Carissa Proffit is an artist living in Waitati, Dunedin, who works in several media.

Carissa was born in 1974. Her father is of European ancestry; her mother is of Ngati Wairere descent (a Tainui subtribe). Childhood was spent in Heriot, West Otago. She and her father now live in Dunedin, where her father is a shearer based in Waitati.

Her media include flax weaving, driftwood, ceramics, painting, mosaic art, lace work, and Oamaru stone. Her work has been displayed in several South Island galleries.

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Dunedin Arts and Cultural Events
Wednesday, 28 July 2004, 10:25 am
Press Release: Dunedin City Council
Cleveland Living Arts Centre
Garden Art - no weeding required
Get ready to spring back into your garden after winter with this selection of sculpture ready to enhance your garden; accompanied by botanic drawings and paintings. Garden Art exhibition features established and emerging artists from Dunedin and Otago including, Moira Crossman, Nick Duval-Smith, Julie Davidson, Danny Holland, Jonathan Otley, Carissa Proffit, Anna Shin, Magnus Sinclair, and Phyllis Smith. Painters include Rod Eales, Monica Peters and Sue Ballantyne
17 - 28 August 2004; Weekdays 10.00am - 4.00pm; Saturdays 10 . 00am-2.00pm

She's only 23 and has already started up her own gallery celebrating Māori and Polynesian art. We talk to this inspiring nzgirl...
Name: Angela Noelle Cook
Age: 23
Business: Gallery Owner and Director of 'Portsifika'
'Portsifika' is a new and independent art gallery featuring Māori and Polynesian art and artistry.
It's located in Port Chalmers (a 15-minute scenic drive from the centre of Dunedin).
Currently exhibiting: Lisa McKendry, Carissa Proffit, Pua (clothing) – by Ami Ana (featured producing Ponchozuki on nzgirl), Foil (jewellery) by Kelly Cameron, Tiano Tavite, Kodie Heremia, Rose Swale, and Florence Hartigan.
Event Categories: Community Art Gallery
Arts & Culture
Event Title: Art Exhibition
Art exhibition - ceramics and paintings, mosaic art, lace work and Oamaru Stone
Hours 9am - 4.30pm
Carissa Proffit
021 113 0252
Event Venue: Community Gallery
Event Status: Confirmed
Starts: 10/02/2006
Finishes: 17/02/2006

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