Susan Aldworth lives and works in London. She took a degree in philosophy at Nottingham University prior to studying printmaking at Sir John Cass in London. Aldworth is Senior Research Associate at Swansea Metropolitan University and Research Fellow in Print at London Metropolitan University. Working on location as an artist-in-residence in a medical or scientific setting is central to Aldworth’s practice. She weaves together personal, medical and scientific narratives in her experimental print and film works on human identity. She is Artist in Residence at the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University working on a project exploring schizophrenia.
A display of her portraits of people with epilepsy, The Portrait Anatomised, will be shown at the National Portrait Gallery, London from 7 March 2013 to 1 September 2013 in room 38a (admission free). Aldworth regularly exhibits nationally and internationally and her work is in many public and private collections including the V&A, British Museum and Wellcome Library.