Seraphine Pick was born in Kawakawa, Bay of Islands, in 1964. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Canterbury in 1987 and gained a Diploma of Teaching from Christchurch College of Education in 1991. In 1994 she received the Olivia Spencer-Bower Foundation Art Award, followed in 1995 by the Rita Angus Cottage Residency in Wellington. In 1999 Pick was Frances Hodgkins’ Fellow at the University of Otago, Dunedin. She has received grants from the Arts Council of New Zealand (1995) and its successor Creative New Zealand (1997). From 1997-98 Pick lectured in painting at Elam school of Fine Arts, the University of Auckland. In 2009 Seraphine had a survey exhibition which toured to three major cities within New Zealand. She lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand.