Su Sheedy was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and has lived in Kingston, Ontario since 1992. She began painting full time in 2001 and since then has marshalled her fascination with surface effects into a substantial art practice. Unsurprisingly, given the tactility of her work, she cites the art of Paterson Ewen and Cy Twombly. Narrative markings result from pouring, routering, or persistent scraping gestures. Often relying upon the grid as her structure, a profusion of repeated forms, strokes and textures result in what could be described as ‘tactile expressionism.’
Twenty years a Registered Massage Therapist, Sheedy remains interested in cellular memory, sensory perception, and our visceral response to texture. Her work resides in a number of collections including the Visual Art Collection of Foreign Affairs and International trade Canada. She has taught workshops and given lectures in her medium. She has been Chief hanger and Adjudicator in several Art Exhibitions and is represented in Toronto, Ottawa and Kingston.