Approved: 07.02.2017

Sue Mann


Approved: 07.02.2017

Visual artist who makes contemporary abstract drawings in response to architecture.

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  • Location: North Yorkshire, Yorkshire
  • Contexts: Exhibition, Residency, Studio practice
  • Artforms: Drawing
  • Tags: architecture, drawing, graphite, paper, print, texture, light, digital, shadow, site responsive, history, rural, charcoal, rhythm, installation

Artist Statement

Visual artist who makes contemporary abstract drawings in response to architecture.

Recent work is inspired by architectural light and comprises layers of contemporary abstract drawings activated by light in the space. The translucent layers of drawings interact with each other in response to rhythms of light, gradually altering the character of the work, revealing different aspects over time.

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CV & Education


2023 Drawing Together with Art Licks and Next Steps | 2022 Art Licks Residency with AHH Studio Collective on North York Moors | 2022 Studio Residency at AHH Studio Collective, Malton | 2021 Drawing Together (online) | 2021 Lockdown and Light (online) | 2018-20 AA2A Residency at York St John University, York | 2016 Illuminate York at York St John University | 2016 DRAW! at York Art Gallery | 2015 Stonebow House, York | 2015 National Trust Residency at Goddards, York

Residency Exhibitions

2022 Art Licks Work in Progress, North York Moors | 2016-17 York Art Gallery, York | 2015 Goddards Reimagined, National Trust at Goddards, York

Group Exhibitions

2023 RBSA Drawing Prize, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham | 2023 LIGHT, Scott Creative Arts Foundation, Thirsk, then Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield | 2023 Body-Architect, Norman Rea Gallery, University of York | 2023 Open Artspace, Old Parcels Office, Scarborough | 2021 Definitions of Drawing, Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Leeds | 2019 Fronteer Open, 35 Chapel Walk Gallery, Sheffield | 2018 Forms Assembled in the Light, Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Leeds | 2016 See:Saw, York St John University, York | 2015 Relish, The New School House Gallery, York


2016 BA (Hons) Fine Art, York St John University, Class I, Fine Art Dissertation Prize, Fine Art Programme Prize, Vice Chancellor’s Faculty of Arts Medal, a-n Degree Show Guide

Studio at AHH Studio Collective, Malton, North Yorkshire

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