Installations and works on paper inspired by architecture

Sue Mann is an artist who lives near York, UK and makes work in response to architecture. She is interested in how spaces feel and seeks out hidden, forgotten or reimagined aspects through drawing.

Sue is concerned with making connections, questioning what the sensory experiences of drawing and architecture may reveal about a place or time. Predominantly working with repetitive mark making, she produces drawings on layers of translucent paper to place in response to light as a means to consider the multifaceted nature of architectural spaces. Sue also experiments with other approaches, such as video and printmaking, to gather material and develop her drawings.

Inspired by architectural features such as light and shadow, recent works comprise drawings on translucent paper that are activated by light in the space. 


Sue invites opportunities to make work in response to architectural spaces. By sharing her process or work, she can offer new ways of noticing, understanding or experiencing a place. Sue works with drawing to examine and communicate her responses but also to share drawing’s universal capacity to make connections. For previous projects, see CV below.

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CV Summary

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2020  Home 

2020  National Trust at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

2020  AA2A Artist Residency, York St John University

2019  AA2A Artist Residency, York St John University

2018  Skin

2016  Illuminating York at York St John University

2016  York Art Gallery

2015  Stonebow House, York

2015  York Minster Revealed at York Minster

2014  National Trust at Goddards


2019  Frontier Open, 35 Chapel Walk Gallery, Sheffield (shortlisted for Judges Choice Prize)

2018  Forms Assembled in the Light: The KPP Prize for Art, Architecture + Design, Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Leeds

2016  Resonances Retold, York Art Gallery

2016  See:Saw, York St John University, York

2015  Relish, The New School House Gallery, York

2015  Goddards Reimagined, National Trust at Goddards, York


2016  York St John University, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Class I

2016  Vice Chancellor’s Faculty of Arts Medal and Fine Art Programme Prize