Sue Tompkins

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Sue Tompkins is a British visual and sound artist based in Glasgow. She was vocalist for the now defunct indie rock band Life Without Buildings.


Tompkins studied painting at the Glasgow School of Art, and graduated in 1994. Since 1997 she has worked collaboratively with the collective Elizabeth go (Victoria Morton, Sarah Tripp, Hayley Tompkins and Cathy Wilkes).

Tompkins also provided the vocals for indie rock band Life Without Buildings, along with other students of the Glasgow School of Art.

Sue Tompkins lives and works in Glasgow.


  • The Showroom, London (solo, October 31-December 9 2007)
  • 'Bare Words', Lautom Contemporary, Oslo (group, October 2007)
  • 'in the poem about love you don't write the word love', installation and live performance, Overgaden, Copenhagen (November, 2007)
  • Sue Tompkins, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, (solo, 27 February - 24 April 2011)