Ngaroma Riley (Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri, Pākehā) is an artist, curator, and people connector based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. She’s a co-founder of Shared Lines Collaborative, an arts collective using art to develop resilience.  

Ngaroma began her carving journey making buddhist statues while living and working in Japan. Since returning to Aotearoa in 2020 she has completed a Certificate in Whakairo at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. In 2022 she built a storehouse for a sculptural installation at Kaitaia and was shortlisted for the 2023 Kingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award. She is known for her karetao (hand-carved puppets) and love of chainsaws.