Susanne Leutenegger was born in St Gallen, Switzerland in 1957. She graduated with a Distinction in Fine Art from Crawford College of Art & Design in 1987, and then established herself as co-founder or an artist's collective in Oldenburg, North Germany. She has also lived in UK, Italy and returned to Cork in 1994. Her work was selected for the C2 Exhibition held in the Crawford Gallery to celebrate Cork as European Capital of Culture. Other exhibitions include shows at The Project Art Centre Dublin, University College Cork, South Tipperary Arts Centre, O'Sullivan Bewick Gallery Enniskerry and the Fenton Gallery Cork. "Her use of line is strong and instinctive, and unusually inventinve." Alannah Hopkin, Irish Examiner, 2003. "Full of energy, her work manages to convey a quiet, resolved surety." Hazel Purcell, Irish Arts Review, Summer 2004.