Susan Rosenberg

Light is the inspiration and subject matter of my practice. For many years I have explored the themes and variations of slices of 3D digital scans of bodies and objects. In its latest incarnation, this base material is transformed into translucent and luminescent Perspex shapes. Lit by LEDs, the shapes “float” on a surface: beautiful, elegant and transcendent. They are reminiscent of satellite images of cities at night, or aquatic life, or microscopic biological structures of the cells of plants or bones. They imply a space that is both vast and exterior or intimate and interior, in the mind. The colour varies in its combinations, while the works are meditative, mesmerising and intriguing.  Lightmotifcombines new technology, both digital and analogue, and the age-old artistic tools of colour, line and of course, light.

I also love traditional paint and pastel, which, combined with contemporary technology, leads me to new ways of thinking and seeing. I want my paintings to convey beauty, power, joy and exhilaration, and wit. My images should be in your mind’s eye going to sleep at night and waking in the morning.


BAFA UKZN South Africa MA U of Wisconsin USA (Under the Fulbright Programme)


2016 The Other Art Fair, Old Truman Brewery, London

2013 Millinery Works Gallery, London Peripheral Visions
2010 Millinery Works Galley, London Water
2008 Millinery Works Gallery, London Altitude
2006 Millinery Works Gallery, London Then and Now
2004 Millinery Works Gallery, London Still, Life
2001 Millinery Works Gallery, London Mirages
1998 Millinery Works Galley, London Moments of Transition
2000 Curwen Gallery, London Prophets, Muses, Graces
1992 Milton Gallery St, Paul’s School, London
1989 Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford
1987 South African National Gallery, Cape Town and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1986 Wolfson Gallery, Oxford
1984 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1979 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg


2012, 2013 Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design, Cheltenham
2010 Trust Artists, Milton Gallery, St Paul’s Boys’ School, London
2010 Pierneef to Gugulective 1910 -2010, Retrospective, South African National Gallery, Cape Town
2006 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2001 – 2009 Modern and Contemporary British Art, Millinery Works Gallery, London
1997 Contemporary South African Art 1985 –1995, National Gallery, Cape Town
1988 Artists for Human Rights, Durban, South Africa
1987 “Outsiders” Oxford Artists Group, Bonn, Germany
1986 Contemporary Art Society, London
1980 Arts 80 Sculpture Exhibition, Durban, South Africa (Work receives commendation)
1979 Smithsonian Institute Travelling Exhibition of American Drawings
COLLECTIONS (SELECTED) South African National Gallery, Cape Town Kent County Council City of Milton Keynes Workspace Ltd John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford Roger Hancock Ltd Wustum Museum, Wisconsin, USA University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, S.A. Premier Milling, S.A. International Private Collections

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