Birmingham-based British artist Su Richardson (b. 1947), is a pioneer of British Feminist Art and notable contributor to two of the most important art groups of the 1970s – the mail art project ‘Feministo’ and the feminist art collective ‘Fenix.’ Known for her celebration, exploitation and subversion of traditional femininine skills such as crocheting, Richardson revalidated craft as a fine art form and took feminist art of the ’70s in different directions – fitting her practice around motherhood, work and household tasks.

Her humorously subversive aesthetic anticipated contemporary countercultures and movements that combined craft with street art, such as yarn bombing and guerilla knitting, and was a precursor to a younger generation of female British artists who combined visual puns with domestic objects, including perhaps most notably Sarah Lucas in her seminal works Self Portrait with Fried Egg (1996) or Pauline Bunny (1997).


Richardson’s works are in important private collections in the USA and Europe.


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Su Richardson