Green Artist Susan Stockwell

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Her grants and wards have been numerous in the past decade, in 2005/6 being artist in residence at Shenghua Art Centre, Nanjing, China and in 2007 the Taiwan-England Artists Fellowship Programme in Taiwan.

Green Artist Susan Stockwell


When it comes to green artistry, few can rival Susan Stockwell, Born in Manchester, UK, in 1962. She these days also lectures part-time at University of Central London in the school of Architecture and visual Art.

This gifted lady earned herself a Master of Arts degree from the Royal College of Art as well as a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from Hallam University of Sheffield. Her grants and wards have been numerous in the past decade, in 2005/6 being artist in residence at Shenghua Art Centre, Nanjing, China and in 2007 the Taiwan-England Artists Fellowship Programme in Taiwan.

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Her fabulous art work involves recycling everyday materials to comment on ecology and global commerce, using maps to emphasize her unique identification of power and communication networks in society. Her use of obsolete computer components to create maps is stunning.
These creations are surprising their colour and beauty, adding weight to her questioning of the social impact of computers around the world, where she feels that traditional national identities are being displaced by virtual communities.
It is perhaps the reality of these obsolete parts being barely years old -highlighting the speed of change in both technology and lifestyles. Susan creates a wide variety of forms from the small and elaborate to sculpture, drawings, collage and large scale installations.
Her recent exhibition Flood, held in York in St Marys' a de-consecrated 13th century church, comprised totally recycled computer components transformed into this site-specific installation. Described by some as an autopsy of our consumer society, materials lent to Susan by Secure IT Recycling Company of Cheshire to where they were returned for final recycling after the exhibition.
During the 1990s Susan created a body of work - sponsored by Kimberly-Clark - entirely from industrial scale toilet tissue. She exhibits her amazing art work in galleries and museums globally - The Victoria and Albert Museum in London -The US Katonah Museum of Art in America and The China National Museum in Beijing but a selection of those she has featured in.
She recently completed, for the UK University of Bedfordshire, a large public commission and has taught extensively around the globe, completing residencies and projects in Europe, America, Australia, Asia and elsewhere in the world, all the time proving over and over again that her credentials as a truly green artist are second to none.

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These creations are surprising their colour and beauty, adding weight to her questioning of the social impact of computers around the world, where she feels that traditional national identities are being displaced by virtual communities.
It is perhaps the reality of these obsolete parts being barely years old -highlighting the speed of change in both technology and lifestyles. Susan creates a wide variety of forms from the small and elaborate to sculpture, drawings, collage and large scale installations.

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Her recent exhibition Flood, held in York in St Marys' a de-consecrated 13th century church, comprised totally recycled computer components transformed into this site-specific installation. Described by some as an autopsy of our consumer society, materials lent to Susan by Secure IT Recycling Company of Cheshire to where they were returned for final recycling after the exhibition.

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During the 1990s Susan created a body of work - sponsored by Kimberly-Clark - entirely from industrial scale toilet tissue. She exhibits her amazing art work in galleries and museums globally - The Victoria and Albert Museum in London -The US Katonah Museum of Art in America and The China National Museum in Beijing but a selection of those she has featured in.

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She recently completed, for the UK University of Bedfordshire, a large public commission and has taught extensively around the globe, completing residencies and projects in Europe, America, Australia, Asia and elsewhere in the world, all the time proving over and over again that her credentials as a truly green artist are second to none.

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