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Susan Carnahan

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Square Dance, 2013 Video Installation
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Lord Bunbury & Lady Delicate Video Installation
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Quick Facts
Lives in
NYC
Schools
University of North Texas, 1992, BFA
Syracuse University, 1996, MFA
Tags
installation, video-art, conceptual
Statement / Bio / CV

Statement

In my work, I have often explored the nature of relationships and the perpetual shifting dynamics between people and their various roles. I am fascinated by how these roles inform each other, and how they are never static in nature, but rather constantly subject to change as they evolve.  As an artist, I have examined roles and ideas from the perspective of a child.  Now, as a parent, I am able to see myself in the role of my own mother, gaining a better understanding of how these cycles come together, full circle.  

 

Biography

Susan Carnahan is a NYC based photographer, video artist, burgeoning ceramicist, wife and mother of three. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she completed her undergraduate degree from the University or North Texas in 1992. She then moved to upstate New York, earning her MFA in photography from Syracuse University. She has exhibited in New York, Brooklyn,Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Texas, Argentina, Australia, Dubai, UK, Finland, Italy, Thailand.

 

Selected Group and Solo Exhibitions

2016      “Blind Spot”, solo exhibition, The Ferry Gallery, Bangkok Thailand.

2015     “Liquid Cities - NYC”, XY Atelier Contemporary Gallery, NY, NY, curated by Luca Curci.

2015     “Exposure 2015”, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY.

2015     “Venice International Experimental Cinema Festival”, Ca' Zanardi Gallery, Venice, Italy, curated by Luca Curci & Andrea Chinellato.

2015     “World Dubai Art Fair”, in conjunction with SPACEWOMb Gallery, Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai.

2015     "Future Identities – Bodies . Places . Spaces”, Laura Haber Gallery, Buenas Aires, Argentina, curated by Luca Curci, Andrea   Chinellato and Carlo Francesco Galli.

2015     “HYBRID EFFECTS . From Solid Body to Liquid Cities”, Palazzo Radetzky, Venice, Italy, curated by Luca Curci.

2015      “Liquid Identities: Bangkok - International experimental video-art festival”, The Ferry Gallery, Bangkok Thailand.

2015      “Liquid Rooms + The Labyrinth” Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi & Venice Art House Gallery, Venice, Italy, curated by Luca Curci.

2015      “Contemporary Venice: Itsliquid International Art Show”, Palazzo Flangini, Venice, Italy, curated by Luca Curci.

2015      “11th Annual Biennial Exhibition”, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Nancy Princenthal.

2014      “Spring Art Market”,  SPACE WOMb Gallery,  New York, NY, curated by Minjie Yoo.

2014      “22nd Annual Friends Exhibition,  Ceres Gallery,  New York, NY.

2014      “Art in Mind - Other Worlds”,  The Brick Lane Gallery - The Annexe,  London, UK, curated by Tessa Yee.

2013      “Obstructed Desires”,  solo exhibition, Artifact Gallery,  New York, NY.

2013      “Lucid Sensibility”,  SPACE WOMb Gallery,  Long Island City, NY, curated by Minjie Yoo.

2013      “21st Annual Friends Exhibition,  Ceres Gallery,  New York, NY.

2013      “Back to Square One,  Ward-Nasse Gallery,  New York, NY,  curated by Tchera Niyego.

2013      “2013 Square Exhibition”,  SPACE WOMb Gallery,  Long Island City, NY, curated by Minjie Yoo.

2012      “Parallax Art Fair,  International Contemporary Art Fair,  New York, NY.

2012      “Rejoice: 20th Annual Friends Exhibition,  Ceres Gallery,  New York, NY.

2012      “ITVfest,  International Television Festival, Downtown Convention Center,  Los Angeles, CA.

2012      “6x6x2012,  Rochester Contemporary Art Center,  Rochester, NY.

2011      “Transitions: 19th Annual Friends Exhibition,  Ceres Gallery,  New York, NY.

2010      “10th Annual Art Exhibition”,  Hudson View Gardens,  New York, NY.

2010      “Uptown Arts Stroll”,  Hudson View Gardens,  New York, NY.

2008      “Bound”,  Palookaville, Fitzroy, Australia,  curated by Ulrika Holmlund.

2007      “Memory Minister”, Explosivo/chashama,  New York, NY,  curated by Tracy Candido.

2007      “Exposed”,  Basement ARI, Fiskars, Finland, curated by Ulrika Holmlund.

2007      “Story Redefined”,   Poietis Gallery,  New York, NY,  curated by Sisun Song & Ji-Yaang Kim.

2007      “Art Melbourne '07”,  Royal Exhibition Building,  Melbourne, Australia, curated by Ulrika Holmlund.

2007      “Voyeur One”,  69 Smith Street Gallery,  Fitzroy, Australia,  curated by Ulrika Holmlund.

2006      “Doodle”, Broadway Gallery,  New York, NY,  curated by Tchera Niyego,  

2006      “Building Characters”,  UNT artspace FW,  Fort Worth, TX,  curated by Diana Block.

2005      “explosivo! art show”,  Stay Gold Gallery,  Brooklyn, NY,  curated by Tracy Candido.

2005      “Stygian Creek”,  Three Walls Gallery,  Chicago, IL,  curated by Ruba Katrib.

2003      “Freak Show”,  MUSAWWIR art space,  Midland Park, NJ,  curated by Jennifer Musawwir. 

2002      “Playground”,  'The Standard Projection' series,  The Standard Hotel,  Los Angeles, CA.

2001      “Prankster”,  White Columns Gallery,  New York, NY,  curated by Lauren Ross.

2000      “Juan Leche”,  Good/Bad Art Collective,  Brooklyn, NY.

2000      “Small World”,  *67 Gallery,  Brooklyn, NY,  curated by Nadja Rottner.

2000      “Video Night 6”,  Good/Bad Art Collective,  Brooklyn, NY.

1999      “Size Matters”,  Gail Gates Gallery,  Brooklyn, NY,  curated by Mike Weiss.

1999      “Outer Boroughs”,  White Columns Gallery,  New York, NY,  curated by Paul Ha.

1999      “Gallery Night Exhibition 1999”,  Gallery 414,  Fort Worth, TX

1999      “Behind Every Bad Artist is a Good Art Collective”,  Good/Bad Art Collective,  Brooklyn, NY.

1999      “Peek”,  FIT Off-Campus, Hosted by White Box Gallery,  New York, NY.

1998      “Tiny Imperfections”,  two person exhibition,  A.I.R. Gallery II,  New York, NY.

1997      “Pictures We Like”,  Gray Matters Gallery,  Dallas, TX,  curated by Dottie Allen.

1997      “Gallery Night III”,  Gallery 414,  Fort Worth, TX.

1996      “Small Works International”,  Amos Eno Gallery,  New York, NY,  curated by Claire Bell.

1996      “Photowork '96”,  Barrett House Galleries,  Poughkeepsie, NY,  curated by Miles Barth.

1996      “1996 National Small Works Exhibition”,  An Art Place,  Chicago, IL.

1996      “The Burning Bra and Other Bedside Tales”,  Smithtown Township Arts Council,  St James, NY.

1995      “Mama's Girl”,  solo exhibition,  M.O.A.T. Gallery,  Dallas, TX.

1995      “Toledo Friends of Photography”,  Toledo Museum of Art,  Toledo, OH,  curated by Bea Nettles.

1995      “Post-Partum”,  two person exhibition,  Phoebes Gallery,  Syracuse, NY.

1995      “MFA II”,  Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery,  Syracuse University,  Syracuse, NY.

1995      “Arti-Face”,  photography exhibition,  Lightworks Gallery,  Syracuse, NY.

1995-3   “In Conjunction with Matrilineage”,  White Cube Gallery,  Syracuse University,  Syracuse, NY.

1994      “Everson Museum Biennial”,  Everson Museum of Art,  Syracuse, NY,  curated by Wendell Castle and Tom Sherman.

1994      “National 1994 Small Works Exhibition”,  Schoharie County Arts Council,  Cobleskill, NY, curated by Jerry Saltz.

1994-3   “Summer Exhibition”,  Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery,  Syracuse University,  Syracuse, NY.

1993      “Annual Award Winners Show”,  East Texas International Photographic Contest.  Third Floor Gallery,  East Texas State University,  Commerce, TX,  curated by Skeet and Lee McAuley.

1993      “Graduate Photo Exhibition”,  White Cube Gallery,  Syracuse University,  Syracuse, NY.

1993      “Out of Print”,  Traveling Print Exhibition,  Syracuse, NY.

1992      “Exposition '92”,  500 X Gallery,  Dallas, TX.

1991      “Voertman's Annual Competition”,  Art Gallery, University of North Texas,  Denton, TX.

1990      “44+ Show”,  large scale photographic show,  Allen Street Gallery,  Dallas, TX.

1990      “Union Show”,  Union Gallery,  University of North Texas,  Denton, TX.

1990      “Group Exposure”,  Center for the Visual Arts,  Denton, TX.

1989      “Miscellaneous Photo Show”,  Oak Street Gallery,  Denton, TX.