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Sue Baker Kenton

Sue Baker Kenton is an artist-educator based in North Buckinghamshire.

The subject of Sue’s etchings and lithographs is expressed in a representational way, often beginning with making marks and through them, interrogating appearances. These representational works are channels by which Sue expresses her ideas and interest in the figure in historical and contextual imagery, in literature, the media and in film. Sue is preoccupied with the interaction between, and the relationships of, those around her and the randomness of our natures.

Like many contemporary artists working with the figure Sue works in series or suites. She is keen to conceive outcomes that encourage audiences to engage differently with her work by avoiding static hangs or by incorporating a conversation within the work itself to create immersive pieces that might, for example, represent an intergenerational conversation.

During recent years international residencies and collaborative projects have become a key part of her practice, both offering opportunities for dialogue and exchange.

She was AiR at Leicester Print Workshop 2012 – 2013, leading Practical Dialogue, her first collaborative print project.

More recent projects include: Ghost[ed.] a collaborative stone lithography project acquired by the word and image department at V&A Museum, This Mortal Envelope a participatory project which was exhibited as reform at LPW in 2019 and Forward Broadcast; an immersive installation exhibiting in 2021 at LPW.

Sue was printmaking fellow at Royal Academy Schools (2016-2019), she is a specialist tutor on UAL’s Foundation in Art and Design at City Lit and part of the tutor team at Leicester Print Workshop.