Approved: 16.08.2006

Susan Light

Artist, Teacher

Approved: 16.08.2006

Susan Light is a visual artist based in London.
Exploring the narrative and realist tradition in painting, she appropriates and refers to traditional paintings and painting techniques in order to create a contemporary allegorical response to universal themes.

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Higher education, Adult education, Workshops, Training delivery, Private commissions
  • Categories: Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting
  • Tags: painting, drawing, colourful, wall-based, realism, decorative, contemporary, traditional
 

Biography

Susan Light is a visual artist based in London. Exploring the narrative and realist tradition in painting, she appropriates and refers to traditional paintings and painting techniques in order to create a contemporary allegorical response to universal themes.

CV & Education

 

 

2006 to present - teaches drawing at Middlesex University

1983 - MA Painting, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, USA

1976 - BA(Hons) Painting, Leeds Polytechnic, Leeds, UK

1973 - Foundation course, Central School of Art and design, London

Group exhibitions:

2012 - Happy Birthday Edward Lear, Poetry Cafe, London and University of Southampton

2012/11 - Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Collection, Kings Place Gallery, London 

2009 - BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London

        - NEAC, Mall Galleries, London

        - The London Group

2008 - The National Open Art Competition, Chichester 

2003 - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Artist Gallery, San Francisco  

2001/98 - London Contemporary Art Fair

2000/96/5 - Discerning Eye, London 

2000/98 - Art Futures; Contemporary Art Society Fair  

1999/6 - Hunting Art Prizes, London, Edinburgh

1998 - Fitzrovia Open, London

1997 - Ruskin Gallery, Sheffield

1996/5 - Contemporary Art Society, London

1996 - Pro Arts Open Studios And Exhibition, Oakland, California, USA

1995 - Quiddity, Alternative Arts, London

1994/2 - Laing Art Exhibition, London 

1994 - Project Art Anniversary Exhibition

        - Riverside Artist's Group, London

1993 - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

1993/2 - Laing Art Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

1992/0 - London Contemporary Art Fair

1991 - Hunting Art Prizes, London 

        - Anglo Soviet Exhibition, Moscow

1990 - Subjective City, Touring Exhibition 

         - South Bank Picture Show, London 

Solo exhibitions:

2012 - A Doll's House, North House Gallery, Manningtree, Essex

2001 - Long & Ryle Gallery, London

1999 - Long and Ryle Gallery, London

1997 - Cassian De Vere Cole Fine Art , London

1996 - Kingsgate Gallery, London

1994/85 - Tricycle Theatre Gallery, London

1993 - Pike Gallery, London

1992 - Cadogan Gallery, London

Awards/ Collections:  

Ruth Borchard Collection, Southampton University Art Gallery Collection, Guild of St. George Travel Award, Arts Council Travel Award to USSR.