b. 1951 in Tamworth (Staffordshire), England; lives in New York, New York
The Unspeakable Pursuing the Uneatable is typical of Sue Coe’s highly political work that addresses animal and human abuse. Coe is a political artist in the truest sense, as she uses her remarkable drawing skills to inform audiences and encourage behavioral changes. The work is intentionally emotional and graphic, revealing, without hesitation, atrocities perpetrated by human beings.
In 2013, Coe was awarded the prestigious Dickinson College Arts Award in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art in 2015, and more recently, was awarded the 2017 Lifetime Achievement in Printmaking Award by The Southern Graphics Council in Atlanta, Georgia. Her 2018 solo exhibition at MoMA PS1, Sue Coe: Graphic Resistance, received rave reviews, and her four-decade retrospective It Can Happen Here is currently on view through December 30 at Galerie St Etienne in New York.