b. 1959, UK; lives and works in Manchester
2000-01 Manchester Metropolitan University, MA
1997-00 Manchester Metropolitan University, BA
Susie MacMurray’s work includes drawing, sculpture and architectural installations. A former classical musician, MacMurray is known for her poetic site-specific installations in historic spaces such as Shell, Pallant House Gallery (2006); Echo, York Museums Trust (2006); Promenade, Kedleston Hall, Derby (2010); and Doubt at Southwark Cathedral in London during Lent (2018).
MacMurray is also regarded for her intricate garment sculptures, stimulating physical and cultural associations, with notable works including Medusa (2014-15) and A Mixture of Frailties (2004), both of which are in private collections. Her 43kg black nappa leather and dressmaker pin dress, Widow (2009) is held in the collection of Manchester Art Gallery, having been previously exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Victoria and Albert Museum. 2018 saw a major solo exhibition of MacMurray’s sculpture, Strange Fruit, at Akbank Sanat, Istanbul.