These paintings represent a series of contemporary narratives; some imaginary, some based on actual historical events or biblical paintings. I am interested in representational and political painting - political in the widest sense. Through sketches and studies from a variety of sources: historical references, old doll magazines, as well as studies of real dolls and toys in studio set-ups, I am developing a cast of characters to inhabit and create their own world. Susan Light 2012.
Susan Light was born in Zimbabwe, studied in the UK and the USA and has exhibited widely in the United States, Britain and Europe, as well as doing various residencies and commissions. She teaches observational drawing at Middlesex University as well conducting painting classes in her studio.
Education: 1981-83, MA San Francisco State University Ca. USA 1973-76, BA (Hons) Leeds Polytechnic 1972-73, Central School of Art and Design London
Exhibitions include: BP Portrait Award , Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Collection, Chichester Open, NEAC, Hunting Art Prizes, Discerning Eye, Laing Art Exhibition, Contemporary Art Society, Long and Ryle Gallery, Cadogan Gallery, Cassian de Vere Cole Fine Art, ArtLondon, Affordable Art Fair
Other selected exhibitions: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, S.F. CA. USA; Subjective City, Cleveland Turnpike & Ikon galleries; Ruskin Gallery, Sheffield; El Museo de Orense, Spain; Anglo Soviet Exhibition, Moscow; South Bank Picture Show, London; Images of the Earth, Spectator Award, Edinburgh & London; Christies Fine Art; Blains Fine Art London; Alternative Arts London.
Awards and residencies: Guild of St George Colle Verde bursary, Italy; Subjective City, residency, Lancashire; British Council travel award, Moscow
Commissions: House of Fraser, Mckinsey Consulting, Forum and Sheraton Park Hotels
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