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Artist Susan Williams


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Biography


Overview
 
I am an East Midlands based installation artist working with light, space, wind and everyday materials.  My minimal interventions key into their surroundings energizing both the material and the space/surroundings.  Illusions such as floating and evanescence appear conjuring the magical and metaphysical: the many layered works transform into a meditation of time and place.  
 
I studied at Kingston University and the Royal Academy, London.  I have won national and international residencies including the Vermont Studio Center and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Wyoming.  Awarded membership to the Royal Society of Sculptors, I have shown my work throughout the UK and abroad.  Exhibitions include lakeside installations in Toledo, Spain and Laugarvatn, Iceland and exhibiting with the Stadtmuseum, Germany and Geumgang Nature Art Biennial, Korea.  A Londoner from birth, I have lived and worked in the town of Kettering, England, for the last eight years.

Research
I work with different mediums but the core of my work is site responsive installation where the space, the ambient lighting and the moment in time have a defining influence.  My research is an exploration of this influence and its effects.
Statement
Art to me is empowerment.  It is the place I go to manage the darker places of my childhood, sometimes revisited as an adult.  When I make work I unconsciously revisit this experience by breaking down, chopping up and then making whole again.  Now it's become my home, my safe place.  My inspiration comes from the ordinary, the everyday and the need to find meaning in our lives.  My work often takes the form of energy fields unexpectedly made visible, with a core theme of renewal, at times linking to environmental issues and spirituality in its broadest sense.
 
I work with site responsive installation, video, photography and numerous media.  By site responsive I mean working to the specifics of a  place or [...]

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