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Susanna Battin lives and work in Los Angeles, CA and Shanghai, WV.

info@susbatt.com

 

Selected exhibitions and performances

2017 My Vote Cunts, Ouroboros Black Snake — digital and screen printed objects, Amplify & Multiply, cur. Aaron Cohick, Coburn Gallery, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO Double Positive — objects, collaborator Kate Kendall, Memphis Hotel, cur. Joanna Swan, Deep End Ranch, Santa Paula, CA Double Positive – installation, collaborator with Kate Kendall, Bookend Show, cur. Braid Books, Pophop, Los Angeles, CA Its Not Easy Seeing Green (in progress) – cur. Rory Sloan, Turning Point School, Culver City, CA A Rising Tide Carries All… (in progress) – installation & conversations, cur. Evelyn Serrano, The Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2016 Sculpture Garden – video & installation, Exit Interview, Human Resources LA, Los Angeles, CA Thursday Valero – screening, Infiniti Claws, cur. Neven Lochhead, Angel’s Gate Art Centre, San Pedro, CA John Wayne is Marion Morrison – installation, Afterparty, cur. Aaron Elvis Jupin and Joe Parmer, Los Angeles, CA The Lake Meadmaids – performance, A Park Row Reading (Series), Park Row Drive, Los Angeles, CA Open Studio – installation, collaboration with Hannah Plotke, Jen Remenchik, Lyndsay Shultz, Brenna Ivanhoe, and Jennifer Ingertila, Price Self Storage, Los Angeles, CA

2015 RIO RIVER – video, SWAY, cur. Nuong Tran, Mt. Fuji, Nara, Japan A River in Eden – video, Photo LA, International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition, Los Angeles, CA Story on an Ocean Floor Border – installation, MFA MidRes Show, The Lime, Calarts The Rock Show – installation, collaborator Kate Kendall, Stevenson Blanche Gallery, Calarts Stile at Some Point – installation, North Mountain, Shanghai, WV 9 Prosthetic Fins – sculpture, CSSSA Faculty Show, D300, Calarts

2014 PSAs – video series, collaborator Tasha Bjelic for KCHUNG TV, Made in LA, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA The Poppy Report – video, GLAMFA 2014 (Greater Los Angeles Master of Fine Art Exhibition), UCLB, Long Beach, CA John Wayne is Marion Morrison – installation, Art Farm, Marquette, NE In Memory of Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson – earthwork, Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI White Line Fever – screening, The Bijou, Calarts Where Did My Vanity Go? – installation/intervention, collaborator Kate Kendall, BB5 Bathrooms, Calarts

2013 Dada d’Adda – installation and island tour, cur. Ylbert Durishti, Ecoismi Public Art Event, Cassano d’Adda, Italy

2012 Intersection – public performance/intervention, Colorado Blvd and De Lacy Ave, Pasadena, CA With Abandon – 3 channel video performance, Laura Ingalls Wilder Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA Artist for Hire – wearables/performance, Time Capsule, Laura Ingalls Wilder Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA When You’re Young – screening, cur. Michael Winter, The Wulf, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Window – digital billboard installation, Interstate 15 Southbound, Corona, CA Mulholland Taxi Drive– performance, collaborator Eliot Eidelman, cur. Stephen Van Dyke, LA Road Concert Mulholland Dérive, Los Angeles, CA In Paper – performance/installation, cur. Nicole Disson, The Series, The Standard, Los Angeles, CA

2010 In Transit – performance/installation, cur Nicole Disson, The Series, The Standard, Los Angeles, CA Coastal Oracular Travelogue – performance journal, collaborator Eliot Eidelman, HWY 101 in CA, OR, WA Fast and Curious - wearables/performance, The Backhaus, Val Verde, CA Solastalgic Sleep –performance, cur. James Klopfleish, Sleep Concert, Herb Alpert School of Music, Calarts Bird Cat Moon –performance, cur. James Klopfleish, Sleep Concert, Loulou May Von Hagen Courtyard, Calarts A Shave – performance, collaborator Eliot Eidelman, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall, Calarts

2009 Cows on Anger Island – performance/film as Colectivo Oraculo, Brooklyn, NY Your Worth in Dirt – performance, Deconstructing the Other, cur. Evelyn Serrano, Calarts

2008 Duet Dress – wearables, The Limonia, Polimoda School of Design, Florence, Italy Janus Looking Forward Looking Back – drawing and pastel, Dovetail Gallery, Silverton, OR

2007 In Community with Trees – painting, Dovetail Gallery, Silverton, OR

2005 Light Me Up, Turn Me On – sculpture, PSU class collaboration, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

2004 Mother Daughter – pastel and charcoal, solo show with Patricia Cartabiano-Battin, Silver Creek Gallery, Silverton, OR I Used to Live on this River – painting, collaborator Leslie Kacalek, Crosscreek Gallery, Silverton, OR

 

Curation and Habits

2015–present, co-director, North Mountain Residency, Shanghai, WV 2017 co-creator and member, Banner Moment, weekly action dance company, Los Angeles, CA 2016 curatorial committee, Exit Interview, Human Resources LA, Los Angeles, CA 2016 founder and host, OOLA (Object Oriented Los Angeles) Weekly Reading Group, Los Angeles, CA 2015 curator and host, A Park Row Reading (Series), Park Row Drive, Los Angeles, CA 2015 co-curator, The Rock Show, Stevenson Blanche Gallery, Calarts 2014 co-director, Hilltop Artist Residency, Val Verde, CA 2011–2013 co-director, Laura Ingalls Wilder Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA 2013 board member, Newtown Arts, Pasadena, CA 2013 creator and curator, Intersection, public performance/intervention, Pasadena, CA 2011–2012 resident curator, Namaste Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA 2004 curator, Solstice Show, Silverton Arts Association, Silverton, OR

 

Education

2013-2015 MFA, Photography and Media, Calarts, Valencia, CA 2008-2010 BFA, Theatrical Design and Production, Calarts, Valencia, CA 2006-2008 AAS, International Fashion Design, The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY 2007-2008 Certificate in International Fashion Design, Polimoda School of Design, Florence, Italy

 

Honors

2018 Artist in Residence, Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA 2017 Artist in Residence, Turning Point School, Culver City, CA 2016 Panel Speaker, Annual Conference, The Alliance of Artist Communities, Portland, OR 2015 Artist residency, North Mountain, Shanghai, WV 2015 Merit grants and scholarships, Calarts 2014 Artist residency, Art Farm, Marquette, NE 2014 Dale Metternich Memorial Scholarship, Loretta Grellner Scholarship, Ox-Bow, MI 2014 Merit grants and scholarships, Calarts 2013 Artist residency, Ecoismi, Cassano d’Adda, Milan, Italy

 

Press

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-hollywood-values-updates-art-celebrity-and-how-standing-rock-1483650229-htmlstory.html https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/four-arts-culture-organizers-speak-centrality-equity/ http://tamarackfoundation.org/spotlight-new-wv-artist-residency-program/ http://milanoartexpo.com/2013/05/21/ecoismi-2013-cassano-dadda-arte-contemporanea-parco-naturale-dellisola-borromeo-e-castello-visconteo/ http://www.greenreport.it/news/comunicazione/ecoismi-2013-quando-larte-e-la-trasformazione-del-territorio-vanno-a-braccetto-photogallery/ http://grist.org/cities/2011-12-09-fine-art-writ-large-billboards-become-gallery-space/ http://www.bldgblog.com/2011/11/horizon-repair/ http://www.lataco.com/susan-battin-window-15-freeway/ http://blog.calarts.edu/2011/12/02/temporal-road-art-i-15s-window-courtesy-of-calarts-alum/ http://archive.signalscv.com/archives/119220/ http://endofcenturynyc-blog.tumblr.com/post/13640560723/susanna-battin-is-a-los-angeles-based-artist-with http://mammutmagazine.org/download/mammut_issue4_v10_screen.pdf