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Susan Collins

Born 1964, London.

Susan Collins studied at Chelsea College of Art (1982-83) and the Slade School of Art (1983-1987). She was a Fulbright Scholar at the School of Art of the Art Institute of Chicago (1990-1991). In 2001 she was awarded the degree of PhD at the University of Reading.

Collins is a leading UK artist specialising in digital media. She uses a variety of techniques in her practice, examples include an internet-based work through which users could talk to people in the street via an animated mouth, a light-based installation in which a number of street drains in the City of London were illuminated from dawn to dusk and the use of webcams to record fluctuations in the light and the sea at five different coastal locations over a period of twelve months.

Teaching has been an important part of Collins’ professional life, at the Slade School of Fine Art she is Reader in Fine Art, Head of Undergraduate Fine Art Media and Head of the Slade Centre for Electronic Media (SCEMFA), University College London since 1995.

Her work has been exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally in Germany, Denmark, Holland, Bulgaria, USA, Canada and Australia.

Seascape, Stokes Bay, 18th October, 2008, 18:44