MENDELSSON, Susie

1955 - ?

Susie Mendelsson

Susan L. Mendlesson, was born at Hackney, London in 1955, daughter of Wolfgang Mendelsson and his wife Eva J. née Cohn, who married at Hackney in 1954. 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. A figurative artist who has been influenced by the German expressionists as well as medieval art and works mainly 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; Warwick University Library Gallery; Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal and Moulton, Northampton; Woodbridge Library, Suffolk and Frame Workshop and Gallery, Ipswich, as well as numerous mixed exhibitions throughout the UK and abroad and she 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 full member of Suffolk Open Studios from her studio at 46 Old Barrack Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk.











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