Suzan Shutan received her BFA from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA studying with Judy Pfaff, Elizabeth Murray, Linda Benglis, Jonathan Borofsky, and so may other amazing artists who impacted her work. Her MFA was from Rutgers University Mason Gross, NJ where she studied with Leon Golub, Martha Rossler, Geoff Hendricks and a long list of great visiting artists. Her work has been shown throughout the United States, South America and Europe in 20 solo exhibits and 198 group exhibitions. She has received many grants, attended artist residencies, has been reviewed by the New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, International Sculpture Magazine and published in the book Paper Art II by Artpower International Publishing.
Her work is in private and public collections with recent commissions by Log Me In, Boston Headquarters, MA and Sloan Kettering Hospital, NYC, NY. You can more of her work on Artsy and First Dibs with ODETTA Gallery NY, and on instagram #sshutan and on her website.
Her curating career began at the Des Moines Art Center in Iowa where she curated exhibits for the Education Wing. Her first exhibit “Mouse Art”, miniature two and three dimensional work that got exhibited along the baseboards of the entire wing, was a huge hit, was picked up by the Associated Press and went viral. She has curated twenty exhibits in the last thirty years, the most recent being in 2019, MATERIALIZED ,at Hampton Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.