Approved: 16.08.2006

Susan Aldworth

Approved: 16.08.2006

SUSAN ALDWORTH was born in Epsom, Surrey. She took a degree in philosophy at Nottingham University prior to studying printmaking at Sir John Cass School of Art in London. Her current practice is interdisciplinary and inspired by medical science. Her most recent work focuses on consciousness - the relationship between the physical brain and personal identity. She was awarded Arts Council Grants in 2005

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  • Location: London
 

Biography

SUSAN ALDWORTH was born in Epsom, Surrey. She took a degree in philosophy at Nottingham University prior to studying printmaking at Sir John Cass School of Art in London. Her current practice is interdisciplinary and inspired by medical science. Her most recent work focuses on consciousness - the relationship between the physical brain and personal identity. She was awarded Arts Council Grants in 2005 and 2008 to pursue her work on consciousness as Artist in Residence at The Royal London Hospital which culminated in the exhibitions Matter into Imagination in 2006 and Scribing the Soul in 2008. She has exhibited widely including the V&A, Transition Gallery London, Peninsula Arts, Plymouth the Cuenca Biennial in Ecuador 2007, the Old Operating Theatre Museum in 2009, and Cheltenham Festival of Science 2004. She received an Arts Council Grant to curate a permanent collection of Outsider Art for the East Wing at Homerton Hospital in 2003. Her work is held in many public and permanent collections including the V&A, The British Museum and The Hunterian Museum. She is currently working on a project funded by the Wellcome Trust about death (This Fatal Subject) as Artist in Residence at the Gordon Museum of Pathology at King’s College. She been commissioned to make five portraits of people with Epilepsy for St Thomas’s Charity in 2009. She is Visiting Research Fellow in Print at London Metropolitan University and part time tutor at Norwich University of the Arts.. Her exhibition Scribing the Soul was funded by Arts Council England for a national tour of the UK in 2008. Her work has been selected for the international Northern Print Biennale in June 2009.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2008 - Scribing the Soul, Peninsula Arts, University of Plymouth 2008 - Scribing the Soul ( Arts Council Tour), Transition Gallery, London 2007 - Matter into Imagination, Medical Museum, Cuenca Biennale, Ecuador 2006 - Matter into Imagination, Menier Gallery, Old Operating Theatre Museum and Royal London Hospital, London Group exhibitions 2010 - Landscapes of the Mind, Williams College Museum of Art, USA 2010 - OUT OF BODY, London Short Film Festival, ICA, London 2009 - Configuration, Collyer Bristow, London 2009 - Copyright Human, Musee de la Civilisation, Quebec, Canada 2009 - Methodical Adventures, Unit 2, London Metropolitan University, London 2009 - Northern Print Biennale, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle 2009 - This Fatal Subject, Old Operating Theatre Museum, London 2007 - Mapping the Imagination, V&A ( Prints and Drawings Gallery), London Artist talks 2010 - Capturing Science ( London Short Film Festival discussion), Frontline Club 7:00 PM Friday January15 2010, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 2010 - The Portrait Anatomised, 2 February 7.00pm Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, London Publications 2009 - Brain Wave pp 88-93 ArtNews, New York 2009 - Guardian Guide Pick of the Week This Fatal Subject 2009 - THE BODY WITHIN Art,Medicine and Visualization. BRILL 2008 - Scribing the Soul (catalogue)