Born in Surrey, England, Archer studied at the Sutton School of Art 1962-64, before moving to Australia in 1965. She has travelled widely throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and the USA, including residencies at the Greene Street Studio in New York and the Power Studio at Cite Internationale in Paris.
Archer has an extensive exhibiting history with more than 30 solo exhibitions and over 90 group exhibitions. She has received various awards including the Fishers Ghost Award, 1997 and 1998, the Wynne Prize in 1994 and a fellowship from the Visual Arts/Craft Board, 1993.
Suzanne Archer’s work has received wide acclaim and has been widely reviewed by respected arts writers including Elwyn Lynn, Christopher Allen, James Gleeson and Sasha Grishin and her work has been featured in a number of publications and catalogues. Archer’s paintings, sculptures and prints question our very existence and its meaning, and engage the viewer in a profound dialogue.