Susie Hamilton studied at St Martin's School of Art, Byam Shaw School of Art and Birkbeck College, University of London. She lives and works in London and is represented by the Paul Stolper Gallery. Her work focuses on intensely bright light combined with human figures who are melted into light, cast hard shadows in oppressive heat, are exposed in the neon of a supermarket or in the glare of a banquet.
Solo exhibitions include in atoms, Paul Stolper, London (2016), Here Comes Everybody, St Paul's Cathedral, London (2015), Roaring Girls, The House of St Barnabas, London (2015), A New Heaven and a New Earth, St. Giles Cripplegate Church, London (2011); Madly Singing in the Mountains, Paul Stolper, London (2009); Black Sun, Studio Hugo Opdal, Flo, Norway (2009); World of Light, Triumph Gallery, Moscow (2008); Paintings and Mono-prints, Galleri Trafo, Oslo (2007). Group shows include Isolation Chamber Vacation, Worthing Museum (2017), Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London (2017), Mono, Flowers Gallery, London (2017), Day of the Triffids, News of the World Gallery, London (2017), Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, London (2016); Towards Night, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne (2016); From Lisbon to Vladivostok via Minsk, Mikhail Savitsky Gallery, Minsk and Belarusian Cultural Centre, Moscow (2016/2017); Paper Cuts, Transition Gallery, London (2016); Art Suzhou, Suzhou, China (2016); Wishing You Were Far Away, The Lloyds Club, London (2016), The Names, Transition Gallery, London (2016); Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London (2015); Material Tension, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London (2015); Promised Land, St Anne's Galleries, Lewes (2015); John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2014); Derwent Art Prize, Mall Galleries, London (2014); Identities, Cornelius Foundation, Lagamas, France (2014); International Print Biennale, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle (2014); Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London (2014); Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London (2014); Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London (2012).
Her work is in numerous collections including Murderme, St Paul's Cathedral, Bernard Jacobson, Deutsche Bank, The Economist, Methodist Collection of Modern Art, Imperial College Healthcare Art Collection, The Groucho Club, St. Giles Cripplegate Church and New Hall Art Collection.
Her paintings are represented in Picturing People by Charlotte Mullins, published by Thames and Hudson (2015) and she is a regular contributor to Garageland and Arty Magazines, published by Transition Gallery, London.