1955 - ?

Susie Mendelsson

Susan L. Mendelsson was born at Hackney, London in 1955, daughter of Wolfgang Mendelsson (5 May 1930-2000) and his wife Eva Judith née Cohn (born March 1931), who married at Hackney in 1954. Susie was educated at Manchester Metropolitan University, gaining a B.A. (hons.) in Graphic Design then took her Teaching Diploma in Art from the University of Haifa, Israel and an M.A. in Fine Art from Coventry University in 2001. Originally a painter but since 2010 has been making models of the human figure from paper, wood, wire, and recycled materials. Influenced by the German expressionists as well as medieval art and worked in paint and mixed media, using paper, wood, wire, and recycled materials, working in a variety of media for different projects. Most of the materials that she uses have been discarded, such as unwanted dolls, magazines that have been read, items from second-hand shops, lost toys. These objects embody their own past and private history which has been abandoned by their owners which she then enhances and draw this past out by reconfiguration and distortion. She married at Westminster, London in 1986, Stephen J. Kickler but continues to work under the name of Susie Mendelsson. In September 2010, she moved to Woodbridge, Suffolk and whilst waiting for her new studio to be completed began to explore 3D female figures made from paper. She had solo exhibitions at Courtyard Gallery, Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry and Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester; The Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa; University of Warwick Library Gallery; Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal and Moulton, Northampton; Woodbridge Library, Suffolk and the Frame Workshop & Gallery, Ipswich, as well as numerous mixed exhibitions throughout the UK and abroad including From the Studio Floor at Studio 3, Ipswich Town Hall Gallery. Susie donated a work to the 'Westhall Secret Postcard Auction in 2012 'Children of the World' and in 2013 a collage 'Boys & Girls Come Out to Play'. A former member of Suffolk Open Studios from her studio at 46 Old Barrack Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

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