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Wire & Pom Poms 5' X 18' X 3' © Shutan©2010
Wire, Pom Poms 5' X 18' X 3' © shutan©2010
Pheramones -Double Blast, 2009- Artspace,New Haven, CT "Dispersion" Reflective Paper & Steel Pins 15' X 17' X 3# © shutan
Stomping Ground, 2009-John Slade Ely House Contemp. Art Center, CT-Cultural Heritage Artists Project-OSS Video & Wood/Paint/Steel Pins 13.5' X 7' X 5" © shutan
Pheramones-Pink Burst, 2009-Artspace, Hartford, CT-MANIAC-"Manic Episode 1" Refrective Paper & Steel Pins 20' X 40' X 3# © shutan
detail DOUBLE BLAST, 2008 Paper 3' © shutan
Pheramones-Pink Burst 2, 2009 © shutan
Pheramones-Pink Burst detail, 2009 © shutan
Pheramones -Pink Surge, 2009-Middlesex Community College, CT Reflective Paper & Steel Pins 5' X 35' X 3" © shutan
Pheramones -Pink Surge 2, 2009 © Shutan
Pheramones -Pink Surge detail, 2009 © shutan
Pheramones -Sprinkle, 2009-Sacred Heart University Gallery of Contemporary Art, CT Reflective Paper & Steel Pins 17' X 7' X 3" © shutan
Pheramones -Migration, 2009 Reflective Paper & Steel Pins 12' X 7' X 3# © shutan
Soccer Teams Bocca & Rivera- unifying wealthy & poor through cultural spirit, 2008 Wood, Paint 2' X 4' X 1' © 2008 Shutan copyright
Two City Sites: Plaza & Square, 2008 Paper, Wood, L Pins 10'x4'x20" © Shutan 2008 copyright
Brooklyn Bridge, 2008 Fiber, Steel Pins, Plastic 12'x10'x15' © 2008 Shutan copyright
Invitational Outdoor Sculpture Park Exhibition, Four Corners Art Center, Tiverton, RI, 7/2008-10/2008 Plastic, Fishline, Metal Post 15'x20'x15' © 2008 Shutan copyright
Canopy- view 2 © Shutan2008
Tierra Del Sol Glaciers-Patagonia, 2008 Wood, Papers 3' X 4' X 6' © Shutan2008
Salta Mts- LIT VIEW
Constructing Argentina, 2008 Installation View Including Video © Shutan 2008
RIVER , 2008 Paper 1' X 1' X 20' © Shutan2008
Polygon Mandala series, 2007 Fiber, Paint, Vinyl, Steel Pins 15' X 15' X 2" © 2007 Shutan
detail/polygons, 2007
Polygon series-Bretheran, 2007 Paint, Vinyl, Fiber, Steel Pins 15' X 20 X 8' © 2007 shutan
Color Coded, 2008 Sticky Notes 4'x2.5' © Shutan2008
swatch watch, 2008 Sticky Notes 8'x1;5' © shutan2008
Detaching Bar Code, 2008 Masking Tape 7' X 6' © Shutan2008
Map of 6 City Ports, 2008 String, Paper, Steel Pins 15' X 8' X 3" © 2008 shutan
neck, 2009 Paper, Gater Board, Glue 4' X 1' X 1' © sshutan 2009
Pinwheel, 2009 Paper, Foam, Glue, Cut Paper 3' X 3.5' X 2' © sshutan 2009
Leg, 2009 Paper, Wood 4' X 3' X 1' © shutan2009
detail- sex industry/wall installation, 2009 Paper, String Steel Pins 4'x4' © sshutan
Red Square, 2007 Mixed String, Tape, Paint, Video Projection 15' X 205' X 15' © 2007 Shutan
Three Soccer Teams, 2008 Wood, Paint, Fishline 2'h X 6'w X 1'd © shutan
Flock, Bird Myth Series, 2012 Wire, Pom Poms 8.5'h X 15'w X 4'd © 2012
Watered Down (Porosity) Black Tar Roofing Paper And Home Made Papers Variable © Suzan Shutan
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My work, while appearing abstract, is about ideas that use their intended form as a springboard to create believable though not necessarily real forms. I try to evoke the essence of an object, remaking the known into something uncommon and transformative. The architecture of a space becomes an integral part of each piece. Working between 2 and 3 dimensions, my sculptural drawings investigate line, perception and optics. I love the illusional play on shape and space and the transformative idea of a circle used as an escape hole in Bugs Bunny cartoons. Line is the obvious “hole” to work with because it can be rendered flat, given shape, depth or extended into space. Semiotics has in part influenced my work as sign, symbol or communicative behavior. Sometimes it represents universal laws on the natural world, and may show systems of life processes as subjective universes.  SInce 2005 I sometimes add video to my installations. What I find so appealing about this medium is that it is concept driven, time based, sensory and completes my static work. Its ability to be fluid yet manipulated is similar to my working process. I can alter the intuitive way information is recalled or processed, add sequence to change an association or visual perception, just as I change the outcome of a form.


Suzan is a recipient of various awards and grants including a regional Artist Resource Trust grant from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation, Great Barrington, MA, an international CEC Artslink grant, NYC, NY, an artist fellowship from Art Matters, NYC, NY and Individual Artist Fellowships from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism. She has been awarded Artist Residencies that include Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY and The Bemis Foundation, Omaha, NE.

Internationally she has exhibited at Proyecto Ace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, The Palace Ujazdowski Contemporary Art Center, Warsaw, Poland, Rogue Art Gallery, Victoria, Canada, Berlin Kunstferin and the University of Freiburg, Germany, Centro Colombo Americano Gallery in Bogota and Medellin, Columbia, The Swedish Archives in Bjaared, Sweden ArtPolitika, Russia and her national exhibits include  in NY The Alternative Museum, WAX, Abrons Art Center/ Henry Street Settlement, Souyun Yi Gallery, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art and Real Art Ways in CT and the Laguna Beach Art Museum in California.

Her work is in collections such as the Villa Taverna Foundation, The Bemis Foundation, Rhode Island College and Sacred Heart University and she has been a guest lecturer and visiting artist at universities and conferences both nationally and internationally. Shutan is an Artist Mentor for MFA Candidates at Transart Institute, Danube University in Krems, Austria and currently teaches Sculpture at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut.


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