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 and upcoming commissions include Scream i, Scream ii & Scream iii written for TULCA 2017, ‘nine notes on prosthetics & poetry: on Nickie Hayden at the LAB, January 2018, and an essay on Vanessa Donoso López’s solo show at Kevin Kavanagh, March 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, and is currently in residence at IMMA as part of The Freud Project 2016-2021, collaborating with Bridget O’Gorman to respond to Lucian Freud’s assertion ‘I want the paint to feel like flesh.’
Her novel, Follow Me To Ground, is forthcoming with New Island Books.