S.M. earned a master’s degree in Environmental Art at Aalto University in 2008, however, she considers her experiential education, gained by living and working at Arcosanti, the Chinati Foundation, Earthship Biotecture, and other aesthetic outposts just as important. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, and has been awarded close to two dozen artist residencies throughout North America, including opportunities at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and with Signal Fire. Born in San Francisco and raised in a nondescript Philadelphia suburb, she has lived in Houston since 2013, where she is a member at the artist-run studio and exhibition space, Box 13.
All of Susannah’s artwork comes from her deep desire to transform ordinary things. Though source components vary—originating from industry, retail, or the home—her work is always the result of tactile experimentation in the studio. By applying the simplest connections, like stuffing, stacking, folding, and stringing, she generate clusters, piles, and blobs, not to mention the errant suspended line, showing that spectacular results can come from the humblest of materials.
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