Throughout my twenty year painting and installation practice - in an eight month field trip across Australia and during residencies in Budapest, New York and Paris - I have charted the emotional and physical geographies of memory, drawing on popular culture, philosophical texts and the elemental, symbolic and sensuous qualities of materials such as paprika, salt, flour, tears and eggshells.

A particular examination of the Jew as “Other” has developed into a broader engagement with discourses of power and different perspectives of otherness. My stake in materiality, a critical engagement with my own history and a desire to rupture the status quo combine to infuse my work with multiple layers of metaphor and meaning.

I have been the recipient of numerous grants, scholarships and residencies and have exhibited my paintings and installations throughout Australia and internationally. My work is held in private and public collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art, The National Maritime Museum and The Jewish Museum of Australia.

 

CONTACT
sue@suesaxon.com


 

 




This project was assisted by a Marketing Grant for NSW Artists administered by the National Association
for the Visual Arts (NAVA) through funding from Arts NSW, an agency of the New South Wales Government.