Susie Wilson trained as a printmaker and for the past twelve years the book form has been central to her work. The discipline of this form enables her to combine printmaking with 3-dimensional structures and to use layers that can interplay one with another. Susie’s work has a longstanding concern with narratives (sequential and accumulative) and with the self-documentary impulse. It has drawn on diverse external sources – historic, architectural and anatomical – and has frequently been informed by the particular medical challenges faced by her family. Her recent work looks at the fragility and strength of the human body – things hidden and revealed with traces left behind – transforming these ideas into small-scale objects of delicate complexity. Working on a small scale has been important, fostering an intimacy between the viewer and the work.
Susie graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1992 with a BA (Hons) Degree and PostGrad in Drawing and Printmaking and was awarded scholarships to Athens School of Fine Art (1990) and Seville School of Fine Art (1992). She was selected in 2001 for the Creative and Technical Skills Programme, Print Studio, Dundee Contemporary Arts.
Recent selected exhibitions include: Precipitous City, Upright Gallery(2019), Print Fold Stitch, National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, (2019), Notes:Reflections of Camp Life at the Scottish Women’s Hospitals, Surgeons’ Halls Museum, Edinburgh(2018), Interwoven, Upright Gallery, Edinburgh (2017), Khel – Games People Play, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur (2017); Partial View, Edinburgh College of Art Library (2016); A Patterned Garden, Dr Neil’s Garden, Duddingston (2016); Prescriptions, University of Kent (2016), Visual Arts Scotland annual exhibitions (2010 – 19), Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibitions (2007-14); Baroda Print Studio, India (2010); and Dundee Contemporary Arts (2002). She was recently awarded the Sally Schofield Memorial Award (VAS, 2015) and the Nancy Graham Memorial Book Award (VAS, 2014). Her work is in the collections of the City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Edinburgh City Libraries (Fine Art), National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh College of Art Library, University of Edinburgh; Baltic, Newcastle; and University of Kent. Susie was invited Artist in Residence at ECA Library (2016) and selected with Felicity Bristow for edgelands, Art Walk Porty (2017) and Landmarks (2019).’
Susie is available for commissions.
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