Susie Hamilton lives and works in London and is represented by Paul Stolper Gallery. She exhibited at SOLO CONTEMPORARY at the British Art Fair in September with paintings that were part of 'Unbound', her show with Paul Stolper last May.
She has had one-person exhibitions in Moscow and Oslo and exhibited in Romania, Poland, Portugal, France and China as well as showing widely at international art fairs. She has been selected for John Moores Painting Prize, Jerwood Drawing Prize, RA Summer Exhibition, The Drawing Biennial, the International Print Biennale and the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize. During lockdown she made an extensive series of Covid drawings which were bought by The British Museum, The Science Museum and Imperial College Health Charity.
She has worked with the arts and mental health charity, Hospital Rooms since 2018, painting works in NHS psychiatric intensive care units. She has recently finished 3 large murals called 'My Cottage becomes a Universe' for the central staircase at the new Springfield Hospital in Tooting.
For 'It's a Pattern' she has made new paintings on paper or cardboard, inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ and ‘The Tempest’ in which patterned and providential structures lie behind apparent misfortune and chaos. An orderly design, reminiscent of a stage-set, contrasts with messy or itinerant figures who inhabit it.
And, thinking further about patterns in nature in relation to these plays, she has been inspired by speeches by Ariel and Prospero to make pictures in which patterns of light and vegetation are a backdrop to sea creatures and to 'midnight mushrooms.' And the lullaby in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', protecting Titania from spiders and other predators, is the source of a series of insect shapes against a formalised background.