Susan Gamble & Michael Wenyon are collaborating visual artists, known for their work using holography and for art works resulting from residencies in observatories and other scientific institutions. As a team they have worked with photographic technology since 1983. They are married and have lived together since 1981.
In 1993 they were awarded the UNESCO prize for the Promotion of The Arts, for their contributions to new technology art.
As a team they combine different academic backgrounds: Gamble has a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths’ College, London, and a PhD in the History of Science from Cambridge University. 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.
The British writer Marina Benjamin said about their work:
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.
Using photography since 2000 they have documented scientific laboratories, observatories, and sites used for popular science presentations in the United States, United Kingdom, Cuba and India.
Their panoramic photograph of Steve Squyres, the principal investigator on the Mars Exploration Rover team, taken in his office at Cornell University, is in the National Portrait Gallery (United States), Washington, DC; in 2011 it was exhibited in Americans Now
Public Collections Wenyon & Gamble's works are in public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Academy of Sciences, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, the List Visual Arts Center (MIT), and the National Portrait Gallery (United States).
Exhibitions They have exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate Liverpool, Art Tower Mito, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Whitney Museum of American Art (see artists' website for full list).