SUSAN NORRIE

  • PRACTICE : Visual Artist
  • FROM : USA
  • RESIDENCY SPONSOR : Judy and George Marcus Visual Arts Fellow

Always a painter, since the early 1990s Norrie broadened her practice to include installation, sculpture, moving images and sound. Her subsequent use of video and film is one of the most important bodies of work in this field in Australia. Film has always informed her work, both the visceral quality of the medium and the manipulation of time and space.  Says Norrie: “The mecurial qualities of digital media allow us to deal with the overload of images in an increasingly 'mediatised' world.  In a way it is the artist's ability to witness events with a certain poetic detachment that can access the truth within a range of images.”

Norrie has had numerous solo exhibitions nationally and internationally and has been included in many group exhibitions from the Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York (1984/87); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (1992); Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Tate Gallery, UK (1999); KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art,  Helsinki (2001); Nationgalerie im Hamburger Bahnof, Berlin ( 2003); Art tower Mito, Museum, Japan (2004) and the Biennale of Sydney (2004). Artist in Residence, (dis) Location project, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (2001); APA Scholarship for PhD studies, University of New South Wales, Sydney (2004) and has recently collaborated on a new video project with the Amsterdam Sinfionetta, Amsterdam (2005) and Adelaide Festival (2006).