Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Susanne Slavick

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: Pittsburgh
MacDowell fellowships: 1984

Susanne Slavick is an artist, curator and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. Her curatorial projects include Marx@200 (2018) commemorating the legacy of Marx and his critique of capitalism; Unloaded (2015-19), a traveling multimedia group show exploring the impact of guns in our culture; and Out of Rubble (2011-15) a book and traveling exhibit featuring international artists who respond to the aftermath of war. Slavick has exhibited internationally, with more recent solo shows at the 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; Hyperallergic, Cultural Heritage and Arts Review; Cultural Politics; and Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics.



Susanne Slavick worked in the Firth studio.

Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…

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