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Susan Derges

Biography

Born in London in 1955.
Currently lives and works in Devon, U.K.


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2006
PURDY HICKS, London
Azure, INGLEBY GALLERY, Edinburgh

2005
Fotografi Uten Kamera, GALLERI 3, 14, (HORDLAND INTERNATIONAL ART GALLERY) Bergen,
Norway

2004
Dark Waters, THE TERRACE GALLERY HAREWOOD HOUSE, Leeds
Water, FOTO FEST 2004, Houston
NICHIDO GALLERY, Paris
PHOTO LONDON

2003
Under the Moon, PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, New York
Transience of Nature, NICHIDO CONTEMPORARY ART, Tokyo Design Center, Tokyo
Observed: Photographs, GALLERY KAYAFAS, Boston
INGLEBY GALLERY, Edinburgh, Scotland

2002
New Work MICHAEL HUE-WILLIAMS FINE ART, London
The Streens TRACE GALLERY, Dorset, England
Liquid Form EDICIONES WU, Lima, Peru


2001
Natural Magic, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD - MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND SCIENCE, Oxford
Kingswood, ST. MARY'S CHURCH, Ashford, Kent

2000
Liquid Form,HOWARD YEZERSKI GALLERY, Boston

1999
Woman Thinking River, JAMES DANZIGER GALLERY, New York
Woman Thinking River, FRAENKEL GALLERY, San Francisco
Recent Work, MICHAEL HUE-WILLIAMS FINE ART, London

1998
River Taw, NEWLYN ART GALLERY, Newlyn, Cornwall
River Taw, MUSEE d=ELYSEE, Lausanne, Switzerland
River Taw, SPACEX GALLERY, Exeter
Recent Work, GALLERY MOCCA, Gottenberg, Sweden

1997
River Taw, MICHAEL HUE-WILLIAMS FINE ART, London

1995
THE PRINT ROOM, THE PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY, London
JAMES DANZIGER GALLERY, New York
Embodied, ARNOLFINI GALLERY, Bristol

1994
The Observer and the Observed, JAMES DANZIGER GALLERY, New York

1993
Between Sun and Earth, THE PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY, London
Full Circle, THE CAIRN GALLERY, Stroud

1991
THE CONCOURSE GALLERY, Byam Shaw School of Art, London

1989
GALLERY ON, Poznan, Poland
TOKYO SCIENCE MUSEUM, EXPLORATORIUM, Tokyo (video)
Studio 2000, SEIBU DEPARTMENT STORE, Tokyo

1987
'O' ART MUSEUM, Tokyo (video)

1985
JVC VIC CENTER, Tokyo
GALLERY OKAZAKI, Tokyo

1984
ART SPACE, Niji, Kyoto

1980
GALERIE IM ZENTRUM, Berlin

1978
KUNTERHAUS BETHANIEN, Berlin
GALERIE IM ZENTRUM, Berlin


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006
Alchemy, PURDY HICKS, London (traveling exhibition)
Shifting Terrain: Contemporary Landscape Photography, WADSWORTH ATHENEUM, Hartford, CT.
APicturing Eden, GEORGE EASTMAN HOUSE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM, Rochester, NY.

2004
Lightfall, BREWHOUSE, Taunton
Photo Synthesis, ROYAL ALBERT MEMORIAL MUSEUM, Exeter

2003
The Camera-less Image, PHOTO-EYE, Santa Fe, NM.
ANew to View: Recent Acquisitions in Photography, THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago.
The Disembodied Spirit, BOWDOIN COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, Brunswick, ME.
Recycling Lucifer's Fall, HOULDSWORTH, London.
Prima Facie, NINA FREUDENHEIM GALLERY, Buffalo, NY.
Synthetic Lightening: Complex Simulations of Nature, CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AT
WOODSTOCK, Woodstock, NY.

2002
Metamorphing, SCIENCE MUSEUM, London.
Now What is Photography, GANA ART GALLERY, Seoul, Korea.
Landscape and Photography, INGLEBY ART GALLERY, Edinburgh.

2001
This is not a Photograph, traveling exhibition through 2002
Sea Change, SPACEX GALLERY, Exeter.
From the Dark Room, MICHAEL HUE-WILLIAMS FINE ART, London.
Summer Exhibition PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, New York

2000
Susan Derges/Christopher Bucklow Recent Work, VAKNIN SCHWARTZ, Atlanta.
Summer 2000 Unique Photographs, PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, New York.
Now! Modern Photography from the Permanent Collection, THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, New York
Fluid Flow, JAMES GRAHAM & SONS, New York

Anti-Memory, YOKOHAMA MUSEUM OF ART, Japan.
Two Person Exhibition with Hideo Furuta, NEW ART CENTRE SCULPTURE PARK AND GALLERY,
Roche Court, Wilshire.
Particle Accelerators: At the Intersection of Photography, Science and Technology, PHOTOGRAPHIC
RECOURCE CENTER, Boston.
This is not a Photograph, Pace University=s Choate Art Gallery

1999
Phenomena, ANSEL ADAMS CENTER, San Fransisco
INGLEBY GALLERY, Edinburgh
20 Twenty, FRAENKEL GALLERY, San Francisco

1998
River Taw,(two person exhibition) INVERLIETH HOUSE, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Dark Matter, HARRIS MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY, Preston, TURNPIKE GALLERY, Leigh
Dust Breeding, FRAENKEL GALLERY, San Francisco
Silver and Syrup, VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, London.
Woods and Water, (two person exhibition) KETTLES YARD, Cambridge

1997/98
About Painting, ROBERT MILLER GALLERY, New York.

1997
On the Bright Side of Life - Contemporary British Photography, NEUE GESELLSCHAFT FUR
BILDENDE KUNST, Berlin
Eye of the Beholder: Photographs from the Avon Collection, INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, New York
Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures XI, FRAENKEL GALLERY,
San Francisco

1996
Under the Sun, FRAENKEL GALLERY, San Francisco
Elective Affinities, MICHAEL HUE-WILLIAMS FINE ART, London
Light, Time, Focus, THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY, Chicago

1995
Possibilities of Extension, ASPECT GALLERY, Portsmouth
Heaven's Embroidered Cloths, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FILM, PHOTOGRAPHY AND TELEVISION, Bradford
Content and Discontent in Today=s Photography, ANSEL ADAMS CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, San Francisco

1994
Wellsprings, THE BATH FESTIVAL, Bath
Growth and Form, THE RUSKIN GALLERY, Sheffield
Umbra Penumbra, Signals Festivsl of WomenPhotographers, SPACEX GALLERY, Exeter
Cameraless Photography, YOKOHAMA MUSEUM OF ART, Yokohama

1992

SALAMA-CARO GALLERY, London
New Inhabitants, ROYAL ALBERT MUSEUM OF ART GALLERY, Exeter
New Acquisitions, THE ARTS COUNCIL COLLECTION, The South Bank Center, London

1991
Post Modern Prints, VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, London

1989
Machine Dreams, THE PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY, London
Phenomenart, SAIBU GAS MUSEUM, Fakuoka, Japan
AVE Festival of Audio and Visual Arts, Arnhem, Holland

1988
Presence 2," GALLERY ON, Poznan, Poland

1985
AHigh Technology Art, SEIBU DEPARTMENT STORE, Tokyo

1984
Art and Technology, GEKKOSO GALLERY and SEIBU DEPARTMENT STORE, Tokyo
Hara Annual, HARA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Tokyo

1983
Union des Femmes Peintres, LUXEMBOURG MUSEUM, Paris
Computer Graphics Exhibition, SEIBU DEPARTMENT STORE, Tokyo

1982
Union des Femmes Peintres, LUXEMBOURG MUSEUM, Paris.

1981
The House Construction Show, HOUSE GALLERY, London
Art into Architecture, SWISS COTTAGE LIBRARY, London

1978
The Hayward Annual, HAYWARD GALLERY, London


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2004
The Birth of Photo London, HOT SHOE, June - July.
Levy, Ellen, Synthetic Lightning: Complex Simulations of Nature, PHOTOGRAPHY
QUARTERLY, 2004

2003
Retrospective, NICHIDO CONTEMPORARY ART
THE ART NEWSPAPER, Review, January .
Glueck, Grace.THE NEW YORK TIMES, Review, January 31.
Garwood, Deborah. The Awesome Presence of an Implicate Order, ARTCRITICAL.COM, Spring 2003
INGLEBY GALLERY, Gallery Brochure
Color reproduction, COPIA, Volume 06, Issue 01.03.
Color reproduction, ARTFORUM, January 2003
McQuaid, Cate. For Wordsmiths, Beauty of Micrography is in the Details, THE BOSTON GLOBE,
September 5.
Susan Derges: Interview with David Chandler, NEXT LEVEL, Edition 01, Volume 02.

2002
Dykstra, Jean, ALight Moves, PHOTO DISTRICT NEWS, August
PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE, Issue Number 34
Now What is Photo, GANA ART GALLERY, Seoul, Korea
Kingswood, (book) PHOTOWORKS AND STOUR VALLEY ARTS PROJECT
Joicey, Celia, AElemental Science, Essay from ANATURAL MAGIC exhibition guide
La Ciencia de la Photographia, EL COMERCIO, October 13
Gotas de Luz, CARETAS, October

2001
Radford, Tim. A A Meeting of Minds, GUARDIAN October

2000
Fox, Catherine, AAbstract Realities, THE ATLANTA JOURNAL, November 17
THE NEW YORKER, illustration, September 25
NEW YORK MAGAZINE, August 14
Valdez, Sarah, Summer 2000: Unique Photographs, TIME OUT NEW YORK, August 3-10, Issue No.
254.
Schmerler, Sarah, Fluid Flow, TIME OUT NEW YORK, July27-August 3, issue number 253.
Aletti, Vince, Unique Photographs, THE VILLAGE VOICE, August 1, 2000,

Vol. XLV, No. 30.
20 Twenty, FRAENKEL GALLERY, U.S.

1999
Woman Thinking River, FRAENKEL GALLERY, San Francisci and DANZIGER GALLERY, New
York, 1999. Essay by Charlotte Cotton.
Susan Derges Liquid Form, MICHAEL HUE-WILLIAMS FINE ART UK, Essay by Martin Kemp.
Gellatly, Andrew. Galleries Aim to Net New Market, FINANCIAL TIMES, December 14

1998
Dark Matter, HARRIS MUSEUM and TURNPIKE GALLERY, 1998. Essays by Clive Cazeau, Michel Petry and David Peat.
Dust Breeding-Photographs, Sculpture, & Film, FRAENKEL GALLERY U.S. Essay by Steve Wolfe.
Ingleby, Richard. THE INDEPENDENT, September
Bonetti, David. Review SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER , August 14

1997
River Taw, MICHAEL HUE-WILLIAMS FINE ART, London. Essay by Richard Bright.

1996
On the Bright Side of Life - Contemporary British Photography, NEUE GESELLSCHAFT FUR
BILDENDE KUNST, Berlin, 1996. Essays by David Chandler, Val Williams,David A. Bailey,
David Allen Mellor, Brett Rogers.
Under the Sun, FRAENKEL GALLERY, San Francisco, 1996. Essay by David Allen Mellor.
Elective Affinities, MICHAEL HUE-WILLIAMS FINE ART, 1996.
Essay by Mark Haworth-Booth.
Review, CREATIVE CAMERA
Baker, Kenneth. APhotos Celebrate Lightness of Being at the Fraenkel, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

1995
Possibilities of Extension, (Catalogue) ASPEX VISUAL ARTS TRUST, Portsmouth. Essay by Lisa
Moran
Content and Discontent in Today's Photography,@ INDEPENDANT CURATORS INCORPORATED,
New York. Essay by Andy Grundberg
Embodied, (Catalogue) ARNOLFINI, Bristol. Essays by Tessa Jackson and Christopher Bucklow

1994
Content and Discontent in Today's Photography, INDEPENDENT CURATORS INCORPORATED
NEW YORK, 1994. Essay by Andy Grudberg.
Embodied, ARNOLFINI, Bristol, 1994. Essays by Tessa Jackson and Christopher Bucklow
Possibilities of Extension, ASPEX VISUAL ARTS TRUST, Portsmouth, 1994.
Well Spring, BATH FESTIVALS TRUST, Bath, 1994. Essay by Antonia Payne.
Umbra Penumbra, SPACEX GALLERY, Exeter, 1994.
Jenkins, Steven. Susan Derges on Observing the Natural World
A JOURNAL OF VISUAL CULTURE

1993
New Inhabitants - Seven Artists on Dartmoor, ROYAL ALBERT MUSEUM AND GALLERY, Exeter, 1993.
Between Sun and Earth, (Catalogue) THE PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY, London. Essays by DavidChandler and Christopher Bucklow

1989
Phenomenart, SAIBU GAS MUSEUM, Fukuoka, Japan, 1989.

1984
The Hara Annual, HARA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Tokyo, 1984.

1978
Hayward Annual 78,
ARTS COUNCIL OF ENGLAND, 1978.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS


Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Arts Council of England
Arnolfini Trust, Bristol
The Citibank Private Bank Collection, London
NatWest Group, London
Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, UK
Conoco Ltd, London
Texaco PLC, London
National Museum of Film, Photography and Television, Bradford
British Airways
Dorset County Hospital
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Hess Collection Napa, Bern, London
Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
The Hara Art Museum, Tokyo
Saibu Gas Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis

EDUCATION

1973-76 Chelsea School of Art and Design, London

1976-77 British Council DAAD scholarship to Berlin

1977-79 Slade School of Fine Art, London

1979 Boise travel Scholarship to Holland

1982-83 Postgraduate work at Tsukuba University, Japan


TEACHING POSITIONS

1993-98 Lecturer, Media Arts, University of Plymouth, Exeter

1997 Visiting Lecturer Mills College, Oakland, California

1997-98 External Examiner - BA Fine Art: Photography at Middlesex University


AWARDS

1981-82 Rotary Foundation Award, Japan

1984 JVC Award, Japan

1993 Southwest Arts Major award