Taking inspiration from Greek Mythology and Renaissance paintings, Siusan’s work engages with the historical tropes of the classical female form found in traditional western paintings and seeks to revise these conventions. Classical paintings of the female form are typically by the male gaze for the male gaze. Her work reclaims the female body image by depicting it through a different lens.
The implied narrative in Siusan’s paintings signifies the right of woman to present themselves without fearing criticism. In a society obsessed with body image and youthfulness, her work reflects on the response of some women confronted by the unrealistic and somewhat unattainable expectations placed on them, to reclaim and celebrate more realistic representations of the figure.
Siusan received the Royal Scottish Academy 195th Annual exhibition SABA award 2021 and her work has been exhibited in the Leadenhall building in London for two years as part of being selected for the AON Community Award at her degree show. She is a co-director of SaltSpace Coop CIC, a non-profit organisation in Glasgow which provides a platform for graduates and emerging artists in Scotland.
Accepted for the Royal Scottish Academy 195th Annual Exhibition 2021 and winner of the RSA Scottish Artists Benevolent Award (SABA) 2021.
Chosen for the AON Community Award for the Glasgow School of Art degree show 2019.