Buttner is an artist of emphatic morphology. Her artistic practice is a delicate evaluation of power relations, revealing tensions and forces by combining static elements, while highlighting the borderless, transgressive aspect of institutional critique. Working in sculptural form, painting, performance and film, a recent recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland Visual Artist Bursary Award 2020 and the RHA Residency Award. She is currently artist- in-residence at the Draíocht Art Centre Dublin.

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SELECTED GROUP AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2020 Lismore & Beyond Exhibition, curated by Paul McAree, Lismore castle Arts, Waterford

2020 Royal Ulster Academy 139th Annual Exhibition, Belfast

2020 Highlanes Gallery Open Submission Exhibition, curated by Joy Gerrard, Sean Kissane, Jerome ODrisceoil, Drogheda

2019 ARRANGEMENTS (Orphans6), curated by James Merrigan, Pallas Projects Studios, Dublin

2019 Cairde Visual, The Model, Sligo 

2019 RHA 189th Annual Exhibition, Dublin 

2018 Periodical Review #8, curated by James Merrigan, Aisling Prior, Gavin Murphy, Mark Cullen, Pallas Projects Studios, Dublin 

2018 PeripheriesOpen, Gorey School of Art, Wexford

2018 Strange Foreign Bodies, Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow, (sculptural works selected by Sarah Browne for inclusion in Report to the Academy exhibition)

2018 RDS Visual Art Awards Exhibition, curated by Amanda Coogan, Dublin

2018 Royal Ulster Academy 137th Annual Exhibition, Belfast

2018 ​Architecture, spaces of interaction and everyday power, MFA Exhibition NCAD, Dublin

2017 Hermione Exhibition, curated by Aisling Prior, Dublin

​2017 Half Baked Exhibition, Eblana House, Dublin

2017 Detached Exhibition, curated by Niamh McCann, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan

2017 Untitled, live installation/performance by Celina Muldoon, curated by Roisin Bohan, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin

2017 Hermione Exhibition, curated by Aisling Prior, Dublin

2017 Report to the Academy, Marabouparken Show, Stockholm 

2016 RDS Visual Art Awards Exhibition, curated by Alice Maher, Dublin

2016 Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition, curated by Richard Wilson, London

2016 Social Exercise Exhibition, Marrowbone Lane Gallery, Dublin 

2016 Collapse of Narrative, Live Performance Solo Exhibition, Eblana House Gallery, Dublin

2015 Royal Ulster Academy 134th Annual Exhibition, Belfast

2015 Coyote Versus Roadrunner, Live Performance Solo Exhibition, NCAD, Dublin

2015 Road Runner, Re-position, Exhibition, The Mart, Dublin

2014 Something Close to Nothing, Studio & Beyond Exhibition, Marrowbone Lane, Dublin

2014 Cairde Visual, Sligo

2014 Socially constructed looking, Fifteen Exhibition, The Joinery, Dublin

2013 Royal Ulster Academy, 132nd Annual Exhibition, Ulster

2012 Socially constructed looking, NCAD, Dublin 

​​SELECTED GROUP AND SOLO LIVE PERFORMANCE 

 

2019 Sirens Part III, Live Performance by Celina Muldoon, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2018 Floats in the Aether, Live Performance by Amanda Coogan, National Gallery of Ireland

2018 Architecture, Spaces of Interaction and Everyday Power, live performance by Susan Buttner, ICFE, Inchicore, Dublin 

2017 Untitled, Live Performance by Celina Muldoon, curated by Roisin Bohan, TBG/S, Dublin 

2017 Authoritarian Architecture, Body in Movement, Live Performance by Susan Buttner, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan

2017 A Star Called Henry, 1916, A Boy Called Paddy, Live Performance by Susan Buttner, NCAD Dublin

2016 Collapse of Narrative, Solo Exhibition/Live Performance by Susan Buttner, Eblana House, Dublin

2015 Coyote Versus Roadrunner, Solo Exhibition/Live Performance by Susan Buttner, NCAD, Dublin

 

       

EDUCATION

 

2016 - 2018 MFA Fine Art Sculpture (Distinction), NCAD

​​2013 - 2016 BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture (First class honours), NCAD 

​​2009 - 2010 Diploma in Fine Art and Design (H21), NCAD

​​2007 - 2008 Certificate in Visual Art Practice (H21), NCAD

 

PUBLIC COLLECTION 

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Department of Defence, Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Visual Artists Ireland, Dublin

Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow

The artist's work is held in Corporate and Private collections in Ireland, Britain, throughout Europe and the USA

 

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

 

2021 Fingal County Council Bursary Award

2021 Fingal County Council Loughshinney Residency Award

2020 Arts Council Ireland Visual Artists Bursary Award 

2020 Inaugural Janet Mullarney Prize Award (Highly Commended)

2020 Fingal County Council Bursary Award

2020 Arts Council Ireland Bursary Award, Covid Response

2020 Draíocht Incubate Studio Residency Award

2019 RHA Peer Residency Award

2018 RDS Visual Art Awards

2018 Selected for the RHA student access class, Mark Clare

2017 Selected for the Apprentice Master, Kunstodium T

2016 Shortlisted for the Basic Space Artist Residency Award 

2016 RDS Visual Art Awards

2016 Selected for the RHA student access Master Class, Blaise Smith

2015 Fingal County Council Bursary Award