Approved: 11.01.2013

Susannah Douglas

Artist

Approved: 11.01.2013

We all have an image of ourselves eating an ice cream at a birthday party, if not we recognise the form. The desire for these unique moments is powerful; we use these photographs to construct personal narratives.

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  • Location: London
  • Contexts: Exhibition
  • Artforms: Drawing, Installation, Printmaking
  • Tags: dance, print, lithograph, mirror, repeat, figure, drawing, pencil, paper, figurative, portrait, representational, team, crop, representation
 
 

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    Biography

    We all have an image of ourselves eating an ice cream at a birthday party, if not we recognise the form. The desire for these unique moments is powerful; we use these photographs to construct personal narratives.

    But what do we do with these desires, derived from the capture of something unique, when we live in a culture built upon the ability to repeat? A culture where (re)production guarantees consistency, where to cut, paste and copy is only two clicks away.

    Predominantly working with drawing my practice is focused on the representation of the human figure through the conventions of portraiture. Images are collected from a range of sources; art historical examples, via photocopies; anonymous photographs uploaded to the Internet and glossy magazine spreads. These fragments are spliced together, the poses, gestures, attire and composition are examined, repeated, reconstructed and reflect back upon themselves.

    CV & Education

    Education

    2009-2010 MA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Art, London

    2000-2003 BA(hons) Fine Art, Falmouth College of Art, Cornwall

     

    Recent Exhibitions

    2017 DE Drawing Bursary, The Mall Gallery

    2017 Jerwood Drawing Prize

    2017 Collective, DC1 Gallery

    2016 Anthology, Charlie Smith London

    2015 Contemporary British Drawing, Xi'An, China

    2015 Florence Trust Summer Show, London

    2015 The Functionality of Thought, The Link Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax

    2015 Florence Trust Winter Show, London

    2015 We Shape Our Buildings, Thereafter They Shape Us, London Art Fair

    2014  Idolatry, Charlie Smith, London

    2014  Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21C Painting, Huddersfield Art Gallery

    2014 Exchange Rates presents: Platform - PAPER , New York

    2014 The Future Can Wait, Victoria House, London

    2014 The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London

    2014 Winter, Peek a Boo Gallery, Perth, Australia

    2014 Party Favours, Paper Gallery, Manchester

    2014 Historology, London Art Fair/Charlie Smith Gallery, London

    2014 Supermarket, Stockholm

    2013 Griffin Art Prize, London

    2013 The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London

    2013 End of the Line, Paper Gallery, Manchester

    2013 Art Lacuna Prize, Art Lacuna, London

    2012 #3, Paper Gallery, Manchester

    2012 Dangerous Curves Ahead, Bermondsey Project Space, London

    2012 Incube8, Motorcade Flashparade, Bristol

     

    Residencies

    The Florence Trust 2014-2015

    St George’s, Ascot, Berkshire (Artist in Residence) 2009-2010

     

    Publications

    100 London Artists Vol 2, Edward Lucie Smith and Zavier Ellis, 2014

    Jerwood Drawing Prize, catalogue, 2013, 2014

    The Public Catalogue Foundation, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, 2006