Between the Lines, 9/7/18 - 10/28/18
Between the Lines, was a solo exhibition of new paintings by Su Su curated by Bunker Projects Director, Jessie Rommelt. Su Su’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 situated itself in collaboration with the viewer, calling on them to stir the waters and even swim along.
"My work depicts the tension between globalization and our environment through narrative deconstruction, spontaneity, abstraction, and surrealism. This point of view - questioning and re-imagining time and space - is shaped by my personal experience of being born in China during the one-child policy. As a result, I have always kept to myself and rarely disclosed much. I found painting to be a refuge to explore my thoughts and connection to the world." -Su Su
Born in Beijing, China in 1988, Su Su began painting at the Central Academy of Arts & Design at the age of 12. She further developed herself as a visual artist through her undergraduate studies at the Beijing Dance Academy of Art and Design Program. In 2008, she assisted costume designer ChunQi Han at the Beijing Olympic closing ceremony. After earning her BFA in 2010, she won the China National Scholarship. 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.