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Siusan Patterson

Siusan Patterson
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Siusan Patterson (She/Her) is a visual artist from Northern Ireland now based in Scotland. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a BA(Hons) in Painting and Printmaking in 2019. She creates large scale figurative paintings, digital collages, prints and sculptures that employ multiple flat layers in bold, bright colours, to observe the diversity of female bodies. Siusan’s body-positive images portray unidealised, real subjects in intimate moments. She explores the female body through a female lens, employing a disquieting humour that reflects on the response of some women, confronted by the somewhat unrealistic and unattainable expectations placed on them, to reclaim and celebrate more realistic representations. Incorporating colourful hair, textiles and accessories, her work plays with perceptions of female identity. Siusan intertwines historical references from Renaissance paintings with mythology to reinterpret female nudes through the female lens reclaiming creating alternative female narratives that have a sense of empowerment.

Siusan is the recipient of the Royal Scottish Academy 195th Annual exhibition SABA award 2021. She has exhibited her work extensively in London and Glasgow and was selected for the AON Community Award as part of her degree show with the work exhibited in London’s iconic Leadenhall Building. She is a co-director of SaltSpace Coop CIC, a non-profit organisation in Glasgow which provides a platform for graduates and emerging artists in Scotland.

Siusan Patterson lives and works in Glasgow and Crieff, Perthshire.
Visual Artist CV

Siusan Patterson
(b) N. Ireland, Currently living and working in Glasgow and Crieff, Perthshire


Selected Education

2019 The Glasgow School Art, Glasgow, UK
BA ( Hons) Fine Art: Painting & Printmaking

RSA Scottish Artists Benevolent Association Award 2021
AON Community Art Award 2019-2021

Selected Exhibitions
2021 Art from Heart CIC, The Art Pavilion, London, Utopia, ECO feminism Festival exhibition, October (postponed from March 20),
2021 The News Building, London Bridge, Stories 01, Kroll/@Artcan.org, Group Exhibition Aug -Dec
2021 Hampstead Garden Gallery,London, Crossing The Liminal, @Artcan org exhibition, 26 June – 10 July
2021 Copeland Gallery , London, Every Woman Biennial 2021, 16 June – 10 July
2021 TSDAP/Vane Gallery Spring Exhibition 2021, 5 May – 7 July
2021 Royal Scottish Academy, 195th Annual Exhibition, 2 April – 30 May
2020/21 Leadenhall Building, London, AON Community, group exhibition, Sept 19- May,
2021 The Holy Art Gallery, London, Identity, 29 Jan- 12 Feb. Virtual Group exhibition
2020/21 Visual Arts Scotland Annual, Flow, virtual exhibition, Dec 20-Jan 31 2021
2020/21 Society of Scottish Artists, 30 x30 , members online show, Dec 20 – Jan 30,2021
2020 The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Interactions of Colour, group exhibition, Dec 20,
2020 Saltspace Gallery, Glasgow, Essential Forms, members exhibition, Nov 20,
2020 The Tolbooth, Stirling, Over The Rainbow, group show, Nov 20,
2020 Gradcurate, Summer Exhibition, Group show, Aug – Oct ,
2020 The Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow, Thoughts Are Free, virtual exhibition, July – Aug 2020,
2020 Paisley Art Institute, Annual Exhibition, July – Sept 2020,
2020 The Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow, Embody Without Burden group show, March 2020,
2019 SaltSpace Gallery, Glasgow, Gallery Opening Exhibition, Oct 2019
2019 The Glasgow School
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Paris Judgement
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Grace and the Two Graces
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They Are
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