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.
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.
2015 Society of Wood Engravers 77th Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London
2015, 2014 Wood Engravers Network Biennial Show, USA
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