Since graduating in Sculpture at the University of Canterbury in 1974,
Pauline Rhodes has continued to work on transient projects outdoors, which are recorded photographically, and on temporary installations in a wide range of galleries throughout Aotearoa/ New Zealand.
In 2002 along with an exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, Wellington there was a publication Ground/Work: the Art of Pauline Rhodes (Christina Barton, Victoria University Press) covering work from 1977-2000.
Two projects for the SCAPE Biennial of Public Art were made in 2000 and 2015.
In 2016 an installation with publication, Dark Watch was executed for the St Paul St Gallery, Auckland.