Sue Coe on Art and Life During COVID-19

Fay Duftler, Galerie St. Etienne Blog, May 12, 2020

A self-described artist-activist, Sue Coe is not one to shy away from the difficult. For decades, the British-American artist has dedicated herself to shedding light on injustice, highlighting topics ranging from past pandemics to political, animal and environmental cruelties. While sometimes tough to look at, her work compels its viewers to feel compassion for the world’s many unseen victims and to enact change in our broken capitalistic system.


Working from her home in upstate New York, Coe spoke with Associate Director Fay Duftler over email about how she’s faring during lockdown. Below is the transcript, which has been edited for length and clarity.


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