Professor Ann Sutton MBE

Born: North Staffordshire, England
Lives and Works:   West Sussex
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Won: All art prizes at school
Failed: Art O-level
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1951-56 Cardiff College of Art
1956-63 Full-time lecturer in Weave, West Sussex College of Art, Worthing
1960 Visitor, Cardiff College of Art
1961-68 Student, then tutor, Basic Course (Thubron, Frost, Dalwood etc) and Kenneth Martin, Glamorgan Summer School, Barry
1963-65 Part-time lecturer: Croydon College of Art
1967-74 Part-time lecturer: North Oxfordshire School of Art, Banbury
1968 Guest lecturer, Leeds School of Art (Harry Thubron)
1970 Won 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)
1974 Logical colour scheme for Keble College, Oxford. Architects:Ahrends, Burton & Koralek
1977-88 On Contemporary Art Society committee
1979 Offered two-year residency: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1983 Buyer (paintings/sculpture) for Contemporary Art Society
Buyer of Craft for CAS
1983-present Buyer of art for private clients.
1985 Large solo exhibition: commissioned to show relationship of weave to the Constructivist collection in Norrkopings Konstmuseum, Sweden (Southern Arts and British Council)
1988-90 Member of Government Steering Group “PerCent for Art”
1989 Initiated the internationally first walking ‘Gallery Trail’, Arundel Festival (50 temporary art galleries)
1990 Consultant: Public Art : Southampton Art Gallery refurb (National Award)
1990-94 Trustee: Oxford Artists Group: Chiltern Sculpture Trail
1991 Member of the Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.)
1992-95 Board Member: Southern Arts (Regional Arts Board.)
1996 Consultant: Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester (new gallery: advising,commissioning, buying art)
2003 National 1st prize: Fine Book Binding Award: BPIF Book Awards
Lead Artist at The Point Eastleigh Borough Council(Architects Burrell Foley Fischer) Phase 1
2004 Solo retrospective exhibition: Crafts Council, London and touring
2005 Founded 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)
2010 Lead Artist at The Point,Eastleigh Phase 2
2010-present Studio research: painting, leading to drawing, leading to spatial drawing
2014 Solo exhibition, curated by Gill Hedley. ‘Counterpoint’ at Patrick Heide Contemporary Art London
2015 Solo exhibition within ‘Collect’, Saatchi Galleries, London. (Invited)
2016 Studio research: material combinations, based on the mesh.
2016 Represented by Taste at Art Genevre
2016/17 Solo exhibition touring UK public galleries, including Potteries Museum, Stoke-on-Trent