Sabbia Gallery is delighted to announce its representation of Australian artist Susie Choi.
Susie Choi is the recipient of the 2021 Sabbia Gallery Mentorship and Solo Exhibition Award which is offered to a graduate in the ceramics department at the National Art School Sydney annually. Her 2023 solo show titled ‘East of Auburn’ was an outstanding exhibition by this exciting new maker and we would like to congratulate Susie on its great success.
Susie is an artist working across ceramics, sculpture and installation on Gadigal and Wangal land. Born in Auburn to South Korean migrant parents, Choi’s latest body of work continues her exploration of materiality and perception. The interplay between hard and soft playfully dissects tensions around identity experienced by people of colour and children of migrants. The inflated life preserver form, an icon of the Australian Summer, has been rendered hard yet fragile and decorated with silk cord in the colours of children’s traditional Korean hanbok clothing. Spheres and cubes reference aspects of material culture the artist grew up with, such as Korean vessels and cabinetry, while also speaking to memories of childhood learning and play.
Susie has been gaining attention by curators and collectors over the last two years with her artwork being acquired for the @artbankau collection and many private collections, her sell-out presentation at Sydney Contemporary 2022, her involvement in interstate exhibitions including Mitchell Fine Art in Brisbane and now her solo exhibition at Sabbia.