrace and reveal the transformations and transactions occurring between the contemporary digital image and the traditional painted object.
Hemer holds a PhD in Painting from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia and his MA from the Royal College of Art, London. He has exhibited widely in New Zealand, Australia and internationally. Recent exhibitions include André Hemer – Paintings 2005-2015, Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua City, New Zealand (2015); Utopian Days, curated by Martin Schulze and Hailey Grenet, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (2014); and Critical Intent, curated by Gary Sangster and Fan Lin, Guangzhou Art Center, Guangzhou, China (2014). His work is in the collections of Taiwan Museum of Art; Te Manawa Museum (New Zealand); Christchurch Art Gallery (New Zealand); and University of Canterbury (New Zealand), amongst others.
In 2016 Hemer was awarded the prestigious New Paramount Award from the Wallace Arts Trust and the New Zealand Arts Foundation New Generation Award.