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Annie Morgan Suganami (b.1952) is a Welsh artist and musician currently living and working in Machynlleth, Wales. Suganami trained at the Royal Academy of Music and Cardiff School of Art & Design.


Suganami’s parallel musical and artistic pursuits share a vocabulary; rhythm; texture; composition and improvisation. Painting is experienced as a form of musical expression in her figurative and abstract practice. Suganami’s paintings are often worked and re-worked, returned to and painted over. New painting is layered over old resulting in a complex tonal arrangement that is imbued with emotion. Borrowed from observation or imagined, her images search to understand the human condition. It is human body language and most particularly the face that is central to Suganami’s work. Employing the same discipline of daily practise to painting as to her instruments, Suganami is compelled to paint characters emanating tenacity, perseverance, resistance, tenderness and kindness– personal icons of endurance in uncertain times.




​Lived in NSW, Queensland, Aus., Labrador, Yukon, Canada, Kuwait, Vienna. Toured extensively in Britain, Norway,USA and Canada.


1973 LRAM flute Royal Academy of Music, London

2014 BA Fine Art (First Class Hons), Cardiff School of Art and Design


Solo Exhibitions

2018 'Gwyneb/ Faces'  November/December  Morlan Centre, Aberystwyth 

2018  July29-Sept 2,  'Paradwys Goll-Golau Benthyg/ Paradise Lost-Borrowed Light'  Oriel Brondanw, Garreg Llanfrothen, Gwynedd, Wales

2015 August 'portreadau+patrymau 3'  Fforest Cafe Gallery, Cardigan

2015 June 'portreadau+patrymau 2' Y Tabernacl, MOMA Wales, Machynlleth

2014 November/ December 'portreadau+patrymau 1', Morlan Centre, Aberystwyth

2014 April/May ‘me, me and me, by me (and more)/ fi, fi a fi,gan fi (a mwy) Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth


Residencies

2018  May 19 - July 1, Oriel Brondanw, Garreg Llanfrothen, Gwynedd, Wales



Group Exhibitions

2019 Feb/ March MOMA, Machynlleth, Wales

2018  Wells Art Contemporary 2018, 6-21 October  Bishop’s Palace & Gardens in Wells, Somerset, England 

2018  Vis-à-Vis   July to  October  Oriel Y Bont Gallery, University of South Wales

2018 Summer Exhibition, Plâs Glyn Y Weddw, 

2018 March 1-12, Mercer Chance Gallery, Hoxton, London

2017 Dec 6-17   21st National Open Art Winners' Exhibition, Pallant House, Chichester 

2017   November/December   The Local Artisan Pop-Up Shop, Highstreet Arcade, Cardiff

2017   November/December, Winter Exhibition, Plâs Glyn Y Weddw 

2017  November  NOA2017, The Bargehouse, Oxo Building, London

2017  August  Y Lle Celf, Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru, National Eisteddfod of Wales

2107  Summer Exhibition, Plas Glyn Y Weddw

2016  October- Plas Glyn y Weddw, 

'TAITH / A JOURNEY:i / for JAN MORRIS

 2014  July – Abacus Gallery, Cardiff, Modern Alchemists, Half Bound

2014  July  Abacus Gallery, Cardiff, Modern Alchemists, The Sum of its Parts

2014  June  CSAD Degree Exhibiton, Cardiff

2014  January   BIT studios, Milgi, Cardiff

2013  November  Modern Alchemists, Capitol Arcade, Cardiff

2013  June Unit 4, Cardiff

2012  November  Modern Alchemists, Capitol Arcade, Cardiff

2012  August   Llinell/Line,  Morlan Centre, Aberystwyth, joint exhibition

2011  August,  Tobermoray Arts Centre, Scotland 


On-line Exhibitions

2017 - November, Artist Of The Month, PLEAT Gallery, pleatgallery.com

Art Fairs

Roy's People Art Fair - 2017, September 14-17, Candid Arts Trust, Islington, London


Art Competitions

2018 Wrexham Open 2018, Wrexham, N. Wales

2018 Wells Art Contemporary, Wells, Somerset, England

2018  Longlisted, JOPP 2018, Jackson's Open Painting Prize

2017 November   winner of NOA/ National Open Art 2017  'Wales Artist of the Year' 

2017 August  Selected for NOA2017 Bargehouse, OXO Building, London Nov 16-24

2017  August   Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru/ The National Eisteddfod of Wales, Anglesey

2017 shortlisted for Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2017

2016 October   WAC, Wells Art Contemporary, Wells, Somerset

2014 October/November BeepWales 2014, Swansea, Wales

2014 October/November   Graduate 2014, Millennium Centre, Cardiff

2013 October   Cardiff Open, Cardiff

2013 September   ZapOpen, London



Performance

2015 August 'Dŵr' one-woman show, Fforest Cafe, Cardigan

2015 June 5th 'Dŵr' one-woman show MOMA, Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth, Wales

2014 September Dŵr one-woman show/ work in progress performance with Q&A Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth

2010 September/November ‘re:’ two-person show with Cai Tomos, various venues Wales, London  (video here)

1995 March/September Beth Sydd i Mi two-woman show with SueJones-Davies, various venues Wales


Awards/Grants

2017      National Open Art 2017  'Wales Artist of the Year' 

2013  Helen Gregory Bursary, CSAD  travel bursary £300

2009 2010  ACW  project grant  £17,800  two-person show  ‘re:’  with dancer, body movement artist, choreographer, Cai Tomos

2007 ACW administered/PRSF £4,700 composition grant for Attitude Youth Dance Company, Hereford,  ‘Crossing Borders/ Croesi Tirwedd’

2006 ACW  study grant, travel bursary £800  voice workshop, Catherine Sadolin, Oslo, Norway

2005 ACW  Arts Grants for Individauls  £5,000  song composition

1995 ACW project grant  £7,600 two-person show ‘ BethSydd Imi’, with singer, actress Sue Jones-Davies


Music 1976 - current

Recording, performing, festivals, Canada, USA, UK, Norway


Recordings

2000 Esgair Sain Recordings

1998 Cusan Tan Fflach Recordings











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