Susan doesn’t speak with words, but shares much of her world through extraordinary drawings.
Born in New Zealand in 1951, King stopped speaking between the ages of four and nine. She drew prolifically until gradually stopping in her thirties. In 2008, almost twenty years later, she resumed her work, picking up where she left off. Since then, King has continued her remarkable output of drawings in graphite, pencil, crayon, ink, and pens of various types. Intense, whimsical, wide-ranging, and haunting, her references and subjects dare us to interpret them in any logical way.
Susan Te Kahurangi King will lead a “Shut Up and Draw” event at ICA Miami on the 8th of September 2016.
Curated by Chris Byrne and Robert Heald, 16 September – 30 October 2016
Tina Kukielski leads a conversation with a diverse group of panelists at the 2016 NY Art Book Fair.read more
The Drawings of Susan Te Kahurangi King is a 112-page monograph published by ICA Miami and produced by Lucia | Marquand.read more
Curated by Chris Byrne and Robert Heald, 16 September – 30 October 2016read more