ARTIST STATEMENT

Using casts of her body and face, Susan Aydan Abbott's work links architecture and landscape
to her own personal history as she directly transfers the pain of her experiences
against and into her environment. Flashes of memory and raw emotion inform her
work, revealing glimpses of the process of coping and living with unresolved
trauma.

CONTACT

qabbott7@gmail.com
Studio 623 Artspace

 

CV

SOLO EXHIBITION

2018 Facade 1 and 2, Tiny Gallery, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, Winnipeg, MB

2018 Window 40: Susan Aydan Abbott, Rebirth R.O.T, Window Gallery, Artspace Building, Winnipeg, MB

2016 FemFest 2016, Transformation, Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, Winnipeg, MB

2012 Q, Edge Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

JURIED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 Criptych, (DATA mentorship Show),Video pool gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2020 FEMFEST, R.O.T. Sculpture, OCAD, Toronto, ON

2019 5 drawings, library gallery, Arthur Street, Winnipeg, MB

2018 Shift, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art Foundation

2017-2018 Mentorship Program Group Exhibition, aceartinc., Winnipeg, MB

2018 Not The Camera, but the Filing Cabinet: Performative Body Archives in Contemporary Art, curated by Noor Bhangu, R(APE) O(VER) T(IME) series, Gallery 1C03, University Of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB

2017 Can You See Us Port Moody, Stains, Port Moody Art Centre, Port Moody, BC

2017 Au-delà/Furthermore, Maison des artistes visuels francophones, Winnipeg, MB

2016 Canary in the Coal Mine curated by Sigrid Dhale, 4 Part Print Installation: Bare Witness (Stains, Septic Wound, Battle Scar and Rock On), Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, MB

2013 Art + Body, Arts and Disability Network Manitoba, Saint-Boniface Public Library, Winnipeg, MB

TWO PERSON EXHIBITION

2014 BUBBLE, Cspace, Winnipeg, MB

COMMUNITY GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 Roots and Tendrils Members Show, Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, Winnipeg, MB

2018 Study: Untitled Study, initiated by Connie Chappel, features Collin Zipp's Untitled Study

2018 5 Drawings, Defiant (Mood Portraits), L’briary Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2018 Anything Whatever IV, Asile Fantôme, Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg, MB

2018 Sanctuaire / Sanctuary, Asile fantôme, La Maison des artistes visuels francophones, Winnipeg, MB

2017 Feminist Futures : Members Show, Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, Winnipeg, MB

2017 Like Mother, Like Child: Artist Mothers Group Exhibition, Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, Winnipeg, MB 2016 Works on Paper: Members Show, Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, Winnipeg, MB

2016 Order/Disorder: Artist Mothers Group Exhibition, Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, Winnipeg, MB RESIDENCIES

2018 Feminist Arts Conference, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, Ontario

2017 Center[3] print studio, Hamilton, ON (upcoming)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2018-19 Year-long Diversity through Access to Technology + Art (DATA) - Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoban and Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Winnipeg, MB

2017-18 Year-long Foundation Mentorship Program with Jennie O’Keefe, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, Winnipeg, MB

2018 Photoshop Techniques with artist Chloé Beaulac, La Maison des artistes visuels francophones, Winnipeg, MB 2018 Portrait Painting Workshop with Xavier Mutshipayi, La Maison des artistes visuels francophones, Winnipeg, MB 2018 Experimental Darkroom Workshop, Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg, MB

2017 3-month Focussed Mentorship in Developing a Body of Work with Diana Thorneycroft, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, Winnipeg, MB

2015-16 Making Our Mark II, Printmaking Mentorship, Arts and Disability Network Manitoba and Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, MB

2009-12 Fine Arts Program, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

2007 Floral Design, Top Hat Florists, Winnipeg, MB

GRANTS

2017 Canada Council for the Arts : Access Support

2017 Canada Council for the Arts : Research and Creation

2017 Manitoba Arts Council : Creation/Production Grant in the Visual Arts B

2017 Winnipeg Arts Council : Individual Artist Grant B

2017 Winnipeg Arts Council : Professional Development

2017 Manitoba Arts Council : Travel/Professional Development

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Board Member, Citizens Advisory Council for Mental Health, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, since September

2016

Committee Member, Indigenous Roots of Expressive Arts Therapy 2017

International Conference Gallery Technician, Maison des artistes visuels francophones, Winnipeg Manitoba, 2016

Bookmark Exchange Group participant, 2016-present

Art Instructor, McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park Shopping Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Fall 2015

Board Member, Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba, 2016-2018

Presenter, Power of Voices, Candace House, Inn at the Forks, Winnipeg MB, June 2016

Art Instructor, Community Living Winnipeg, Winnipeg MB, 2015-2016

Speaker, United Way Speakers Bureau, Winnipeg MB, since 2013

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

gallerieswest, September 28, 2018  Opening the Archives: A Winnipeg show that elevates work by female and non-binary artists considers the body as a site of personal and collective histories, by Stacey Abramson Winnipeg Free https://www.gallerieswest.ca/magazine/stories/opening-the-archives/

Canstar Community News, September 10, 2018, Art and memories, by Eva Wasney Winnipeg Free Press, January 12,

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/metro/Art-and-memories-492866481.html

 Drawn together: Five local artists display studio work in intimate exhibition, review by Steven Leyden Cochrane

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/arts/drawn-together-410439425.html

Wilma Derksen Blog, June 4, 2016, White on White, blog post by Wilma Derksen Winnipeg Free Press, March 17, 2016

Songs of Warning, review by Steven Leyden Cochrane Community News Commons, March 2, 2016 

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/arts/songs-of-warning-372309401.html

An opening in a world filled with barriers, article by Marie LeBlanc CBCnews Manitoba, December 28, 2015

https://www.communitynewscommons.org/our-city/health-safety/an-opening-in-a-world-filled-with-barriers/

paperwait Contemporary Art Writing 2017-18. “Artist Pages”, image Sand, Vol. 20, p.71.

Stats and Stories 2017-18 Canada Council Funding Overview, “Grant allowed Winnipeg visual artist to explore the history of mental health”.

Suburban Winnipeg mom places red ribbons on bridges for MMIW Canstar Community News, October 15, 2015

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/suburban-winnipeg-mom-places-red-ribbons-on-bridge-for-mmiw-1.3382421

Lighting the darkness: United Way speaker finds strength in being vulnerable, article by United Way, October 15, 2015

 

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