About Susan

Looking Back

Susan Pelteson, former therapist, event designer and multimedia artist resides in Atlanta, GA. Her work explores psychological landscapes of memory, identity and sanctuary. In 2015, Susan’s photographic series and video installation  was selected by Curator, Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon, Orlando Museum of Art, for inclusion in the Sanctuary Exhibition alongside internationally recognized artists. In 2019, two video installations were exhibited in Night Shift/Text at OMA, Curator Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon. Group exhibitions in 2019: Atlanta Celebrates Photography/WCA Juried Exhibition, Mood: A State of Mind, Curator, Elizabeth V. Turk. 2020 Group Exhibitions included: Atlanta Photography Group/ACP, PhotoBuckhead Exhibition, Juror, Gregory Harris, Associate Curator of Photography, High Museum of Art; APG’s Director’s Cut Exhibition, Curator, Judy Pishnery, Executive Director, APG; WCA’s Exhibit, One Earth/One Chance. In 2021, group exhibitions included: South x Southeast Magazine’s Exhibition, Women in 2021, Curator, Constance Rosenthal; Slow Exposures, You are Here, Juror, Brian Piper, PhD, Assistant Curator Photography, New Orleans Museum of Art; APG/ACP, Catherine Couturier Selects, Juror, Catherine Couturier, Owner/Director of Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston, TX. 2023 Group Exhibitions include: Maloof Gallery, The Narrative Power of Black/White, Juror, Elizabeth Flinch, Independent Curator/Editor, Shots Magazine; APG’s Choice Exhibition, Juror’s Pick, Juror: Christa Dix, Executive Director, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA; APG/Atlanta Contemporary, Concepts 2023-Abstraction: Envisioning a Different World, Juror, Veronica Hogan, Executive Director, Atlanta Contemporary.  2023- The Language of Color Exhibition,Juror: Blue Mitchell, Founder/Publisher, Diffusion Annual and One Twelve; Host/Producer, The Diffusion Tapes, Maloof Gallery, Atlanta, GA; Maloof Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Joy and the Everyday, Juror: Jean Dykstra, Editor, Photograph Magazine; Atlanta Photography Group/Smithsonian Magazine, Our Planet: Nature, Landscape and Conservation, Juror: Quentin Nardi, Chief Photo Editor, Smithsonian Magazine; 2024 Exhibitions -Atlanta Photography Group, Choice 2024, Curator:Mark Mason Karelson, Owner, Mason Fine Art and Path Museum; Concepts 2024, Curator: Brian Paul Clamp, Owner and Director, CLAMP Gallery in NY, NY; The Language of Color 2024, Juror: Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director and Curator, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, Colorado, Maloof Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

Artistic influences: Louise Bourgeois, Clarence John McLaughlin, Seymour Lipton. 

Education: MSW, Washington University; BSN, USC.