1988               MFA        Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ

1977               BFA        California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA


Selected Grants & Awards

2014                 Foundation for Contemporary Arts, NYC, NY- Emergency Grant

2012-13           Artist Fellowship Grant in Sculpture from the DECD/CT Office of the Arts

2011                 Contemporary Art Center Los Vegas, NV-3rd Place Monetary Award, Juror Julie Sasse, Chief Curator of Modern  &  Contemporary Art, Tuscon Museum of Art, AZ

2009                 State of Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism- Finalist-Percent for Art Program- Juvenile Courthouse

       Culture Inside, Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg- Photomeetings International Photo Fest -Workshop Award

2007                 Artists Resource Trust, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Great Barrington, MA- Artist Grant

2003                 Artslink, CEC International Partners, New York City, NY- Artist Fellowship, Collaborative Project Poland

       Connecticut Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History & Film- Artist Fellowship Grant

1997                 Sculpture Space Inc.,Utica, NY & Virginia Center for the Arts, VA- Artist Residency Awards

       Fairfield University, CT- Humanities Grant, Exhibition Development,

1996                 Art Matters Inc., New York City, NY- Artist Fellowship

       Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY- Artist Residency Award

1994                 Connecticut Commission on Arts, Tourism, Culture, History & Film- Artist Fellowship Grant

1993                 Bemis Foundation, Omaha, NE- Artist Residency & Patron Grant


International Exhibitions

2014                Zacheta National Gallery of Contemporary Art Warsaw, Poland- Becoming; Solo Installation  (Aug 2014-Feb 2015)

2013                Biennial Internationale d�art non objective �Pourquoi pas�Why not..� Sept-Nov., Pont de Claix, Grenoble, France

       Manic Episode 4, International Kunst Tentoonstelling T.A.S, group exhibit, Groningen, Holland –Curated by Wilma Vissers (Dec. 7 - Jan.6, 2014)

2012                Le Hang�Art, Grenoble, France- Inventaire-Contemporary Art International

       Hamburg Rathaus & Kunstlerhaus Dosenfabrik, Hambery, Germany- Maniac Episode 3 International Sonderausstellung- curated by Wahida  Azhari & Dorothea  Fischer.               

2011                 Golden Parachutes, Berlin, Germany- Chain Letter, curator David Horvitz

       Antalya Museum, Turkey- Antalya Lemon Short Film Days 2- Three videos/Suzan Shutan

2008                 Proyecto Ace, Pol�glota Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina- Constructing Argentina Installation- Solo & residency

2003                 Palace Ujazdowski Contemporary Art Center, Warsaw, Poland, Project Folklore- The Ceremonial Day, Collaborative Project And then the Monster Came Thunderously Knocking at the Door,

2002                 Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, The Academy of Visual Arts of Braunschweg, Germany & The University of Rennes, France - Anthology of Art; Invitational Internet-based dialogue between artists and theorists initiated by artist Jochen Gerz, catalogued exhibit:

1996                 Rogue Art Gallery, Victoria, Canada - Hanging Roots: Six Women of The Americas Relief Sculpture

1993                 Kunstferin, Berlin, Germany- Ethnic Cleansing - collaborative installation with artists Florien Trumbach & Marianna Enzensberger


Individual Exhibitions

2014                 Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT (May)  Hoots, Wail & Buzz

2013                 Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn, NY- Through the Looking Glass- Window Installation

2012                 Grubbs Gallery, Williston Northampton School, MA - Bon Bons

2011                 Cheshire Academy, Kohn –Joseloff Gallery, CT-  Tar Clusters Installation

2010                 Islip Art Museum, Carriage House Center for Experimental Art, NY: Site Specifics 10- commissioned work

                           Middlesex Community College, Niche Gallery, CT- Flurrying Pheromones: Surge

2007                 Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI- Dimensional Drawings, Installation

1997                 Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT - The Valiant Little Tailor: Two rooms, Fairytale Installation

1995                 Manhattanville College, Brownson Gallery, Purchase, NY- How Grimm? Three Fairy Tales: Installation

1993                 Artist Book Works, Chicago, IL  - In/Out: Window Installation


Selected Group Exhibitions

2015                 Odetta Gallery, Bushwick, NY- Tomboy (march)

                           Garrison Art Center, NY – Watered Down II with artist Susan Knight  (may)

2014                 Kenise Barnes Gallery, Larchmont, NY-  Sublime with artists David Licata and Jessica McCambly (jan-feb)

Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT- In and Of the Land  (feb-march)

The Gallery at Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT- Natural Selections: An Exhibition of Artist Fellowship Recipients (march-april)

ASC Project Space, NYC, NY- Pipe Dreams, Wishful Thinking, Grand Gestures & Dirty Lies (june-july)

Victory Hall : Drawing Rooms, Jersey City,NJ – Drawing Off the Wall (sept-oct)

Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, University of Bridgeport, CT- One Plus One  (oct-nov)

Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, NY -  Abstraction and its Discontents (oct-nov)

Victory Hall : Drawing Rooms, Jersey City,NJ – The Big Small Show (dec.-jan)

2013                 Art in Flux Gallery, Harlem, NY- Speaking in Tongues  (dec.-jan 28, 2013-14))

Central Booking, Brooklyn, NY- Un/Natural Occurences

The Institute Library, New Haven, CT- Punchline (Sept) curated by Kevin Daly Artists include Stephen Westfall, Cary Smith

The Gallery at Whitney Center, CT – Web Versions

2012                 Bank of America Plaza, Charlotte. NC- Carbon Footprint curated by Joie Lassiter

Norfolk Art Center, NE- Susan Knight  & Suzan Shutan Watered Down, sponsored by the Karla Huse Visual Arts        Endowment

Islip Art Museum, NY- The Garbage Barge Revisited: Art from Dross curated by Karen Shaw

Art Takes Times Square, NYC- Work projected.

Housatonic Museum of Art, Burt Chernow Gallery, CT- Ground Truth: Mapping the Senses/Charting Experience curated by
Robbin Zella & Susan Sharp

A-Space Gallery,West Cove Studio, CT- CT Builders An Anthology of Connecticut Sculptors curated by Steven Kobasa

Artspace, New Haven,CT- Commissioned Installation /Orange Street Windows Project (Sept.-Nov)

Housatonic Museum of Art, The Burt Chernow Gallery, CT- Faculty exhibit A Collection of Dissimilar Things�

Silvermine Arts Center, CT- 90th Anniversary Gala Art Auction

2011                 Brickhouse Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA- MANIAC�s Manic Episode 2: Hit by the eidolon: Abstraction as Phenomenal Experience traveling to:  Reynolds Gallery, Jeannette Powell Art Center, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

  Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA- 4th  Juried Show

  A.I. R, Brooklyn ,NY- Biannual- Juror Alexandra Schwartz, MoMA & Curator of Montclair Art Museum              

  Contemporary Arts Center Los Vegas, NV- Annual Juried Show

  Samson Projects, Boston, MA – Chain Letter

  Project Storefronts, New Haven, CT- Ripple Effect

  Chaim Read Gallery, NYC- Aids Benefit

  The John Slade Ely House of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT- I think It�s Conceptual!

  The Bemis  Center for Contemporary Artt, Omaha, NE 13th Annual Art Auction  

  Housatonic Art Museum, CT- Evolution , Faculty exhibit        

  JCC, New Haven, CT- M�Dor L�Dor video

2010                Proteus Gowanus Gallery, Brooklyn, NY - Paradise , curated by Erik Schurink

Exit Art, NY- Eco Art �s What Matters Most?            

Tompkins Square Gallery: NY Public Library – FiBi Concrete; Karen Dolmanisth, Yo Park,Suzan Shutan

5C Cultural Center, NYC, NY-  E32 Series It Still It Moves curated by Linda Griggs

Artspace, CWOS, New Haven, Ct-  Flock curated by Patricia Hickson-The Wadsworth Atheneum, Ct, & Kristina Newman-Scott of Real Art Ways, CT

Housatonic Museum, CT- Defining Moments

Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven CT- Streetwise America

2009                 Artspace, New Haven, CT- Dispersion, curated by Dina Deitsch, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, DeCordova Museum, MA      

Culture Inside, NY & Luxumbourg- Finalist, On-line exhibit Rooted

The John Slade Ely House Center for Contemporary Art, CT- The Cultural Heritage Artist Project of the Orchard         St. Shul             

Artspace, Hartford, CT- MANIAC-Manic Episode II

2008                Four Corners Art Center, Tiverton, RI- Sculpture Park Invitational Exhibition

The Parachute Factory Gallery, New Haven, CT- Pot Luck

SITE Artist in Residence, Artspace New Haven, CT- CWOS

2007               Artpolitika, Russia- International Festival of Video Art: Out VideoDoor (touring 16 cities

Housatonic Museum of Art, CT- Lineal Investigations

John Slade Ely House Center for Contemporary Art, CT- Black, white & Red (Red Square)

2006                Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, CT- The Local Line

Haskins Laboratories Gallery, New Haven, CT-Array

City Gallery, New Haven, CT – Elementum

Albertus Magnus College, Mcdonough Art Gallery, New Haven, Ct- Elementum II

2005               The Guggenheim Museum, NYC,NY- Local Report, a collaborative video phone live broadcast event with Fluxus

        artist Robert Whitman, in Trumbull, CT

2004                Norwalk Community College, Ct Installation & Video - Images from Poland

2003                WAX, Brooklyn NY - New Work by Cal Arts Alumni- Window/Door, first cu

The CT. Commission on Culture &Tourism, Hartford, CT- Individual Artist Fellowship Recipients

2002                 Rhode Island School of Design, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI - Faculty Exhibition

Yale Film Festival, Yale University, CT- A Mystery

Jeffery Weiss Gallery, Black Rock, CT-Cycles

2000                 CT Public Television - On the Couch Show; interview with Evelyne Seeger-Kauldis

1999                 Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement, NYC, NY- Funkshun   

1998                 The Alternative Museum; NYC, NY- New Voices/ New Visions  

Charter Oak Cultural Center; Hartford, CT- About Face: An Exhibition of Masks from Near and Far               

1995                 Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art; Ridgefield, CT - Inspiring Contrast, Grant Recipients



Selected Reviews & Exhibition Catalogues

2015               Interior & Architectural Design Book; �Paper Art Design�,ArtPower International Publishing Company�, Shenzhen, China

                         Issue 24, Post Road Magazine , Boston, MA, Susan Breen, Art Editor

2014               New Jersey Journal,  New Group show at Jersey City�s Drawing Rooms is �Off the Wall�, Oct 3

                         Left Bank Art Blog, by Charles Kessler Sept. 16- Jersey City Last Sunday

                         The Register Citizen, Entertainment Section, May 16, Torrington�s Five Points Gallery features 3 artists in upcoming show; Claudia           DeMonte,  Ed McGowin and Suzan Shutan

                         Lively Mind Rena Toby Blog, May 26, The Environment, BIRI and Suzan

                         Sublime, The Wall Street International Magazine, Sunday, January 26,

2013               Speaking of Speaking in Tongues, An Exploration of Shared Invented Languages at Art in Flux Harlem by George Murphy                           !speaking-in-tongues/c89h

                         You Supply The Punchline, The New Haven Independent, Nov.12, by Allen Appel

                        Catalogue, Biennial Internationale d�art non objective �Pourquoi pas�Why not..� Pont de Claix, Grenoble, France


2012             The Reader, Omaha, NE, Watered Down at Norfolk Arts by Sally Deskins,

                        Les Femmes Folles-





2011               Insight Program Interview, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento, CA- with Producer Jennifer Picard & artists Kevin Daly, Andy   Cunningham and Suzan Shutan for  MANIACS exhibit at Brickhouse Gallery, Sacramento

                         Los Vegas Weekly, NV- The CAC�s Annual Juried show trims down a bit, but still devlivers- by Danielle  Kelly              (

                         The Arts Paper, Arts Council of Greater New Haven, CT (June)-Feature Profile: Artist Next Door ; For A Limited Time Only by Hank Hoffman

                         The New Haven Register, Art Redux by Donna Doherty, March 20, Arts & Entertainment section

2010               Art in America, Annual Guide, pg 141m #2683, Islip Art Museum/Carriage House

                         FiBi Concrete ( 12 page brochure), Tompkins Square Gallery,New York Public Library NYC

                       2Life Magazine-Interview with Suzan Shutam (


                         The New Haven Register, Ct- Artspace�s Open Studios exhibit portends good things for fall by Judy

                       Birke,Sunday Aug.15,    

2009               Culture Inside, Luxumbourg- On-Line Catalogue �Rooted� exhibit

                         CHAP 1 (Cultural Heritage artist Project)- Orchard Street Shul (catalogue)

2008               The Providence Phoenix, Providence, RI- A Common Thread, July 14, Art Galleries

2007               What�s News, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI- Drawing on New Dimensions: Suzan Shutan at        

       Bannister Gallery by Ray Ragosta, May 7, Vol.27 Issue 8, page 10

2006               The New York Times, NY-Sunday, CT section Art Studies Without Homework- Sacred Heart University

       Gallery of Contemporary Art by Benjamin Genocchio, May 21, CT, Westchester, L.I.,N.J sections, pg.12

       Art New England Magazine, Boston, MA, regional reviews, The Local Line by Lois Goglia

       CT Art Scene On Line E-Blogger, Its Elementum, my dear Watson by Hank Hoffman Sept.

       The New Haven Register, CT, �Elementum� a gamut of earthly interpretations by Judy Birke Sept.17, Arts Section

2003               Catalogue & CD-Rom, The Academy of Visual Arts of Braunschweg, Germany & The University of

       Rennes, France - Anthology of Art

1998               The New Haven Advocate, New Haven, CT - Artist Profile; Kismet  by Colleen Van Tassell, May 14-20,

       section: City -Wide Open Studios pg. 45

1996               The New York Times, NY -The Sum of Circles and Rectangles is Equal to the Building Blocks of Life by

       William Zimmer, March 24, Sunday CT section pg.18

       The Times Colonist, Victoria, Canada - Curator Shows Cultivation, by Robert Amos, Feb.3

       Catalogue, Hanging Roots: Six Women of The America's essay by Silvia Bonnet,Rogue Art Gallery,   

       Victoria, Canada

1995               The New York Times, NY - Dreams, Landscapes and Wall Paintings by William Zimmer, March 19,

       Sunday CT section 13

       Catalogue, In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors of the 90's, Charlotte Streifer Rubinstein, July-Sept.,

       Catalogue, Six CT Museums: Investing In Dreams: Connecticut's Committment to the Imagination, John

       Cusano & various curators/directors, Dec – Jan. Contemporary Art Collaboration sponsored by the CT.     

       Commission of the Arts,CT

       The New Haven Register, CT, Sculptures, Installations masquerade as Drawings at Artspace, by Judy

       Burke Sunday. Arts Section, Sept. 24

1994              Art New England Magazine, Boston,MA -A Survey of Connecticut Art by Jude Schwendenwien, Oct/Nov


Selected Public Collections

o    The University of Freiburg, Germany                    The Housatonic Museum of Art , Bridgeport, CT                                  

o    The Swedish Archives, Bjarred, Sweden              Sacred Heart University, CT,

o    Albert Schweitzer Institute,CT                                Bemis Foundation, Omaha, NE

o    UCLA Library Collection                                        Rhode Island College, Providence

o    Proyecto Ace, Buenos Airec, Argentina                                 Villa Taverna Foundation, NY




2014                 Pins & Needles - The Housatonic Art Museum, Bridgeport, CT

2012                 Making Room Ten Interpretations  (catalogue  on Blurb) - The Institute Library, New Haven, CT

2007                 Roadside Attractions - Kehler Liddel Gallery & The Arts Council Small Space Gallery, New Haven, CT

                           En Masse, - The Arts Council of Greater New Haven Small Space Gallery- New Haven, CT

              Invitational Players Lounge- Pilot Pen National Tennis Stadium & Tournament, New Haven, CT –Co-curated with Rashmi         Talpeade




2014                 Hartford Courant – Pins & Needles at Housatonic by Susan Dunne , Jan.21

                           (       bridgeport)

                           Ct Post- Making A Point with Pins & Needles Art Exhibit by Phyllis A.S. Boros, Jan. 23,


                           The Fairfield Patch, Anson Smith, Pins & Needles


                  (catalogue link)