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.'
I graduated from Colchester School of Art at Colchester Institute in 2019 and received a First-Class BA (HONS) Degree in Fine Art. I am now continuing to study for my master’s in fine art at Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge.
I have experimented with appropriated objects, photography, sculpture, ink drawings, assemblage, video, and performance as well as discovering a love of rogue taxidermy.
My personal practice continues with video and photography work in a Fine Art context, exploring memory and human connections. I am inspired by Renaissance and Baroque art and the techniques of the time and have an interest in how they can be used in contemporary art of today, specifically transferred onto film.
I consider myself a scavenger, storyteller and archivist and I am fascinated by the number three, which I incorporate into my work, sometimes subtly, sometimes obviously.
I use narratives to traverse the realms of rituals, myths, and religions, in an increasingly secular society, as well as supporting the idea of death-positivity. My research is focused on practice-based methodologies as I question what it means to be human.
All animal parts used in my sculptures and photography are by-products obtained from roadkill, accidental or natural deaths and all feathers are sourced in accordance with the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981.
2019 - Current
Masters in Fine Art
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
Fine Art BA(Hons)
University Center Colchester, Sheepen Road.
Residencies, Employment and Workshops
I am available for workshops on different art practices, presentations and lectures, commissions and residencies and social media promotions.
2020 Social Media Team reimagining WearetheMinories
Digital Ambassador Anglia Ruskin University
2019-2020 Graduate Mentor, Colchester Institute
2019 Introduction Workshops Colchester Institute
Image Capturer for Colchester Town Watch
2018 Exhibition Prize Winner Art Exchange Colchester for video piece 'Three'
2015 Top Photographer London Alternative Market
2020 Re-Imagining WearetheMinories, Colchester
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