Susan Kinley has an established career as a visual artist in glass, textiles and mixed media, with a practice that crosses fine art, craft and design. She has completed many commissions in the private, corporate and public sector, working with consultants, agencies and community groups on public art projects.
Her work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently in ‘On The Edge’, a glass exhibition touring England and Ireland and ‘Overview’, a solo show at Walford Mill in Dorset, and is documented in a number of catalogues and publications. Awards have included project and research grants from Arts Council England, The Crafts Council, Anglo Diawa, Japan Foundation and the David Cantor Memorial Award. In 2010 Susan was used as a case study in ‘Making Value’, a research paper for the Crafts Council by Mary Schwarz and Dr Karen Yair.
Now based in Cornwall, Susan moved her practise from London in the 1990’s to take up a fellowship at University College Falmouth. She has held part time lecturing posts at several arts institutions, including Bournemouth University and University College Falmouth.
Subject matter has often come from visual research at archaeological sites, including aerial photography, providing inspiration for works where shapes, patterns, detail and overview have evolved into installations and wall panels.