SUZO HICKEY – BIO
Suzo Hickey is a painter and multidisciplinary artist living in Prince Rupert, BC. Born in 1959, she migrated from coast (Prince Rupert) to desert (Kamloops) and back to coast (Vancouver) in 1991, where she attended Emily Carr College of Art and Design.
Since graduating 1994, Suzo has exhibited around BC and the US on themes of queer mothering, urban landscapes, and death in the family. Her work has always been informed by the specifics of her life: the death of her 24 year old son in Mirificus, stereotyping & the reclamation of language in You Fucking Fruit, being a queer mother in Let Me Go Down in the Mud.
Recently, her work has been urban landscape. After constructing many shows around issues, she began examining the formal, non-verbal, enigmatic power of what was around her: the ordinariness of rainy intersections and leafless trees in her East Vancouver neighbourhood.
In 2016, after 25 years in Vancouver, Suzo has moved back to Prince Rupert.
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