In the mid-1990's as a teenager, Brendan Kitto expanded from the activities of skating and graffiti to also documenting what he perceived as important youth culture. With age, this concept was further refined. His need to document process and happenings, capturing a time and place, became his point of difference in graffiti documentation, since most people at the time would only photograph the final result. This patience to capture THE shot in urban popular culture and fashion, has enabled him to exhibit his photos in both group and solo shows. With respect to the past and moving forward with the future, Brendan embraces medium format, 35mm and digital photography, with his own in-house black & white development dark room.

Based in Auckland New Zealand, Brendan is available for commission and editorial work. 



Brendan Kitto

B. 1981


James Wallace Arts Trust


Whenua Fonua 'Enua  11/2017 

ISBN 978-0-473-41566-2


  • 2018 Estuary Art and Ecology Prize (Finalist),  Malcolm Smith Gallery, Auckland NZ
  • 2018 Meet you at mercs, Allpress Studio, Auckland NZ
  • 2018 Malcolm Smith Gallery, Ngātahi Editions, Auckland Art fair, Auckland NZ
  • 2018 Photoforum Members Show, Studio 541, Auckland NZ
  • 2017 Finalist Wallace Art Awards
  • 2017 Annual Leave, CHECKS store, Auckland NZ 
  • 2017 Loose Net, All Press Gallery, Auckland NZ
  • 2017 Auckland Arts Festival, Q Theatre 
  • 2016 Post Graffiti Pacific, Pah Homestead /TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland NZ
  • 2016 TMD in the Frame , Fresh Gallery, Auckland NZ 
  • 2016 Us and Them , Pierre Peeters Gallery, Auckland NZ 
  • 2016 Urban Rural , Studio One Toi Tu, Auckland NZ
  • 2016 Fishmilk(borders), Pierre Peters Gallery, Auckland, NZ
  • 2016 Redevelop, The Good -The Bad Gallery  (solo exhibition)  , Auckland, NZ
  • 2015 Bradley Lane Artists Exhibition, The Good - The Bad Gallery, Auckland, NZ
  • 2015 A Carwash Photo Show, Carwash Gallery, Auckland, NZ
  • 2015 Post Graffiti Pacific, aMBUSH Gallery, Sydney Australia 
  • 2015 The Forgotten, Olivia Laita Gallery (solo exhibition) Auckland NZ
  • 2015 Urban Rural, Lot23, Auckland, NZ
  • 2014 Olivia Laita Gallery - Artist roster show,  Auckland, NZ
  • 2014 Smash & Grab, Car Wash gallery, Auckland, NZ
  • 2014 Snap Shot (solo exhibtion), Studio 40, Auckland, NZ
  • 2014 Night Vision (solo exhibtion), Dpeot Artspace, Auckland, NZ
  • 2014 Analogue Revival, Apix, Auckland, NZ
  • 2013 Life after death, Corbans Art estate, Auckland, NZ
  • 2013 Flotando, Unitec, Auckland, NZ
  • 2013 Light box exhibition, Biz Dojo, Auckland, NZ
  • 2013 Cultral mapping project, Depot Artspace, Auckland, NZ
  • 2005 Overexposed, Disrupt Gallery, Auckland, NZ
  • 2004 Fstop, Spiral Gallery, Auckland, NZ

Commission work

  • 1979 management 
  • Recycle Boutique 
  • Milkshake Models 
  • Parlour Store
  • Le Petit Voyeur , Magazine 
  • DEF clothing
  • Sly Guild clothing
  • Sunday Misfits clothing
  • Canvas Magazine (Nzherald)
  • In Search of the Vernacular publication
  • Waterfront Auckland
  • All fresco street art festival
  • Kylee Davis clothing
  • Bradley Lane festival
  • From the ground up, Street art festival, Christchurch

Using Format