Susan Meyerhoff Sharples

sculptor

Susan Meyerhoff Sharples’ an international artist based in studios at Wirral, UK has recently arrived back from exhibiting in Montenegro and earlier in the year Croatia.

She is a Fellow of Wirral Art School and a Batchelor of Arts with honours, first class from John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.

Her work is inspired by evolution, provocative defence systems and the primal instinct for survival achieved via diversity and adaptation. Repetition is a constant element in the work.  She creates hybrid large scale sculptural forms, table top sculptures and wall based relief works that expose a glimpse of evolutionary fantasy, suggesting relationships between ancient organisms and their modern descendants.

Her initial ideas take the form of drawings which are often developed into sculptural sketches in wire, thus exploring the three dimensional form.  The final pieces are realised through processes of fabrication and construction using materials and skills generally used within engineering or craft industries.

Large scale sculptures are created from a smaller maquette which is scaled up to its intended sculptural dimensions during fabrication.

Their ambiguity reflects cultural, social and environmental concerns.  Viewed from a playful perspective, they transform a materials utilitarian functionality into mythical forms linking prehistoric with futuristic.

 

Selected Group exhibitions

2011   HGD Gallery, Podgorica, Montenegro

Zivot Na Poluotoku, Loza Gallery, Medulin, Croatia

De-junk, Re-junk, The Pavilion, Birkenhead Park, Merseyside, UK

Od Smeca Do Umjetnosti, Loza Gallery, Medulin, Croatia

The Object of Things – Toys, Studio Valeria, Medulin, Croatia

The Object of Things – Toys, Threshold Festival, Contemporary Urban Centre, 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

2010 Friend Request, Camden Lock, Brick Lane, Westminster, Spitalfields, London, UK

Soup is Touched, GRR Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK

About Here, The Gallery, Liverpool, UK

How Much Exchange Can You Stand, Maerz & Salzamt Gallery, Linz, Austria

Global Studios, Riposte, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Goldberg Private Collection, Katzir, Israel

Does Size Matter, DTFA Gallery, Cheshire, UK

The Lark Lane Atelier, Liverpool, UK

2009 Zeitgeist, Down to Fine Art, Cheshire

Go Penguins, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK

A State of Change, The Vitreum, Crosby, Sefton

Decomposition, The McGarry gallery, Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool

Private exhibition, Revolve Gallery, Manchester

Dream Homes, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Private Collector, Malaga, Spain

Make Do and Mend, St.Lukes, Liverpool

Contents May Vary Collection, Piece Hall, Halifax

A State of Change, Norton Priory, Runcorn, Halton

Private Collector, London. UK

On The Shelf, The Brindley, Runcorn, Halton

Soup at The Citadel, St. Helens, Merseyside

2008 Soup at GRR, Tate Gallery, Liverpool

North By Northwest, Holy Trinity, Leeds

In An Ideal World, St. Brides, Liverpool

Liverpool International Artists, Novas Gallery, Cultural Quarter, Liverpool

Bridges Not Walls, World Museum, Liverpool

Tidal, Brindley Gallery, Runcorn

Park Life, Birkenhead Park, Wirral

Soup at Redbill , Redbill Gallery, Wales

Commissions

2011   St, Augustine’s College, St.Helens, Merseyside, UK

Loza Gallery, Medulin, Croatia

2010    The Goldberg Collection, Israel – The Object of Things

Lancelyn Green Collection – Pillar of Wisdom, Pattern of Culture

2008 Leonardo Centre, Wirral – Wrotan II

2008 Hope University, Liverpool – Urm

2007 South Wirral High School – Wrotan

2006 Lancelyn Green Collection, Poulton Hall, Wirral, UK-Nature’s Breeze, Vision, Contemplation

2005 Lancelyn Green Collection,Pod

2004 Lancelyn Green Collection,Brunanburh Viking

2003 Liverpool Women’s Hospital – Fecundus

Private collections – various international

 

Contact Susan Meyerhoff Sharples