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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, Residencies

2018 & 14       Foundation for Contemporary Arts, NYC, NY- Emergency Grant
2012-13          Artist Fellowship Grant-Sculpture, DECD/ CT Office of the Arts
2011               Contemporary Art Center Los Vegas, NV-3rd Place Monetary Award
Juror Julie Sasse, Chief Curator Modern & Contemporary Art, Tucson Museum of Art, AZ
2009               State of Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism- Finalist-Federal Public 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
State of Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism- 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

2019               Claudia Weil Gallery, Friedberg, Germany
2018               The Bulgakov Museum , Kiev Ukraine- ICONS: 13 WOMEN curated by Dr. Billy Gruner, West PI Associated
                      University of Southern Queensland, Australia- RNOP curated by Dr. Billy  Gruner, West Projects Associated
2017               Mala Gallery The National Art Museum, Arsenal Complex, Kiev, Ukraine- 0/1-KNO Kyiv Non Objective- Inaugurial Kiev, Ukraine
                      Bruch & Dallas Project Space, Cologne, Germany- Europa curated by Dr. Billy Gruner, Australia
                      Gallery Kierat, Szczecin, Poland - International Exhibition of Paintings & Sculpture curated by Marzena Paczkowska          
                      Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany – Black Box curated by arvid Boecker, Touring: Kunstlerhaus Saar, Saarbrucken, Germany;
                      La S Grand Atelier, Vielsalm, Belgium; Faux Mouvement Centre d’ art Contemporain, Metz, cFrance & the Casino Luxemburg,
                      Forum d’art Contemporain, Luxemburg
2016               Biennale d’art contemporain de Jodoigne, Belgium- To Much, To beautiful, To Unjust, Invitational Curator Fred Michiels
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, Políglota Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina- Constructing Argentina Installation- Solo & residency
2003               Palace Ujazdowski Contemporary Art Center, Warsaw, Poland, Project Folklore- The Ceremonial Day, Collaborative Project
                      Curated by Marta Wojciccka, Exhibtion of video collaboration produced with an Artslink Grant
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 & theorists initiated by artist Jochen Gerz, catalogued
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

Solo Exhibitions

2019               University of Massachusetts, Amherst Hampden Gallery, Site Specific Installation (Sept)
2018               Arts & Cultural Center, Interactive Gallery, Hollywood, Fla Wired (Jan-March)
2015               Garrison Art Center, NY- 2 person - Watered Down II Susan Knight  & Suzan Shutan
2014               Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT (May)  Hoots, Wail & Buzz
2013               Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn, NY- Through the Looking Glass- Window Installation
2012               Norfolk Art Center, Norfolk, NE- 2 person Watered Down Susan Knight & Suzan Shutan, sponsored by the Karla Huse
                      Visual Arts Endowment
                      Grubbs Gallery, Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA - Bon Bons
2011               Cheshire Academy, Kohn –Joseloff Gallery, Cheshire, CT-  Tar Clusters Installation
2010               Islip Art Museum, Carriage House Center for Experimental Art, Islip, 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 Invitational Group Exhibitions

2019               Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, SC –The Idiosyncratic Pencil Resharpened (Jan-Feb_
                      Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT—Fluid Terrain –Suzan Shutan, Amy Genser & Laura Fayer (Jan-March)
                      Project ARTspace, NYC- Particular Matter curated by Nancy Baker & Etty Yaniv (March-April)                              
2018               Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY-The Greatest Show on Earth (Jan-March)
                      VanDeb Editions, Long Island City, NY-Invitational Woman’s History (March-April)
                      DUMBO Open Studios, NY-Amoung Friends/Rauschenberg’s Hiccups curators Beth Dary, Patricia Fabricant, Alenandra Rutsch-
                      Demouzy Contemporary, Rockville Centre, LIU, Brookville, Long Island, NY--Visiting Artist/MFA Students (April-May)
                      Judy Black Memorial Park & Gardens Exhibition Space &Washington Art Association Gallery, CT- State of Abstraction
                      curated by Jacquelyn Gleisner & Daphne Deeds (May-June)
                      SciArt Center, LES Orchard St, NYC, NY- Submerged (June)
                      Smith & Co, Cincinniti, OH- New Work for a New System (Sept-Oct)
                      Track One The Silo Room, Nashville, TN- DESTILL: A Survey of Contemporary Art (Sept)
                      The Great Highway Gallery, San Francisco, CA-RNOP: 14 Artists (including Cary Smith CT) (Sept-Oct) Catalogue
                      Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA-Civil Discourse curated by JynieGillman Crimmins & Ben Goldman                            
2017               Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY – Through the Rabbit Hole II curated by Richard Timperio (Jan-Feb)
                      Metro Pictures, NY, NY- Postcards from the Edge Visual Aids Project (Feb)
                      Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY- Kaleidoscope of Perspectives curated by Virginia Walsh (Feb-March)
                      Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum, New York- Debtfair (participating artist), a project of Occupy Museums
                      The Institute Library, New Haven, CT- Nasty Women  Sarah Fritchey Curator Artspace, New Haven (March-April)
                      Housatonic Museum, CT- Crossing Borders, Univ of Bridgeport & Housatonic College faculty (April-May)
                      Chashama Projects, Brooklyn, NY Bigger, Bolder, Better 15 women artists (June)
                      Gallerie Souterraine, Cornwall, CT – Mighty Mini’s  (July-Sept)
                      Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT- MANIAC 5 international exhibit (Sept)
                      Central Connecticut State University Art Gallery, New Britain CT- 3 person: Off the Wall (Oct-Nov)    
                      Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) v.2 curated by Jeffery Cortland Jones exhibited at NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA,
                      Volunteer State Community College, Nashville, TN, Apothecart, Chattanooga, TN, Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany;
                      Angelika Studios, High Wycombe, England; Class Room, Coventry, England, Raygun Projects, Queensland, Australia & Curating Contemporary online
                      Norwalk Community College Art Gallery, CT- Recycle/Repurpose
                      The National Arts Club, NY-Deck the Wall
2016 Coagula Curatorial, Los Angles, CA –Top Ten Artists curated by Tulsa Kinney -Back Room
                      ODETTA, Brooklyn, NY – Rattle & Hummmm -Featured Artist: back wall & flat files
                      Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY- Through the Rabbit Hole  curated by Richard Timperio 
                      The Kaneko Org. Omaha, NE – Water: 8 artists
                      Corridor Projects, Dayton, OH- Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) v.2 curated by Jeffery Cortland Jones (traveling exhibit)
                      University of Massachusetts Amherst , MA, Hampden Gallery Project Space- Chewing Tar:Industrial Materials in the Service of Art,
                      curated by Linda Griggs
                      Momenta, Brooklyn, NY – Gala Benefit
                      Summer McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery, The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, CT -Shuffle & Shake   
                      Sikkema Jenkins & Co, NYC, NY – Visual Aids 18th Annual Postcards from the Edge                                
2015               National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A) Gallery, NYC, NY –her(e) now Invitational, Curated by Judy Pfaff
                      Storefront Ten Eyck Gallery, Brooklyn, NY- Making History BOS catalogue included
                      Central Booking Gallery LES, NYC, NY- Going Big
                      LABspace, Hillsdale, NY – Exquisite curated by Susan Jennings
                      Knox Gallery, Monterey, MA -Tailored Stitched Threaded Pinned curated by Dee Shapiro
                      Victory Hall : Drawing Rooms, Jersey City,NJ – Drawing Off the Wall
2014               Kenise Barnes Gallery, Larchmont, NY-  Sublime with artists David Licata and Jessica McCambly
                      ASC Project Space, NYC, NY- Pipe Dreams, Wishful Thinking, Grand Gestures & Dirty Lies
                      Schelfhaudt Art Gallery, Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, University of Bridgeport, CT- One + One
                      Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, NY -  Abstraction and its Discontents
                      Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT- In and Of the Land 
                      Victory Hall : Drawing Rooms, Jersey City,NJ – The Big Small Show
                      The Gallery at Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT- Natural Selections: An Exhibition of Artist Fellowship Recipients
2013               Art in Flux Gallery, Harlem, NY- Speaking in Tongues  (dec.-jan 28, 2013-14))
                      Central Booking LES, NYC, NY- Un/Natural Occurrences
                      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
                      Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY- The Garbage Barge Revisited: Art from Dross curated by Karen Shaw
                      Art Takes Times Square, NYC, NY- Work projected.
                      Housatonic Museum of Art, Burt Chernow Gallery, Bridgeport, 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, Bridgeport, CT- Faculty exhibit A Collection of Dissimilar Things”
                      Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, 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, NY- Visual 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, Bridgeport, 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, NYC, NY- Eco Art ‘s What Matters Most?            
Tompkins Square Gallery: NY Public Library, NYC, NY – 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, Bridgeport, 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 Video– Door (touring 16 cities
Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT- Lineal Investigations
John Slade Ely House Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT- Black, White & Red (Red Square)
2006              Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, 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, Norwalk, Ct Installation & Video - Images from Poland
2003              WAX, Brooklyn NY - New Work by Cal Arts Alumni- Window/Door, first cut
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, New Haven, 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, Catalogues, Publications, Web Reviews

2018             The Sacramento Bee,, Arts & Theater Dec. 14, 2018, Something worth sharing:MANIAC show offers a cohesive,
impressive vision by Julia Cousens
Two Coats of Paint, June , The Meditative Process of Makimh; Abstraction in Connecticut by Sharon Butler
Tennessean, First major exhinition in Nashville of non-objectve art, Aug,. 26-by Melinda Baker
Sci Art Center Online Submerged, November
2017    - 100 Super Hot Artists for 2017
Two Coats of Paint, August 5, 2017, Quick Study “An Aggregare of Forces: 60 Women Artists Over 60” by Sharon Butler 
Joanne Mattera Blogspot An Aggregate of Forces: 60 Women Over 60
2016             Sculpture Magazine, April Issue, Pg. 76, Garrison Art Center, Review by Amy Lipton (EcoArts),
Smithsonian Magazine. – OnLine: Eight Artists Conspire About Water Issues In a New Exhibition By Marissa Fessenden Feb.25
Interior & Architectural Design Book; Paper Art Installations ll, ArtPower International Publishing Co.,Hong Kong,China-6 pgs.        
Vasari 21 , Fencing with the Figure, Playing Nice, New and Returning Members, November 27 written by Ann Landi
Post Road Magazine , Boston, MA, Issue 24,  Susan Breen, Art Editor
New Haven Independent, CT- Randomness Strikes Again at Arts Council by Allan Appel, Aug. 25
Arte Fuse – Rattle & Hummmm at ODETTA by Etty Yaniv
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
The Wall Street International Magazine, Sunday, January 26, Sublime at Kenise Barnes Gallery                                
2013 Speaking of Speaking in Tongues, An Exploration of Shared Invented Languages at Art in Flux Harlem by George Murphy!speaking-in-tongues/c89h
The New Haven Independent, Nov.12, by Allen Appel You Supply The Punchline
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
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 (
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             Catalogue, In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors of the 90's, Charlotte Streifer Rubinstein, July-Sept.,
Catalogue, Six CT Museums: Investing In Dreams: Connecticut's Commitment to the Imagination, John
1994             Art New England Magazine, Boston, MA -A Survey of Connecticut Art by Jude Schwendenwien, Oct/Nov 

Selected Public Collections

LogMeIn Headquarters, Boston, MA
Zacheta National Gallery of Contemporary Art, Poland
Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, NY
Villa Taverna Foundation, NY
The University of Freiburg, Germany
The Housatonic Museum of Art , Bridgeport, CT
The Swedish Archives, Bjarred, Sweden
Albert Schweitzer Institute, CT
UCLA, CA Library Collection
Rhode Island College
Providence Bemis Foundation, Omaha, NE                                      

Gallery Representation

2015-19 ODETTA Gallery,Brooklyn, NY –


1stdibs -ODETTA Gallery
Artspace New Haven Flat files


2015 Michael Corbin:The Art Book Guy Interview with Suzan Shutan (March), included 100 Hot Artists to Look Out For in 2017 & 2015
Frank Juarez Gallery & Greymatter Gallery Collaborative Project: 365artists365days 

Speaking Engagements

The Power of Color - Artists Talk on Art (ATOA Org) National Arts Association, Gramercy Park, NYC
Artists Who Curate - Melanie Carr Gallery, CT
About Public Art: What Artists Want to Know- University of Hartford/ Art, CT
Nature as Art: Annual Conference-Outdoor Environmental Education Assoc., CT
Community Art Projects- Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, CT
Art & Medicine- Urban Artists Initiative Annual Conference, CT
Public Art Tour- International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven, CT
Art as Environmental Integration, Architectural Alliance, New Haven, CT
A Greenway for New Haven, Co-Leader Workshop: City of New Haven, CT