Susan Turcot

born in 1966 in Montréal, Canada
lives and works in London

Susan Turcot, who started out in film and installation work, has fashioned drawing into a complex language whose analogue would be a kind of writing which conjures up images that in their implied fullness attempt bravely to find a kind of wholeness that stands in contrast to the sound bite. The drawings have led Turcot back to sculpture, an earlier pursuit, in which large, mesh, topographical planes will hover and touch, suspended in a delicate balance. This delicate balance between destruction and stability seems to reside at the base of all of her work.

Born in 1966 in Montreal, Susan Turcot studied visual art and philosophy at Middlesex University in London. Her work has regularly been featured in solo and group exhibitions at Arndt & Partner since 1995. She has had further solo shows at Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid (2000); Galerie Ursula Walbröl, Düsseldorf, and Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (both 2007); and most recently her Drawings + Digital Animations was shown at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery | ACAD , Calgary. She took part in the 27th São Paulo Biennial in 2006 and in the 5th Montréal Biennial in 2007. Susan Turcot´s work was on show in the group exhibition Ad Absurdum - Energies of the Absurd from Classic Modernism to the Present, MARTa Herford - Museum of contemporary art and design, Herford. In 2011 her work will be shown in a group exhibition in the Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg / Phoenix Kulturstiftung.