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Susan Meyerhoff Sharples


An international visual artist, based in North West England, UK, Fellow of Wirral Art School and a Batchelor of Arts with honours from John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.
Predominately a sculptor, my work is concerned with evolutionary processes, provocative defence systems and the primal instinct for survival achieved via diversity, adaptation and mutation.
Recent work explores ethnology and the evolution of multiculturalism from its most primitive origins to modern manifestations. It embodies the notion that as members of a community our culture is created out of layers of learnt behavioural patterning and emerges from complex history that reflects our cultural interactions. We no longer live in relative isolation, continuing our own traditions, but in an interconnected contemporary world that reflects a world-wide cultural diffusion.
New technologies have vastly accelerated the flows of people across regional and international boundaries. In studying these flows my work is a response to such migratory journeys and the social connection and interaction which punctuate these journeys.

Exhibitions / Commissions:

Igracka Iz Mog Djetinjsti - HGD Gallery, Podgorica, Montenegro
Zivot Na Poluotoku, Life of Two Peninsulars - Loza Gallery, Croatia
De-junk, Re-junk - The Pavilion, Birkenhead Park, Merseyside, UK
Od Smeca Do Umjetnosti - Loza Gallery, Medulin, Croatia
Igracka Iz Mog Djetinjstva, The Object of Things – Toys -Studio Valeria, Medulin, Croatia
The Object of Things – Toys - Threshold Festival, CUC, Liverpool, UK
About Here Abridged, Trading Forever - Brooklyn Art Library, New York, USA, Austin Museum of Art, Texas, USA, 29th Street Ballroom at Spider House, Texas, USA, Space Gallery, Portland, Maine, USA, The Granite Room, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC, USA, Mercer Gallery, Rochester, New York, USA
State of Perception, - Metal at Edge Hill, Liverpool, UK
Private Collector, Alberta, Canada

Riposte, Global Studios - Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
Cultural Crossing - Skegan (Denmark), Sinebrychoff Art Museum (Helsinky, Finland), St.Petersburg (Russia), Tallin (Estonia), Warnemunde(Germany), Bruges (Belgium)
Artist Residency, Urban Intervention - Atelier Salzamt (Austria)
How Much Exchange Can You Stand - Maerz & Salzamt Galleries (Linz, Austria)
Artist Residency - Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria)
About Here - The Gallery, Liverpool & Merseybio, Liverpool
Friend Request - Camden Lock, Spitalfield & Whitchapel, London
Soup is Touched - Tate Gallery, Liverpool
Wirral Open Studio Tour - Wirral

Zeitgeist, DTFA Gallery, Cheshire
A State of Change -The Vitreum, Crosby, Sefton
Decomposition - McGarry Gallery, Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool
Revolve Gallery, Manchester
Disposable Heights, Homeless - Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
Make Do and Mend - St.Lukes Church, Liverpool
Contents Mat Vary - Piece Hall, Halifax
A State of Change - Norton Priory, Halton
Waste into Art - The Academy, Liverpool
On the Shelf - The Brindley Runcorn
Migration - Novas Gallery, Liverpool
Soup @ The Citadel, St.Helens
The Blackie, Liverpool

Website & Contact:


The object of things series
Follow the spoor (arial view)
What is in a name