Susanne Iles
Fine Arts, Canada
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Brief Summary
Contemporary symbolist artist, writer,curator,and geek/nerd girl. Interested in mythology, alchemy,ancient history,science,gaming and magic.
Professional Experience

Owner of the BoneSinger Art Studio & Gallery 


Dublin City Soul Festival, Urban Soul Painting Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland, May ’11 (Group Show)

Courthouse Arts Center, The Tinahely Postcard Art Exhibition – International Women’s Day, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, March ’11 (Group Show)

Saatchi Gallery Online, London U.K., March ’07 (Group Show)

Comox Valley Art Gallery Studio Tour, Comox B.C., Oct. ’06 (Group Show

Comox Valley Montessori, Comox B.C., May ’06 (Group Show)

SETPOINT Scotland North, CosmicSky, Aberdeen Scotland, Oct. '04 (Group Show)

BTDesign Art Gallery, Italy, April ’02 (Solo Show)

Cape Mudge United Church, Quadra Island, B.C., Oct. ’01 (Group Show)

Treecity, UK, Sept. ’01 (Group Show)

Crescent Magazine, San Francisco, CA, April ’00 (Group Show)

Quadra Island Arts Festival, Quadra Island, B.C., June ’99 (Group Show)

Island Escape, Quadra Island, B.C., Jan.-Feb ’99 (Solo Show)

Explore Gallery, Quadra Island, B.C., August ’98 (Group Show)

Quadra Island Arts Festival, Quadra Island, B.C., July ’98 (Group Show)

Fool’s Gallery, Quadra Island, B.C., June ’98 (Solo Show)

Quadra Crafts, Quadra Island, B.C., Dec. ’97 (Solo Show)

Juried Competitions

Millcove Gallery, Castletownbere Co. Cork, Ireland, Beara Arts Exhibition; April ’11

Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K. "Showdown"; March ’07., March '07.

Oceanside Community Arts Council, Qualicum Beach, B.C. "Annual Juried Fine Art Show"; March ’02. (Medusa, acrylic on watercolour paper, 14.75 x 11" unframed)

Oceanside Community Arts Council, Parksville, B.C.; "The Body and Its Sensual Nature"; Feb. ’02. (Earth Woman, acrylic on canvas, 24x30" unframed; Nü-Kua, acrylic on illustration board, 15 x 20" unframed)

Ascension Gallery of Fine Art, New Zealand; "Artist of the Month"; June ’01.

Society for Art of Imagination, The Mall Galleries, London, U.K.; "The Art of Imagination Open Exhibition"; October ’00. (Medusa, acrylic on watercolour paper, 14.75 x 11" unframed).

Campbell River & District Art Gallery, Campbell River, B.C.; "17th Annual Juried Members Show"; January ’99.(Earth Woman, acrylic on canvas, 24x30" unframed; Walkup, acrylic on canvas, 24x30" unframed).

Del Bello Gallery, Toronto; "12th Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art"; Dec. ’97-Feb. ’98.(Mazhrael, pen and ink on paper, 3.5x3" unframed; Cate’s Park, acrylic on paper, 2.5x4" unframed; Summer Boys, acrylic on paper, 2x3" unframed; Polaroid, watercolour on paper, 3.5x2" unframed).

Seymour Gallery, N. Vancouver; "The Darker Side"; March-April ’97. (Restructuring, acrylic on canvas, 36x24" unframed).

H.R. MacMillan Planetarium, Vancouver; "Visions of Pride Art Gala & Auction"; April ’97. ("Over the City", acrylic on canvas, 16x20" unframed).

Del Bello Gallery, Toronto; "11th Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art"; Dec. ’96-Jan. ’97. (Thomas, Recognition Award Winner, pen and ink on paper, 4x2" unframed; Ophelia Dreaming, watercolour, 3x3" unframed; Alexandra, pen and ink on paper, 2x3" unframed; Persephone, acrylic lino print, 2x4" unframed).


Galactik Trading Card Oracle Deck,, Delvin Solkinson, 2008.

Sky Dragon, Earth Serpent, Dr. Sydney Baggs, 2007.

"Egyptian Magic", Pentacle, (Spring 2007): 26.

"Sepher Ha-Bahir Study", Exclusively Kabbalah, (Oct. 2006).

"The Plumed Serpent, Quetzalcoatl: A Symbol of Connectedness," Nexus: A Neo Novel, Arvind Singh & Deborah Morrison, (Sept. 2006).

"Wangetti Project," Wangetti Recovery Group,, (Feb. 2005).

"The Storied Garden: Planting the Seeds of Myth," Spirituality & Health, 5 (Summer 2002): 44.

"Rainbow Serpent," Spirit Maps. Arettam, Joanna ed., NY: Red Wheel/Weiser. 2001.

"The Terrible and the Tender: A Dragon-Hunter’s Quest," Spirituality & Health, 3 (Winter 2001): 12.

"Eshu: An Afro-Caribbean Divine Trickster," Sacred Hoop, 29 (Summer 2000): 17.

Employment and Education History

April ’06 - present, Owner, Bone Singer Studio.

Jan. ’03 - ‘06, Juror Master Award, BTDesign Art Gallery, Italy.

Oct. ’01 - May ’04, Curator, International Juried Online Symbolist Art Show.

Sept. ’98 - July ’07, Co-owner, dracoBlu Creative, B.C. Canada.

Dec. ’85 - Aug. ’98, Freelance Artist, Ontario & B.C. Canada (Commissioned work, magazine illustrations, graphic and interior design, commercial and fine art.)

April ’85 - Sept. ’85, Art Director, Columbus Centre, Toronto Canada.

May ’84 - Sept. ’86, Art Teacher (private), Toronto Canada.

Sept. ’84, Ontario College of Art, Toronto Canada.

Professional Designations & Memberships

Artists Exemption in recognition for cultural and artistic merit, Government of Ireland

Society for Art of Imagination


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