Susan Wright

A printmaker, based at the Artworks a community art school in Halifax, West Yorkshire. https://www.theartworks.org.uk
Member of Inkers, a group of printmakers who exhibit across Yorkshire. https://www.inkers-printmakers.co.uk and Grounded Printmakers, artists who met at Hot Bed Press. http://groundedprint.org
Part of the TCL Art Collective, a group of mainly Leeds based female artists.

Artist’s Statement 

My work is concerned with found objects and artefacts and the way that they are eroded and reshaped by time and  human intervention. Things created by humanity reflect its relationship to  the environment, sharing a vital materiality with their human creators. The objects develop a visual narrative which describes the instability of our environment and the tenuous balance between sustainability and destruction. Over time things change, yet time also creates.

The printed works seek to explore how new narratives and meanings can be revealed from damaged objects, demonstrating both their frailty and insubstantial nature. Interactions between artist, viewer and objects offers them the possibility of renewal into new forms which hint at a differing timescale and enables them to be transformed to experience different forces and new lives.

Education and Biography

Arts Education

MA Creative Practice, September 2017, Leeds College of Art

BA  (Hons) Fine Art, July 2008, Leeds College of Art

Presentations and Awards

Shortlisted for ‘Flourish’ Printmaking Award 2020

Shortlisted for Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize July 2019

Shortlisted for SCAF Emerging Artist Award, September 2019

Prize winner, Fronteer Open, Sheffield 2018

Shortlisted for the ‘Flourish’ Printmaking Award 2017

Recent Exhibitions

Solo/two person  Shows

The Fabric of History,’ Unit 2 Gallery, Huddersfield. March 2020

Reconsidering Topology’ Gallery Steel Rooms, Brigg. June 2018

Group Shows 2018-2020

Printer’s Pie’ Hot Bed Press Salford June/July 2022

‘Grounded Printmakers’ Stomping Ground Heaton June 2022

‘Rising Sea Levels‘ RA Summer Exhibition 2022

Flourish Exhibition’ unit 2 Huddersfield August 2020 and Woodend Gallery Scarborough October 2020

‘Twists and Turns’ (Inkers) The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber July 2020, and The Dyehouse, Bradford College October 2020

Work in Progress- Inkerwoven’ Colne Valley Museum March 2020

20-20 ‘, ‘Inkers’ Exhibition, Dean Clough, November 2019 – January 2020

Smaller and Smaller, Water Street Gallery, November 2019– January 2020

SCAF Emerging Artist Exhibition, Ornhams Hall, September 2019 -March 2020

Left Bank Leeds Art Prize – Exhibiting artist , Leeds July 2019

Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize Exhibition ‘Spitalfields, London July – September, 2019

Lincolnshire Print Open, Ropewalk Gallery, Barton upon Water June – September 2019

‘Southbank mini print exhibition, London June 2019

Human Figure West Yorkshire Print workshop, April 2019

Mappish, – Inside the Map’ Back Newton Grove, Leeds, March 2019

Way-Making’ Gallery Steel Rooms, Brigg. March 2019’

‘TCL Collective Group Show’ Coffee on the Crescent, Leeds December 2018-March  2019

‘Sense of Place’ Yellow Arch, Sheffield Nov 2018 – Feb 2019

Fronteer Open ‘Chapel Walk Gallery, Sheffield November 2018

‘Winter Show” Gallery Steel Rooms, Brigg. November 2018’

‘Amazing Rare Things’ Water Street Gallery , November 2018

Calderdale Open ‘ Banfield Museum, Halifax November 2018

‘Life on the Outskirts _ Contemporary Practice Inspired by the Helen Storey Foundation’, University of Leeds and Manchester Metropolitan University, July – October 2018.

‘TCL Collective Group Show’Horticap, Harrogate, June 2018

‘Print: ’ Water Street Gallery, Todmorden May/June 2018

‘inspired’ TCL Collective Artist Residency with KinvaraArea Visual Arts (KAVA), Kinvara, Ireland, April 2018

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