A founding member of Auckland based art crew The Cut Collective, Ross Liew’s work covers many areas and mediums, from generating graphics for NZ streetwear label Moneyshot, to exhibiting in New York City, to winning Metro magazines Young Photographer of the Year award in 2007.
While an exhibiting artist for 10 years, he has been engaged in a special project over the last 7. A project created under the nom-de-plume TrustMe.
TrustMe would be one of the most prolific and industrious artists around, with over 6000 stickers, posters, stencils and paintings produced in a 5 year period. From lamp posts to corporate interiors, TrustMe’s work has reached a wide audience in this time. His work has emerged from amongst the pop culture milieu to strike a chord with the public, evoking nostalgic references and lampooning our insecurities as a good friend might.
GOOD KHARMA PROJECT – Wellington March 2010
SHAKE N BAKE – Western Park Ponsonby March 2010
PUBLIC ACCESS 2010 – Auckland City Art Gallery March 2010
SPLORE – Cut Collective Art Installation February 2010
HAM WINE AND HANGOVERS – CCHQ December 2009
SPRING CLEAN – CCHQ September 2009
OUT OF THE CAN – Momentum Gallery, Ponsonby, May 2009
PAPER SCISSORS STOCK – CCHQ, Auckland May 2009
COMMON GROUND – The New Dowse, Lower Hutt, February 2009
SKATE EXPO – Manky Chops, Wellington, October 2008
PUBLIC ACCESS – 42 Below Space Downtown Auckland, September 2008
MISTY FREQUENCIES – Whakatane Museum 2008
TRUSTME 5 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE – K Block AUT Auckland 2008
FUNKY RAZORS – Curator St Paul Street Gallery/Te Tuhi Gallery Auckland 2007
PUBLIC ACCESS – Curator and Artist MIA Gallery Napier 2006
TRUST WAIKATO CONTEMPORARY ART AWARDS FINALIST – Waikato Museum Hamilton 2006
GROUP SHOW 4 – Riviera Gallery Brooklyn New York 2006
SHARP SHOOTING – St Paul Street Gallery Auckland 2005
TRUST ME – Solo Exhibition ASA Gallery Auckland 2000