Susan Aldworth lives and works in London. She studied philosophy at Nottingham University and printmaking at Sir John Cass in London. She is Senior Research Associate at Swansea Metropolitan University and a part time lecturer at Norwich University of the Arts. Aldworth is currently Artist in Residence at the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University where she developed and curated the acclaimed exhibition Reassembling the Self at Hatton Gallery and Vane in 2012.
Aldworth’s practice has included exhibitions, residencies and commissions nationally and internationally. Her work is held in many public and private collections including the V&A, the British Museum, The Wellcome Collection Library in the UK and Williams College Museum of Contemporary Art in USA. Working as an artist-in-residence in a medical or scientific setting is central to Aldworth’s practice to explore the different personal, medical and scientific narratives around human identity.
Three portraits of people with epilepsy will be shown as Susan Aldworth: The Portrait Anatomised at the National Portrait Gallery, London from 7 March – 1 September 2013. She is currently working with Stanley Jones at the Curwen Studio on suite of stone lithographs exploring genetic coding and with master printer Nigel Oxley on some experimental etchings. These works will be previewed in Transience at GV Art in June 2013. Her series of lenticular prints Transition 1-5 will be shown at the Science Museum, London in September 2013.
Aldworth is a regular broadcaster on BBC radio including The Portrait Anatomised (Radio 3 2011) The Print Master (2012) about working with Stanley Jones at the Curwen Studio which can be heard on BBC Radio 4 iplayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019fwvx
Susan Aldworth is represented by GV Art gallery, London www.gvart.co.uk