Dr Susan Liggett

Reader in Fine Art

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Susan Liggett studied for a (Hons) Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University and MA (Postgraduate Diploma) Painting at the Royal Academy Schools, London. She also has a PhD form the University of Wales through her investigation of the work of 5 contemporary painters and their relationship to particular sites.

Susan began her career in academia over twenty years ago after working as a practicing artist, exhibiting painting and working in a studio in London. She has held various posts teaching undergraduate and Masters students in fine art and contemporary art practice. In 2016 she became a Reader in Fine art and today her main teaching involves supervising PhD students in art and design.

Susan continues to paint, exhibit and curate exhibitions, and also writes papers for conferences and art and design research-related publications. She is an associate member of SUITE STUDIO group Salford, Manchester, and is also a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy.


When Susan is not painting or visiting art galleries she plays the double bass in a community orchestra.