Sue Rainsford is a writer & researcher based in Dublin.

Her practice is concerned with hybrid, lyric and embodied texts, explicit fusions of critical and corporeal enquiry, as well as with experiences that alter our understanding of flesh.

A graduate of Trinity College and IADT,  in January 2017 she completed her MFA in Writing & Literature at Bennington College, Vermont. She is editor of the limited edition publication some mark made, recipient of the VAI/DCC Critical Writing Award 2016/17, and the Arts Council Literature Bursary Award 2013. Recent projects include Entirely hollow aside from the dark, a site-specific, psycho-acoustic installation made in collaboration with Alan James Burns. Recent commissions and residencies include ‘Scream i, Scream ii & Scream iii’ written for TULCA 2017, ‘nine notes on prosthetics & poetry’,  on Nickie Hayden at the LAB, January 2018, ‘On Clay and Transitional Spaces’ an essay on Vanessa Donoso López’s I Shall Change The Way Things Are Ordered at Kevin Kavanagh, March 2018,  The Freud Project Residency at IMMA, where she collaborated with Bridget O’Gorman to respond to Lucian Freud’s assertion ‘I want the paint to feel like flesh’, October 2017-April 2018.

Her work has appeared in VAN, Artefact Journal, Critical Bastards Magazine and Aster(ix) Journal, amongst others. She is a blogger for Ploughshares at Emerson College, Boston, a writer-in-residence at Roscommon Arts Centre (2018-19), and was a judge for the 2018 Zurich Portrait Prize.

Her debut novel, Follow Me To Ground, is available from New Island Books, and she is an incoming fellow at The MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire. She is represented by Lucy Luck at C&W Agency, London.

Sue is currently accepting artist statement and creative manuscript consultations. For further details and pricing, email suerainsfordwriting@gmail.com

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