Friday , September 16th, 2016 | 7:00PM


(Artist Susan Derges in conversation with Naomi Itami)

Image © Susan Derges. Eden 5. From the series: Eden & The Observer. Lambda print. 40 X 95 inches, 2004. Courtesy of Danziger Gallery and Susan Derges.

Born in London, England in 1955, Susan Derges currently lives and works in Dartmoor, Devon. From 1973-1976 she studied painting at Chelsea School of Art in London. From 1981 to 1985 she lived and worked in Japan, returning to London in 1986 with the influences of Japanese minimalism and integrating this into her discovery of camera-less photography processes. Throughout her career Derges has been the recipient of many awards, fellowships, and residencies where she has been able to further pursue her artistic interest in science. She has received residencies at the Museum of the History of Science attached to the University of Oxford, The Eden Project Education Centre in Cornwall, Stour Valley Arts Project in Kings Wood, Kent, and Maudsley Hospital in London, among others. She has been exhibited throughout the world in both solo and group exhibitions. Her work has been exhibited at Purdy Hicks Gallery in London, Johyun Gallery in Seoul, Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh, Paul Gasmin Gallery in New York, Museum of the History of Science in Oxford, and Tokyo Design Centre, among many others. Her work can be found in many collections, including: Arts Council of England, Victoria & Albert Museum, San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Eden Project, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Hara Art Museum, among others. Susan Derges is represented by Purdy Hicks Gallery in London and Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh. Derges latest New York exhibition will be opening on September 14th, 2016 at Danziger Gallery.

Naomi Itami is a cross-disciplinary artist working in lens-based media and sound. Formerly an international opera singer, she holds several Masters degrees including one from the LCC in Photography. She writes on the arts and is a frequent contributor to various publications including Hotshoe Magazine, Photomonitor and LensCulture. A Bay Area native, she currently resides in London, UK.


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