Susan Collis

Biography

Born in Edinburgh (UK) in 1956. Lives and works in London (UK).

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

When we loved you best of all, Touchstones Rochdale, Rochdale (UK)

2016

Plinth, Ikon space, 44 Great Russel Street, London (UK)

2014

I would like to invite the viewer, Laura Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas (USA)

2013

This was here, Espacio Minimo, Madrid (Spain)

The Price of Nails, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

2012

That way and this, Seventeen Gallery, London (UK)

Rein, Honigbrot Gallery, Köln (Germany)

2011

So it goes, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas (USA)

2010

I Miss You, Seventeen, London (UK
)

Works on paper, Seventeen, London (UK)

I don’t love you anymore, galerie frank elbaz, Paris (France
)

Since I fell for you, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (UK)

Sculpture Show, Torrance Art Museum, CA (USA)

Commissioned artist of the Armory Show

2009

Twice removed, Espacio Minimo Gallery, Madrid (Spain)

For all the things we thought we’d love forever, SEVENTEEN, Solo presentation, Frieze Art Fair (with catalogue), London (UK)

2008

Why did I think this was a good idea, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas (USA)

Susan Collis, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (UK)

Sweat, SEVENTEEN, London (UK)

2007

The grand scheme of things, The City Gallery, Leicester, UK

Don’t get your hopes up, Seventeen, London (UK)

2004

I know all about you, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (UK)

2003

Engineer, Beaconsfield Gallery, London (UK)

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Five Easy Pieces, Large Glass, London (UK)

2016

All the best/your sincerely: Radical Positions in London Painting, Galeria Alegria, Madrid (Spain)

Full Moon, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar (The Netherlands)

Material Issue, KMAC Museum, Louisville, Kentucky (USA)

In the Making Ruskin, Creativity and Craftsmanship, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield (UK)

2015

A.N.T.H.R.O.P.O.C.E.N.E, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

Art_Textiles, The Whitworth, Manchester (UK)

Extra/Oridnary, The Whitworth, Manchester (UK)

The Needle’s Eye, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design Oslo, Oslo (Norway)

The Needle’s Eye, KODE, Bergen (Norway)

2014

Lifelike, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix (USA)

Saint Jerome, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro (USA)

The Needle’s Eye, Kode, Art Museum of Bergen, Bergen (Norway)

What Marcel Duchamp taught me, The Fine Art Society, London (UK)

The Artist’s Chair, Large Glass, London (UK)

Small Rome, Frutta, Rome (Italy)

2013

L’origine des choses, Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels (Belgium)

Testing Ground: Disappearing into one, 176 Gallery, London (UK)

Lifelike, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans (USA)

Lifelike, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (USA)

Lifelike, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin? Texas (USA)

Make Believe, Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham (UK)

2012

Lifelike, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis (USA)

Into the wood, curated by Daria de Beauvais, Galerie des Galeries, Paris (France)

Meanwhile II, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (UK)

Look closely now, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW (Australia)

Passage, Blindarte Contemporanea, Napoli (Italy)

2011

La Vie Mode d’Emploi (Life A User’s Manual), Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

Mystics or Rationalists?, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (Scotland)

L’art contemporain et son exposition, Musée Nissim de Camondo, Paris (France
)

A new Hook. Re-thinking needlework, Museum Bellerive, Zürich (Switzerland)

The Workers, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts (USA)

De-building, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch (New Zealand)

2010

Les Elixirs de Panacée, Palais Bénédictine, Fécamp (France) curated by Ami Barak

Les compétences invisibles, Maison Populaire de Montreuil (France
)

Lean, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York (USA)

Look again, Marlborough Chelsea, New York (USA)

Nod Nod Wink Wink, Taos Museum, New Mexico (USA)

2009

Souvenir, Leeds Metropolitan Gallery, Leeds (UK)

The Sculpture Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (UK
)

Out of the Ordinary, Tullie House, Carslile (UK
)

No Show, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, NY (USA
)

Susan Collis, Ane Mette Hol and Toril Johannessen, Lautoum (Norway
)

Bizarre Perfection, The Isreal Museum, Jerusalem (Israel
)

Apparently Invisible, The Drawing Center, NY (USA)

At Your Service, The David Roberts Foundation, London (UK)

2008

Out of the Ordinary, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead (UK)

Lure, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris (France
)

Presque Rien, Laure Genillard, London (UK) curated by Gavin Turk

2007

Isobar, Fieldgate Gallery, London (UK
)

Business as Usual, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham (UK
)

Citadel 1, Front Room/Killing Room, David Risley Gallery, London (UK
)

Ultrasonic International II, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica (USA)

Out of the Ordinary, The V&A, London and touring (UK
)

An Archaeology, Project Space 176, The Zabludowicz Collection (with publication), London (UK)

2006

Until it makes sense, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (France
)

Until it makes sense, SEVENTEEN, London (UK
)

Seventeen Presents…, SEVENTEEN, London (UK)

Brownfield, Lounge Gallery, London (UK)

2005

The Vinyl Project, Cork (Ireland) curated by Simon Cutts for Cork City of Culture

Drawing 200, The Drawing Room, London (UK
)

Oriel Mostyn Open 2005, Llandudno, Wales (Winner) (UK
)

Arttextiles3, Touring Exhibition
Thy Neighbours Ox II, Space Station 65 Gallery, London (UK
)

Taking a line for a walk, The Place, Letchworth, UK
 

Chronic Epoch, Beaconsfield Gallery, London (UK)

2004

Free From the Itch of Desire, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (Ireland)

Emergency, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (UK)

2003

40 White Chairs, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London (UK
)

Gobbledygook, The Centre of Attention Gallery, London (UK)

2002

Jerwood Drawing Prize, Touring Exhibition

Notably, Pump House Gallery, London (UK
)

Arcadia In the City, Marble Hill House and Grounds, Twickenham (UK)

 

Bibliography

2010

Les élixirs de Panacée, Palais Bénédictine

Susan Collis Since I fell for you, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

2009

For all the things we thought we’d love forever, Seventeen

The Bizarre Perfection, Suzanne Landau, The Israel Museum

2008

Susan Collis and Kay Rosen, Art Monthly, James Clegg, Oct 2008

The Times, The Knowledge, p. 26-28, Nancy Durrant, 26th July 2008

Susan Collis, Art World, Paul Carey Kent, Aug/Sept 08

2007

Out of the Ordinary, Laurie Briton Newell, V&A Publications

Don’t get your hopes up, Seventeen

An Archaeology, Zabludowicz Collection

Bon Magazine, Spring 2007, Friere Barnes

The Drawing Book: A Survey of Drawing, Ed. Tania Kovats

2006

Memorabilia, Maxime Thieffine, Paris-art.com

 

Public collections

France Fonds national d’art contemporain

Israël Museum of Israel

UK The Arts Council Collection

UK The David Roberts Foundation

UK Zabludowicz Collection

NZ Christchurch Art Gallery