Reece King was born in Tāmaki Makaurau, New Zealand, in 1989. He grew up on the west coast at Te Henga and completed a Masters in Painting
at Unitec Te Whare Wānanga o Wairaka in 2021. Last year, he was the inaugural recipient of the Church Rd Art Initiative, an award made by the winery in partnership with MTG Hawke’s Bay Tai Ahuriri, Art News Aotearoa magazine, and Semi-Permanent. His work is included in Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki’s, Aotearoa Contemporary exhibition which opened July 6.

In 2020 he was one of the founders of Sanc Gallery, a ‘painter-run’ space on Upper Queen St that has 22 exhibitions so far. In 2020 he was the supreme winner of the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, administered by the Waikato Society of Arts. In 2021 he was awarded the Eden Arts Karekare House Residency. His work is in public and private collections worldwide, including those of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and MTG Hawke’s Bay Tai Ahuriri.