Susan Rankine

Born in Australia

Lives and works in New York City

 


STATEMENT

    Small, stylized human figurines appear throughout ancient cultures. They are found rendered in stone or clay, wood or bone, even string. Potent and enigmatic, their original meaning and purpose eludes us. Yet, to view this tiny figure through the museum glass, is to feel a powerful bond with its ancient maker and evokes all the joy and the burden of being human. The work seen here is my response to that experience and to the complexity of humanity in our present time.

    All works are hand sewn on linen. Materials used include buttons, beads, shell, braid, lace and fabrics.    

    Work is mounted on stretched canvas. Available for sale by application to the artist.


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010  Lafayette College, Easton, Pa

2001  George Gallery, Melbourne

1999  George Gallery, Melbourne

1999  Westbeth, New York

1998  George Gallery, Melbourne

1993  Realities Gallery, Melbourne

1990  Realities Gallery, Melbourne

1989  Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006  On The Horizon, Robert Steele Gallery, New York

2005  Life in a Time of Decadence, Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, NY

2005  Summer View, Robert Steele Gallery, New York

2000  George Gallery, Melbourne

1996 Shifting Identities, CB's 313 Gallery, New York

1994  Unpeeled Art, Ballarat University Gallery, Victoria

1992  Miniatures, Realities Gallery, Melbourne

1990 Selected Works, Realities Gallery, Melbourne

1988  Here and There (Overseas Residency), Monash University Gallery, Melbourne

          The New Generation, Australian National Gallery, Canberra

          Group Exhibition, Roslyn Oxley 9, Sydney

1987  Young Australians: The Budget Rent a Car Collection, National Gallery of Victoria

          Field to Figuration, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1986 Triad, Royal South Australian Society of Art Gallery, Adelaide Festival of the Arts

          The First Look: Philip Morris Arts Grant Purchase, Australian National Gallery

1985  International Drawing, Nurenberg, West Germany

1983  Australian Perspecta 83, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1982  Visions in Disbelief 4th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales

          New Paintings, Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney

          Young Melbourne Painters, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne


AWARDS

1986 Studio Grant. Greene Street New York, Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council

1984 Project Grant, Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council


RELATED EXPERIENCE

1988 Curated group exhibition, Bone, at 200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne

1984 Artist-in-residenee, Victorian College of the Arts Melbourne


COLLECTIONS

Prints and Drawings Collection, The British Museum

Australian National Gallery, Canberra

Michell Foundation, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Philip Morris Collection, Australian National Gallery, Canberra

Budget Rent A Car Collection

Monash University Collection, Melbourne

Artbank, Australia

John McBride Collection

Private collections in Australia and Overseas


BIBLIOGRAPHY

1994 Geoff Willis, Susan Rankine, Unpeeled Art, Exhibition Catalogue, Ballarat

         University Gallery, Ballarat, Victoria

1987 Robert Lindsay, Young Australians: The Budget Rent a Car Collection,

         exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

         Elaine Merkus, introduction: Rankine, Europe/New York; Here and There, [Overseas Residency    

         and Recent Australian Artists] Exhibition catalogue, Monash University Galley, Melbourne

1986 Memory Holloway, Susan Rankine, Triad, exhibition catalogue, Adelaide

         Festival of the Arts, Adelaide

1984 Jennifer Phipps, Symbols, Emblems and Signatures: Australian Drawings,

         exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

         Jenny Watson, Urgent Images, Art & Text 1984

1983 Bernice Murphy, Flash Art, Recent Painting in Australia, [No.110, Milan, January] Bernice Murphy,    

         Australian Perspecta 83, exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

         Memory Holloway, Closing the Gaps. Studio International, October 1983

         Memory Holloway, Time Present and Time Past, Australian Art Review 2

1982 Memory Holloway, Introduction, New Painting, exhibition catalogue, Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery,.    

         Sydney

         William Wright, Vision in Disbelief; 4th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

         Memory Holloway, Introduction, Young Melbourne Painters, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne