After obtaining an MA at the Royal College of Art, Susan Kinley moved to Cornwall in the 1990s to take up a fellowship at Falmouth University. At the heart of her art practice is a drive and commitment to making works which cross boundaries of disciplines, materials and processes, and respond to particular places across time. She says: 'My wall panels and installations are overlays of places, ideas and experiences, fused together in unexpected ways. Each work tells a visual story of memory, visits to particular wild places and changes across days, months and centuries.'

Kinley's work has been exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. She has been granted awards from the Arts Council England, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the David Canter Memorial Fund. Her many commissions have included the British Embassy in Dublin, the Met Office and Penlee House Art Gallery & Museum.


Glass installations/mixed media


NAG Solo exhibition 1991

The Exchange, Penzance 'Print!' Apr-Jul 2011: Contemporary and historic prints/printmakers

2012: Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery - 'New Light on Newlyn' Oct. 2012 - Jan. 2013

Open Studios Cornwall 2014; 2017; 2020 (postponed)

2017: 'Shared Histories', Salthouse Gallery, St Ives (1-7 Apr)

2017: Imagine Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery (11 Nov-20 Jan)

2019: Byre Gallery, Rame Peninsula (13 July-11 Aug)

2019: Imagine Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery (23 Nov-18 Jan)


NSA 1995 list; 2009 list


Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn: Diary of a Gallery;;

Invitation card: Print! (2011)