Juliet Sugg

Associate Lecturer
UAL Affiliation: London College of Communication
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I am a freelance artist, specialising in narrative and performance.

Identifying as an authorial illustrator, I fuse drawing, sculpture, performance and installation in order to create ‘live’ graphic novels. Viewers are asked to step inside the story and form intimate, unique experiences from within. The work purposefully straddles boundaries of classification, creating strange and often confrontational imagery, sugary on the surface before revealing disquieting undertones. Surreal scenes wrap around a confessional approach, blurring autobiography and myth, asking participants to question their role within the narrative.

I have been commissioned both commercially and personally for various projects including the Whitechapel Gallery , Southbank Centre and the Whitstable Biennale. Alongside my practice I regularly lecture at various universities. My teaching approach puts an emphasis of the students as author, developing unique voices and a sense of ambition within the potential of contemporary illustration both in practice and academia.

Research keywords: Illustration, Performance, Narrative Art, Sequential Art, Comics/graphic Novels, Folk Art, Confessional Art