|Artist Statement||My current work investigates liminal space which is, a threshold where transformation takes place, and Sehnsucht, a German word which means, the soul’s longing for something impossible or unknown.
While participating in a study exchange in San Francisco in 2007, Sue was introduced to two things – instruction led art and it's connection to programming and roller derby.
Referencing the movie Xanadu (1980) the work is predominately made using a java based computer program, run through the open source program Processing and reflects the way we use social media to transform our boring everyday lives into something more interesting and exciting to present to the world.
|Bio||In 2010 Beyer was awarded a BFA with first class honours from Griffith University and earned an academic excellence award.
Since graduating she has held twelve solo exhibitions as well as participating in Test Pattern, an annual show of graduating artists at Ryan Renshaw Gallery. In 2008 Beyer won the RBWH Art Award. In 2009 she was commissioned by the Queensland State Government for a public art project and in 2010 received an Australia Council ArtStart grant. In 2013 Beyer won the Milburn Art Prize, judged by Jan Manton and a finalist in the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize. Also in 2013, Sue successfully completed a public art commission for the Ipswich Hospital Expansion Project, was an artist in residence at Bundanon Trust and PointB Worklodge in Brooklyn, New York and set up an ARI in regional Queensland – Other Space. In 2014 Beyer was the winner of the emerging artist category in the Stanthorpe Art Prize, judged by QAG/GOMA curator Angela Goddard and presented a talk at TEDx Brisbane held the Powerhouse.
In 2015 Beyer relocated to Melbourne and presently is an MFA research candidate at the VCA in Melbourne, supported through an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship.