susanne kerr

ARTIST

 

WELCOME

New Zealand artist Susanne Kerr creates beautiful, be-jeweled works that hint at things simmering below the surface.  Alluring and intricately painted, they draw the viewer in to take part on a journey of exploration into her thoughts and observations on sexuality, religion, power and control, individual and group dynamics, social politics and group behavior, to name a few.  These large-scale gouache paintings on paper have been included in a various prestigious art awards, including the Wallace Art Award [2008, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015], and the NZ Painting and Printmaking Award [2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015].  In 2015 she was awarded a Merit in The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, and in 2011 she was awarded the People’s Choice Award in the Wallace Art Award, as well as the Zinni Douglas Merit Award in the Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Award.  In 2012 Susanne was awarded a residency on Waiheke Island and spent three-months as their resident artist.  The large body of work created during this time was influenced by the permanent sculpture on the Island in public and private venues.

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susanne kerr


Represented by
FHE Galleries, AUCKLAND, NZ


CURRENT SOLO EXHIBITION

Tiny Ruins

26 August -  28 September 2015

FHE Galleries, Auckland CBD


CONTACT

  1. e.su@susannekerr.com

  2. c.+64 27 286 7899


2015 6 CV SUSANNE KERR.pdf

Read T J McNamara’s review of Susanne Kerr’s 2015 show Tiny Ruins, and T J McNamara’s review of Susanne Kerr’s 2013 show the unfolding at FHE Galleries, Auckland.

Susanne holds a BFA from Ilam School of Fine Arts, Canterbury University and resides in Wellington.  She paints with either music blaring out of her studio, or learning new, weird and wonderful things from the National Radio.  Her studio is positioned at the bottom of her garden and is visited by her three children when they feel she has been in there just a bit too long.


She is represented in Auckland by FHE Galleries.

RECENT NEWS

FINALIST IN THE WALLACE ART AWARDS 2015

Detail of ‘Wintergarden’, 2015.  Artist Susanne Kerr

FILM Links

Click to view the trailer for the upcoming documentary on Susanne Kerr’s practice.https://vimeo.com/105715329
Click to listen to Susanne talk about the characters in her works.https://vimeo.com/107970196
Click to listen to Susanne talk about the new works for her 2015 Tiny Ruins show at FHE Galleries.https://vimeo.com/123818658