Tracey Tawhiao is a New Zealand Maori artist. Her ancestry can be traced to Ngai te Rangi, Whakatohea, Tuwharetoa. Tawhiao’s work is informed by the experience of māori in a colonised world. She has been heavily influenced by the juxtaposition of living alongside her grandparents and their way of life on Matakana Island to the demands and ‘chaos of contemporary living’ outside that setting. Her practise has taken her overseas with installations in Paris, Los Angeles and Taipei. Her work is held in the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.