Susie Green (b.1979) works predominantly in painting, performance and sculpture, focussing on the human body as a site for ornamentation and sensuality. At the heart of her work is an exploration into the personal and political powers of intimacy, vulnerability and transgression and a transforming of private experience into public expression. Her work is often a meandering, poetic and rhythmic exploration of form and subject, delicately balanced between suggestive and explicit content, with representations of decorated bodies looking for love, security and belonging.
Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Jerwood Solo Presentations, Jerwood Space, London (2018); If They be Two (with Kim Coleman), Five Years, London (2018); Interior Report, Workplace, Gateshead (2018) and Pleasure is a Weapon, Grand Union, Birmingham (2017).
Selected group exhibitions include Something soft, Kunstraum, London (2019); Everything Must Go (Part 2), Workplace Foundation, Gateshead (2019); Bedswerver, Flat:Two, London (2018); Exhibition of a Dream, Gulbenkian, Paris (2017); Idea Home, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) (2017); On the Side, Workplace, Gateshead (2016); Visible Hands, Ilmin Museum, Seoul (2009) and New Contemporaries, Cornerhouse (HOME) Manchester / A Foundation, London (2009).
Selected performances and screenings include The Hold, Tate St Ives, Cornwall (2019); Vestoj for La Manutention (with Kim Coleman), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018); Groundwork with Martin Creed (with Simon Bayliss), Groundwork, Falmouth (2018); ROMANTI-CRASH, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh (2018) ; Dwarling, My Darling (with Rory Pilgrim), Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (2016) and Fluid Medium, Spike Island, Bristol (2016).
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Essay by Philomena Epps – Commission for publication. In association with Pleasure is a Weapon, solo exhibition a Grand Union, Birmingham (2017) and Interior Report, solo exhibition at Workplace Gallery (2018)
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