40 Artist Interview - Susanna Crum - Relationships & Connections is what opens doors

Artist and educator from Smoketown, Louisville, Kentucky. She is the Cofounder of @calliopearts studio and a teacher at @kcdschool

Susanna Crum conducts research-led projects that investigate maps and printed ephemera as social artifacts at the intersection of the past, present, and future. With cyanotype, lithography, video, and sculpture, she merges digital and analog technologies and emphasizes print media’s roles in maintaining relationships – and erasures – between people and place. Her multilayered images combine community-based research with archival materials like letters, maps, newspapers, and oral histories and propose an interpretation of a place in which past and present are concurrent and vital.

Susanna received her MFA and MA in Printmaking with minors in Sculpture and Intermedia from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and her BFA from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Her work has been featured in international and national exhibitions at venues such as Museu do Douro in Portugal, Nicole Longnecker Gallery in Houston, 1078 Gallery in Chico, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville, and the Liu Haisu Art Museum in Shanghai, China. Recent artist residencies include Frontera: Together Apart, Proyecto'ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina (remote residency); Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvik, Norway; Mildred's Lane, Beach Lake, PA; Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh, Scotland; and Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA.

Susanna is cofounder and Associate Director of Calliope Arts, a a shared workspace that supports artists working in print media. She and fellow artist Rodolfo Salgado manage an urban live/work property built in 1885 that includes their residence, Calliope's studio, a wet plate collodion photography studio, and a large kitchen garden. Susanna teaches visual art at Kentucky Country Day and leads workshops at universities and arts organizations across the US. In recent years, she was President of Mid America Print Council and Associate Professor at Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN.





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