(She/Her/Hers) New Haven, CT
Suzan Shutan is a Connecticut based Artist, Curator and Educator. Her work is immersive and experiential. Material driven, it explores sensory stimuli and physical space informed by patterns and bold colors found in nature and our built environment. As an Ecofeminist, it addresses our human impact upon the earth. She has worked as a Municipal Public Art Program Director, Museum Education Director, Education Curator and has taught at RISD, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Nebraska, Quinnipiac University and continues to work as a Mentor for low-residency MFA programs and Sculpture Professor at Housatonic Community College.
As a recipient of multiple grants including an Artslink grant, Art Matters grant, Berkshire Taconic Foundation grant, two NY Foundation for Contemporary Art grants and three CT Commission Artist Fellowships, she has attended artist residencies at Bemis Foundation NE, Yaddo NY, Proyecto Ace, Argentina. Her work has been featured in 23 solo exhibits including Zacheta National Gallery in Warsaw Poland, Aldrich Museum CT, The Painting Center, NY, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Islip Art Museum NY, Kenise Barnes Gallery NY, Garrison Art Center, NY, Housatonic Museum, CT, Five Points Center for the Visual Arts, CT, Arts & Cultural Center of Florida and in 198 group exhibitions throughout Germany, Poland, Ukraine, France, Holland, Australia, Canada, Argentina, Columbia and USA.Her work has been published in the books Paper Art Installations II, Post Road Literary and has been reviewed by Smithsonian Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, NY Times, Art New England Magazine, Artscope, High Performance, and blogs such as Art Spiel & Yale University Radio/Praxis Museum of Non Visible Art. Public commissions include Log-Me-In Headquarters, Boston, MA and Sloan Kettering Hospital, NY and her work can be found in private and museum collections as well as viewed on Artsy, First Dibs, Geoform, Instagram (@sshutan), FB, Pinterest, Linked in and at www.suzanshutan.com.