SUE BEYER \\ VISUAL ARTIST
PAINTING . ELECTRONICS . NEW MEDIA

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// ARTIST STATEMENT
Using a multidisciplinary approach I focus on ideas relating to Instruction Based Art, sensory thresholds, transformation and the in-between.

From a young age I have been fascinated with the 'magic' of computers, programming and the internet. When I first became interested in computers they took on a metaphysical aspect for me, hinting that all the answers were available if you knew how and where to look. Trying to figure them out and the way they work is/was a bit of an obsession for me. In my work, the computer or program is an interface or transformative space.

At the present time I am working on a project titled ‘We are data’. This project uses a mix of paintings, electronic and new media works that reference data I gather from the internet and the physical world. Using various techniques the data is transformed and presented, to tell a story.

My paintings, that vary in size, look pixelated and appear to be a close-up of a digital file. However, when you examine them closely, you can see that the lines aren’t perfect and the hand of the artist is evident.

In addition, I use digital, electronic and new media works, that I combine to create installations using the different mediums layered on top of each other like a giant collage that can cover walls and floors. The installations are filled with information, and reference the overwhelming amount of data that can be accessed digitally and physically on any given topic on the internet or in real life.
// BIO
Australian artist Sue Beyer has exhibited internationally, and received support through cultural agencies such as Australia Council, Creative Victoria, University of Melbourne and the Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation.

Beyer has been a finalist in multiple prizes, was the winner of the Emerging artist category in the Stanthorpe Art Prize (2014) and awarded the National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Award (2018) for work created as part of her MFA.

Her work is part of numerous corporate and public collections including Artbank, an Australian Government art collection.

In 2022 Sue is represented internationally by Studio Gallery Group in Melbourne Australia, Bos Fine Art in The Netherlands and is a Sessional Lecturer with the School of Design at RMIT in Melbourne. Sue based in Melbourne and New York.
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Education
2019
Master of Fine Art (research), VCA, University of Melbourne
2010 Bachelor of Fine Art with Class I honours, QCA, Griffith University

Selected Solo exhibitions
2022 Transmission - Studio Gallery Group, Sydney
2022 We Are Data - Box Gallery, Melbourne
2018 MFA Graduate Show - Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA, Melbourne
2018 Your neon lights will shine - George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
2018 A million lights are dancing - Sawtooth ARI, Launceston
2017 A place where nobody dared to go - SEVENTH, Melbourne
2014 Betwixt and Between - Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane
2013 Open Studio Exhibition - Point B Worklodge, Brooklyn, New York
2013 Memory Palace - Logan Art Gallery
2012 Dwell - Redland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Selected group exhibitions
2022 IDMAA 2022: Weird Media - Winona State University, Minnesota
2022 Victoria St - The Wandering Room, Melbourne
2022 Techspressionism - Southampton Arts Center, New York
2022 In-between - Last Frontier NYC, New York
2021 Critical Abstraction - University of Wyoming, USA
2021 Moreland Summer show - Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
2021 Straight Through The Wall - Brooklyn, New York
2021 NFT Now - Techspressionism.com & Kunstmatrix, USA
2020 Glitch Art Brazil - www.glitch.art.br, Brazil
2020 Biennial of Victorian Women Abstract Artists - West End Art Space, Melbourne
2020 Creative Code Festival - Lightbox, New York
2020 Winter Show - Studio Gallery Group, Melbourne & Sydney
2019 Friends and Family - Daine Singer, Melbourne
2019 Rules of engagement - The Substation, Singapore
2019 Victoria Street - The Wandering Room, Melbourne
2019 Divergent - Assembly Point, Melbourne
2019 Awkwarder - The Wandering Room, Melbourne
2018 Out Front - Here we see, Gallery There, Melbourne
2018 Universal Personal - VCA Artspace, Melbourne
2017 Scenes of our city - Museum of Brisbane
2016 17.08.16 - Home@735, Sydney
2016 Collectibles V - Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane
2015 Closing/Opening party - PointB Worklodge, Brooklyn, New York
2015 18 x 8: From Point A to PointB and back again... - PointB Worklodge, Brooklyn, New York
2014 Collectibles IV - Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane
2014 Planes of reality - Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane
2013 +1 - Garage ARI, Sydney
2011Check in - Brisbane Emerging Art Festival - Metro Arts, Brisbane
2010 NetWork - The Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat
2010 Suburbia - Redcliffe City Gallery
2010 Test Pattern 2010 - Ryan Renshaw, Brisbane
2008 Digital Fringe - Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne
2008 Illusion - SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco

Selected Prizes (Finalist)
2021 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize - Ravenswood School For Girls - NSW
2020 Sunshine Coast Art Prize - Caloundra Regional Gallery - Caloundra
2020 Moreland Summer Show - Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
2017 15 Artists - Redcliffe City Gallery - Redcliffe
2016 National works on paper - Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery - Victoria
2016 The M Collection Art Prize - Gallerysmith - Melbourne
2014 The Redland Art Prize - Redland Art Gallery - Brisbane
2014 The Stanthorpe Art Festival - Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery - Stanthorpe
2013 The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize - Griffith University Art Gallery - Brisbane
2013 The Wilson Visual Arts Award - Lismore
2012 Albury City Art Prize - Albury City Gallery - Albury
2011 Sunshine Coast Art Prize - Caloundra Regional Gallery - Caloundra
2011 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards - Pine Rivers Art Gallery - Strathpine
2011 Clayton Utz Art Prize - Clayton Utz Lawyers - Brisbane
2009 15 Artists - Redcliffe City Gallery - Redcliffe
2007 Stillwell Show - SFSU Fine Arts Gallery - San Francisco

Awards
2018
The National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association Award
2014 Winner of the Emerging Artist category - Stanthorpe Art Prize - Stanthorpe
2013 Winner - The Milburn Art Prize - Brisbane
2009 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence - Griffith University
2008 Winner - RBWH art award - Brisbane

Selected Grants
2021 Sustaining Creative Workers Program - Creative Victoria
2020 National Assistance Program for the Arts - Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation
2018 Faculty Small Grants Scheme - The University of Melbourne
2013 Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Grant
2010 ArtStart Grant - Australia Council for the Arts
2007 International Experiences Incentive Scheme Grant, Griffith University

Residencies
2023 NARS International Artist Residency Program, NYC, USA
2022 University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA
2022 Mothership - Brooklyn, New York
2016 Green Rooms, London, UK
2014 Imaging the land International Research Initiative (ILIRI), Fowlers Gap, UNSW
2013 Point B Worklodge - Brooklyn, New York
2013 Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence

Curatorial projects
2022 Digital Aesthetic - Box Gallery, Melbourne
2018 VIVID - Chapman Bailey, Melbourne
2013 - 2014 Other Space - Artist run space - Blackbutt, regional QLD

Public Art Commissions
2021 Flinders Quarter Augmented Art Walk - Flinders Quarter in partnership with Metro Tunnel Project & Cross Yarra Partnership - Melbourne
2012 - 2013 Our Place – This is where we live - Ipswich Hospital Expansion project - managed by Project Services, Qld State Government
2009 I'll tell you on the way home - Project Services, Qld State Govt. Bike Centre - 61 Mary Street, Brisbane

Collections
Artbank
Binder Dijker Otte
Brisbane Grammar School
Central Park - Sydney
Gadens Lawyers
Gold Coast University Hospital
Hilton Hotels
Ipswich Hospital
Jupiters Casino
Lady Cilento Children's Hospital
Land Solution Australia
Murphy Pipe and Civil
Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital - Brisbane
The Mater Private Hospital - Brisbane & Springfield
Private - UK, USA, Canada, Australia

Professional Memberships
NAVA
AAANZ

Professional activities
Sessional Lecturer, School of Design, RMIT, Melbourne, 2022 to current
Being an artist is..., Podcast, https://www.beinganartistpodcast.com, 2022 to current
Director of Sandbox Studios, Australia - 2019 to current

Artist talk, Department of Visual and Literary Arts, Univeristy of Wyoming, Oct 2021
Art/Work: Building opportunities as an emerging artist - Panel discussion, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, The University of Melbourne - August 2021
WTF are NFTs? - Panel discussion, Mars Gallery, Melbourne - May 2021
TEDx talk, Powerhouse, Brisbane - October 5, 2014
RADF Committee Member - South Burnett Regional Council Jan 2014 - April 2014
Artist workshops, Redlands Ignite Festival, Cleveland June - July 2013
Artist talk, Art Cafe, Brisbane Girls Grammar School, October - 2012
Children's after school workshops - Camp Hill and Bulimba - 2012
Artist workshops - Mapping your world - Redland Art Gallery - July 2012
Volunteer, Redland Art Gallery - Cleveland June 2012 - Dec 2012
Artist talk and workshop - Mapping your world - Pine Rivers Art Gallery February 2011
Artist workshop - Goondiwindi State HIgh School - October 2010
Artist talk - Suburbia - Redcliffe City Gallery - 17 June 2010
Volunteer, Artworkers Alliance - Brisbane Sept 2008 - April 2009
Volunteer, Institute of Modern Art - Brisbane Sept 2006 - April 2007
Guest lecture - QCA - Creating the image - 11 May 2006

Selected Bibliography
Byrne, T 2021, Melbourne’s augmented reality: is public art the remedy to the city’s pandemic malaise?, The Guardian, 6 July 2021. Viewed June 11, 2021
Hendry, K 2021, Transformer: an essay by Kate Hendry, Melbourne, May, 2021
Spalter, A 2021, NFT Now – Exhibition Essay, New York viewed 2 May, 2021
Kennedy, A 2020, Sue Beyer, A-OK, Melbourne viewed 7 June, 2020
Smith, S 2016, SUSIE SMITH REVIEWS 17.08.16, Home@735 Gallery viewed 17 September, 2016
Documentor 2016, Editorial: Sue Beyer: disPLACE, Documentor viewed 30 June, 2016
Nelson, I 2015, Interview: Sue Beyer, One Four Four, Melbourne viewed 8 January, 2016
Eskola, M 2014, Betwixt & Between, Catalogue essay, 2014
Clarke, A 2014, Review of Betwixt & Between, Six to Eight, Sydney viewed 16 October, 2014
Cha, M 2014, What's your topography, Moustache Magazine, Brisbane viewed 23 September, 2014
Bridge, C 2014, Sue Beyer Now, Art World Women, Melbourne, viewed 5 February, 2014
Browne, S 2013, Mapping creativity, U On Sunday, 19 May, p. 30.
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