Local contemporary gallery Te Tuhi has announced Tzu-Cheng Alex Su (Susu) as the recipient of the 2022 Iris Fisher Scholarship.
The scholarship is a national award of $5000 given to support a postgraduate student in the final year of a visual arts/fine arts course of study, in honour of a founding member of the Pakuranga Arts Society, Iris Fisher.
Completing a BFA at the Elam School of Fine Arts, Susu employs a wide range of media, from digital to painting to video.
Having migrated to Auckland from Taiwan at the age of 15, Susu draws on this experience by focusing on ideas related to journeying and the frontier of extra terrestrial in their work.
Susu’s recent exhibitions include A Mass of Pub-a-Pub-a-lee (2019) and promising.space at Window Gallery in Auckland. Susu’s work will also be included in two group shows at the Physics Room (Christchurch) and play_station (Wellington) later in the year.
“(I’m) beyond grateful to have received the scholarship,” Susu says. “I would like to thank the team at Te Tuhi, and the Lou and Iris Fisher Charitable Trust for this opportunity.
“I would also like to express my love for my Tāmaki Makaurau family who’s supported me through my journey and allow me the strength to challenge myself.”