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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 Siusan intertwines historical references from Renaissance paintings with mythology to reinterpret female nudes through the female lens reclaiming creating alternative female narratives that have a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

Royal Scottish Academy 195th Annual Exhibition: Scottish Artists Benevolent Association Award 2021
AON Community Art Award 2019-2021

Selected Exhibitions

2022 Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Reverb, 19 March – 26 April
2022 We For Women, Saltspace Gallery, Whose Body Is It, International Women’s day exhibition 26 April
2022 Artcan, Framing Our Future, International Women’s Day Exhibition, Group show 5-26 March
2022 Spiltmilk Gallery, Edinburgh, Whose Story Is It?, Group show, 6-26 March
2022 Bobcat Gallery, 100 x100, 1-31 March
2021/22 The News Building, London Bridge, Stories 01, Kroll/@Artcan.org, Group Exhibition Aug 21-April 22

2021/22 Visionary Art Collective/Artgirlrising, Together We Rise, Reclaiming The female Gaze, Virtual exhibition, 27 Nov – 31 Jan 22
2021/22 The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Unboxed,:Winter exhibition, 9 Dec – 15 Jan 22.
2021 Saltspace Gallery, Glasgow, Maximum Tilt, members exhibition, 3-10 Dec
2021 Art from Heart CIC, The Art Pavilion, London, Utopia, ECO feminism Festival exhibition, October 2021 (postponed from March 20),
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 AON Community Leadenhall Building, London, , group exhibition, Sept 19- May 21,
2020/21 VAS Annual, Flow, virtual exhibition, Dec 20-Jan 31 2021
2020 The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Interactions of Colour, group exhibition, Dec
The Day Diana Call Checkmate
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  • The Day Diana Call Checkmate
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Diana and the Gatekeepers
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  • Diana and the Gatekeepers
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Pushing Through
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  • Pushing Through
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They can
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  • They can
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They Are
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  • They Are
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It's Fine
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  • It's Fine
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It's Fine, Don't Worry
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  • It's Fine, Don't Worry
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