2019 Exhibit  / juror: Sue Coe

Sue Coe,

FL3TCH3R Exhibit 2019 Juror


Sue Coe is one of the foremost political artists working today. Born in England in 1951, she moved to New York in the early 1970’s and made it her home; in 2012 she became an American citizen. Sue Coe has always been ahead of the curve on social issues, her art a conduit for her progressive politics. Thinking of herself as an activist first and artist second, Sue has trained her gaze on a wide variety of ills from the first, translating such diverse topics as the perils of apartheid, the life of Malcolm X, and the horror that is the American meat industry into artworks, exhibitions and books. Coe’s graphic art and unblinking politics struck nerves when it appeared throughout the 1980’s and continues to do so today. An illustrator since moving to the United States from England in 1972, Sue’s reputation by the early 90’s allowed her to set her own agenda with hereditors, and Sue’s illustrations from that time period reflect this conflation, with politically pointed illustrations gracing the pages of a variety of disparate publications, including The New YorkTimes, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, The Progressive, The Nation among countless others. By the late 80’s Sue had been featured on the cover of Art News and her work appeared in numerous museum collections and exhibitions, including a 1992 retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington.