Lesieli Finau is born and raised in South Auckland and studied photography at Auckland University of Technology.
“I’ve always been interested in Art since I was young. Art was the only thing that I could compete in and always took it serious even when other students didn’t know. I was interested in making work that I could connect with and have viewers question their thoughts and assumptions.
The issues I address are subjects that I have or like to connect with and I feel needs to be addressed, issues like Normality, questioning society’s views on disability and special needs, Identity, birth names, being
Lesieli’s exhibition history includes The Drowned World, Silo Park Auckland, The Physics Room Christchurch, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington, 2014 and Singular Visions, Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2014.