Suzy Platt is a remarkably talented artist from New Zealand. She has been painting and
exhibiting in local galleries for over 10 years and has developed into one of the country's
most sought after and respected artists. She has had several very successful shows with
one show famously selling out in 40 minutes. She also has also won several painting
awards and has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions across New Zealand and Australia.
Her works are predominantly portraits of haunting wide eyed young girls caught in their
inner domestic world. Her works are identifiably unique - and often people see and fall in
love with so much more than just the subject matter of her paintings. Suzy is from a strong
artistic family and has been a full time artist for over ten years. Currently in her mid 30's, it
is remarkable to think she has many decades of painting ahead of her.
Recently described as one of New zealand's leading investment artists, Suzy's works appeal
to a wide market. Her paintings have been sold to investment art groups, international
buyers as well as to numerous local admirers and the prices her works are fetching reflect
the growing demand for them. Suzy's work is currently shown at Gallery de Novo, Dunedin,
Artbay in Queenstown, Art Box Gallery in Christchurch, and her limited edition prints
are exhibited at OCTA Gallery in Cromwell, Central Otago. In Australia her paintings are
shown at Manyung Galleries in Melbourne and Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery in Buderim
on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Her paintings are in private collections in
New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, France,
“If I had to explain my work I would say that it is whimsical but at the same time
there is a melancholic reality revealed. The characters I paint always have an impish
yet dark quality. And yet they are simply reflections of the fragility, joy, and fleetingness
of childhood. Ultimately, I just want to create beautiful paintings”. - Suzy Platt
Exhibitions, awards, and publications
1999 Sell out (in 40 minutes) exhibition at Rosslyn Gallery, Dunedin.
2000 Hope and Sons Art Awards, 2nd prize Dunedin, New Zealand.
2003 Breastfeeding Awareness Art Awards, 1st prize, Dunedin.
2004 Solo exhibition at Global Gallery, Paddington, Sydney.
2005 Otago Art Society Art Awards, 1st prize Dunedin, New Zealand.
2006 “Wonderland” solo exhibition at Rosslyn Gallery, Dunedin.
2007 Entered British Portrait Awards, work taken on by Fairfax Gallery, London.
2007 Booklet released by Gallery De Novo celebrating 10 years of my painting.
2008 “Trinkets” sell out exhibition at Gallery De Novo, Dunedin.
2011 “New Works” sell out exhibition at Gallery De Novo, Dunedin.
2011 Donated painting Mother and Child painting to charity auction, raising
over $4000 for The Neo Natal Trust.
2011 Featured in New Zealand Gallery publication by Denis Robinson, as one
of New Zealand's established artists.
2012 “Songs of the Seasons” small solo show at Gallery De Novo, Dunedin.
2012 Donated painting Girl with Puppy to MoreFM's charity auction for KidsCan.
2014 “In Bloom” solo show at Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery, Queensland