Born in England, Sue Williamson immigrated to South Africa in 1948 with her family. She studied at the Art Students’ League in New York (1963-65) and received an advanced diploma from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, in 1983. She has written a number of books on contemporary South African arts and is founder and editor of Artthrob, an online art journal.
She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including The Short Century (2001), Liberated Voices (1999), Johannesburg Art Biennale (1997, 1995), Havana Biennale (1994) and Venice Biennale (1993). Her works are held in many private and public collections in the United States and South Africa. She lives and works in Cape Town.