A Connecticut (USA) based artist, Suzan Shutan uses materials such as post it notes, string, sippy straws and wood to evoke the essence of an object and remake the known (pasta wheels, iceburgs, soccer balls, watches) into something uncommon and transformative. The architecture of a space becomes as integral to each piece as its social content. Working site-specifically she has made work for elevators, stairwells, floors and ceilings, parks and storefronts that consider and integrate function, place and community.
Internationally she has exhibited at Proyecto Ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2008), Palace Ujazdowski Contemporary Art Center, Warsaw Poland (2003), Berlin Kunsrferin & University of Freiburg, Germany, Rogue Art Gallery, Victoria, Canada, Artpolitika, Russia and Centro Colombo Americano Gallery in Bogota & Medellin, Columbia. Her national exhibits include the Alternative Museum, NYC, Abrons Art Center/Henry Street Settlement, NY, WAX, Brooklyn, Souyun Yi Gallery, NY, The Aldrich Museum, CT, Real Art Ways, Ct and the Laguna Beach Art Museum, CA.
Suzan Shutan is an Artist Mentor for MFA Candidates at Transart Institute, Danube University in Krems, Austria/Berlin & NYC and teaches Sculpture/Installation Art at the Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT.