Jo Ogier’s work is primarily concerned with issues of conservation and ecology. Jo is a Master of Fine Arts graduate from the Otago School of Art (2000), she also holds a Graduate Diploma in Plant and Wildlife Illustration (NSW Australia 1995), along with a series of scholarships and awards – including the William Hodges Fellowship 2000.
She has exhibited extensively in New Zealand and in several group shows internationally. Her work is held in public and private collections throughout New Zealand.
Jo has also completed a number of large scale commissions for The Otago Museum, The Nelson Provincial Museum and The Department of Conservation.
For the last 20 years Jo has worked full time on her art and now lives in Sumner, Christchurch with her husband and two dogs.
Jo created the Penguin at Work! and Undercover Penguin penguins.