About Wenyon & Gamble

This site documents the publications, artworks and exhibitions of artists Susan Gamble and Michael Wenyon.

Susan Gamble and Michael Wenyon are a duo trained in the contrasting disciplines of art (Gamble) and optics (Wenyon), which influences their choice of media as well as subjects. Since 1986 they have worked as artists alongside scientists in a variety of science laboratories; the resulting artwork has often come out of an artistic process that parallels their research.

In 1993 they were awarded the UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of The Arts, for their contributions to new technology art.

Susan Gamble has a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths' College, London and a PhD in the History of Science from Cambridge University. Michael Wenyon has a BSc in physics from Bristol University, UK, and an MSc in optics, from Imperial College London; on graduating, he wrote one of the first popular textbooks on holography.
Wenyon and Gamble are deaf to John Keats's accusation that Newton destroyed the rainbow; they applaud the artistic merit of theory, the authored character of science, and the beauty of artifice.
Marina Benjamin, New Scientist
  • In 2008 Wenyon & Gamble photographed sites of science in Ahmedabad and Rajasthan, India. In 2009 they photographed a planetarium under construction in Havana, Cuba.
  • Wenyon & Gamble's panoramic portrait of Steve Squyres, principal scientist of the Mars Rover mission, was shown in the exhibition Americans Now, at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, in 2011.
  • A Universe held up for Inspection was at the MagnanMetz Gallery, New York, 2012.
  • Out of Place is their most recent exhibition, at the MagnanMetz Gallery, Nov 4 – Dec 17, 2016
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