Suzanne Mooney is an Irish artist and Ora Schneider Regional Grant Resident alumna whose practice primarily sits within photography, found images and objects, print and collage. She holds a BA (Hons) Theory and Practice of Visual Arts, Chelsea College of Art, London and an MA in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art, London and has exhibited her work extensively both nationally and internationally.
Recent projects have explored commodification, abstraction and the formation of desire using display systems and structures from retail as a central focus; the collapse of objects into their pictorial form and the slippages emerging between materiality and representation; objects in flux and how things exist beyond human agency.
At WSW, she tested her theory that fragmented objects and the images they produce are in themselves complete—”liberated” from their original intention. She smashed two antique glass plate negatives and printed the resulting images. This body of work stems from a series Something to Grasp, Nothing to Hold where she used sea glass in a similar way.