Ioana Schwalger is a painter and photographer based in Auckland, New Zealand. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography at Auckland University’s Elam School of Fine Arts in 1997. Since then Ioana has been commissioned to create work for a variety of people and companies. She also teaches art and photography at a secondary school in Auckland.
Ioana’s painting style is bright and vibrant with a Pasifika theme and her photographic images often capture the celebrations of life. The inspiration for her work can be attributed to her Samoan heritage, New Zealand culture and Christian beliefs.