Sue Arrowsmith (b. 1968, Manchester) has exhibited widely in the UK and Europe since graduating from Goldsmiths College, London in 1990 with a BA Hons Textiles degree. She was a prize-winner in both the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 20 in 1997 and the Natwest Art Prize, London in 1998, and in 2010 was Artist in Residence at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut, USA. She lives and works in London.
Her solo exhibitions date back to 1994, beginning at the Entwistle Gallery, London, followed by Cold Spring, Entwistle Gallery (1997), Galerie Frahm, Copenhagen (1999), Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin (2001), Artist of the Day, Flowers Central, London and Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart, Germany (2004) , Galerie allerArt, Blundenz, Austria (2009) and more recently The Courtyard Gallery, The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthen, 2011
Selected group exhibitions include Galerie Van der Straeten, Amsterdam (1999); Incorporate 3, Art and Business, London (2000); Sue Arrowsmith, Maria Chevska, Alexis Harding, Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart, Germany; Tradition and Innovation, British Painting from The Royal Bank of Scotland Art Collection, York City Art Gallery, York; XS, Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin, Germany; British Abstract Painting 2001, Flowers East, London; At Sea, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool (& tour to Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art, Norwich, 2002); Jerwood Drawing Prize 2001, various venues (all 2001);
Prospects 2002 Contemporary Drawing Exhibition, Essor Gallery Project Space, London; The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2002, various venues (all 2002);
Art Futures, Bloomberg Space, London; About Painting, Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart, Germany; Drawn 2B Alive, Hales Gallery, London (all 2003); Arbeiten Auf Papier, Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart, Germany; Art Futures, London (both 2004); Sue Arrowsmith, Claude Heath, Ausstellungsraum, Gallery Hollenbach, Zurich, Switzerland; Drawing Two Hundred, The Drawing Room, London; Art Futures, Bloomberg Space, London (all 2005); Into The Light Of Things, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham; Small is Beautiful, Portraits XXIV, Flowers Central, London (both 2006);
Force of Nature, The Gallery@Adventure Ecology HQ, London; Drawing 2007, Drawing Room, London; Summer Exhibition 2007, Royal Academy, London; British Painting, Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart, Germany (all 2007); Drawing 2009, Drawing Room, London; Open Impact, Spike Island, Bristol (both 2009). Small is Beautiful, Flowers Central, London, 2010.
2010 artist in residence Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut USA
Sweethearts, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, 2012 and Plus Art Projects at The Mayor's Parlour, Bow, London 2012.
Sue Arrowsmith - Studio Show, Peckham, London, 8th October - 22nd October 2013.
Natural Order, Purdy Hicks Gallery, 6th June - 5th July 2014
Whisper from the shadows, solo exhibition, 2nd October - 31st October 2015
May 2016 she travelled to Meissen Porcelain in Germany to paint a limited edition number of vases for South London Gallery editions.
Included in '5 Years at Heddon Street', Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, 25 November - 4th February 2017.
In 2016, she had her first solo show in Switzerland 'Waiting for the moon' at Galerie Andres Thalmann, Zurich, 18 November - 14th January 2017
In 2018 'Transference' at Moca London with Mathew Weir and opened her second exhibition with Purdy Hicks Gallery, London - We could dream this night away, 12 April until 7 May.
In 2019 she had her second exhibition 'Let the wind blow through your heart' in Zürich with Andres Thalmann Gallery and in 2020 exhibited with Luca Tommasi, 'Natura Naturans' , Milan.
2020 was included in 'Rebooting Nature' in London with Purdy Hicks Gallery and in 2021 had a solo show at Bvlgari, Zürich, Switzerland.