Approved: 07.02.2017

Sue Mann


Approved: 07.02.2017

Visual artist who makes contemporary abstract drawings in response to architecture.

Read more ...

  • Location: North Yorkshire, Yorkshire
  • Contexts: Exhibition, Residency, Studio practice
  • Artforms: Drawing
  • Tags: architecture, drawing, graphite, paper, print, texture, light, digital, shadow, site responsive, history, rural, charcoal, rhythm, installation

Artist Statement

Visual artist who makes contemporary abstract drawings in response to architecture.

Recent work is inspired by architectural light and comprises layers of contemporary abstract drawings activated by light in the space. The translucent layers of drawings interact with each other in response to rhythms of light, gradually altering the character of the work, and revealing different aspects over time.

For more on site responsive projects and studio work, visit

CV & Education


2023 Reverberations series | 2022-23 Sheltered Dreams series | 2022 The Pattern that Emerges series | 2022 Patterns and Atmospheres | 2022 Dwelling | 2021 Drawings we have lived | 2021 Together Apart | 2020-21 Drawing Breath series | 2019 All that Remains series | 2018 Skin | 2016 Resonances Retold | 2015 Let Our Children Decide | 2015 Always Coming Back to the House


2022-23 Art Licks on North York Moors | 2022 Studio Residency at AHH Studio Collective, Malton | 2022 Conversations | 2021 Drawing Together | 2021 Lockdown and Light | 2020 National Trust at Beningbrough Hall, York | 2018-20 AA2A at York St John University, York | 2016 York Art Gallery, York | 2015 Stonebow House, York | 2015 National Trust at Goddards, York

Residency Exhibitions

2022 Art Licks Work in Progress, North York Moors | 2016-17 York Art Gallery, York | 2015 Goddards Reimagined, National Trust at Goddards, York

Group Exhibitions

2023 RBSA Drawing Prize, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham | 2023 LIGHT, Scott Creative Arts Foundation, Thirsk | 2023 Body-Architect, Norman Rea Gallery, University of York | 2023 Open Artspace, Old Parcels Office, Scarborough | 2021 Definitions of Drawing, Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Leeds | 2019 Fronteer Open, 35 Chapel Walk Gallery, Sheffield | 2018 Forms Assembled in the Light, Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Leeds | 2016 See:Saw, York St John University, York | 2015 Relish, The New School House Gallery, York


2016 BA (Hons) Fine Art, York St John University, Class I, Fine Art Dissertation Prize, Fine Art Programme Prize, Vice Chancellor’s Faculty of Arts Medal, a-n Degree Show Guide

Studio at AHH Studio Collective, Malton, North Yorkshire

For a full CV and portfolio, get in touch.