Born in Ōtautahi Christchurch, New Zealand, Finn Petrie is an interdisciplinary artist and scientist currently based in Ōtepoti Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand. He holds a B.Sc (Hons) First Class in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Otago, and a Masters of Visual Arts (with Distinction) from the Dunedin School of Art. His creative practice and technological works draw from research into post-human theory, computer science, biology, mathematics, and the surrounding social relations of these fields. In this way he is concerned with ways of making with the more-than-human world, bringing us closer to those who are ontologically distant through the use of modern and emerging technologies.



Creative Director/Solo Developer, 2021 - Current, Retipora Studios.

Software Engineer, 2021 - Current, Animation Research Ltd.

Research Fellow, 2021, University of Otago, Music Department.

Research Assistant, 2019-2020, University of Otago, Computer Science and Information Science Departments.


Master of Visual Arts (With Distinction), Dunedin School of Art, 2022.

B.Sc Honours (First Class), Computer Science & Mathematics, University of Otago, 2020.

Shows, Performances & Releases

My Sky, Collaboration with Japanese Artist Motoko Kikkawa, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, July 2023

Ka Mua, Ka Muri, (Group Show, Epiphytic Memory variation), Otago Museum, Ōtepoti Dunedin, December 2022 - July 2023.

Retipora (A Network of Pores), Ada Symposium, November 2021-

Epiphytic Memory, Ōtepoti, 2021 - Ongoing.

Live Perfomance - Sine Rave, Dunedin Fringe Festival, March 2021.

Album - Maryland, ‘Other Rooms’, 2019. -

Music - ‘1954’, David Green’s Exhibition, Dunedin Dream Brokerage, November 2017. -

Music - ID Fashion Week Railroad Show, Otago Polytechnic Honours Grad, 2017. - -


$34,000 Kickstart Grant (toward making a video game), CODE (Centre of Digital Excellence), 2021.

Highly Commended Paper, Australasian Association of Digital Humanities, 2021.

Ph.D Scholarship, University of Otago, 2021.

Council Commendation for Exceptional Performance, University of Otago, 2020.

Summer Research Scholarship(s) x3, University of Otago, 2018-2020.

Publications, Presentations & Research

Epiphytic Memory: A Cognitive Assemblage of Plant-Human-Technology, Leonardo, MIT Press, 2023

Technology, Art, and Science at Play in the Neganthropocene - Panel Discussion. (In order of Presentations) Lonie, B., Green, D., Petrie, F., 2021, Australasian Association of Digital Humanities Conference.

Real Time Ray-Tracing of Analytic and Implicit Surfaces, Petrie, F., Mills, S., 2020

Stitching Partial 3D Models With an Application to Modeling Stone Flakes, Petrie, F., Mills, S., Bennani, H., Walter, R., & Greig, K., 2019