Susan Wald

Susan Wald is a Melbourne based artist, practicing since 1989. She is a figurative artist whose work explores notions of identity and mortality. The internal life rather than the appearance of what we present to others, is what interests her. She believes painting in the 21st Century can be a potent medium, able to speak about and reflect on our time in a powerful way.

Her paintings, drawings and monotypes include the figure, portraiture and landscape. One of her abiding passions is theatre. Since 1991 she has worked with a number of theatre companies (Anthill, Gilgul and Fraught Outfit) producing works - drawings, paintings, monotypes - from rehearsals of various plays including Samuel Beckett's Endgame, Eugene Ionesco's The Chairs, Strategy For Two Hams; and Sophocles' Elektra.

Her more recent work focuses on the landscapes of Mungo through painting and monoprint and have been exhibited extensively over the past few years in solo and group exhibitions (including Tacit). Wald said of the work and the landscape itself:- 
Spending time at Lake Mungo I felt an urgency to try and record my feelings and responses to this land; both the beauty and the pain. Despite its history of bloodshed and decimation, the land has continued to give. This was the seed that this body of work grew from.

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Exhibitions at Tacit
2024 The Gathering



Exhibitions (selected)

2024 The Gathering, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2022 Mungo, Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
2021 Mungo Prints, PG Printmaker Gallery, Melbourne
2020 Mungo, Paintings & PrintsMildura Arts Centre, Mildura
2017 CrowLangford120, Melbourne
Theatre PaintingsJanet Clayton Gallery, Sydney
2016 Desert MonoprintsThe Art Vault, Mildura
2015 Theatre Paintings & MonoprintsLangford120, Melbourne
2014 SurveyThe Art Vault, Mildura
2013 MonoprintsLangford 120, Melbourne
2012 Paintings & Works on PaperLangford 120, Melbourne
2008 The Figure Work in Progress, Ochre Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Clean KillOchre Gallery, Melbourne
Clean KillGippsland Art Gallery, Sale
2005 Clean KillGeelong Art Gallery
1998 Stairwell SeriesHelen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
1996 Three SolosHelen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
1994 Collection in ContextMornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington

2023 Bound Pigment: Celebrating Paint, Tacit Art, Melbourne
Australian Monoprint Prize, Firestation Studios, Melbourne
2022 Winter SalonQueenscliff Gallery
Editions Print Prize, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2021 Square of Sunlight, Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne
2020 20[2020], Tacit Art, Melbourne
Editions, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2019 Visualising MilduraThe Art Vault Vault, Mildura
Layers of Settlement, La Trobe University & The Art Vault, Mildura (+ symposium)
Editions, Tacit Art, Melbourne2018 Australian Print Triennale, Mildura
Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
Locus (Distinct), Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop, Queenscliff
International Women's Day Printmaking Exhibition, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
Edge, Global Centre For Drawing, Langford120, Melbourne
Beauty or Beast, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop, Queenscliff
Editions, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2017 Three WomenJanet Clayton Gallery, Sydney
Works, Tacit Art, Melbourne
Contemporary Australian Drawing #7, Langford120, Melbourne
2016 Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
Creatures, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop, Queenscliff
Places, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop, Queenscliff
2006-2016 - A Decade of Printmaking from the Charles Sturt University Collection, Griffith Regional Art Gallery
2006-2016 - A Decade of Printmaking from the Charles Sturt University Collection, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
2015 Contemporary Australian Drawing #5, Saci Gallery, Saci Institute, Florence, Italy
Gippsland Print Award, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
Trajectories - Fifteen, Langford120, Melbourne
2014 Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
13 Melbourne Printmakers, Joshua McClelland Print Room & Rathdowne Galleries, Melbourne
2013 Portas abertas - Open Doors ProjectForum Fundacao Eugenio De Almeida, Evora, Portugal
2009 Post, Place Gallery, Melbourne
Group, Ochre Gallery, Melbourne
2005 GroupOchre Gallery, Melbourne
2004 Return of the White Bull, Geelong Art Gallery