Susie Olczak

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Susie Olczak is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on sculpture. Her work focuses on the idea of adaptation and asks the viewer to look again at the world. It is about the perception of geometry, pattern, and light while moving through transitory spaces, such as corridors, underpasses, and the walkways between buildings. Her work has been shown internationally in Berlin, Japan and the United States. She has exhibited around the United Kingdom, attended residencies in Finland and had work commissioned by corporate clients located in Singapore. She has also been commissioned to produce public artworks by BBC Scotland, Charles Saatchi at the Big Chill Festival, and the National Trust. In Cambridge, she has produced works for The Institute of Astronomy and the Fitzwilliam Museum, as well as for King’s, Jesus, and Peterhouse Colleges of Cambridge University. In 2018 she participated in a workshop with the RCA at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and was awarded a scholarship to attend the Summer Art Academie in Venice. During 2018, she also received the Villiers David Travel Grant for a research trip to Iceland. In 2016, Susie Olczak was a bursary award winner at the Royal Society of Sculptors. In 2019 she showed in the Ingram Collection Purchase Prize Exhibition and in 2020 she completed the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award residency and exhibited the work at Standpoint Gallery. In 2021 she showed work in Landscape Portrait. Then Now at Hestercombe Gallery and took part in the Zabludowicz Masterclass.

Susie Olczak is co-founder of Conscious Isolation. She is a lecturer in Fine Art at University of Gloucestershire. She has been a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths University of London, The Royal College of Art, University of the Arts London, University of Cambridge, University of Westminster, Falmouth University, University for the Creative Arts, University of Brighton, University of Bedfordshire and Cambridge School of Art. Susie Olczak is also a freelance artist educator, working at the University of Cambridge Museums.