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Susan Eyre

MA Printmaking Royal College of Art 2013-2015

BA Textiles Goldsmiths College, University of London 2004-2007

My work is driven by a curiosity into the activity of matter and unseen forces in the universe. From reflecting on the origin of the myth of paradise and searching for paradise in the everyday I turned to particle physics looking for patterns and clues hidden in my environment. Responding to the approach employed by scientists as they seek to understand the mysteries of the universe and our role as individuals within it, I construct experiments to initiate artworks and open new pathways to pursue. I am also drawn to phenomena which cannot be explained in terms of materiality, such as the aura of place and agency of objects. Tracing lines of enquiry such as that from Plato’s depiction of the dodecahedron as the form that holds the stars in the heavens to current Dark Matter research I aim to connect ancient knowledge with contemporary theories. Materiality and process are integral to the expression of my ideas. A violent etch might echo unpredictability and alchemy; an endoscope down a rabbit hole might enact accessing unknown landscapes. I create immersive environments and participatory artworks as a means of encounter with the intangible, immeasurable and quantum aspects of the universe.

 

 

Exhibitions      
2020 Visions in the Nunnery Nunnery Gallery Bow Arts London E3
2019 Lizard Point Residency Exhibition Lumen Crypt St. John on Bethnal Green London E2
  Lizard Point Residency Exhibition Museum of Cornish Life, Helston Cornwall TR13
  Reading Stones St Augustines Tower, Hackney London E5
  Continuum Allenheads Contemporary Arts Nothumberland NE47
  Insatiable Mind Salisbury Art Centre Salisbury SP1
  The Cosmic Sublime Pie Factory Margate CT9
2018 In Search of Darkness Grizedale Project Space Cumbria LA22
  Beyond Allenheads Contemporary Arts Northumberland NE47
  Cosmic Perspectives Ugly Duck London SE1
  Scales of Intangibility Studio4 Chisenhale Art Place London E3
2017 Tomorrow's World Atom Galllery London N16
  Supposedly Predictable Phenomena Deptford X Fringe - no format Gallery London SE8
  Laboratory of Dark Matters Cleveland Ironstone Mining Musem Cleveland TS13
  Laboratory of Dark Matters Guest Projects London E8
  Lumen:School of Light Ugly Duck London SE1
2016 Aether Imperial College London SW7
  Sugar and Spice Devon House St. Katherines Docks London E1
  Modern Makers IV No Format Gallery London SE18
  The Matter of Objects        Queen Mary University    London EC1  
  Blind Plural Hundred Years Gallery London E2
2015 A Space Between The Stone Space London E11
  Wells Art Contemporary Wells Museum   Somerset BA5  
  Rising Stars Coombe Gallery Devon TQ6
  HIX Award C&B Gallery London EC2A
  Show 2015 Royal College of Art  London SW11
  Objects Of Café Gallery Projects London SE16
2014       neo:print prize   neo:gallery22  Bolton BL1 2AL
  Ochre Originals New Ashgate Gallery Surrey GU9
  Standing on the Frontier Unit 24 Gallery London SE1
  Yesterday’s Wrong Thinking Café Gallery Projects London SE16
  Work In Progress Royal College of Art London SW7
2013 ArtLacuna Prize  ArtLacuna London SW1
  HOT-ONE-HUNDRED Schwartz Gallery London E9
  Surrey Contemporary Robert Phillips Gallery Surrey KT12
2012
Landscape in Flux C&C Gallery London SE23
  Illumini Event Shoreditch Town Hall London EC1
  Odds Against Tomorrow BEARSPACE London SE8
  C&C Art Prize C&C Gallery London SE23
  U-N-F-O-R-E-S-E-E-N Studio 106 Art Gallery London SW6
2011 Pushing Print   The Pie Factory  Margate CT9
  Art in a Box One Church Street Gallery Bucks HP16
  Surface The Crypt Gallery London NW1
  Beyond Borders  The Point Eastleigh SO50
2010
Drawing Open One Church Street Gallery Bucks HP16
  ArtsDepot Open ArtsDepot London N12
  artWorks Open ArtWorks Project Space London E17
  iGeneration Willesden Green Gallery London NW10
2009    London Group Open Menier Gallery London SE1
  Human Nature The Muse at 269 London W11
  At Play  South Hill Park Berkshire RG12
  ArtSway Open ArtSway Hampshire SO41
2008 Restricted View  Stables Gallery London NW2
  About Town The Toilet Gallery London KT1
  A Pattern Emerging Stoke Newington Library London N16
2006 FreeRange Old Truman Brewery London E1
       
Residencies      
2019 Lizard Point Residency Mayes Creative + Lumen March Cornwall
  Continuum 'Open Door Residency Allenheads Contemporary Arts February - June Northumberland NE47
2018 Studio4 Chisehhale Art Place March - April London E3
  Beyond 'Open Door Residency' Allenheads Contemporary Arts February - July Northumberland NE47
  Dark Skies Residency Grizedale Forest - July Cumbria
Awards      
2015 Permanent Collection Purchase Award Royal College of Art  
2006 Recognition of Excellence BA Student Award Scheme Goldsmiths College University of London  
2004 BTEC Outstanding Achievement Award Richmond Adult Community College