Sue Coe: Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

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One of the foremost political artists working today, Sue Coe is an accomplished printmaker and illustrator who has spent over 35 years documenting the atrocities committed by people against animals and against each other. Her projects and publications (including her award-winning 1996 book Dead Meat) have critically examined the meat processing industry, factory farming, apartheid, AIDS, and war. Coe’s work has been featured in countless periodicals, on the cover of ARTNews, and was the subject of a retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC.

Born in England in 1951, Coe moved to New York in the early 1970s and in the years that followed worked primarily as a printmaker and illustrator. A firm believer in the power of the media to effect change, Coe has seen her work published in the New York Times, New Yorker, and Rolling Stone. Featured in numerous exhibitions and museum collections, Coe’s work was the focus of the 2012 solo exhibition MAD AS HELL! (Galerie St. Etienne, New York). Her notable publications include How to Commit Suicide in South Africa (1983), X (1986), Police State (1987), Pit’s Letter (2000), Bully: Master of the Global Merry-Go-Round (2004), and Sheep of Fools (2005). In 2013, Coe was awarded the prestigious Dickinson College Arts Award in Carlisle, PA.

Cosponsored by the Wexner Center for the Arts and Ohio State’s Humanities Institute.


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Sue Coe: Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others