Noted for her animated and colourful rendering of forms, Suzanne Mir works in a variety of mediums, ranging from large format canvases in oil to black and white photography and small, more intimate collages of acrylic and mixed media.
She is a passionate, enthusiastic and diligent artist. The inspiration for her most recent work originated in Mexico from the Island of the Dolls, Xochimilco. There she encountered dolls, in various states of decay that initially resembled effigies for dead children. Later, while examining the photographs, she realized that these dolls, so representative of human perfection, were also visual statements about a strange beauty found in decay and aging.
Suzanne is a graduate of the Victoria College of Art and the University of Victoria and has exhibited both locally and internationally since 1987 in Canada, France and Mexico.