Louise Purvis was born in Pahiatua. She works across many mediums and makes her own works in her Auckland studio. She is known for her elegant sculpture, often based around land forms and location based features and is usually site specific . Though seemingly simplistic, Purvis’ work is incredibly intricate and elaborate to produce. This is especially true for her recent suite of work “the cage series “ a system which she continues to develop.
Purvis completed her Diploma in Design at Waiariki Polytechnic in 1990. She is represented by Bowen Galleries, and has completed a number of public commissions, she participates in solo and group shows, and other art related events.