Using an interdisciplinary approach, I focus on ideas relating to Instruction Based Art, transformation and the in-between.

From a young age I have been fascinated with the 'magic' of computers, programming, and then 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 the right question to ask. I have been using computers, microprocessors and programming as an interface or transformative space since 2007.

In my work, I use digital, electronic, and new media, that are joined with traditional media to create single works or installations. These are called 'Digital Combines', a new genre proposed by the artist Claudia Hart in 2021. Digital Combines consist of physical, digital, and virtual objects, like a 3D collage, joined together using instruction placed in the metadata of a blockchain smart contract (NFT). In contrast, 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 my hand as the artist is evident.

I am interested in how these disparate objects make meaning through a type of oscillation; a central idea found in Metamodernism.

// BIO
Sue Beyer is currently a candidate for a Doctorate in Visual Arts at Griffith University, holds an MFA from the University of Melbourne, and a BVA from Griffith University. She 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.

Sue 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 the Australian Government’s Artbank.

Beyer has curated exhibitions across Australia over the last 10 years. The most recent, Digital, shown in Melbourne in 2022, included 30 international artists working with a variety of different mediums to highlight how artists reference the digital to talk about being human.

In late 2023 Sue was a recipient of the NARS Foundation International Residency in New York and the Mark Rothko International Painting Symposium in Daugavpils, Latvia.

Beyer is a Sessional Lecturer with the School of Design at RMIT in Melbourne, and is based in Melbourne and New York.

// CV

Born 1969, Australia
Melbourne, New York

Current Doctor of Visual Art candidate, QCA, Griffith University
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
2025 Personality Test - NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
2024 TBA - Faux Gallery, Melbourne
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
2024 TBA - Wandering Room, Melbourne, Australia
2024 29th International Symposium on Electronic Art - Brisbane, Australia
2024 Oderwane - Galeria S35, Łódź, Poland
2023 Group exhibition - DigiAna Studio, Queens, NY
2023 Mirror, Portal: Season IV Residency Exhibition - NARS Foundation, Brooklyn
2023 FW/23 - Otras Formas, New York
2023 Mark Rothko 2023 International Painting Symposium - Mark Rothko Museum, Daugavpils, Latvia
2023 Artificial Interference - SPRING/BREAK Art Show, 625 Madison Ave, New York
2023 A sky the colour of a dead channel! - Brunswick Temporary, Melbourne
2022 Lonely.Rocks - Untitled Art Fair at Miami Art Week
2022 G Biennale 22 Metaverse - online
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 - & Kunstmatrix, USA
2020 Glitch Art Brazil -, Brazil
2020 Creative Code Festival - Lightbox, New York
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
2011 Check in - Brisbane Emerging Art Festival - Metro Arts, Brisbane
2010 NetWork - The Art Gallery of Ballarat
2010 Suburbia - Redcliffe City Gallery
2010 Test Pattern 2010 - Ryan Renshaw, Brisbane
2008 Digital Fringe - Melbourne Fringe Festival
2008 Illusion - SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco

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 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

Selected Press
Nayyar, R 2023, "Highlights From Brooklyn’s Sunset Park Open Studios" Hyperallergic,, viewed October 19, 2023
Kalinovski, R 2023, “New Faces and Voices at SPRING/BREAK 2023.” Arcade Project,, Viewed September 8, 2023
Dooney, H 2023, ‘In conversation with Sue Beyer’, After Hours,, Viewed July 31, 2023.
Pickup, J 2023, Sharp rise of AI: artists’ friend or foe?, Arts Hub, 7 June 2023. Viewed June 7, 2023
Sessums, Z 2022 “Tour a Tropical Brutalist Waterfront Home in Sydney.” Architectural Digest. October 10, 2022., viewed 11 September 2023
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.

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

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

2023 NARS International Artist Residency Program, NYC, USA
2023 Mark Rothko Museum, Daugavpils, Latvia
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, Australia
2013 Point B Worklodge - Brooklyn, New York
2013 Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence, Australia

Curatorial projects
2023 Artificial Interference (curated with Amy Vensel) - SPRING/BREAK Art Show, 625 Madison Ave, New York City
2022 DIGITAL - 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

Professional Memberships
HDR member of the Creative Arts Research Institute (CARI), Griffith University

Selected Professional activities
Sessional Lecturer, School of Design, RMIT, Melbourne, 2022 to 2024
Artist talk, Last Frontier, Brooklyn, NYC, Dec 2023
ApexArt Juror - NYC exhibition program, Nov 2023
AHRC Metamodernism Conference, June 2023, RMIT University, Melbourne
Director of Sandbox Studios and Box Gallery ARI, Australia - 2019 to 2023
Mixing It Up, ACMSIGGRAPH SPARKS presentation, March 2023, online event
AHRC Metamodernism Conference, February 2023, Latrobe University, Melbourne - listen here
Being an artist is..., Podcast,, 2022 to 2023
Artist talk, GB22 Symposium recorded on 8 September 2022 at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne - watch here
Artist talk, Department of Visual and Literary Arts, Univeristy of Wyoming, Mar 2022 - watch here
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
Artist workshops - Mapping your world - Redland Art Gallery - July 2012
Artist talk and workshop - Mapping your world - Pine Rivers Art Gallery February 2011
Artist talk - Suburbia - Redcliffe City Gallery - 17 June 2010
Guest lecture - QCA - Creating the image - 11 May 2006

Publications and peer reviewed essays
Beyer, S. 2023 Deep Story 3A, Screen Thought, vol. 7. ISSN 2206-6225
Beyer, S. 2023 “Metamodern Spell Casting: The Blockchain as a Conceptual Medium for Contemporary Visual Artists”, M/C Journal, 26(5). doi: 10.5204/mcj.2999.
Beyer, S 2022, ‘Digital Combines: A Metamodern Oscillation of Oppositional Objects and Concepts in Contemporary Interdisciplinary Art Practice’, International Journal of Contemporary Humanities, vol. 6. ISSN: 2207-2837
Beyer, S 2022, DIGITAL: How artists use 'the digital' to talk about being human, RPI Print, Inc, San Francisco. ISBN: 9798211638501
Beyer, S 2022, Binary Portrait: Volume 1, RPI Print, Inc, San Francisco. ISBN: 9798210498175
Beyer, S 2022, Binary Portrait: Volume 2, RPI Print, Inc, San Francisco. ISBN: 9798210498182
Beyer, S 2022, The Book of History Volume 1-12, RPI Print, Inc, San Francisco.

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