Susie CK Kelly, born in London at a very young age.
Intrigued that 97 percent of human and non-humans bodies consist of the same elements as stardust. Interconnectedness and the Symbiocene narrative are strong influences, as is the question - what motivates us humans to do certain things? have discovered through research that parallel interest in accessibility, equality and social inclusion are not unrelated to the above.
Current research lines include the symbiotic systems of fungi, trees and other beings, dust, and the body as microbiome.
In addition to a Laois based studio practice, collaborations are indispensable. Whether with beekeepers or advanced photonics experts, working with professionals from diverse fields sparks creativity and invariably drives the research down unexpected paths.
Drawing is where ideas take initial form. Artworks are realised in a variety of media including photography, video, holography, sculpture, and installations. Haptics, smell and sound sometimes feature. Pre-used, found, repurposed, recycled, sustainable matter are ever-present.
Influences include The Harrisons, Mackey, Haraway, Simard, Carson, Lippard, Morton and Albrecht.
"We're born with a creative energy, we're born readymade, like eggs" (Louise Nevelson at the Guggenheim Museum 3/5/'86).
Haumea Ecoversity '22 Earth Charter Vision and Values
Leave a Light on Laois '21 ~ selected artist
Haumea Ecoversity '21 ~ Ecoliteracy
Ecoartspace feature: https://ecoartspace.org/Blog/10117282
MA:AP @ MTU
Transcending Annihilation @ GOMA, Waterford City Dec 2020 - February 2021
awarded residency with the National Sculpture Factory. Presentations - mine @ 1 hr 30 mins approx https://nationalsculpturefactory.com/graduate-residency-presentations-2021/
shortlisted for the RDS Visual Art Awards 2020
1st class Hons - Waterford Institute of Technology (now SETU) June '20
First view @ Garter Lane Jan/Feb '20
GOMA annual show
Unfolding clippings @ Garter Lane April '19
Various group shows