Approved: 07.02.2017

Sue Mann

Artist

Approved: 07.02.2017

With a strong interest in built environments, I make work in response to architecture through drawing to explore how spaces feel. I am inspired by how spaces shape us.

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  • Location: York, Yorkshire
  • Contexts: Exhibition, Residency, Studio practice
  • Artforms: Drawing
  • Tags: architecture, drawing, light, graphite, digital, shadow, site responsive, cut out, paper, print, texture, charcoal, rhythm, research, installation
 
 
 

Artist Statement

With a strong interest in built environments, I make work in response to architecture through drawing to explore how spaces feel. I am inspired by how spaces shape us.

Handling material as a means of enquiry, I explore and communicate my intuitive responses to a space through the tactile action of drawing. I also work with other approaches, such as video and printmaking, to gather material and develop my drawings.

Recent work is inspired by architectural light and comprises layers of contemporary abstract drawings activated by light in the space. The translucent layers of drawings interact with each other in response to rhythms of natural light, gradually altering the character of the work and revealing new aspects over time.

More at suejmann.com.

CV & Education

Work

2022 Dwelling | 2022 Sheltered Dreams series | 2021 Drawings we have lived | 2021 Together Apart | 2020-21 Drawing Breath series | 2019 All that Remains series | 2018 Skin | 2016 Resonances Retold | 2015 Let Our Children Decide | 2015 Always Coming Back to the House

Projects

2022 Studio Residency at AHH Studio Collective, Malton | 2021-22 Conversations, online | 2021 Drawing Together, online | 2021 Lockdown and Light, online | 2020 National Trust at Beningbrough Hall, York | 2018-20 AA2A at York St John University, York | 2016 York Art Gallery, York | 2015 National Trust at Goddards, York

Group Exhibitions

2021 Definitions of Drawing, Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Leeds | 2019 Fronteer Open, 35 Chapel Walk Gallery, Sheffield | 2018 Forms Assembled in the Light, Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Leeds | 2016 See:Saw, York St John University, York | 2015 Relish, The New School House Gallery, York

Residency Exhibitions

2016-17 Resonances Retold, York Art Gallery, York | 2015 Goddards Reimagined, National Trust at Goddards, York

Education

2016 BA (Hons) Fine Art, York St John University, Class I | Fine Art Dissertation Prize, Fine Art Programme Prize, Vice Chancellor’s Faculty of Arts Medal, a-n Degree Show Guide

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