Line, Kyoto, 2016
1500x1000mm Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle Photo rag
This image is part of an on-going series taken in various countries over the last 12 years. In each image, one lone figure is visible in the landscape. The locations vary from urban to rural, ordinary to unusual, but in all cases the image is more about he relationship between the figure and the landscape than the landscape itself.
Suzanne Mooney is an Irish artist currently living in Japan. She holds a PhD from Tama Art University, Tokyo, and continues to work as an artist and educator in Tokyo. Utilizing time-based and spatial media she references Romanticism, painting and the Landscape, looking at how we interact within and experience space and Place, individually and collectively. Using imagery from constructed contemporary city spaces and borrowing motifs and imagery from Romantic painting she causes us to question our established perceptions of the world we live in. Mooney has received support from a number of funding bodies, including The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council and Culture Ireland. She has been awarded residencies in Iceland, Korea, Ireland and Spain and regularly travels to acquire material for new works. She won the Aesthetica Art Prize (Emerging Art Prize) in 2015. Recently, she held solo exhibitions at Launch Pad Gallery in Yokohama, and traveled to the UK for a solo exhibition at Bloc Projects and other activities at the invitation of Japan Now North, in connection with Japan Now at the British Library.
NEWS & UPDATES
Announcements of exhibitions, events and publications
5: Designing Media Ecology
PUBLICATION (DEC. 24)
The 9th issue of 5: Designing Media Ecology 『５：Designing Media Ecology』第9号 has just been published. (PDF edition on sale Dec. 24, paper edition Dec. 28)
From Place to Place at Bloc Projects, Sheffield
EXHIBITION (FEB./MAR. 2018)
Solo exhibition at Bloc Projects as part of JAPAN NOW NORTH 2018
「Free Thinking」”Tokyo Idols and Urban life”
2018/04/26 22:00 BBC RADIO 3
Novelist Tomouki Hoshino, photographer Suzanna Mooney, writer/photographer Mariko Nagai and film-maker Kyoko Miyake look at life in the city for the Heisei generation.
Presented by Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough.
「KOGANECHO: AN OLD SITE IN A NEW LIGHT」
REVIEW BY JOHN L. TRAN
The Japan TImes, OCT 17, 2017
Photo: Suzanne Mooney's "From Koganecho with love" (2017) | JOHN L. TRAN
Review of Koganecho Bazaar 2017 in The Japan Times.
「Suzanne Mooney: A few light taps upon the pane, no one turns, no reply」
Suzanne Mooney: A few light taps upon the pane, no one turns, no reply (The Container: Catalogues) (Volume 8) by The Container et al.
Catalogue available from Amazon: http://amzn.com/1515058549