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.
Marlborough Fine Art will be representing three of King’s works at Art Basel, 14-17 June 2018. The Basel show brings the international artworld together, with 290 of the world’s leading galleries showing the works of over 4,000 artists. A full program of...read more
Susan Te Kahurangi King: Drawings 2008-2018, curated by Chris Byrne, will be at Marlborough Contemporary in London, 28 June to 28 July 2018. This will be the first exhibition dedicated to the artist’s post-2008 work and her second show in the gallery’s London space....read more
Emerging from a selection of work by Susan Te Kahurangi King from 1967 to 1980, Paperdwellers proposes the convergence of exhibition and personal practice. Prompted by King’s work, Paperdwellers advocates for drawing as a self-forming and world-building technology....read more
The Robert Heald Gallery will be exhibiting work by Susan Te Kahurangi King at the 2018 Auckland Art Fair, 23-27 May, at The Cloud. For tickets see the Auckland Art Fair...read more
We are excited for Susan to be exhibiting at this year’s Outsider Art Fair in New York. The event will run from 18 January to 21 January 2018.read more
American Folk Art Museum – “Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic”- 21 Jan to 27 May 2018
We are pleased to announce the work of Susan Te Kahurangi King will be exhibited at Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic from 21 January to 27 May 2018. This exhibition unites more than two hundred works by twenty-one seminal artists and recently...read more