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: 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.
Highlights of “Drawing with Susan” at the Robert Heald Gallery, 12 August 2017.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
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
Looking Back / The 11th White Columns Annual, selected by Anne Doran.read more