'My name is Sila.....' - Pencil, Watercolour and Wool on Viscose - 20 x 25 cm
Susanne Maria Wolf studied at The National College of Art in Dublin, Ireland, The Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp, Belgium and The Academie Minerva in Groningen, The Netherlands.
She has been living and working in The Netherlands since 1998.
Susanne Maria Wolf is working primarily with the media of drawing, sculpture and installations.
The subjects in her work refer to social issues such as identity and clinical pictures. Physical and psychic aberrations and disorders are being concealed, covered and suppressed. They are also altered and manipulated due to the high and unrealistic standards of a human ideal that in our society has been elevated to a level of normality.
Her choice of materials is dependent on her subject matters. Highly skilled in the use of techniques and materials, she is mainly working with paper, textiles, hair, wax and silicone.
Her work often carries traces of a turbulent ‘past’ such as stains, scars and ravels. With these elements she is suggesting a high measure of authenticity. Due to this, the viewer is confronted with personal and even intimate images.
TOEKOMSTDENKEN - Zaal Zuid, Hengelo OV, The Netherlands.
‘DiVCult’ - Prins Bernhardplantsoen, Hengelo OV, The Netherlands.
Summer opening New Dakota: Corona Archives - Passage, Amsterdam,The Netherlands.
for the project
2019 – 2021
A project for visual artists from the provinces Drenthe and Overijssel including exhibitions, masterclasses and lectures.
In collaboration with The Arts Council Drenthe and 'Stichting Beeldruimte', The Netherlands.
(In Gesprek- Reacties op collectiestukken)
17/11/2012 – 16/3/2013
The starting point of the exhibition ‘In Dialogue – reactions on pieces of the Museum collection’ was to create a link between contemporary art and historical objects, p.e. paintings, clothing, architecture and other collection items in the Museum Elburg. Contemporary artists were asked to choose an object that triggered their interest and to create a 'reaction' in any discipline or material. Among the selected artists were: Karin Suter, Guda Koster, Marli Turion, Nathalie Brans, Johannes van Vugt, Balta, Lee Eun Young.
Community Art Project ‘ON THE MOVE’
June - September 2007
“ON THE MOVE” has been initiated in cooperation with the Housing Corporation deltaWonen, Zwolle, The Netherlands.