Susanne Kerr is a New Zealand-based artist with a successful and extensive exhibition record since 2003. As painter, she creates distinctive figurative works that are influenced by the arts of other cultures and times. Alluring and intricately painted, she paints observations of human behavior that hint at things simmering below the surface while immersing her subjects in ambiguous or natural environments. T.J McNamara of the New Zealand Herald has described her work as ‘imaginative, tense, and witty’ (2013). She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Canterbury University and is a recipient of the Walker and Hall Michael Evans Figurative Award (2018), NZPPA Merit Award (2015), the Waiheke Island Artist Residency (2012), the Walker and Hall Zinni Douglas Merit Award (2011) and the Wallace Arts Trust People’s Choice Award (2011). Her works have been finalists in various art awards in NZ, including the Wallace, Parkin Drawing Award, the NZPPA, and the Molly Morpeth, and are in the collection of the Wallace Arts Trust, as well as corporate collections in NZ and private collections throughout the world.
She is represented in New Zealand by Milford Galleries in Dunedin and Queenstown.