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Susan Laughton


Originally an architectural technician before her training in fine art, it is easy to see the influence of structure in Susan's work. She recreates impressions of remembered scenes and fleeting glimpses of landscapes where rural and urban life overlap.

Process and materials are important as a way of allowing her paintings to emerge as objects in their own right allowing production of scenes that create tension within space and mark the passage of time and distance.

2002  BA (Hons) Visual Art and Design, University of Bolton

Solo Exhibitions
2019 Balancing Act, &Gallery, Edinburgh
2019 Safekeeping, Staithes Studios Gallery, North Yorkshire
2018 Conscious Perception, The Stratford Gallery
2016 Susan Laughton, The Cold Press, Holt, Norfolk
2015 Travelling Light, Quercus Gallery, Bath
2011 Still Here, greenroom, Manchester curated by Blank Media collective
2010 Measured Space, Duckett and Jeffreys Gallery, Malton, North Yorkshire  
2009 Sightlines, Salford Museum & Art Gallery
2008 Haworth Museum & Gallery, Accrington
Selected Exhibitions
2021 Yorkshire Sculpture Park shop
2020 The Royal Scottish Academy Annual exhibition, Edinburgh
2019 Fully Awake, The Freelands Foundation, London
2015 The Royal West of England Academy: Drawn, Bristol
2011 Stockport Contemporary Open, Stockport Art Gallery
2009 Art of Ideas II, Arts Council/Arts & Business Exhibition, Birmingham

2016 Finalist, Lichfield Art Prize
2012 John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Gallery, Liverpool
2006 Arts Council Grant

2015 Staithes Studios, North Yorkshire