Susan Pelteson is a former therapist, event designer and multimedia artist living in Atlanta, Georgia. In her art work, she explores the psychological landscapes of memory, identity, inclusion and sanctuary. After a decade of photographic experimentation, Susan was chosen by Associate Curator Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon 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 also exhibited her photography in Atlanta Celebrates Photography/ Women’s Caucus for Art of GA’s Juried Exhibition, Mood: A State of Mind, Curated by Elizabeth V. Turk. 2020 Group Exhibitions included: Atlanta Photography Group in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, PhotoBuckhead Exhibition, Curated by Gregory Harris, Associate Curator of Photography at the High Museum; Atlanta Photography Group’s Director’s Cut Exhibition, Curated by Judy Pishnery; Women’s Caucus for Art’s One Earth/One Chance Exhibition. In 2021, Susan’s work was included in South x Southeast Magazine’s Exhibition, Women in 2021, Curated by Constance Rosenthal.
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 noted 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.