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.
American Folk Art Museum – “Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic”- 21 Jan to 27 May 2018
We are pleased to announce that the Andrew Edlin Gallery will be featuring work by Susan Te Kahurangi King at the 2017 Outsider Art Fair in Paris. King’s work will be shown alongside other artists including Domenico Zindato, Adolf Wölfli, John Byam, Henry...read more
Highlights of “Drawing with Susan” at the Robert Heald Gallery, 12 August 2017.read more
“Susan Te Kahurangi King: Drawings 1960-70” at Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington, 10 August – 2 September 2017
“Susan Te Kahurangi King: Drawings 1960-70” will be King’s second solo exhibition at the Robert Heald Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand, from 11 August to 2 September 2017. The exhibition will showcase the extraordinary talent exhibited well beyond her age.read more
“Drawing with Susan” is an interactive group drawing workshop. This event was held at Marlborough Contemporary, London, on 3 June 2017.read more
Susan Te Kahurangi King’s first solo gallery exhibition in Europe at the Marlborough Contemporary, London, 1 June – 1 July 2017.read more
“Drawing with Susan” is an interactive group drawing workshop with Susan Te Kahurangi King, where participants come together to be inspired by King’s art. Featured “Drawing with Susan” events have been at Marlborough Contemporary, London. Event...read more