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 features in ProjectArt’s “My Kid Could Do That” public exhibition and children’s art workshop in New York, 29 April 2017.read more
Susan Te Kahurangi King’s first European solo exhibition at Marlborough Contemporary, 1 June – 1 July 2017.read more
Looking Back / The 11th White Columns Annual, selected by Anne Doran.read more