Susan Bleakley

United Kingdom


Susan Bleakley is a multi talented British artist utilising the mediums of paint, sculpture, installation, photography and film. She studied at the Royal College of Art and the Falmouth College of Arts.

Susan Bleakley primarily studied sculpture although she now works in many different mediums. Her work has exhibited extensively throughout the UK, Europe and North America in mixed and solo shows. She has recently concentrated on abstract painting. She was a founding member of the influential artists’ collective PALP in west Cornwall.

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2013 'Nobody's Home' video mixed show FAB Gallery University of Alberta Edmonton Canada
2013 'North of Nornal' solo show and residency Gallery B Franfurt(Oder)Germany
2013 'Die Gefasse' mixed show Berlin Germany
2012' Nobodys Home' video National gallery of Canada(Ottawa) medical humanities conference presentation
2012 Arbeiten fur den Ernstfall Work in Case of an Ermergengy, joint installation with Alexandra Karrasch Institut fur Geschichten Letschin, Ortwig Brandenburg Germany
2009 Wie kommit die Kuh aufs Dach,' Against the Divide' installation Brandenburg Berlin Germany
2006 ‘Eighty per cent of bird song is non functional’ installation Plymouth Art Centre
2002 ‘Dressings’ Video installation Brewhouse Phillips Gallery Taunton
2000 ‘Seeing Through Flame’ Solo Installation ZKP Lokovni Salon Celje Slovenia, [Fringe Manifesta 3 European Biennial of Contemporary Art, ‘Borderline Syndrome-Energies of Defence’ Ljubliana, Slovenia.]
2000 ‘Seeing Through Flame’ touring to solo Installation and video projection Varna City Art Gallery, Bulgaria
2000 ‘Remote’ - site specific installation Plovdiv, Bulgaria


2015 At the Sharp End of Bluntness Darting Hall Gallery
2015 paintings Crane Kalman Gallery Brompton Rd Knightsbridge London
2015 paintings selected Colour Cube Gallery Bristol
2013 Installation Transitions Newlyn Gallery Penzance Cornwall
2013 'Like/don't like/don't care' mixed show Mile End Art Pavillion, London
2013 'Being at the Edge the Edge of Being' Sculpture and video 'Stone Matter's' Stephen Lawrence Gallery ,University of Greenwich, London
2013 'Hand over Hand Cross pollination' (video)mixed event Fountain Project, Tremenhere Sculpture Garden Penzance Cornwall.
2013 Broken tears Tremenhere Sculpture Gardens Penzance Cornwall
2013 Interior weather video The Dark Rooms helston Cornwall
2013 3 points of contact resendency Exchange Cornwall
2012 Railing against time Video and broken tears New Light on Newlyn Plymouth Museum and Art gallery
2012 'Nobody's Home video Death Anamations confernce event Baltic Gateshead
2012 Hand over hand cross pollination video Site-non-site Kestle Barton Cornwall
2011 Print Exchange Gallery Penzance
2010 'Nobody's Home' video 'Humanities At The Cutting Edge' AMH conference exhibition Peninsla College of Medicine &Dentistry
2010 ' Death Matter's' photographs 'Reality Check' NSA Newlyn Art Gallery Cornwall
2005 ‘Ambiguous by Nature’ conference of the Association for Medical Hummanities, Peninsula Medical School The Knowledge Spa Truro
2004 ‘60 Seconds Of Hope’ video group show PALP
2003 ‘Wish You Were Here’ – touring show of works in suitcases around Cornwall (group show PALP)
2002 ‘Field of Vision’ - site-specific intervention in landscape at Tremenheere, Penzance (group show PALP)
2001 ‘Transitions’ - site-specific installation Newlyn Orion Gallery
2001 ‘Us and Them’ - Axis website exhibition
2001 ‘Cattle Market’ - Gloucester: 2 video shorts
2001 ‘Gods and Monsters’ - Henshaws Art Centre, Knaresborough
2001 ‘Palpitations’ - site-specific show, Old Telephone Exchange, Penzance (group show PALP)
2000 ’Shed’ - site-specific installation Penzance [group show . PALP)
2000 ‘Subverted Suburbia’ - touring to Dick Institute, Kilmarnock,
2000 Public Arts Laboratory - Manchester Museum of Science and Industry
1999 Public Arts Laboratory - John Moores University Liverpool Art School Gallery
1999 Public Arts Laboratory - Globe Gallery Newcastle [Touring 1998 PAL residency]
1999 ‘Subverted Suburbia’ - Gracefield Arts Centre Dumfries - mixed show
1999 ‘Away From Home’ - Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool - group of 4 show
1997 ‘Below Stairs’ - site-specific installation, mixed show, Osterley Park House London
1997 ’Hothouse’ - mixed RCA Sculpture - Royal Botanic Gardens Kew London
1997 MA Degree show Royal College of Art London
1997 ’Spin’ mixed show, Gulbenkian Gallery RCA London
1996 Mixed Show, David Hockney Gallery RCA London
1996 Interim Show RCA London
1980 Exhibition of paintings Dora Holzhandler +Su Dixon Crane Arts London


2006-14 Special study unit Peninsular Medical School
2005 Arts Council of England small grants award
2004-2007Artist in Residence Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro
2004 Arts Council of England Research and development small grants award
2002 Regional Arts Lottery Programme (RALP)
2001 South West Arts Travel award - research in Albania for PALP
2001 Swingate, PALP
2001 Penwith District Council: PALP
2001 Art 4 All: awarded to PALP
2000 British Council: travel and accommodation Slovenia
1998 Art 4 Everyone – 5 months residency at Liverpool John Moores University Public Art Laboratory/ Tarmac Topmix as Industrial Partner/ Liverpool Design Initiative

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