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.
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
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