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Susan Derges

Susan Derges Biography

1955 Born in London, UK

Lives and works in Devon, England


2014 Honorary Fellow, Royal Photographic Society

2010 Arts Council Award

2004-05 Eden Project Education Centre – Solar Terrace, Cornwall

1998-2006 Research Fellow, University of Plymouth

1993 South West Arts Major Award

1984 JVC Award, Japan

1982-83 Postgraduate Research Tsukuba University, Japan

1981-85 Living and working in Japan

1977-79 Postgraduate Studies, Slade School of Fine Art, London

1973-76 Studied Painting at Chelsea School of Art, London (BA Hons)

Susan Derges Selected Solo Exhibitions from 2000


Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles

Purdy Hicks Gallery, London


Danziger Gallery, New York


Alder Brook, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London


A Little Bit of Magic Realised , Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (with Gary Fabian Miller)


Purdy Hicks Gallery, London


Johyun Gallery, Seoul and Busan

Susan Derges and Hildegard von Bingen , Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh


Purdy Hicks Gallery, London

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh


Photographs Without a Camera , Gallery 314, Bergen


Dark Waters , Terrace Gallery, Harewood House, Leeds

Recent Work , Galerie Nichido, Paris


New Work , Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

Transience of Nature , Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo Design Centre

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh


New Work, Michael Hue-Williams Fine Art, London

Liquid Form , Ediciones Wu, Lima

The Streens , Trace Gallery, Weymouth, Dorset


Natural Magic , Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

Kingswood , St Mary’s Church, Ashford, Kent


Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston

Susan Derges Selected Group Exhibitions from 2000


Beneath the Surface , Somerset House, London

Watershed; Art, Play and the Politics of Water , Bexley Heritage Trust, Kent


Still Moving, Singapore Art Museum

Collection of Gerard van Wezel, Singer Laren, Netherlands

Shadows on the Wall: Cameraless Photography from 1851 to Today, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

de Marseillaise/ Fifteen Years of Collecting , Huis Marseille, Netherlands

Natural Order , Purdy Hicks Gallery, London

Photomonth , Krakow

Power of the Sea , Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

Apiculture: Bees and the Art of Pollination , Peninsula Arts, Plymouth


Infinite Balance , Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego


Shadowcatchers , Victoria & Albert Museum, London


Dust in the Mirror , Djanogly Art Gallery, University of Nottingham, Nottingham


Hitchhikers to the Galaxy , Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon


Water , Prix Pictet, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

On Time , East Wing 8, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

The History of Photography , Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Night , Royal West of England Academy, Bristol


Something that I’ll never really see: Contemporary Work from the V&A , Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich; Castle Museum, Nottingham


Trace and Transience , Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Exeter


Gregor Mendel: Planting the Seeds of Genetics , The Field Museum, Chicago.

Touring to COSI, Columbus, Ohio; Memphis Museum,Tennessee; Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia


Alchemy , Harewood House, Leeds; Purdy Hicks Gallery, London; Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal; Djanogly Art Gallery, University of Nottingham


Picturing Eden , George Eastman House, New York (touring)


Bodies of Water , Victoria Art Gallery, Bath; Southampton City Art Gallery


Appearance, Whitehall Waterfront, Leeds

Made in Britain , Huis Marseille, Amsterdam


Lightfall, Brewhouse, Taunton

Photo Synthesis , Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter


Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures , Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Recycling Lucifer's Fall , Houldsworth Gallery, London


The Genius of Genetics Gregor Mendel , Abbey of St Thomas, Brno

Landscape and Photography, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Metamorphing , Science Museum, London


Summer Exhibition , Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

From The Dark Room , Michael Hue-Williams Fine Art, London

Sea Change , Spacex Gallery, Exeter


Particle Accelerators: At the Intersection of Photography , Science &

Technology Photographic Resource Center, Boston

This is Not a Photograph , Pace University Choate Art Gallery, NY(touring)

Summer 2000 Unique Photographs , Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

New Art Centre Sculpture Park & Gallery, Roche Court, Wiltshire (with Hideo Furuta)

Anti-Memory , Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama

Susan Derges Selected Bibliography


Alder Brook, (catalogue) Purdy Hicks Gallery, London. Text by Thomas A. Clark


Elemental , Edited by Martin Barnes, Texts by Christopher Bucklow, David Chandler, Charlotte Cotton, Mel Gooding, Mark Haworth-Booth and Martin Kemp (Steidl)

Shadow Catchers : Camera-less Photography. Essay by Martin Barnes (Merrell)


Alchemy twelve contemporary artists exploring the essence of photography, (catalogue) Purdy Hicks Gallery, London.

Azure, (catalogue) Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh. Essay by Christopher Bucklow

Picturing Eden , George Eastman House (Steidl). Texts: A. Nordstro, D. Klochko


Made in Britain, (catalogue) Huis Marseille, Amsterdam


Recycling Lucifer’s Fall, Houldsworth Fine Art, London. Essay by Nick Hackworth


Kingswood, Photoworks and Stour Valley Arts Project. Essay by Charlotte Cotton


Natural Magic , (exhibition guide) The Museum of the History of Science, Oxford.


Woman Thinking River, (book) Fraenkel and Danziger Galleries, US Essay: C Cotton

Susan Derges Liquid Form, Michael Hue-Williams Fine Art. Essay by Martin Kemp


River Taw (book) Michael Hue-Williams Fine Art, London. Essay by Richard Bright.


Cameraless Photography , (catalogue) Yokohama Museum of Art.


New Inhabitants-Seven Artists on Dartmoor, Royal Albert Museum & Art Gallery Exeter

Between Sun and Earth (catalogue) Photographers’ Gallery, London.


Hayward Annual 1978 (catalogue) Arts Council of England

Susan Derges Selected Public Collections

Art Institute of Chicago

Arts Council of England

Deutsche Bank

Eden Project, Cornwall

Government Art Collection

Hara Art Museum, Tokyo

Huis Marseille, Amsterdam

Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

National Museum of Film, Photography & Television, Bradford

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Wellcome Trust, London

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Whitehead Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston



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