Professor Ann Sutton MBE

Born:North Staffordshire, England
Lives and Works: West Sussex
Won: All art prizes at school
Failed: Art O-level
1951-56Cardiff College of Art
1956-63Full-time lecturer in Weave, West Sussex College of Art, Worthing
1960Visitor, Cardiff College of Art
1961-68Student, then tutor, Basic Course (Thubron, Frost, Dalwood etc) and Kenneth Martin, Glamorgan Summer School, Barry
1963-65Part-time lecturer: Croydon College of Art
1967-74Part-time lecturer: North Oxfordshire School of Art, Banbury
1968Guest lecturer, Leeds School of Art (Harry Thubron)
1970Won joint 1st prize: "Sculpture '70"-Welsh Arts Council Competition
V&A purchased and commissioned 16 prints on paper and aluminium for solo show: ”Textile Images on Paper", Victoria & Albert Museum (Circulation Dept)
1974Logical colour scheme for Keble College, Oxford. Architects:Ahrends, Burton & Koralek
1977-88On Contemporary Art Society committee
1979Offered two-year residency: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1983Buyer (paintings/sculpture) for Contemporary Art Society
Buyer of Craft for CAS
1983-presentBuyer of art for private clients.
1985Large solo exhibition: commissioned to show relationship of weave to the Constructivist collection in Norrkopings Konstmuseum, Sweden (Southern Arts and British Council)
1988-90Member of Government Steering Group "PerCent for Art"
1989Initiated the internationally first walking 'Gallery Trail', Arundel Festival (50 temporary art galleries)
1990Consultant: Public Art : Southampton Art Gallery refurb (National Award)
1990-94Trustee: Oxford Artists Group: Chiltern Sculpture Trail
1991Member of the Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.)
1992-95Board Member: Southern Arts (Regional Arts Board.)
1996Consultant: Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester (new gallery: advising,commissioning, buying art)
2003National 1st prize: Fine Book Binding Award: BPIF Book Awards
Lead Artist at The Point Eastleigh Borough Council(Architects Burrell Foley Fischer) Phase 1
2004Solo retrospective exhibition: Crafts Council, London and touring
2005Founded Site Editions (editions of sculpture for gardens)
Created Professor by the University of the Arts, London 2005
Created Senior Fellow: Royal College of Art 2005
Created third Artist Patron: Contemporary Art Society 2005 ( with Anthony Caro, Bridget Riley)
2010Lead Artist at The Point, Eastleigh Phase 2
2010-presentStudio research: painting, leading to drawing, leading to spatial drawing
2014Solo exhibition, curated by Gill Hedley. ‘Counterpoint’ at Patrick Heide Contemporary Art London
2015Solo exhibition within ‘Collect’, Saatchi Galleries, London. (Invited)
2016Studio research: material combinations, based on the mesh.
2016Represented by Taste at Art Genevre
2016/18Solo exhibition “Off the Grid” touring UK public galleries, including Gallery Oldham, Lancashire, The Potteries Museum, Stoke-on-Trent and the Winchester Gallery, University of Southampton
2017Gave the Fielding Talk “Rebel with a Cause” for the Crafts Council, at St Martin in the Fields, London
2018Included in “The most real thing: contemporary textiles and sculpture” NewArtCentre, Roche Court