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Susan Gransby

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Bio

Susan was born in London, England and lives in Burnaby. She graduated with Honours in Printmaking from the Vancouver School of Art in 1979 and in Philosophy from UBC. Her etchings, linocuts, monotypes and mixed media works have been exhibited across Canada and the U.S. and in Japan, Spain, Finland and Peru. They are in many private and corporate collections including Vancity, TD Bank, IBM, NCR, The Salient Group, and CP and Westin Hotels as well as such public collections as the Canada Council Art Bank and the Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond and SFU galleries. The former journalist also writes, edits and curates.

Artist’s Statement:

“Urban and industrial structures and architecture have always attracted me. Sometimes it's a single object, such as the Alexandra Bandstand at English Bay or a crane on the Fraser River or Hong Kong construction site. Other times I enjoy picking out favourite fragments of a building or district and floating them in imagined spaces. Curator Roger Boulet once described my work as "a refreshingly uncomplicated vision with a relaxed and easy intimacy." Exploring the city is an adventure and I hope I can impart my discoveries in a playful way. Printmaking provides the ideal process by which to narrow down the endless subjects around me.”