About Susan

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Biography

Susan Pelteson is a former therapist and multimedia artist living in Atlanta, Georgia. In her art work, she explores the landscapes of memory, identity, inclusion and sanctuary. After a decade of photographic experimentation, Susan was chosen by a noted curator to participate in a group exhibition, Sanctuary at the Orlando Museum of Art in 2015. Selected as an emerging artist, she exhibited a photographic series (In Their Places) and video installation work (In Her Shoes) alongside internationally recognized artists. In 2019, Susan was chosen to exhibit several video installations (Herd and Hush) in the Night/Shift Text group exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art. In 2019, she exhibited her photography in Atlanta Celebrates Photography/ Women’s Caucus for Art of GA’s Juried Exhibition, Mood: A State of Mind . In 2020,she exhibited photography in the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia’s Group Exhibition, One Earth/One Chance .

Susan’s work is influenced by renowned female artists  including Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse,Carrie Mae Weems, Meret Oppenheim and others. She also has a strong connection to and resonance with the work of her great uncle, the Abstract Expressionist Sculptor, Seymour Lipton. Susan, passionate about the arts, has spent decades attending museum and gallery exhibitions worldwide and  has participated in numerous photography and art workshops.

Susan has an MSW from Washington University and a BS in Nursing from the University of South Carolina.