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Big Red Escape

Big Red Escape, woodcut, 56x38cm

Susan Short, English artist working in London.               After completing Art Foundation studies I went to Manchester Polytechnic, leaving with a BA (Hons) in 1977.  It was at Manchester that I made my first etchings and lithography.

Moved to London and from 1978-1986 worked with Antony Price, designer of clothes for rock bands, notably Bryan Ferry.

After meeting Richard Butler and the Psychedelic Furs in New York, I designed clothes for him and Vince Ely, which were worn on record covers and on stage.

Studied etching with Frank Connolly at the City Lit, and began exhibiting my prints.  For example, an etching was selected for the Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in 1993.

In 1997 my paintings were selected for ‘new labour’, an exhibition curated by Peter Kennard, at Riverside Studios, London W6, with The Riverside Artists Group.

From 1997-2000 I studied Fine Art printmaking at Wimbledon School of Art, gaining an MA.

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2002, 2004 and 2011.

My work now is typically bold dramatic woodcuts of architecture and  urban landscapes, with themes of confinement and escape.

Member of DACS

Exhibitions:

Work has been exhibited widely including at the Cork Street Open Mayfair, London, 2014, the OXO Tower Gallery 2017, Bankside Gallery SE1 2017, Mall Galleries, and in Germany: ‘Transfer: Anatomy of Artists Prints from London and the Palatinate’, Landau, Germany (2007)

Work is included in Publications:

The Instant Printmaker by Melvyn Petterson & Colin Gale. Pub. Chrysalis

Screenprinting, Waterbased System by R. Adam & C. Robertson. Pub.Thames & Hudson.

Elected Member of:

Southbank Printmakers

Society of Graphic Fine Art