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Susan Keshet




My backgroung is firstly in Geography followed later by Interior Design - both of which deal with the notion of 'Place'. More recently I gained a degree in Fine Art and the work which I currently make focuses on the simplicity and complexity of the world around us and how it is we experience it.

In order to create my work I use wide variety of materials and sources.I collect items which inspire or become part of the work.These are placed in my studio which acts as a kind of laboratory where I experiment with ideas and objects .At any given time there might be drawings on paper ,photographs , short films , paintings and small figurines made of wax or cast in metal.

As I create the work , fragments of the real and imagined become fused together in a collage -like form.This results in dreamkile compositions - part familiar , part strange.Within the work I consider the role of photography and technology and their effect on the perceptual and cognitive experience of the physical world.Both 2D and 3D work is combined, bringing together disparate objects in order to create an atmosphere of detachment and/or estrangement.

Oftenn referring to travel or domesticity- the relationship between interior and exterior worlds is at the heart of my practice raising questions as to how the world is simultaneously perceived and imagined.

Usually created in a series or as an installation - the relationship between the works is very important.Sometimes paintings become objects- set in a window or painted onto an unusual surface.Other times, small vignettes are created using figurines or models positioned with appropriated material or ready-mades.

To date my practice has included exhibitions and curating group shows.This year (2013) I have been shortlisted for the Art Republic Award (last 5 finalists) and the Threadneedle Prize - both based in London.

My work is held in collections in the USA and the UK.





2011 - University of Brighton UK

1995 - Chelsea College of Art UK

1982 - University of Lancaster UK



'20 Painters ' shortlist

Phoenix Centre ,Brighton, UK

October 2013

Parallax Art Fair chelsea, London

July 3013 

Threadneedle Prize shortlist , London

June 2013

Art Republic Award - final 5 shortlisted

May 2013

The Depositary Art Show Brighton FringeFestival


May 2013

'Visions' -Group Show The Art Shack


February 2013

Open Studio Trafalgar Works Portslade

September 2012 

National Open Art Competition Uk

January 2012

200 Voices



November 2011

'Off Beige' Group Show

Beaconsfield Studios

Brighton, UK


June 2011

Fda Degree Show

Brighton University, UK


May 2011(First Thursdays)

Light Thickens(Artist/Curator)

Vyner Street Gallery London, UK


November 2010

Work in Progress

CompARTment Gallery

Brighton, UK


October 2010

Acheiver's Evening

Artist /Curator

City College, Brighton ,UK


June 2010

Art and Pepper


Pepperpot Building,Queen's Park

Brighton , UK



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