Approved: 16.08.2006

Susan Williams MRBS

Artist, Curator, Project manager, Arts development worker, Teacher

Approved: 16.08.2006

I work with site responsive installation, video, photography and print. My work takes the form of energy fields unexpectedly made visible, with a core theme of renewal, at times relating to environmental issues and urban landscape. I make work as a response to the physical nature of a location and develop ideas and associations as the work progresses. The space and light around the work are very important

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  • Location: Kettering, East Midlands
  • Activities: Residencies, Community arts, Participatory projects, Public art, Curating
  • Categories: Film & Video, Installation, Photography, Printmaking, Public Art
  • Tags: light, colour, evanescence, energy, environmental, wind, optical illusion, magic, site responsive
 

Biography

I work with site responsive installation, video, photography and print. My work takes the form of energy fields unexpectedly made visible, with a core theme of renewal, at times relating to environmental issues and urban landscape. I make work as a response to the physical nature of a location and develop ideas and associations as the work progresses. The space and light around the work are very important and have a defining influence. My aim is to make what is already there more visible, at times capturing what we don’t normally see, light, wind, space, the potency of a colour. Illusions such as floating and evanescence reoccur in my work making further links to magic and the metaphysical. I usually use materials linked to the everyday and I am inspired by ordinary life and the need to find meaning in our lives.

CV & Education

Qualifications

1996 - MA Postgraduate Diploma, Royal Academy Schools, London W1.

1993 - BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture (1st), Kingston University, Kingston.

1990 - Foundation with Distinction, University of Westminster, Harrow.

 

Solo exhibitions

2016 - Kettfest Festival, Garden of Rest, Kettering.

2016 - Tribute, Cape Cornwall event, Cornwall.

2015 - Transparency, West House Gallery, Pinner, London HA5.

2015 - Laugarvatn Lakeside Installation, Iceland.

2014 - First Art Kit Events, Stamford Road, Northants.

2014 - Firebreak, Arreciado Lakeside Installation, Toledo, Spain.

2013 - Appearance Exhibition, HAC Gallery, Hatchend, London, HA5. 

2013 - Brissons Veor Residency Events, Priests Cove, Cornwall.

2013 - Cocktail Exhibition, West House Gallery, Pinner, London, HA5.

2012 - Streaming, Harrow Recreation Ground, London HA1.

2010 - Attraction Exhibition, Cunningham Park, London HA1.

 

Group exhibitions

2016 - BROOM IN BLOOM, Hoyocasero, Spain.

2016 - Wheelbarrow, Sculpture Network NYB16, Artspace Studios, Northants.

2015 - NOST Prize winners, Primrose Gallery, Northampton, Northants.

2015 - NOST Central, Alfred East Gallery, Kettering, Northants.

2015 - Kettfest Festival, The Yards, Kettering, Northants.

2015 - Paper III, Stadtmuseum and Handwerkmuseum, Deggendorf, Germany.

2015 - Open Studio Events, Gullkistan Residency, Laugarvatn, Iceland.

2015 - Kettfest, The Yards, Kettering, Northants.

2015 - Size Matters? Sculpture Network NYB15, Artspace Studios, Northants.

2014 - Little Gems, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland.

2014 - OMM Project, NN Gallery Project Space, Northants.

2014 - Flavour, Artspace Studios, Northants.

2014 - Acquiescence, Moray Arts Centre, Findhorn, Moray, Scotland.

2014 - Gallery 202, traveling exhibition, NN Gallery venue1, Northants.

2014 - Opening, Artspace Studios, Kettering, Northants.

2013 - 1 Hour, Fermyn Woods Arts Centre, Brigstock, Northants.

2013 - NOS Central, Oakapple Gallery, Sywell, Northants.

2013 - Four, Artspace Studios, Kettering, Northants.

2012 - Culture, White Gallery, HAC, Hatch End, London HA5.

2012 - Reception, London Road Studios, Northwich, Cheshire.

2011 - Open Door, Weldon Centre, Harrow, London HA1

2011 - NYB Presentation, Brockley, London SE4

2010 - Evoke, Gayton Art Space, Harrow, London HA1.

2009 - 18@108, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London SW7.

2008 - Gathering, Cockpit Arts Studios, Cockpit Yard, London WC1.

2007 - Spotlight, Cockpit Studios, London WC1.

2006 - Climate Change, London Art Online.

2005 - The Look Here Show, Battersea Arts Centre London SW11.

2005 - Mix, Voltaire Studios, Clapham, London SW18.

2004 - Materials Matters, West House, Pinner, London HA5.

 

Residencies

2016 - International Women and Clay Symposium, El Arreciado, Sevilleja de la Jara, Spain.

2016 - Brisons Veor Residency, Cape Cornwall, Penzance, UK.

2016 - International BROOM IN BLOOM flower symposium, Hoyocasero, Spain.

2015 - Gullkistan Residency, Iceland.

2014 - El Arreciado Residency, Sevilleja de la Jara, Spain.

2014 - Artspace One Residency, Northants, UK

2013 - Brisons Veor Residency, Cape Cornwall, Penzance, UK.

2013 - International Wool Symposium, El Arreciado , Sevilleja de la Jara, Spain.

2012 - Sculpture Shock Residency, RBS, London, highly commended application.

2010 - Chateau de Sacy Residency, Picardy, France, short listed.

2007 - VSC award and residency, Vermont Studio Centre, Vermont, USA

2006 - VSC award and residency, Vermont Studio Centre, Vermont, USA