Bio

Artist and Reader in Fine Art, Wrexham Glyndwr University, North. Wales 

 

s.liggett@glyndwr.ac.uk

Education

2002-2008

PhD University of Wales

Title of thesis: Psychological Resonance and its Relationship to Site in the work of Five Contemporary Painters.

 

1991-1994

Postgraduate Diploma in Painting, Royal Academy Schools, London, 1st class thesis.

 

1986-1989      

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University, 2:1.

Conference Proceedings/Papers 

 

2018

Liggett. S. Wyatt, M. ‘The Potential of Painting: Unlocking Disenfranchised Grief for

People Living With Dementia’. June 2018 Illness Crisis & Loss DOI:10.1177/1054137318780577.

 

Liggett, S. Corcoran, M. ‘Interdisciplinary Research Unmasked: a new curatorial model for multi-audience engagement’. In Studies in Visual Arts and

Communication: an international journal Vol 5, No 1 (2018) on-line ISSN 2393 – 1221.

 

Liggett S. ‘The Role of Personal Experience in Abstract Painting: the changes in the work of three contemporary British painters from 1980’s to present day.’ Presentation: Symposium presentation: British Abstract Painting in the 1980’s, Coventry University.

http://www.abstractbritain.com/

2017

Liggett S., Heald K., (2017) Book Chapter: "Visual Arts Mental health and Technology", in "Art, Design and Technology: Collaboration and Implementation".

Springer Briefs in Computer Science, edited by Earnshaw, R. 

2016 

Liggett S., McClenaghen M., (2016)

“It wasn’t what I thought I was making”: Managing uncertainty in a speculative space​National Association of Fine Art Educators (NAFAE) Conference, London.

 

2015              

Liggett S., Heald K., Earnshaw R.A., Thompson E. and Excell P.S. (2015): "Collaborative Research in Art, Design and New Media - Challenges and Opportunities ", Proceedings of Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA 2015).

                                

2015              

Earnshaw R.A., Liggett S., Cunningham S., Heald K. and Thompson E(2015): "Models for Research in Art, Design,and the Creative Industries",Proceedings of Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA2015).

 

2015              

Earnshaw R.A., Liggett S. and Excell P.S. (2015): "Evaluating the REF2014 Results in Art and Design", Proceedings of Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA2015).

 

 

2014              

Heald, K., & Liggett, S. (2013) Time and the chora: ‘Transitory strata’ and ‘in-between-ness’ within ‘dream films’. In:Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, B. ed. Time & Temporality in Language and Human Experience. Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang, pp.401-409.

 

2013              

Earnshaw, R., Liggett, S. & Heald, K. (2013) Interdisciplinary Collaboration Methodologies in Art, Design and Media In: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA 2013), September 10-13, 2013, Wrexham, UK. Wrexham, Glyndwr University, pp.381-388.

 

2010              

Conference paper Visualising the Invisible: Arts and Science Collaboration presented as part of the Claiming Creativity: Art Education in Cultural Transition (21 – 24 April 2010)at Columbia College, Chicago, USA, in collaboration with Karen Heald, Prof Rob Poole and Dr Richard Tranter.

 

2010              

Conference paper Visualising the Invisible: Artists work in mental health presented as part of the Capturing the Patient Experience (21 June 2010) at Glyndwr University, Wrexham, in collaboration with Karen Heald, Prof Rob Poole and Dr Richard Tranter.

 

2009              

Conference Paper Horizons and Timelines presented as part of the ESA Research Network, Sociology for the Arts, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal ‘European Society or European Societies’ (2 - 5 September 2009) in collaboration with Karen Heald and Professor Paul Haywood.

 

2009              

Conference Paper Artist Residency: Psychiatric Unit presented as part of the ESA Research Network Sociology for the Arts, University of Lisbon, Portugal ‘European Society or European Societies’ (2 – 5 September 2009) in collaboration with Karen Heald.

Membership of Professional Bodies
 

2002                                          

Became a membership Higher Education Academy.

 

1995              

Elected a Freeman of Company Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers

 

1996              

Elected a Freeman of City of London, Guildhall of London.

 

1994              

Royal Academy Alumni (Formerly the Reynolds Club).

 

Painting Exhibitions 
 
2018
Royal Cambrian Academy Open, Conwy.
Hampstead Baptist Church, London.  
 
2017
SUITE@THEHORSEFALL, Manifest Arts Festival, Manchester.
SUITE Open Studios, Salford.

2016

NEAC Open, Mall Galleries, London.

Moving Minds, Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Wrexham.

 

2015
Carbon Meets Silicon, Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Wrexham.

 

2014

Resilience, Congo Projects, Rogue Studios Manchester.

 

2014

Shortlisted for the Lynn Painter-Stainer Prize, Mall Galleries, London.

 

2012               

Selbstportraits – nur ich?, Kunsthauschen Herrliberg, Switzerland.

 

2005 

Borderlands , Exhibition and exhibition catalogue, Galeria Bielsko, Bielsko-Biala, Poland.

 

2005

On the Brink, Galeria Sukiennice, Krakow, Poland.

 

2005

Ways of Looking in Something Light: Notes on Abstraction, exhibition catalogue and exhibition, Gallery Sycharth, Glyndwr University.

 

2003

Red Door Studio selected artists, Red Door Studio, London.

 

1999

New Paintings: Susan Liggett, Niki Nemec and Kwai Lau, The Hart Gallery, London.

 

1998

One person show downstairs at the Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.

 

1997

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London.

 

1996

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London.

 

1996

Borderlands, Bleddfa, Powys, Wales, Eros 1, Coventry Gallery, Old Street, London, One person show, The Smiths Gallery, London.

 

1995

The Tavistock Clinic, London, The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, Space Awards,The Raw Gallery, London.   

 

1994

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, Contemporary Arts Society, Royal Festival Hall, London, Fresh Art, Business Design Centre, London.

Awards 
 

2010-2013     

Research and Development award from the Arts Council of Wales, Safle and the North Wales Clinical School at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in collaboration with K. Heald, Dr R Tranter and Prof R Poole.

                                           

2006              

Harris Manchester College Fellowship awarded by Glyndwr University for a residency at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford.

 

1994              

Space Studios Artists Awards: One year’s tenure of a London artist’s studio (1994-95), followed by an exhibition at the Raw Gallery, London.

 

1994              

The Cyril Sweet Award for Painting, Awarded by the Worshipful Company of Painter Stainters, London.

 

1994              

The Haite Travelling Scholarship awarded by the Royal Academy Schools

 

1993              

The Royal Academy Schools Prize for Printmaking.

 

1989              

The Margaret Bryan Scholarship awarded by Nottingham Trent University

2017

Selector for Nova Art Prize:

https://nova.cymru/

Collaborative Exhibitions

2017

The Disappearing L... Women's Only Night, filmed performance screening of Paper Interior, Stiwdio Maelor, Corris, Wales, with Karen Heald.

2015

Slippage: the unstable nature of difference, Contemporary Art Space Chester. Curated by Lesley Halliwell and Jo Thorne.

 

2013

In-between-ness exhibition of video performance / installations, video stills and paintings from the artist’s response to the In-between-ness project, Gallery Sycharth, Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Wales (6th September – 4th November, 2013), Karen Heald & Susan Liggett.

 

2013

In-between-ness: Using  art to capture the changes to the self during antidepressant treatment collaborative exhibition of video installations, video stills, paintings and artist books as part of the Royal College of Psychiatry International Congress, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK, (2nd - 5th July,2013) Karen Heald, Susan Liggett Rob Poole, Richard Tranter & participants.

 

2013

Helfa Gelf/Art Trail open studios as part of the Glyndwr Collective, School of Art & Design, Wrexham, Wales (6th– 29th September 2013).

 

2013

In-Betweenness, Oriel Pendeitsh, Caernarfon.

 

2012

Videoformes film screening and live performance event in Trinty Church, Salford live streamed to Maison du Peuple, Clermont-Ferrand, France (15th March 2012).

 

2011

Heald, K & Liggett

UK based, artist Marina Moreno, elysium Gallery with ART-E-MOTION presents Vending Machine: an Installation, which features the work of both UK based and International artists.    http://www.venicevendingmachine.com/catalogue.html

 

2010

Visualising the Invisible, Durber Gallery & Caitrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University,Wrexham, in collaboration with Karen Heald, Arts Council of Wales, Safle and the NHS inrelation to an Artist Residency in the Ablett Psychiatric Unit in North Wales.

 

2010

White part of Film to Change, Leeds International Film Festival.  A series of events, screenings and exhibitions exploring mental health and film Leeds Town Hall, (Nov 8th-Nov 17th 2010) in collaboration with Karen Heald.

 

2009  

Liggett, S & Heald, K  White' & 'Blue  Instituto Cervantes, Manchester.

 

2009

Liggett, S & Heald, K, Artist Residency, collaborations with patients and art works, Glan Clwyd NHS Hospital, N. Wales.

Exhibition Catalogues
 

2015               

Editor of Catalogue for Carbon Meets Silicon

 

2015               

Included in the catalogue publication for the exhibition Slippage: the unstable nature of difference.

 

2012              

Publication Play Serious following participation in a two-day event for practitioner researchers, 2012 Northern Quarter, Manchester, UK (13th – 14th September 2012), Karen Heald & Susan Liggett. www.playserious.info.

 

2011              

Online catalogue Venice. The Vending Machine: An Installation following a group exhibition at the Serra dei Giardini and the Contemporary Art Galleria Perela, Venice (15th -30th September 2011) Karen Heald & Susan Liggett (pages 21 & 51), http://www.venicevendingmachine.com/catalogue.html.

 

2007              

Catalogue ‘Border Crossing’ Galeria Bielska / Wrexham Arts Centre /Arts Council Wales.

 

2005              

Catalogue ‘Borderlands’ Galeria Bielska / Arts Council Wales.

 

2002              

Ways of Looking in Something Light: Notes on Abstraction, contributed to exhibition catalogue, ISBN 0 94688 120 1.