Sue Arrowsmith


1968: Born, Manchester. Lives and Works in London
1984-86: Tameside College of Technology, Ashton-Under-Lyne (Foundation)
1987-90: Goldsmiths College of Art, London (BA Hons Textiles)
1997: Prizewinner John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 20
1998: Prizewinner Natwest Art Prize, London
2004: Marries Ian Davenport
2010: Artist in Residence, Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut, USA
2011: Open Frequency on Axis- the online resource for contemporary art, selected by Sarah Shalgosky

Solo Exhibitions

2020Natura Naturans, Luca Tommasi Arte Contemporanea, Milano
2019Let the wind blow through your heart, Galerie AndresThalmann, Zürich, Switzerland
2018Transference with Matthew Weir – MOCA, London
2018We could dream this night away, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
2016Waiting for the moon. Galerie Andres Tahlmann, Zurich
2015Whisper from The Shadows, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
2013Sue Arrowsmith - Studio Show, October, London
2011Courtyard Gallery, The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthen
2009Galerie allerArt, Bludenz
2004Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart
2004Artist of the Day, Flowers Central, London
2001Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin
1999Galerie Frahm, Copenhagen
1997Cold Spring, Entwistle Gallery, London
1994Entwistle Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions

2017'5 Years at Heddon Street', Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
2015Summer Exhibition, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
2015Nature Morte, Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life, Ha gamle prestgard, Stavanger, Norway
2014Natural Order, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
2012Sweethearts – Artist Couples, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
2012Plus Art Projects at The Mayor's Parlour, Bow, London
2011Drawing 2011, Drawing Room, London
2010Small is Beautiful, Flowers Central, London
2010William Blake and the Naked Tea Party,Ekleksographia, (online), edited by Philip Davenport
2009Open Impact, Spike Island, Bristol
2009Small is Beautiful XXVI, Flowers East, London
2009Drawing 2009, Drawing Room, London
2008Small is Beautiful, Flowers Central, London
2007Drawing 2007, Drawing Room, London
2007Force Of Nature, The Gallery@Adventure Ecology HQ London
2007Summer Exhibition 2007, Royal Academy, London
2007British Painting, Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart
2007Small Is Beautiful, Flowers Central, London
2007Art Futures, Contemporary Art Society, Bloomberg Space, London
2006Into The Light Of Things, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
2006Small is Beautiful, Portraits XXIV, Flowers Central, London
2005Small is Beautiful, Flowers Central, London
2005Sue Arrowsmith, Claude Heath, Ausstellungsraum, Gallery Hollenbach, Zurich
2005Drawing Two Hundred, The Drawing Room, London
2005Art Futures, Contemporary Art Society, Bloomberg Space, London
2004Art Futures, Contemporary Art Society, Londo
2004Arbeiten Auf Papier, Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart
2003Art Futures, Contemporary Art Society, London
2003About Painting, Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart
2003Pictures at an Exhibition, KPMG, London
2003Drawn 2B Alive, Hales Gallery, London
2002At Sea, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich
2002Prospects 2002 Contemporary Drawing Exhibition, Essor Gallery Project Space, London (sponsored by Pizza Express)
2002Mapping the Process, Essor Gallery, London
2002The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2002, University of Gloucester, Cheltenham touring to Jerwood Space, London; mac, Birmingham; Glasgow School of Art; EICH Gallery, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, Hull; The Promenade Gallery, The Lowry, Salford Quays,
2001Sue Arrowsmith, Maria Chevska, Alexis Harding, Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart
2001Collection Selection, Middlesbrough Art Gallery, Middlesbrough
2001Jerwood Drawing Prize 2001, University of Gloucester, Cheltenham, touring to The Alberto Vilar Gallery at The Prince’s Foundation, London, EICH Gallery, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, Hull
2001At Sea, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
2001British Abstract Painting 2001, Flowers East, London
2001Tradition and Innovation, British Painting from The Royal Bank of Scotland Art Collection, York City Art Gallery, York
2001XS, Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin
2000Y2K, Archimede Staffolini Gallery, Nicosia
2000Incorporate 3, Art and Business, London
2000Cultural Ties, Jariwala Westzone Gallery, London
1999Galerie Van der Straeten, Amsterdam
1999Contemporary British Art, Natwest Art Collection, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster
1998The Natwest Art Prize 1998, Lothbury Gallery, London
1997John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 20, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool


Fidelity Investments, Boston and London
Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London
Goldman Sachs Collection, London
Kupferstichkabinett of the National Gallery of Berlin
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Art Collection, London
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
The Government Art Collection, London