Siblings (2013) Detail. Private collection. Wax, fish hooks, piano wire.
Susie MacMurray is a British artist whose work includes drawing, sculpture and architectural installations. A former classical musician, she retrained as an artist, graduating with an MA in Fine Art in 2001. She lives in Manchester and has an international exhibition profile, showing regularly in the USA and Europe as well as the UK.
An engagement with materials and with the body is at the heart of MacMurray’s work. Working in installation and sculpture she has gained a reputation for poetic site-specific interventions in historic spaces.
Drawing is an important part of MacMurray’s practice. In addition to her large scale pen & ink work she extends the possibilities of making drawings using unconventional materials. She also makes pen & ink drawings on a more intimate scale and produces sculptural wall pieces and other work for private commissions.
Pods (2013) Detail. Wax, dairy hose, aluminium wire.
Widow (2009) Collection of Manchester Art Gallery. Black nappa leather, adamantine dressmakers pins, tailors dummy.
Tied Hairnets no 2 (2014). Ink on paper. 152cm x 121cm
Echo (2006) York St Mary’s Church. 10,000 hairnets, used violin bow, hair. Temporary site specific commission for York Museums Trust.