Jo Ogier is an artist concerned with issues of conservation, ecology and the individual's role in nurturing, protecting and preserving our fragile world. Through her finely crafted woodcuts Ogier seeks to promote public awareness of the many endemic species of flora and fauna in New Zealand. The artist's work is distinctive, incorporating beautifully drafted images and the use of bold colour.
Her most recent focus had been on the catastrophic effects introduced species are having on our native flora and fauna of NZ.
An MFA graduate from the Otago School of Art, Ogier also holds a Diploma in Plant and Wildlife Illustration (NSW Australia), along with a series of scholarships and awards - including the William Hodges Fellowship awarded to the artist in 2000. Jo works fulltime on her art and lives in Sumner, Christchurch.