Reihana was born in Auckland and attended Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland. Her practice encompasses sculpture, photography, performance, installation, moving image and time-based media. Shown internationally in solo and group exhibitions across the US and Europe, she has represented NZ in Paradise Now? at the Asia Society Museum, New York, the 2000 Sydney Biennale, the Noumea Biennale in 2002 and the Asia Pacific Triennial in 1996 and 2003. Reihana’s Native Portraits n.19897 was commissioned for the opening of Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, and her major work Digital Marae was shown at the Govett-Brewster in 2007.