Visiting Artist | Sue Coe

Sue Coe is a contemporary English artist noted for her intensely political graphic illustrations and activism. Born on November 28, 1951 in Staffordshire, England, she grew up near a slaughterhouse, which helped instill a lifelong passion for animal rights activism. This political sensibility characterizes Coe’s work, which often explicitly makes animal rights and other social issues its central subject. The artist uses painting, printmaking and a realistic drawing style to depict scenes of animal suffering, as seen in BP Burns Turtles (2010). Her work is notably influenced by Chaïm Soutine, Käthe Kollwitz and Francisco de Goya, among others. She has also used her work to explore sweatshops, prisons, AIDS, war and anti-Capitalism. Her illustrations have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Nation. She lives and works in upstate New York.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:30pm

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum
Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI

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Division of Experimental and Foundation Studies, Illustration, Printmaking


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