Sharples, Susan Meyerhoff

imageSusan Meyerhoff Sharples, Sculpture


Susan Meyerhoff Sharples



Qualifications:    BA(Hons) Fine Art



  As an established northwest based artist Susan continues her professional practice working to commissions and exhibitions, whilst employed as Artist Educator on the Family Education Team at the Tate Gallery Liverpool. She undertakes residencies and workshops within schools and colleges.

Susan’s work is concerned with evolution, provocative defence systems and the primal instinct for survival achieved via diversity and adaptation. Repetition is a constant element in the work: repetition within diversity and diversity within repetition.

She creates hybrid sculptural forms exposing a glimpse of evolutionary fantasy, suggesting relationships between ancient organisms and their modern descendants.  Their ambiguity reflects cultural, social and environmental concerns of identity, protection and genetic engineering.  Viewed from a playful perspective, they transform a materials utilitarian functionality into mythical forms linking prehistoric with futuristic.

Her current work, ‘Cultural Crossings’ series explores the evolution of multiculturalism from its most primitive origins to its modern manifestations. It embodies the idea that culture is learned as a member of a community, an evolutionary process and is a product of an arbitrary historical experience of a people, it adapts and mutates as our environment changes. Indigenous people and art emerge from complex layered histories reflecting many cultural interactions.  Culture reveals unique differences between peoples, but equally reveals their similarities that are part of our human heritage.

Liverpool International Artists, Novas Gallery, Cultural Quarter, Liverpool
The Enlightenment, The Blackie, Liverpool
Mount Pleasant Gardens, Cheshire
Bridges Not Walls, World Museum, Liverpool
Tidal, Brindley Gallery, Runcorn
Park Life, Birkenhead Park, Wirral    
Soup@Redbill , Redbill Gallery, Wales
Mini Print exhibition, Artlink, Hull
Source, Markmakers, Albert Dock, Liverpool
Journey, Movement, Place, Wolstenholme Square Gallery, Liverpool
Transmute, Artfinder Gallery, Liverpool
Pocket, Site Gallery, Liverpool
River Mersey, Markmakers, Castle Park, Cheshire
The Paint Warehouse, Academy of Arts, Liverpool
Markmakers, Heath Business Park, Runcorn
Square Route, Blackburne House, Liverpool
Esquared, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conway, Wales
Transmute, Liverpool Biennial, Albert Dock, Liverpool
Expressions, Brindley Gallery, Runcorn, Halton
Between Times, Shrew Collective, Woodside Ferry Terminal, Wirral
Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
Private Commission, Lancelyn Green Sculpture Garden, Bebington
Esquared, Up Front Gallery, Penrith, Cumbria
Cell, The Brasserie, Chester
You Don’t Have to Be a Genius, Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral
Onset Gallery, Chester
Up Front Gallery, Cumbria
Private Collector, Alberta, Canada
Journeys, River City Artists, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
Private Commission, Lancelyn Green Sculpture Garden,Bebington
Mainartery Gallery, Chester
Private Collector, Alberta, Canada
Consequences, Up Front Gallery, Cumbria
The Women’s Hospital, Liverpool
Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead, Wirral
Private Collector, Toronto, Canada    
Germinate, Palm House, Sefton Park, Liverpool
Grosvenor Museum, Chester
Time and Place, Up Front Gallery, Cumbria
Speke Hall, Merseyside
International Centre, Harrogate
Royal Liver Buildings, Liverpool
Up Front Gallery, Cumbria
Exit X, Jump Ship Rat, Liverpool
Black Sheep Gallery, Hawarden, Wales
Progressions, Grosvenor Museum, Chester
Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral
Yale Memorial Gallery, Wrexham, Wales
Drumcroon, Wigan
Layers of Meaning,The Gateway,  Shrewsbury
Crosby Hall, Sefton
Simmonscourt    , Dublin, Eire
Private collector, Chicago, USA
Tatton Park, Cheshire
International Centre, Harrogate
Blackthorn Gallery, Wirral
Alexandra Palace, London

all images are copyright the artist unless otherwise stated
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Culture – silicone

 Nature’s Breeze- stainless steel
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 Mutabilis – copper,mixed media  Vision and Contemplation- stainless steel
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 State of AmbiguityVI – mixed media  Wrotan II – copper