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Susie MacMurray

Susie MacMurray is a British artist whose work includes drawing, sculpture and site-generated installations. Formerly a professional musician, MacMurray returned to school to study art at Manchester Metropolitan University and graduated with a Masters degree in Fine Art in 2001. Since then, she has achieved international status and has been exhibited widely in galleries and museums. She lives in Manchester, England.

An engagement with materials and with the human body is fundamental to MacMurray’s work. Her role is one of an alchemist: combining material, form and context in deceptively simple ways to stimulate both physical and cultural associations. She has gained a reputation for poetic site-specific interventions in architecturally significant spaces, typically referencing the historic identities of these environments.

Drawing is an important aspect of MacMurray's work. In addition to her large-scale pen and ink images of gauze and hairnets, she extends the normal definition of "drawing," though the use of unconventional materials – rubber tubing, hair, wire and wax.

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Susie MacMurray in Colossal Art: Garment-Like Sculptures by Susie MacMurray Explore Perceptions of Female Identity
Sept. 24, 2018
Susie MacMurray in Architecture Boston Afterlife
Fall 2015
Cloud by Susie MacMurray / The Great Hall Winchester in Embroidery
May/June 2015

by Dana Woolf


Susie MacMurray in The Art Newspaper

by Javier Pes

Susie MacMurray in HuffPost

by Gabrielle Selz

Susie MacMurray: Notes on the Threatening Quality of Beauty

Susie MacMurray: Resonance, Fabrica
Susie MacMurray: The Eyes of the Skin

by Kathleen Soriano

Susie MacMurray: Promenade, 2010

by Benjamin Wigley,

film about the art installation at Kedleston Hall, a National Trust property, Derbyshire

Susie MacMurray "Echo," York Museums Trust

by Caroline Worthington

Susie MacMurray: "Shell," Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

by Dr. Catherine Harper