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).
Music, performance and video collaborations with artists Simon Bayliss (Splash Addict) and Rory Pilgrim (The Brilliant State).
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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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