Susan Aldworth

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. read full statement