Suzy Sureck
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Suzy Sureck is an internationally recognized multidisciplinary artist whose sculptural installations, videos and drawings involve physical and metaphoric qualities of wind, water, light, shadow, and the poetics of luminosity. Suzy draws with light to create experiential ecologically considered immersive root projections, underwater installations, or aquatic interactive dance performances. Cross-pollinating disciplines, she merges technology and traditional media to bring nature’s wisdom to audiences experientially through audio, video, text, and image.

Suzy’s works have been exhibited in galleries, museums, sculpture parks, biennials, art foundations and alternative spaces in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Korea, Australia, and India. Recent works include a projection performance at Lincoln Center. She has been awarded residencies at MassMOCA, Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Art Omi and Arts, Letters Numbers. Her works have been reviewed in the New York Times, Hyperallergic, Sculpture Magazine, World Art, Flash Art and. New Observations. Suzy received a Masters’ Degree in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy in Michigan and a BFA from the Cooper Union, as well as studying at The Slade School of Art in London. She lives and works in New York City and the Hudson Valley, and teaches at Pratt Institute and DIA.

Suzy Sureck


2022 Tread Lightly, an immersive performative event, Rosekill, Kingston, NY
in conjunction with an/aesthesia curated by Michael Asbill, Lital Dotan
2019 Cellular Wear, wearable art launch, WAAM, Woodstock, NY
2018 AfterGLOW, BAU, Beacon, NY
2017 GLOW, The Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY
2015 The Water is Thirsty, Central College, Pella IA
2014 Tracery, PS209 Gallery, High Falls, NY
2013 Marking Impermanence, KMOCA, Kingston, NY
2006 Evergreen House, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2001 Shadows of Light, The Robert Pardo Gallery, New York, NY
1999 Polka Dot Pond underwater installation, University of Maine, Augusta, ME


2022 UpROOT, Shelter, curated by Melinda Stickney-Gibson, Byrdcliff White Pines, Woodstock NY
Cycles, curated by Christy Rupp, WAAM, Woodstock, NY
Elemental Affects, curated by Linda Weintraub, LBI Foundation of Arts & Sciences, NJ
IGNITE curated by Kathleen Vance + Daniel Aykcock, bau gallery, Beacon, NY
Digital Forest, curated by Ute Ritschel, Schader Galerie, Darmstadt, Germany
IKG, International Artists Forum, Galerie Haffeman, Weisbaden, Germany

2021 Shape of Light, performance installation, VCCA, Amherst, VA
Branch, installation, Mohonk Arts, High Falls, NY

2020 Color Field, The Hammond Museum, Pawling NY

2019 Mourning Rituals, video projection dance performance, NYPL Lincoln Center, NY
Illuminations, Woodstock Artists Assoc. and Museum, Woodstock, NY
Artists and Makers, Woodstock Artists Assoc. and Museum, Woodstock, NY

2018 WIND, GNAB Video Exhibition, Gonju-si, Republic of Korea
Submerged, video performance installations, BAU, Beacon, NY
What’s Next? Curated by Linda Weintraub + Michael Asbill, Unison, NY

2017 Undercurrents: The River as Metaphor, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, NY
Vanishing Lands, Saturnia Hotel, Venice Italy
Babel, Machin Hamayim Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Nasty Women, The Knockdown, Center, Masbeth, NY
Hat Tip, LABspace, Hillsdale NY

2016 Art Busan, Prak-sis Gallery, Busan, South Korea
IKG, Space for Contemporary Arts, bb15 Gallery, Linz, Austria
Babel, Schema Projects, Bushwick NY
Altered Books, Mills Arts Project, Easthampton MA
Smaller Footprints, Museum of Art History, Lancaster CA

2015Breathing Art, Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, Gongju, Korea
Correspondence, Westbeth Gallery, NYC

2014Meeting Past, Akin Museum, Pawling NY
Offsite/Insight Environmental Eco Art, Eckhart College, Sarasota, FL

2013StadtgARTen 10, Internationales Waldkunst Zentrum, Darmstadt, Germany
Meeting Past, Akin Library and Museum, Pawling, NY
Dennis-Nancy-Emmett-Sol; Curator, Weill Gallery, 92Y, NYC
Address: Earth; Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
REACH Video Fest, Easthampton, MA
NYFA Mark Artists, Islip Museum of Art, Islip, NY

2012Dear Mother Nature, Curator: Linda Weintraub, Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, NY 
NYFA Mark'11, Byrdcliff Gallery, Woodstock, NY
Drawings, Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY

2011Sweetcake Enso, Garrison Institute, NY
100 Dreams, Deep Listening Space, Kingston, NY
WVKR Dead Hare Radio Hour show #19. NYFA in conversation
Chance Flow performance with Switch Lab, MA

2010Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, Gongju, Chungnam, Korea
Blown Away, Hudson Beach Glass, Beacon, NY
Latatara, The Estonian, House, New York, NY

2009 MyMementoVid, ScalaMata Gallery, Venice, Italy
Culture Kiosk, Venice Biennale, Italy

2008Disappearing In Art, Prager Spitz, Dresden, Germany
Mediations Biennial, CamouFlash, Poznan, Poland
Coney Island Maybe, The Puffin Room, New York, NY
Light, The Fusion Museum, New York, NY

2007CamouFlash, Patio Art Centre, Lodz, Poland
WintergARTen, Darmstadt, Germany

2006Divine In.Tent, Art Life Gallery, Venice Biennale
Markers 6, Unternehmenspark, Documenta, Kassel, Germany
The Elements, The Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart Univ., Fairfield, CT
Casa Del Arte, Highland, NY

2005STATT Paradies, Darmstadt, Germany
White Box and The Artists Museum, Venice
The Kingston Biennial, Kingston, NY
Front Room Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

2004 Waldkunst-Expeditions, Darmstadt, Germany
Photography Expo of New York, New York, NY
Banners III, Lubbock, TX

2003 Cambio Constante IV, Veruela Monestary, Veruela, Spain
Museo Ebraico di Venezia, 50th Venice Biennale, Italy

2002 Artfront/Waterfront, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
Taking in the Rain, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
TornTextbook, NYU, New York, NY

2001 QuamaneQ, Biennial of Public Art, The Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
Drawings from New York, Lattuada Gallery, Milan, Italy
Sureck/Westergren, PS 122, New York, NY
Milestones for Peace, The International Artists Museum, Israel

2000 Many Moons for Bass, underwater installation, Art Omi, NY
Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham UK
Pix, Lance Fung Gallery, New York, NY
Bulgaria,NY, Russian-American Cultural Center, Elizabeth Foundation, NY

1999 Musée Imaginaire, Museum of Installation, London
Robert Pardo Gallery, New York, NY,
Portrait, Tod Jogensen Gallery, New York, NY

1998The Bridge, Melbourne Australia
Seeds of Peace, Otisfield, Maine
Heat, View Gallery, New York, NY<

1997Mt Abu, Rajasthan, India
Pyramids and Cones, View Gallery, New York,
Seeds of Peace, Otisfield, Maine

1996 The Artists’ Projects, Site-Ations Cardiff, Wales
Aqua Lumina, Socrates Park, New York
Works on Paper, The Houghton Gallery, Cooper Union New York
Penny Liebman Contemporary Arts, New York

1995 Bridge of Peace, The U.S. Senate, Washington DC
Co-Existence-Construction in Process, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel
Conceptual Documents for Impossible Art, Eighth Floor Gallery, New York

1994The Artists’ Project, Site-Ations Cardiff, Wales
1993Construction in Process IV, The Artists’ Museum, Lodz, Poland
1992The Artists’ Museum, Red Cross, Lodz, Poland
1990P.S.1 Museum and Blum Helman Gallery, New York


Waldkunst Art, Darmstadt, Germany
Museum of Installation, London
The Artists Museum, Lodz, Poland
Seeds of Peace, New York
Dr. Fischer Arts for Peace Collection, Israel


2022Arts Mid-Hudson Individual Artist Commission Grant
Statewide Community Regrants Program of the New York State Council on the Arts
with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.
2019Virginia Center for Contemporary Arts, Amherst VA
2018arts letters and numbers residency, Averill Park, NY
2015-8Virginia Center for Contemporary Arts, Amherst VA, Fellows Council
2014Virginia Center for Contemporary Arts, Amherst VA
2012Virginia Center for Contemporary Arts, Amherst VA
2011 NYFA MARK’11, Woodstock, NY
2007Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2002Research and Creative Projects Award – SUNY, New Paltz
2001Research and Creative Projects Award – SUNY, New Paltz
2001Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
2000Art Omi, Ghent, NY
Research and Creative Projects Award - SUNY, New Paltz
1996Socrates Emerging Artists Fellowship
Print Design Magazine Award
1995Print Design Magazine Award

2016 Breathing Art, 2015-16 Nature Art Biennale, Yatoo, South Korea
2014Sureck Book cover design included in upcoming Universal Pictures ‘50 Shades of Grey’
2011Arts Alive, Mark on Main, photo and Text, Sept/Oct
Ga-ga for Gaia at the Dorsky, Paul Strand, Ulster Publishing, June 2012
2010Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, Catalog
2009MyMementoVid, Catalog, Amir Cohen, 972Art
Culture Kiosk, 53rd Venice Biennale, Doron Polak, catalog
2008Tisch, Symposium on Ecological Art and Design, The Orensantz Foundation, NY
Mediations Biennale, Biennale Publishers, Poznan 2008, catalog
2007Sense in Place, editors, O`Reilly and Beauchamp, published by University of Wales, Cardiff
Artist Organized Art, CamouFlash, Erkia Knerr
2006 The Socrates Sculpture Park 20th Anniversary, editors: Alyson Baker and Ivana Mestrovis, published by Yale University Press,
Text + inside cover photo, catalog
Inside/Out Sculpture at Evergreen, curator: Julie Courtney, catalog
2005 Vogelfrei 6 – Statt Paradies + Paradiesgarten, catalog
Kingston Sculpture Biennial, catalog
2004Sculpture Magazine, Expanding Space, Engaging Viewers, Jane Ingram Allan, Nov
Waldkunstpfad Expedition, Ute Ritschel, catalog
2003Heraldo de Aragon, El misterio, las piedra y el video, Anton Castro, photo: Jose Marco, 8.4
Wandering Library, Doron Polok and Robert C. Morgan, catalog
2002The New York Times, Rain or Shine, Residing Outdoors, Holland Cotter, 8.9
2001The New York Times, A Smaller, More Accessible Biennial, W.Zimmer 7.24
NY Metro Parents, Summer Fun at the Neuberger, Fran Alexander, August
L’Araca, Lattuda Pardo Catalog, May
2000 NY Arts, Pick of the Month, Christopher Chambers, May
1999NY Arts, Polka Dot Pond, photo and text September
1998Melbourne Press, The Bridge, Reviews
NY Arts, Preview of Heat Exhibition, Christopher Chambers
1997Socrates Sculpture Park, 10th Anniversary Catalog
Critique, Drawing Out the Modern Mind, Betty Edwards, autumn issue
New Observations, Artists on Art, editor Diane Karp, fall issue
1996The New York Times, "Visual Bridge to and of Art", David Gonzalez, September 28
Artists-Messengers of Peace, Dr. Fischer Art for Peace Collection Catalogue
Masks, Sotheby’s Auction Catalogue
1995Conceptual Documents for Impossible Art, editor, Fexue Lee, Fall
World Art, "Construction in Process", Sara Bayliss, Fall
Cover, "Days at Mitzpe Ramon", Robert C. Morgan, Summer
Polish Daily News, "Sztuka na Pustyni", Maciej Toporowicz, June
1994New Observations, Construction in Process Guest Editor, September /October
Flash Art, "Construction in Process", Terry Meyers, January/ February
1990Detroit News, " and Panache", John Colby, April

1991Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, MFA
1984The Cooper Union, New York, BFA
1983The Slade School of Art, London

2019 — present, Pratt Institute, Department of Digital Arts, Visiting Instructor

2004 — 2022 Queens College, NY, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Studio and seminar courses including sculpture, drawing, design, and critical analysis of contemporary issues.

2017 – present, DIA Guide, Beacon and Chelsea NY
Creatively leading group tours of the DIA collections

1999 — 2010 State University of New York, New Paltz, Adjunct Professor
MFA, MAAS and BFA studio and seminar courses including sculpture, drawing and design, public and site based installation,
digital media and critical dialogue.

1999 — 2001 The Museum of Modern Art, NY, Education Lecturer
The Museum of Modern Art, NY, Studio in a School

1993 —2000 Visiting artis and guest lecturer at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
University of Maine at Augusta, Augusta, ME, University of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, Nightingale Banford, New York, NY
Hotchkiss School, Lakeville CT, Spence School, New York, NY

1995–99Seeds of Peace, Otisfield, Maine. Director, The Arts Program.
Initiated arts program and international artists in residence program, designed curriculum and created collaborative and
individual art projects for conflict resolution with students from Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Tunisia, Qatar,
Serbia, Croatia and Cyprus.
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