WIRED: Suzan Shutan
January 23, 2018 - March 2, 2018
Both playfully and minimally, Suzan Shutan constructs immersive pompom installations as layers of abstract symmetry. Constructed from hundreds of repurposed and various sized pompoms and wire, the installation invites touching and activates movement related to patterns in nature (such as birds in flight).
Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Shutan graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting/Drawing from California Institute of the Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in Installation from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. She has lived and worked in Germany, France and New York City. Shutan has taught at Rhode Island School of Design; Quinnipiac University, CT; University of Omaha, NE; and currently teaches Sculpture at Housatonic Community College, CT. She has been awarded grants that include CEC Artslink, Art Matters, Berkshire Taconic Foundation’s A.R.T, and recently a Fellowship in Sculpture from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism funding all work created in 2012-13. Shutan’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally including Germany, France, Sweden, Poland, Argentina, Russia, Canada and Colombia.