Susan Collis


Born in Edinburgh (UK) in 1956. Lives and works in London (UK).



When we loved you best of all, Touchstones Rochdale, Rochdale (UK)


Plinth, Ikon space, 44 Great Russel Street, London (UK)


I would like to invite the viewer, Laura Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas (USA)


This was here, Espacio Minimo, Madrid (Spain)

The Price of Nails, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)


That way and this, Seventeen Gallery, London (UK)

Rein, Honigbrot Gallery, Köln (Germany)


So it goes, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas (USA)


I Miss You, Seventeen, London (UK

Works on paper, Seventeen, London (UK)

I don’t love you anymore, galerie frank elbaz, Paris (France

Since I fell for you, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (UK)

Sculpture Show, Torrance Art Museum, CA (USA)

Commissioned artist of the Armory Show


Twice removed, Espacio Minimo Gallery, Madrid (Spain)

For all the things we thought we’d love forever, SEVENTEEN, Solo presentation, Frieze Art Fair (with catalogue), London (UK)


Why did I think this was a good idea, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas (USA)

Susan Collis, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (UK)

Sweat, SEVENTEEN, London (UK)


The grand scheme of things, The City Gallery, Leicester, UK

Don’t get your hopes up, Seventeen, London (UK)


I know all about you, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (UK)


Engineer, Beaconsfield Gallery, London (UK)




Five Easy Pieces, Large Glass, London (UK)


All the best/your sincerely: Radical Positions in London Painting, Galeria Alegria, Madrid (Spain)

Full Moon, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar (The Netherlands)

Material Issue, KMAC Museum, Louisville, Kentucky (USA)

In the Making Ruskin, Creativity and Craftsmanship, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield (UK)


A.N.T.H.R.O.P.O.C.E.N.E, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

Art_Textiles, The Whitworth, Manchester (UK)

Extra/Oridnary, The Whitworth, Manchester (UK)

The Needle’s Eye, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design Oslo, Oslo (Norway)

The Needle’s Eye, KODE, Bergen (Norway)


Lifelike, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix (USA)

Saint Jerome, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro (USA)

The Needle’s Eye, Kode, Art Museum of Bergen, Bergen (Norway)

What Marcel Duchamp taught me, The Fine Art Society, London (UK)

The Artist’s Chair, Large Glass, London (UK)

Small Rome, Frutta, Rome (Italy)


L’origine des choses, Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels (Belgium)

Testing Ground: Disappearing into one, 176 Gallery, London (UK)

Lifelike, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans (USA)

Lifelike, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (USA)

Lifelike, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin? Texas (USA)

Make Believe, Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham (UK)


Lifelike, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis (USA)

Into the wood, curated by Daria de Beauvais, Galerie des Galeries, Paris (France)

Meanwhile II, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (UK)

Look closely now, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW (Australia)

Passage, Blindarte Contemporanea, Napoli (Italy)


La Vie Mode d’Emploi (Life A User’s Manual), Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

Mystics or Rationalists?, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (Scotland)

L’art contemporain et son exposition, Musée Nissim de Camondo, Paris (France

A new Hook. Re-thinking needlework, Museum Bellerive, Zürich (Switzerland)

The Workers, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts (USA)

De-building, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch (New Zealand)


Les Elixirs de Panacée, Palais Bénédictine, Fécamp (France) curated by Ami Barak

Les compétences invisibles, Maison Populaire de Montreuil (France

Lean, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York (USA)

Look again, Marlborough Chelsea, New York (USA)

Nod Nod Wink Wink, Taos Museum, New Mexico (USA)


Souvenir, Leeds Metropolitan Gallery, Leeds (UK)

The Sculpture Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (UK

Out of the Ordinary, Tullie House, Carslile (UK

No Show, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, NY (USA

Susan Collis, Ane Mette Hol and Toril Johannessen, Lautoum (Norway

Bizarre Perfection, The Isreal Museum, Jerusalem (Israel

Apparently Invisible, The Drawing Center, NY (USA)

At Your Service, The David Roberts Foundation, London (UK)


Out of the Ordinary, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead (UK)

Lure, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris (France

Presque Rien, Laure Genillard, London (UK) curated by Gavin Turk


Isobar, Fieldgate Gallery, London (UK

Business as Usual, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham (UK

Citadel 1, Front Room/Killing Room, David Risley Gallery, London (UK

Ultrasonic International II, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica (USA)

Out of the Ordinary, The V&A, London and touring (UK

An Archaeology, Project Space 176, The Zabludowicz Collection (with publication), London (UK)


Until it makes sense, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (France

Until it makes sense, SEVENTEEN, London (UK

Seventeen Presents…, SEVENTEEN, London (UK)

Brownfield, Lounge Gallery, London (UK)


The Vinyl Project, Cork (Ireland) curated by Simon Cutts for Cork City of Culture

Drawing 200, The Drawing Room, London (UK

Oriel Mostyn Open 2005, Llandudno, Wales (Winner) (UK

Arttextiles3, Touring Exhibition
Thy Neighbours Ox II, Space Station 65 Gallery, London (UK

Taking a line for a walk, The Place, Letchworth, UK

Chronic Epoch, Beaconsfield Gallery, London (UK)


Free From the Itch of Desire, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (Ireland)

Emergency, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (UK)


40 White Chairs, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London (UK

Gobbledygook, The Centre of Attention Gallery, London (UK)


Jerwood Drawing Prize, Touring Exhibition

Notably, Pump House Gallery, London (UK

Arcadia In the City, Marble Hill House and Grounds, Twickenham (UK)




Les élixirs de Panacée, Palais Bénédictine

Susan Collis Since I fell for you, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham


For all the things we thought we’d love forever, Seventeen

The Bizarre Perfection, Suzanne Landau, The Israel Museum


Susan Collis and Kay Rosen, Art Monthly, James Clegg, Oct 2008

The Times, The Knowledge, p. 26-28, Nancy Durrant, 26th July 2008

Susan Collis, Art World, Paul Carey Kent, Aug/Sept 08


Out of the Ordinary, Laurie Briton Newell, V&A Publications

Don’t get your hopes up, Seventeen

An Archaeology, Zabludowicz Collection

Bon Magazine, Spring 2007, Friere Barnes

The Drawing Book: A Survey of Drawing, Ed. Tania Kovats


Memorabilia, Maxime Thieffine,


Public collections

France Fonds national d’art contemporain

Israël Museum of Israel

UK The Arts Council Collection

UK The David Roberts Foundation

UK Zabludowicz Collection

NZ Christchurch Art Gallery