SUSAN GRANSBY: Artist/Printmaker



BORN:  London, England 1947


EDUCATION:  1979 Diploma of Fine Arts (Honours, Printmaking)

  Vancouver School of Art

  1969 B.A. (Philosophy) University of British Columbia





Reporter, assistant art editor, copy and layout editor, The Vancouver Sun

Editorial assistant, Vancouver Calendar Magazine

Intaglio instructor, Burnaby Arts Centre

Guest artist, Burnaby High Schools

Monotype workshop instructor, Richmond Arts Centre

Guest speaker, Simon Fraser University Art Gallery

Guest speaker, Emily Carr College of Art and Design

Panelist, UBC Museum of Anthropology

Instructor, Metchosin Summer School of the Arts, Victoria

Workshop instructor, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Project leader, Ribbons of Life, Burnaby General Hospital

Linocut workshop instructor, Malaspina Printmakers Society

Mural project, Moscrop Secondary School, Wesburn Community Centre

Print demonstrator, Rembrandt & Chagall exhibits, Vancouver Art Gallery

Curator, The Relief Print, Burnaby Art Gallery

Tour guide, Sybil Andrews & Alistair Bell exhibits, Burnaby Art Gallery

Demonstrator, Culture Blast: An Arts Explosion, Deer Lake Park

Demonstrator; Linofest (Culture Days) Burnaby Art Gallery

Monotype & linocut instructor, Artemis in the Cove Studio Gallery

Sculpture commission jurist, Bosa Developments 

Moderator, The Art of Collecting panel: Charles van Sandwyck, Hilary Letwin,                        Joseph Therrien & Barbara Zeigler, Burnaby Art Gallery

Curator, Layers: Print and Beyond, Burnaby Art Gallery

Committee member, New Burnaby Art Gallery

Guest speaker (with Leslie Poole) Beyond the Horizon, Richmond Art Gallery




President, Malaspina Printmakers Educational Society (1992-94)

Board Member, Malaspina Printmakers Society (1988-94)

MPS Chop editorial committee (1984-94)

Chair, BAG Education and Communication Committee (1986-87)

Trustee, Burnaby Art Gallery (1985-87)





Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Group show



Beyond the Horizon, Landscapes from the Collection,

           Richmond Art Gallery



Layers: Print and Beyond/Gillian Armitage, Kim Mi Hyang, and Marie Price,

           Burnaby Art Gallery, curator (catalogue)

Urban Echoes, Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver, curator



Art Afloat, Ladner, B.C.

Heartfelt, The Print Room, Vancouver



Under Construction: Vancouver/Hong Kong, Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver



Cove Creek Gallery, North Vancouver, with Joseph Therrien

Selections from the Permanent Collection: The Linocut, Burnaby Art Gallery



Under the Shadow of Cranes, Leighdon Studio Gallery, Vancouver, with Rosamund


Malaspina Printmakers members show



Hot Off the Press, Malaspina members exhibition

Artists, Tea and Tai Chi, Taoist Tai Chi Society, Vancouver



Malaspina Printmakers members show



Malaspina Printmakers members show



The Relief Print, Burnaby Art Gallery (curator)

Metropolis, Architectural Institute of B.C., curated MPS show



Get the Picture, BAG art rental showcase 

A Survey of B.C. Printmaking: Burnaby, Simon Fraser & Langley public art galleries

Ten Years of Canadian Printmaking/Prior Editions: Burnaby, Edmonton, Vernon &                Comox Valley public art galleries



Urban Elements, Metropolitan Home, Vancouver

The Art of Printmaking, Omega Gallery, Vancouver

A Survey of B.C. Printmaking, Burnaby Art Gallery



Inkling to Ink, solo exhibition, Curator Sarah Dobbs, Ceperley House Gallery,


Bob Prittie Library, Metrotown, Burnaby (solo)

West Point Grey Community Centre (solo)



The Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C., two-person show with Kathryn Youngs



Browning & Company, solo exhibition, Vancouver

Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Alumni Exhibition, Vancouver

Hana Gallery, Vancouver

Malaspina Printmakers Summer Group Exhibition, Vancouver



Rembrandt's Attic, Group Show, Curator Richard Reid, Grand Forks Art Gallery, B.C.

Malaspina 21st Annual Juried Exhibition, Jurors Ann Rosenberg and Noboru Sawai



Matrix to Montage, solo retrospective, Richmond Art Gallery, B.C.

Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition, Juried Show, University of Hawaii, Hilo    


Malaspina Printmakers Society, Celebrating 20 Years of Original Printmaking,  

         Curator Todd Davis, SFU Gallery and Burnaby Art Gallery 

Petley Jones Christmas Group Show, Vancouver



The Furlan Collection of Contemporary Canadian Prints, Curator Todd Davis,

        Burnaby Art Gallery (catalogue) B.C.

Malaspina Printmakers, Richmond Art Gallery & Langham Cultural Centre, Kaslo, B.C.



On The Surface, Dr. Vigari Gallery, Vancouver, furniture group show, 

        Curator Barbara Cohen

A Prayer for the Planet; A Prayer for the Species, invitational collaborative                 performance with St. Michael's Printshop, Curator Valerie Metz, mixed media,

 Middle Cove, NL  

Still Life Show, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver



Malaspina 17th Annual Juried Exhibition, Jurors Rory Wallace and Landon McKenzie

Petley Jones Gallery, solo show, linocuts and monotypes,Vancouver



Instituto Cultural Norteamericano, Lima, Peru

The 3-D Print, Malaspina Printmakers Gallery,Vancouver

Prior Editions, group show, Vancouver

Waterfront Theatre Gallery, solo show, Vancouver

Print and Drawing Council of Canada Gallery, Selections from the Print Collections,               Curators Andres Pang and Rodney De Vries, Toronto, Ontario



Windsor Printmakers Forum, Juried Exhibition, Windsor, Ontario

International Centre of Graphic Research, Callela, Spain

Contemporary Prints, Malaspina Archives, Curator Todd Davis, Burnaby Art Gallery

Malaspina Printmakers 15th Anniversary Show, Jurors Noboru Sawai and Nigel Harrison, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby

Monotype Exhibition, M.P.S. at the Patrick Doheny Gallery, Vancouver

Prior Editions, Christmas Show, Vancouver

Mini-Print Exhibition, M.P.S. Gallery, Vancouver

Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver

Extension Gallery, Print and Drawing Council of Canada, Toronto



Edition and Subtraction, solo show, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver

Instituto Cultural Norteamericano, Lima, Peru

Pohjannaan Museo, Vaasa, Finland

18 at Robson Square, Vancouver

Ganges Print Show, Saltspring Island, B.C.

The Fax, Burnaby Art Gallery



Kanagawa '88, Yokohama, Japan; 14th International Independent

        Exhibition of Prints (catalogue)

Malaspina Printmakers Society 13th Annual Juried Exhibition, Simon Fraser University,  

        Juror Letia Richardson (catalogue)

8th Mini-Print International, Cadaques, Spain; travelling show (catalogue)

Crown Gallery summer show, Vancouver

Malaspina: Sixteen, Robson Square, Vancouver

Petley Jones Artists at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Gallery

Medicine Hat Print Show '88, Alberta, Curator Roger Boulet, director Edmonton Art    

        Gallery; travelling exhibition: Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Calgary,

        Edmonton, Swift Current, Grande Prairie, Brandon, Kamloops (catalogue)

Scratching the Surface, (two-woman show with Jan Smith), Malaspina Printmakers      

         Gallery, Vancouver 

Select Prints, Malaspina travelling exhibition: Grand Forks Art Gallery; Langham

         Cultural Centre, Kaslo, B.C.



Three Printmakers, Richmond Art Gallery, B.C. (catalogue)

12th Annual Malaspina Printmakers Society Juried Exhibition, Burnaby Art Gallery,        

          Curator Ted Lindberg (catalogue - Newsprints Dec. 1987)

Malaspina Group Exhibition, Sinclair Centre, Vancouver

Christmas Print Show, Simon Fraser University Gallery

Winter Show, Crown Gallery, Vancouver

Malaspina Gallery Group Exhibition, Vancouver

Harrison Festival of the Arts, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C.

Artists Behind the Art, Granville Island Graphics, Vancouver

Black and White, Granville Island Graphics



100 Vancouver Artists, Pitt International Galleries Vancouver



Malaspina Printmakers: Celebrating A Society, Charles Scott Gallery, Vancouver,                   Curator Ted Lindberg (catalogue)                                                        

Malaspina: Ten Years, Burnaby Art Gallery, Curator Roger Boulet

        (retrospective catalogue)



Prints and Paper (two-woman show with Jan MacLeod), North Vancouver Civic Centre

Surrey Arts Centre Theatre Gallery, Malaspina group show



Graphica Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta



Helen Pitt Awards Exhibition, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, B.C.,

         Jurors Christopher Varley and Jessica Bradley (catalogue)

Vancouver School of Art Grad Show '79, Robson Square Gallery

Frans Wynans Gallery, Vancouver



Malaspina Printmakers Society 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Burnaby Art Gallery,

      Juror Noboru Sawai, honourable mention (catalogue)





2012    Under Construction: Vancouver/Hong Kong, Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver 

2000    Inkling to Ink, Burnaby Art Gallery

             Linocuts, Bob Prittie Library

1997    Browning & Company, Vancouver

1995    Matrix to Montage, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, B.C.

1992    Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver

1991    Waterfront Theatre Gallery, Vancouver

1990    Petley Jones Gallery

1989    Edition and Subtraction, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver

1984    Coburg Gallery, Vancouver (Community Arts Council) 

             Allan Edwards Gallery, West Vancouver

1980    Queen Elizabeth Theatre Gallery, Vancouver

1978    Community Arts Council Gallery, Vancouver





Vancouver Art Gallery

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa

Burnaby Art Gallery

Richmond Art Gallery

Simon Fraser University Collection

Grand Forks Art Gallery





Vancouver City Savings Credit Union

TD Bank (Toronto, Vancouver)

The Salient Group


National Cash Register

CP Hotels (Waterfront Centre, Vancouver)

Touche Ross & Co.

Westin International Hotels (Los Angeles, Calgary, Victoria)

Canadian Commercial and Industrial Bank

Lexington Properties Ltd.

The Clorox Company of Canada Ltd.

Stein and Co. Ltd.

St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation





Browne, Shannon. Monotype with Susan Gransby. Vancouver Vantage, Dec.6, 2011


MacLellan, Julie. Talking about art. Burnaby Now, May 11, 2011


Hackwell, Sher. Exhibit highlights power of linocut. Burnaby Newsleader, March 4, 2011


Hackwell, Sher. In 2011, Why not bring art into your life? Burnaby Newsleader, January 7, 2011


Hyslop, Lucy, Artist’s Work an Invitation to Examine Vancouver. The Vancouver Sun, August 20, 2010 


Armitage, Gill. The Relief Print. Malaspina’s newsletter CHOP. February 2007


Prior Editions: Ten Years of Canadian Printmaking, Burnaby Art Gallery catalogue, 2005


Boulet, Roger.  Thoughts on the Terminal City... Inkling to Ink catalogue essay. Burnaby Art 

Gallery. 2000 


Boulet, Roger. Past and Present, Thoughts on the Terminal City... Artichoke Magazine, Calgary, AB. Spring 2000 


Davis, Todd A., MPS, 20th Anniversary Exhibition, SFU and BAG.  Catalogue and BAG News.  October 1995.


Miyamoto, Wayne A. Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition. University of Hawaii, Hilo.  1995.


Henry, Karen A. The Furlan Collection. Burnaby Art Gallery News.  November 1993


Metz Valerie. Video: A Collaborative Performance. Middle Cove Nfld. July 28, 1993


Expreso. De los bosques canadienses, Lima, Peru. March 31, 1989


Pickett, Hugh. Petley Jones Finds Permanence. The West Ender. Vancouver, B.C. April 27, 1989


Guitart, Manuel. Minigravats fets a tot el mon exposen a Cadaques. Diari de Barcelona. August 20, 1988


Fort i Pascual, Pascual. ADOGI, Mini-Print International 1988, Cadaques, Spain. Catalogue, 1988


Prefectural Gallery Committee, Kanagawa. The 14th International Independent Exhibition of Prints '88. Yokohama, Japan. Catalogue. November 1988


Boulanger, Annie. Malaspina in Vital Display at SFU Show. Burnaby Now. Burnaby, B.C. October 12, 1988


Boulet, Roger. Medicine Hat Print Show 1988. Catalogue. Medicine Hat, Alberta.March 2, 1988


Lindberg, Theodore. Malaspina Printmakers/Celebrating A Society. Catalogue. Vancouver, B.C. September 19, 1985


Boulet, Roger. Malaspina: Ten Years. Newsprints (Burnaby Art Gallery). Burnaby, B.C.

 September 1985


Johnson, Eve. An Exuberance of Happy Color. The Vancouver Sun. Vancouver, B.C.

July 14, 1984


Boulet, Roger. What's Going On Around Town ... Susan Gransby: Etchings at the Coburg Gallery. Newsprints, Burnaby, B.C. July 1984


Bradley, Jessica & Varley, Christopher. Helen Pitt Awards Exhibition 1979. Catalogue. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Victoria, B.C. July 1979


Sawai, Noboru. Malaspina Printmakers at the Burnaby Art Gallery. Catalogue. Burnaby, B.C. November 1978





The Ornament of a House, Sybil Andrews essay.  Burnaby Art Gallery. 2017


Layers: Print & Beyond, curatorial essay, Burnaby Art Gallery, 2015


On Urban Topographies, Richard Tetrault catalogue essay. St. Thomas-Elgin Public Arts Centre, Ontario.  January 2008


The Relief Print, curatorial essay, Burnaby Art Gallery. 2006


Val Metz: Navigate by the Stars Part II.  Malaspina Exhibitions Catalogue. 1989


Gransby, Susan. Profile. CHOP (Malaspina Printmakers Society Newsletter).  Vancouver, B.C. September 1987


Xerography...graduate of ’79, May 18 The Vancouver Express. May 18, 1979


Raymond Verdaguer: A nomad who would beautify a poet’s words.  The Vancouver Express. June 1, 1979


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