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Susan Graham

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Sep 13 2012 - Oct 6 2012
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Sep 13 2012 - Oct 27 2012
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Susan Graham

Brooklyn-based sculptor and photographer Susan Graham begins the Season with an exhibit of industrial, all-too-human products that have undergone imaginative reinvention. Influenced by dreams, fears and memories of growing up in the American Midwest, she uses sugar and porcelain to transform unwieldy machinery and industrial goods— trucks, guns, lawnmowers—into delicate, elegantly surreal objects.

Born and raised in Ohio and currently living and working in New York City, Susan has said about her work: “I have been using both sugar and porcelain to create pieces with the same delicate look and a conceptually similar idea of preciousness, fragility and intense process. My sculptures and installations use repetitive acts or actions--often resulting in the making of a multitude of similar objects--and are linked to a particular psychological state.  The materials I use, such as sugar and porcelain, give the pieces a feeling of domesticity or sweetness, while the subjects are ones that make me uncomfortable.”

She is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her work has been shown at a number of galleries and museums, including Photology Gallery in Milan, Mixed Greens Gallery, Neuberger Museum of Art, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Whitney Museum at Phillip Morris and recently, a one-person show titled "New Gardens" at Schroeder Romero & Shredder in New York. She is the recipient of several fellowships and grants from organizations such as the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Ruth Chenven Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts.




New Gardens, Schroeder Romero & Shredder Gallery, New York, NY


Disaster Followed Fast and Followed Faster, Schroeder Romero Gallery, New York, NY


Beautiful Ohio, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, NY

Susan Graham; Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY


Drift, Schroeder Romero Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Dreams and Arrays, Avram Gallery, Southampton College, Long Island University, Southampton, NY


New Small Works, Schroeder Romero Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Insomnia, Holly Solomon Gallery-project at Chelsea Hotel, New York, NY

Insomnia, Photology Gallery, Milan, Italy




The Bank and Trust Show curated by Dara Meyers-Kingsley, ArtWestchester/Arts Exchange, Westchester, NY


I Want Candy:  The Sweet Stuff in American Art; curated by Bart Bland, 1911 Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center, Lake Charles, LA, traveling to Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI


Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord between Nature and Society; Tucson Musuem of Art, Tucson, AZ (Catalog)

I Want Candy:  The Sweet Stuff in American Art;, Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA, traveling to Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY

Play It Forward; Schroeder Romero Gallery, New York, NY

A Conflicted State; curated by Lauren Schell Dickens, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY


Future Tense:  Rethinking the American Landscape; Neuberger Museum of Art, Yonkers, NY

to:Night Contemporary Representations of the Night, Hunter College Leubsdorf Gallery and Times Square Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Joachim Pissaro, Mara Hoberman, and Julia Moreno (Catalog)


Laced With History, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

I Want Candy:  The Sweet Stuff in American Art, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, curated by Bart Bland (Catalog)

Ominous Atmosphere, Heather Marx Gallery, San Francisco, CA, co-curated by Jeff Dauber

The Gun Show:  Images of Guns in Contemporary Art, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NY


Bang Bang, Musée International des Arts Modestes,  Sète, France traveling to Musée des Arts et de l'Industrie, Saint Etienne, France  (Catalog)

National Image, Sherman Gallery at Boston University, Boston, MA

Armed, curated by Nadine Wasserman and Rachel Seligman, Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial, Union College,Schenectady, NY (Catalog)



Heavenly-A Slice of White; curated by Julia Jacquette and Joie Rosen, Hunter College Leubsdorf Gallery, New York, NY (Catalog)

Monochrome Image; Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

High Caliber: Images of Guns in Contemporary Art, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ

Dreamscapes, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI



A Stereoscopic Vision; curated by Melissa Chiu, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

War and Peace, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

Rendering Gender, curated by Aaron Fine,Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

Inverted World, curated by Rachael Vaters-Carr, Artspace, New Haven, CT


Sweet Tooth, curated by Sarah Tanguy, Copia,  Napa Valley, CA  (Catalog)

Perforations;  Mckenzie Fine Art, New York, NY

Parking Lot,  Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY

MIART, (Photology Gallery, one person booth), Milan, Italy

Fresh Meat, curated by Stephan Apicella Hitchcock, CEPA, Buffalo, NY

Celestial, curated by Lesley Heller, Work Space Gallery, New York, NY



Officina Americana/American Atelier, curated by Renato Barilli, Bologna, Italy (Catalog)

Five by Five, curated by Shamim Momin, Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York, NY (catalog)

Toyland, curated by Sean Elwood, Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR

Armory Photo Show (Photology Gallery) New York, NY

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