Susanna Heron (b.1949, Welwyn Garden City) grew up in Cornwall and studied at Central School of Art and Design, London. She currently lives and works in East London.
Heron is recognised internationally for her large-scale site-specific work, currently working on a stone relief occupying the western face and its interior, to a new Study Centre at St John’s College, Oxford, due for completion 2017.
Earlier commissions include Aquaduct, marking the central spine to The Brunswick Centre (2006), and Henslow’s Walk a stone relief as backdrop to the lecture theatre, Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge (2011).
Working between drawings, sculpture, scale and movement, Heron's first solo exhibition of sculpture was at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in1985. Solo exhibitions followed at Plymouth Arts Centre, Camden Arts Centre, Newlyn Art Gallery and Mead Gallery, Warwick University.
Awards include UK/US Bicentennial Arts Fellowship (British Council) 1977, RSA Art for Architecture awards 1996,1997,1998. The Arts Foundation 2001. She was made an Honorary Fellow of the RIBA in 1999.