Between the Lines, is a solo exhibition of new paintings by SuSu curated by Bunker Projects Director, Jessie Rommelt. Susu’s paintings are a stunning mix of 21st century imagery, re-woven into rich, non-linear narrative devices. Her works bring us into a world that is notably enticing, disjointed and unreal. Each painting situates itself in collaboration with the viewer, calling on them to stir the waters and even swim along.
Born in Beijing, Susu began painting at the Central Academy of Arts & Design at the age of 12. In 2011, Susu received a full scholarship to attend graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama, where she completed her MFA in 2015. In Pittsburgh, she worked on local productions at the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, City, Quantum, and Attack Theaters as a designer. Although she had a promising future in theater, she knew she wanted to pursue her true passion in painting. Immersing herself into the local Pittsburgh art community through theater, she made friends with curators, painters, and other artists who have helped guide her career into the painting world. Currently, she makes paintings full-time and further develops her professional studio practice, out of her Wilkinsburg-based studio.