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.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2019 - Current

Masters in Fine Art
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

2016 -2019

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

Awards

2018                    Exhibition Prize Winner Art Exchange Colchester for video piece 'Three'

2015                    Top Photographer London Alternative Market

Exhibitions

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

Publications

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

Contact Me

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deborahsuzanne

Artist & Photographer