Susan Buttner is a visual artist working in sculptural form, painting, performance and film, a recent recipient of SIM Residency Award Iceland 2022, Fingal County Council Bursary Award 2022/ 2021, Arts Council of Ireland Visual Artist Bursary Award 2021/ 2020, Draíocht Incubate Residency Award 2020 and an RHA Studio Residency Award 2019.
Her work questions culturally sensitive and difficult topics, human suffering, alienation and difference, bodily experiences of knowledge and power. Through juxtaposing an art/life binary, exploring ideas of the everyday, Buttner evokes suggestions of threat within a minimal aesthetic, which is embedded with forms of collaboration and dialogue. Her conceptual interests involve intensive periods of research and collaboration with individuals and groups, who inform and influence the production of the work.
Susan is a recipient of numerous awards, with works exhibited and held in public and private collections nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions: 192nd RHA Annual Exhibition; A Recognition Of the Connections Between Events, SIM, Iceland; Orphaned From Belonging, (live performance and film, choreographed and directed by Buttner), curated by Carmel Duffy, LUAN Gallery; PLATFORM 21 Worlds Of Their Own, curated by Sharon Murphy, Draíocht Gallery; Inaugural Janet Mullarney Prize Exhibition (Highly Commended), curated by Joy Gerrard, Sean Kissane, Jerome O’Drisceoil, Highlanes Gallery.