Sue Williams

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b. Cornwall, UK
Lives in Cardiff and works at University of Wales Trinity St David’s, Swansea, UK

Statement:
Sue Williams is a prominent artist with a recognised body of work and an exhibition history of both solo and group shows on five continents. The work is raw and accomplished; strong, charged and challenging in its links to contemporary lives and the sexualisation of western society. Sue Williams’ continues to explore and challenge the fantasies of feminism, sexuality, gender and culture in her work, in doing so she offers her passionate and direct response to the complex world of human frailty – the stuff of life. She constantly reveals the ambiguous boundary between the secure and the insecure place, between the real and the imagined, drawing the viewer into a world of provocative sexual politics. Drawing is relevant to the artist, offering a deep source of ideas for developing concepts and producing new bodies of work, adding to the theatrical and the unconventional, the disconnectedness of human connectedness revealed in Sue Williams’ work. Through the process of drawing the artist begins to understand and to reveal the bigger pictures, the ‘spaces in-between’, as they manifest themselves through edge-defying canvas installations, visually stimulating theatre installations, drawing installations and film.

Sue Williams was born in Cornwall and has lived and made her career in Wales over the last twenty years. She has taken part in many exhibitions and residencies and has a number of prestigious awards recognising her art including the National Eisteddfod Wales (Gold Medal winner 2000), the Rootstein Hopkins Award (2000) and has shown in the Avesta Biennial, Sweden (2000) and the Site-ations Project in New York (2001). She was a shortlisted artist for the Artes Mundi 2, International Visual Art Prize 2006 selected by Deepak Ananth and Ivo Mesquita. In 2009 she was awarded a major Creative Wales Award by Arts Council of Wales. Her work features in several leading public collections throughout USA, Africa and Europe including AmgueddfaCymru/National Museum Wales, The Welsh Assembly, CASW and The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. Her work also features in numerous private collections worldwide.

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