About Susan Mannion
Originally from Omagh, Susan is now currently based in Boyle in the west of Ireland where she is a printmaker and copper enamelist. Susan is influenced by landscape and patterns in nature, her work evolving from observed detail captured by sketching, then laying down the image onto the block or copper surface.
"Susan creates intricate thread-like lines and fine textural incisions to create an atmospheric, surreal aesthetic, distilling a sense of place, time and memory." Terry Sweeney, 2015
Susan has exhibited nationally and internationally with her work being held in several public and private collections worldwide. She has been awarded several residencies including The Dock, Cill Rialaig, Valerie Earley Award, Tyrone Guthrie Residency Award and the MI-Lab Mokuhanga six week residency in Japan.
Collaborations with musicians, poets and writers have resulted in album covers, book illustrations and covers. Susan has been commissioned to create work public and private commissions and enjoys working with community groups and demonstrating her artistic practice in studio visits.
Susan has been a member of the Graphic Studio since 2012 and is a former museum curator for Mayo County and Craigavon Borough Councils and teaching assistant at Queen's University, Belfast. Susan studied archaeology, specialising in medieval architecture of the Cistercian and Friary order of Connacht and she has attained BSc, MSSc and PhD and various certificates and diplomas.
Photo credit, Winfried Dulisch