Susan Stockwell works in large scale installations, sculpture, drawings and collage. The artists takes on issues of ecology, beauty, mapping, colonial histories, trade and global commerce. She uses disposable products that are part of our everyday lives. These materials are manipulated and transformed, often with the use of craft processes, into art objects. In many works, she borrows materials from suppliers or recycle companies and returns them after the length of her show. Stockwell is well known for her site specific installation at York St Mary's, a de-consecrated 13th century church. Flood, was purposely sited in the alter area of the church, using the ceiling height and referencing the stained glass window behind. Using 4 tons of recycled power supplies from discarded computers, the work speaks about the current stage of communication.
Stockwell exhibits in galleries and museums all over the world. She has exhibited at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The National Museum of China in Beijing and The Katonah Museum of Art in America. She has taught extensively and taken part in residencies and projects in Europe, America and Asia.
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