Susanne Slavick

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art




Susanne Slavick is an artist, curator and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University as well as a University Professor. Her traveling curatorial projects include When the Bough Breaks (2019); Marx@200 (2018), commemorating the legacy of Marx and his critique of capitalism; Unloaded (2015-19), exploring the impact of guns in our culture; and Out of Rubble (2011-15) a book and exhibit featuring international artists who respond to the aftermath of war. Slavick has exhibited internationally, with more recent solo/two-person shows at University of Virginia, Chicago Cultural Center, McDonough Museum in Youngstown, Accola Griefen Gallery in New York, and Gettysburg College. She studied at Yale University, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, and Tyler School of Art in Rome and Philadelphia. Her work has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and through four awards from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. In 2019, she was awarded the College Art Association Distinguished Teaching of Art Award and the College of Fine Arts Henry Hornbostel Teaching Award. Slavick’s essays and articles have appeared in: Journal of Visual Culture; Technology and Culture; Formations of Identity: Society, Politics, and Landscape; Cairo: Images of Transition; HyperallergicCultural Heritage and Arts Review; Cultural Politics; and Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics.

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