Susan Buttner is an artist based in Ireland concerned with ideas around knowledge and power, identity politics, alienation and difference. Appealing to her own sensibility, choice materials are wide ranging and often playful, integrating industrially manufactured with crafted objects, revealing juxtapositions and co-existences. Performance, film and sound activate her installations, offering a metaphorical sense of place where hierarchies between historical and personal narratives are collapsed. This practice involves sculpture, painting, performance, film and collaborative projects.
Group & Solo exhibitions
2020 Royal Ulster Academy Of Arts, 139th Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast
2020 Stories from Lismore & Beyond, curated by Paul Mc Aree, Lismore Castle Arts, Co Waterford
2020 Highlanes Gallery Open Submission Exhibition, curated by Joy Gerrard, Sean Kissane, Jerome ODrisceoil, Drogheda
2019 ARRANGEMENTS, Orphans, curated by James Merrigan, Pallas Projects Studios, Dublin
2019 Sirens III, live installation/performance by Celina Muldoon, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
2019 Cairde Visual, Sligo
2019 RHA 189th Annual Exhibition, Dublin
2019 Sirens, live installation/performance by Celina Muldoon, Live Collisions, Temple Bar Gallery/Studios to Project Arts Centre, Dublin
2018 Periodical Review, Pallas Projects Studios, curated by James Merrigan, Aisling Prior, Gavin Murphy, Mark Cullen
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 Of Arts, 137th Annual Exhibition, Ulster
2018 Architecture, spaces of interaction and everyday power, exhibition NCAD, Dublin
2018 Hermione Exhibition, curated by Aisling Prior, Dublin
2017 Half Baked Exhibition, curated by Lee Welch, 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 (sculptural works selected by Sarah Browne for inclusion in Report to the Academy Exhibition)
2016 RDS Visual Art Awards Exhibition, curated by Alice Maher, Dublin
2016 Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition, curated by Richard Wilson, London
2016 Collapse of Narrative, Exhibition, Eblana House, Dublin.
2016 Social Exercise, Solo Exhibition, Marrowbone Lane Gallery, Dublin.
2015 Royal Ulster Academy 134th Annual Exhibition, Ulster.
2015 Road runner, Re-position Exhibition, The Mart, Dublin.
2014 Something close to nothing, Studio & beyond, Marrowbone Lane & Old A4 Art, Dublin.
2014 Cairde Arts Festival, Sligo.
2014 Socially constructed looking, Fifteen Exhibition, The Joinery, Dublin.
2013 Royal Ulster Academy 132nd Annual Exhibition, Ulster.
2012 Socially Constructed Looking, NCAD, Dublin
Performance / collaborative art
2019 Sirens, performance by Celina Muldoon, live collisions, Temple Bar Gallery/Studios to Project Arts Centre, Dublin.
2018 ‘Floats in the Aether, live performance by Amanda Coogan, National Gallery Ireland, Dublin.
2018 Architecture, spaces of interaction and everyday power, live performance by Susan Buttner, ICFE, Dublin
2017 A Star called Henry, 1916, A boy called Paddy, live performance by Susan Buttner, NCAD, Dublin
2017 Untitled, performance by Celina Muldoon, curated by Roisin Bohan, TBG/S, Dublin
2017 Body in Movement, live performance by Susan Buttner, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
2016 Social Exercise, live performance by Susan Buttner, Marrowbone Lane Gallery, Dublin
2015 Coyote versus Roadrunner, live performance basketball match, by Susan Buttner, NCAD, Dublin
2016-2018 MFA Fine Art Sculpture (Distinction), NCAD
2013-2016 BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture (First class honours), NCAD
2009-2010 Diploma Fine Art and Design (H21), NCAD
2007-2008 Certificate in Visual Art Practice (H21), NCAD
Department of Defence, Phoenix, 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
2020 Arts Council of Ireland, Visual Artists Bursary Award
2020 Inaugural Janet Mullarney Prize (Highly Commended)
2020 Arts Council of Ireland Funding Award, ( COVID Response)
2020 Fingal County Council Bursary Award
2020 Draíocht Incubate Studio Residency Award
2019 RHA Peer Residency Award
2018 RDS Visual Art Award
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 Award
2016 Selected for the RHA Student Access Master Class, Blaise Smith
2015 Fingal County Council Bursary Award
Joanne Laws, Arts Writer, Editor, Visual Artists News Sheet, Maja Ciric, Curator and Art Critic, Notes on Artistic Agility, Aug 2019
Aidan Dunne, Art Critic, Irish Times, Pallas Periodical Review: a lively look at the state of Irish contemporary visual art Dec 18thJanuary 2019
James Merrigan, Art Critic, Small night zine, Nov 2019
RHA Gallery, Bealtaine Festival, Talks, June 19th 2019
The Thin Air, Global Arts & Culture, 2019
Art Rabbit, Small-night-zinearrangements, Nov 2019
Visual Artists Events, July 2019
Cristin Leach, Art Critic, RTE Culture, Degrees Shows- the next generation of Irish Art (Eamonn Maxwell, Curator, Art Advisor) Jun2018
Irish Arts Review, Next Generation Gallery, 2018
Gemma Tipton, Art Critic, Irish Times, 2016 RDS Visual Arts Awards, encouraging a new generation, Oct 2016
Irish Arts Review- New generation- artists work- Susan Buttner