Sue Coe was born in Tamworth in the United Kingdom in 1951. She grew up in England in the wake of the Second World War. She studied at the Royal Art College of Art in London from 1970 to 1973 and soon after, moved to New York.
While Coe’s work covers a variety of subjects, she has spent years documenting harm done unto animals by people and the atrocities that humans commit against one another, more specifically, factory farming, apartheid, meat packing, AIDS and war.
Prints include “The Ark”, “El Salvador” and “Goat Outside Slaughterhouse, P.A.”, among countless others. Her prints are published in conjunction with printer, Steve Murray.
Coe has completed several series of prints, including “South Africa” in 1983, “Porkopolis (Animals & Industry)” 1987-1996 and “Sweatshop” in 1994. She has been included in exhibitions such as “Committed to Print” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1988 and “Sue Coe” at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. in 1994, among many others.