DeborahSuzanne - Contemporary Artist, Photographer and Ethical Taxidermist.
'I am a paragraph, a description in a story. What I visually describe is how the story evolves.'
After a productive career as an event and portrait photographer, I have recently graduated from Colchester School of Art where I received a First Class BA (HONS) Degree in Fine Art. I am now continuing to study for my MA in Fine Art at Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge.
My Personal practice continues with my photography work in a Fine Art Context exploring memory and human connections. I am interested in the philosophical theory of Phenomenology and Inspired by Renaissance and Baroque art.
I am fascinated by the number three, which I incorporate into my works using narratives to traverse the realms of rituals, myths and religions, as well as the subject of death-positivity.
My current practice involves using appropriated objects, photography, sculpture, ink drawings, assemblage, video and performance. I have discovered a love of rogue taxidermy. All animal parts used in my sculptures and photography are by-products obtained from road kill, accidental or natural deaths and all feathers are sourced in accordance with the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981.
I am a Scavenger, Humanist and LGBTQIAPK Advocate.
2019 - Current
Masters in Fine Art
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
Fine Art BA(Hons)
University Center Colchester, Sheepen Road.
2018 Exhibition Prize Winner Art Exchange Colchester for video piece 'Three'
2015 Top Photographer London Alternative Market
2020 Transition, As part of Motion Sickness, Cambridge
2019 The Window Project - Winter Showreel, The Anchor, Silver Street, Cambridge
UGO 2.0 Project Velazquez Variations with John Robinson (photographic)
Graduate Show No Boundaries at University Center Colchester, Sheepen Lane, Colchester, Essex
Free Range Graduate Exhibition, HyperMedia - Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London
Hay Gallery UCC Colchester Solo Exhibition Q.E.D (solongandthanksforallthefish)
UGO 0.2 Project Similtudes curated by Dave Evans
2018 Colchester Library Discovery Exhibition - Discovery
Art Exchange University of Essex, Colchester Art Exhibition I Am
The Minories, Colchester Exhibition As of Yet – Untitled
2017 Colchester Art Society Summer Exhibition
Hay Gallery UCC Essex Drawing Exhibition
Art Exchange University of Essex, Colchester Art Exhibition Vision and Reality
Hay Gallery UCC Student Exhibition
2020 Transition, The Online Exhibition Preview
2019 UGO 0.2 2018-18 Limited Edition Print Publication 1/3
Volume II - Elblock Publications Research and Documentation Programme
2017 Ghostwatch - Behind the Scenes
2016 Bizarre Magazine, Daily Mail, Buzzfeed