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Professor Sue Williams

Senior lecturer in Fine Art, Swansea College of Art, UWTSD

Professor Williams is one of Wales’ leading contemporary female artists. She has an exhibition history of both solo and group shows on five continents and the only British artist to be shortlisted for the Artes Mundi, International Visual Art Prize 2006.

The work is raw, accomplished, strong, charged and challenging in its links to contemporary lives and the sexualisation of Western society.

Professor Williams’ work is fully supported by the Arts Council of Wales and features in many private and public collections throughout USA, Africa, China and Europe, including the National Museum Wales, Contemporary Arts Society and The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea.

Professor Williams is recognised for confronting and exploring the liminal spaces of communication in relation to femininity, gender, sexuality and culture, creating interplay between personal narratives and broader cultural concepts.

Through her work with a cardiologist and a psychologist the collision of the medical and artistic worlds explores the complexities of sexual dysfunction and invites the viewer into a provocative sexual debate.