Susan Mannion

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Biography

Susan Mannion is a printmaker who specialises in wood engraving and copper enamelling. She studied art in Belfast and having obtained several degrees, went on to work as a curator first in Craigavon Museum and then in County Mayo Museum.

Working with textiles as a hobby she then discovered printmaking through fabric printing. Mannion enjoyed lino and woodcut printing before discovering the intricate and detailed world of wood engraving. She is passionate about printing, her work is influenced by her love of textiles with the structure of patchwork and the flowing expressive lines of free machine embroidery, combined with natural forms into the images on the wooden block. Recently her work has expanded to include copper enamelling.

Susan is now a full-time artist with work exhibited internationally and recently at the R.H.A. and R.U.A. In 2013 Susan Mannion provided illustrations for the Roscommon Anthology Book.

Selected Exhibitions

2017 3rd Global print Exhibition, Portugal
2017 1 FT SQ, Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen and also the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
2017 We Borrow Freedom, Hambly and Hambly Gallery, Enniskillen
2017 Print and Press, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-upon Tyne
2017 Reset The Compass, Hambly and Hambly Gallery, Enniskillen
2017 3rd Wood Engravers Network Triennial Show, various states, USA
2017 MI-LAB Mokuhanga Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2017 Incognito, Solomon Gallery, Dublin
2017 Exploring Surfaces and Interfaces, Solo Show, National Museum, Castlebar (September/October)
2017 Another Bite of the Cherry, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
2017 Looking West, Boyle Arts Festival Main Show, King House, Boyle
2017 An Image; A Poem, Roscommon Arts Department, Roscommon County Offices
2017 Boyle Arts Festival Open Show, Boyle

2016 Tyrone Open, Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
2016 Galeria Sztuki MOK, Debica, Poland
2016 2nd Wood Engravers Network Triennial Show, various states, USA
2016 Group Show & Trina Hobson Show, McKenna Gallery, N. Ireland
2016 Society of Wood Engravers 78th Exhibition, Bankside Gallery and various galleries
2016 Letting in The Light, Solo Show, Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford
2016 RDS Crafts Awards Exhibition, RDS Dublin and National Museum, Castlebar
2016 Bravura, Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford
2016 Roscommon Artists Winter Show, Roscommon County Council
2016 Urbis Felicitas, A Celebration of Mountjoy Square, Graphic Studio, Dublin
2016 Boyle Arts Festival Main Show, King House, Boyle
2016 Boyle Arts Festival Open Show, Boyle
2016 Graphic Studio Summer Show, Dublin
2016 Graphic Studio Winter Show, Dublin

2015 Royal Academy of Arts 247th Summer Show, London
2015 Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, The Masters, Relief Prints, Bankside Gallery
2015 Society of Wood Engravers 78th Exhibition, Oxford, England
2015 Royal Academy Print Show, Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, England
2015 A Raid Into Dark Corners, Commissioned Solo Show, Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
2015 World Art Print Annual Mini Print Show, Sofia, Bulgaria
2015 Society of Wood Engravers 77th Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
2015 2nd Wood Engravers Network Triennial Show, USA
2015 Group Show & Derek Menary Show, McKenna Gallery, N. Ireland
2015 R.H.A. 185th Annual Show, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2015 On Beauty Exhibition, Roscommon Arts Forum, Roscommon Arts Centre
2015 Yew Tree Studio Exhibition, Boyle
2015 Graphic Studio Autumn Show, Dublin
2015 Graphic Studio Summer Show, Dublin
2015 Graphic Studio Winter Show, Dublin
2014 North West Open Exhibition, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton
2014 Graphic Studio Summer Show, Dublin
2014 Yew Tree Studio Exhibition, Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle
2014, 2011, 2010 Boyle Open Arts Exhibition, Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle
2014, 2013, R.U.A. Annual Show, Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum, Belfast
2014 Society of Wood Engravers 77th Exhibition, Oxford
2014 Enniskillen Visual Arts Open, Enniskillen
2014 Biennial International Print Show, Vancouver, Canada touring to three galleries
2014 World Art Print Annual Mini Print Show, Sofia, Bulgaria
2014 Seacourt International Mini Print Show, Bangor
2014 Strule Arts Centre Open Show, Omagh
2014 Natural Selection, Graphic Studio Dublin, exhibition touring to the Hamilton Gallery Sligo, Green Acres Art Gallery Wexford, Lavit Gallery Cork and Sweden.
2013 Boyle Arts Festival Exhibition, Boyle
2013 R.H.A. Annual Show, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2013 Strumpet City Exhibition, Graphic Studio, Dublin
2013, 2011, 2010 Dock Open Exhibition, Carrick on Shannon
2013 World Art Print Annual Mixed Media Print Show, Sofia, Bulgaria
2013 ARTspace International Print Show, Canada
2012 Open Art Exhibition at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton
2012 Limerick Printmakers Studio Open Print Show, Limerick
2011 Print to Impress Exhibition at the Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
2011, 2010 Open Art Exhibition at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton
2011 Craftfest Northwest, Sligo
2011 Leitrim Sculpture Centre Printmakers Group exhibition Process Now, Manorhamilton

Awards & residencies:
2017 Tyrone Guthrie Artist Bursary awarded by Roscommon County Council
2016 Awarded a six week artist residency in Japan (April and May)
2016 Artist Bursary awarded by Leitrim Arts Department
2016 Commendation, awarded by Boyle Arts festival
2015 Valerie Earley Award, Visual Artists Ireland
2015 Tyrone Guthrie Artist Bursary awarded by Roscommon County Council
2015 Artist in Residency at the Dock Gallery, Carrick-on-Shannon
2015 Residency at the Cill Rialaig Retreat
2014-15 Artist in Residency, King House, awarded by Roscommon County Council
2014-15 Individual Artists Bursary From Roscommon County Council
2013 Residency at the Cill Rialaig Retreat
2013 Tyrone Guthrie Artist Bursary awarded by Roscommon County Council
2013 Individual Artists Bursary awarded by Roscommon County Council
2013 Membership of the Graphic Studio Dublin (to the present)
2012 Commendation, Dock Open Exhibition, Carrick-on-Shannon
2012 Individual Artists Bursary awarded by Roscommon County
2012 Tyrone Guthrie Artist Bursary awarded by Roscommon County Council
2011 Individual Artists Bursary awarded by Roscommon County Council