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SUSANNE KERR is a New Zealand-based artist who has had a successful and extensive exhibition record since 2003. As a painter, she creates distinctive works that examine the centuries old practice of reinterpreting artistic traditions from other cultures and times.

Though aesthetically influenced by historical visual culture, Kerr’s works are observations of 21st century human behaviour, often focusing on female relationships. Using imagery sourced from daily life, travels, magazines, nature and personal engagements, Kerr endeavours to unravel the subtlety of complex human interactions.

Artist Susanne Kerr

Exhibitions:

Sydney Contemporary 2021 | Explore

Gallerysmith Presents Kate Ballis, Dadang Christanto, Fiona Hiscock, Susanne Kerr, Waldemar Kolbusz and Catherine Nelson at Sydney Contemporary Explore 2021.

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I AM WOMAN | A Group Exhibition for International Women’s Day 2021

On International Women's Day 2021 we acknowledge the achievements of girls and women around the world. We celebrate those who ...
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Human Traces | Susanne Kerr

Susanne Kerr's exhibition, Human Traces comprises quiet allegories that mimic life, just as theatre speaks to the human experience.  The works present culture and the natural environment in scenes abundant with birds, flowers, ribbons and women to explore social connections – spoken and unspoken – that bind people together, and the double-edged sword of how human survival and the depletion of the earth’s resources are interwoven.
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2019 Parkin Drawing Prize | New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts

Susanne Kerr has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Parkin Drawing Prize. Her work The Arrangement (2019) will…

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WALKER & HALL WAIHEKE ART AWARD 2018 | Waiheke Community Art Gallery NZ

Susanne Kerr is the winner of the Michael Evans Figurative Award with her artwork Undermined (2018), at the Walker &…

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CV:

SUSANNE KERR
lives Wellington, NZ

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA), Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, NZ (2000)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021 Human Traces, Gallerysmith, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2020 A Fragile State, Milford Galleries, Queenstown, NZ.
2018 Call to a home I never had, Milford Galleries, Queenstown, NZ
2015 Tiny Ruins, FHE Galleries, Auckland CBD
2013 the unfolding, FHE Galleries, Auckland CBD
2013 Transit, FHE Project Space, Auckland CBD
2012 An intimate geography, Waiheke Art Gallery, Waiheke Island
2011 Domesticated Animals, Toi Poneke Gallery, Wellington
2009 Blink, Saatchi and Saatchi Gallery, Wellington
2007 Looking At You, Sanderson Gallery, Auckland
2006 Things we forget, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington
2005 quiet, Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington
2004 Tension, Artigiano Lorne Street, Auckland
2000 Ephemeral, SoFA Gallery, Christchurch
2000 Fabric And Thread, SoFA Gallery, Christchurch

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021 Fauna, Milford Galleries, Queenstown, NZ
2021 The Whakatipu Chronicle, Milford Galleries, Queenstown, NZ
2020 Flora, Milford Galleries, Queenstown, NZ
2020 Behind Closed Doors, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, NZ
2019 The Wakatipu Chronicles, Milford Galleries, Queenstown, NZ
2019 New Works, Milford Galleries, Queenstown, NZ
2019 The Royal Queenstown Easter Show. Milford Galleries, Queenstown, NZ.
2019 The Earl Street Journal. Milford Galleries, Queenstown, NZ
2019 Pathways to Paradise. Waiheke Gallery, Waiheke Island, NZ
2019 Staging Post: Landscape and Sculpture. Milford Galleries, Queenstown, NZ
2019 18|19. FHE Galleries, Parnell, Auckland, NZ
2018 Spring Catalogue. Milford Galleries, Queenstown, NZ
2018 Puawai AO. FHE Galleries, Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ
2018 The Arrow. Milford Galleries, Queenstown, NZ
2017 Waiheke Artist in Residence Survey Exhibition. Waiheke Art Gallery, Waiheke Island, NZ
2016 Ponsonby Road Summer. FHE Galleries, Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ
2016 I come from under the earth. FHE Galleries, Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ
2015 ART-UP 2015. FHE Galleries, Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ
2015 Unknown. FHE Galleries, Auckland, NZ
2014 Kaba Ko. FHE Galleries, Auckland, NZ
2013 Seven Wishes. FHE Galleries, Auckland, NZ
2013 Path Upon the Air. FHE Galleries, Auckland, NZ
2013 Cherished Memory. FHE Galleries, Auckland, NZ
2012 Allure. FHE Galleries, Auckland, NZ
2012 Touch. FHE Galleries, Auckland, NZ
2011 The Artists: A Snapshot of Contemporary NZ Art Practice. Sanderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2011 Hidden Rooms. Sanderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2011 Scrutiny. Sanderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2011 150x150x150. Sanderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2011 Locale. Sanderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2011 Advent. Sanderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2011 Small Things. Waiheke Art Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2011 12 Walls. Sanderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2010 Advent. Sanderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2010 150x150x150. Sanderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2009 Advent. Sanderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2009 The Artists: A Snapshot of Contemporary New Zealand Art Practice. Sanderson Gallery, Auckland
2009 Showcase. Sanderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2009 For What It’s Worth. Sanderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2008 Advent. Sanderson Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2006 The Artists: A Snapshot of Contemporary New Zealand Art Practice. Sanderson Gallery, Auckland
2005 Ethereal. Artigiano Lorne St, Auckland, NZ
2004 BLACKWHITE. Artigiano Lorne St, Auckland, NZ
2004 Unknown. Artigiano Parnell, Auckland, NZ
2004 9×3. Artigiano Lorne St, Auckland, NZ
2005 Natale. Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, NZ
2000 Transitiions. SoFA Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2000 Cycle. SoFA Gallery, Christchurch, NZ

SELECTED PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS
2019 Parkin Drawing Award Exhibition. Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, NZ.
2019 The Wallace Art Award Travel Exhibition; Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington; The Suter Gallery, Nelson; CoCA Gallery, Christchurch; Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville.
2018 The Wallace Art Award Finalist Exhibition. The Pah Homestead, Auckland, NZ
2016 Auckland Art Fair, Represented by FHE Galleries, NZ
2015 The Wallace Art Award Finalist Exhibition. The Pah Homestead, Auckland, NZ
2015 The Wallace Art Award Travel Exhibition. Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington, NZ
2014 Auckland Art Fair, Represented by FHE Galleries, NZ
2014 The Wallace Art Award Finalist Exhibition. The Pah Homestead, Auckland, NZ
2013 [IN]box. ArtBox L-Pavilion Gallery, Cnr St Asaph and Madras St, Christchurch, NZ
2012 Wild at Heart. Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington, NZ
2012 The Wallace Art Award Finalist Exhibition. TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland, NZ
2012 The Wallace Art Award Travel Exhibition. The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington, NZ
2011 The Wallace Art Award Finalist Exhibition. TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland, NZ
2011 Apart Together. Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington, NZ
2009 Mind Games: Surrealism in Aotearoa. Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, NZ
2009 Auckland Art Fair, Represented by Sanderson Gallery, NZ
2008 The Wallace Art Award Finalist Show. Wallace Trust Gallery, Auckland, NZ

COLLECTIONS
Walker and Hall Collection (2018)
James Wallace Arts Trust Collection (2014, 2013, 2011)
The Prospect Collection (2014, 2013)
The Museum Hotel Collection, Wellington (2011)
Private Collections in NZ, Asia, Australia, USA, England and Europe

SELECTED AWARDS + ACHIEVEMENTS
Michael Evans Figurative Award Winner. Walker and Hall Art Award, Waiheke Island, NZ. (2018)
Merit Award Winner. The New Zealand Printmaking and Painting Award, Hamilton, NZ. (2015)
Zinni Douglas Merit Award Winner. Walker and Hall Art Award, Waiheke Island, NZ. (2011)
People’s Choice Winner. Wallace Art Award, Auckland, NZ. (2011)
Parkin Drawing Award Finalist. Wellington, NZ. (2019)
The Walker & Hall Art Award Finalist. Waiheke Island, NZ. (2019, 2018, 2011, 2010, 2008)
Wallace Art Award Finalist. Auckland, NZ. (2018, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2008)
The New Zealand Printmaking and Painting Award Finalist. Hamilton, NZ. (2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009)
Molly Morpeth Art Award Finalist. Whakatane, NZ. (2011, 2010)
Central Otago Art Award Finalist. Otago, NZ. (2011)
Clifton Art Award Finalist. Wellington, NZ. (2011)
NZ Art Show Signature Piece Art Award Finalist. Wellington, NZ. (2011)
COCA Art Award Finalist. Christchurch, NZ. (1998, 1997)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS + ARTICLES + VIDEO FOOTAGE

2020 Art seen: December 10, Otago Daily Times, Dec 10, NZ
2020 Botanical forms, self-portrait interview, ArtZone, Oct 13, 2020, NZ. https://www.artzone.co.nz/post/botanical-forms
2017 Student Art Guide; Published by Advanced Distribution Ltd, Auckland, NZ
2015 Susanne Kerr – The Pretenders and The Believers; Documentary Footage on Vimeo (5.25 mins) at https://vimeo.com/123818658, Director: Stephanie Bennett, Filmmaker/Editor: Scott Ewing
2015 Rewarding dig into the past; Author: T.J.McNamara, New Zealand Herald, 13th September 2015
2015 Notes From Waiheke; Art book published by Waiheke Gallery, Waiheke Island, NZ. Edited by Linda Chalmers.
2014 Susanne Kerr- Forming Figures; Documentary Footage on Vimeo (4.50mins) at https://vimeo.com/107970196, Director: Stephanie Bennett, Filmmaker/Editor: Scott Ewing
2014 We are all connected; Waiheke Herald Arts Diary, Gulf News, 18th September 2014
2014 Susanne Kerr Trailer, Documentary Footage on Vimeo (3.53 mins). Director: Stephanie Bennett, Filmmaker/Editor: Scott Ewing
2013 Rare Twists of Imagination; Author: T.J.McNamara, New Zealand Herald, 3rd August 2013.
2012 Artist in Residence; Author: Matthew Muir, Waiheke Herald Arts Diary, Gulf News, 28th June 2012
2012 One hundred days on Waiheke; Waiheke Herald Arts Diary, Gulf News, May 2012
2011 Artist proud to show work at hometown; Author: Priyanka Bhonsule, Stuff Online Article, 8th November 2011
2011 10.98 seconds of Wellington Artists; Lennart Maschmeyer 2011, Wellington, NZ
2011 THE ARTISTS. 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c. 2011-2013; Auckland, Sanderson Ltd 2011.
2009 THE ARTISTS. 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c. 2009-2011; Auckland, Sanderson Ltd 2009.
2008 Mind Games. Surrealism in Aotearoa; Hamilton, Hastings City Art Gallery 2009, Digital Book CD.
2006 THE ARTISTS. A Snapshot of Contemporary New Zealand Art Practice c.2007-2008; Auckland, Artigiano Ltd 2006.

RESIDENCIES
2012 Waiheke Island Artist in Residence (3 months), Auckland.

PUBLIC SPEAKING + WORKSHOPS
2019 Artist talk; paintings from 2012-2018. Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington, NZ.
2012 Artist talk; Residency paintings 2011-2012. Waiheke Gallery, Waiheke Island, NZ
2012 Artist talk; processes and past artworks. Owhanake Barn, Waiheke Island, NZ
2012 Workshop, Drawing and Painting. Owhanake Barn, Waiheke Island, NZ

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