EDUCATION

1990 City University of New York, Brooklyn College, New York; Master of Fine Arts in Painting

1981 California College of the Arts, Oakland, California; Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors

1978 University of Graz, Austria; English, German, Turkish, Russian translation

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 the Phatory, New York

Barış Manço Kültür Merkezi. Istanbul

2018 the Phatory, NYC

Zülfü Livaneli Sanat Galerisi, Ankara, Turkey

2017 John Jay College, New York. Long term installation

2016 Experimental Intermedia, Gent, Belgium

the Phatory, New York

2015 Piramid Sanat, Istanbul

the Phatory, New York

2014 Dirimart, Istanbul

2012 the Phatory, New York

2011 the Phatory, New York

2010 Dirimart, Istanbul

2008 Dirimart, Istanbul

2007 the Phatory, New York

2006 GF Gallery, Izmir

Dirimart, Istanbul

2004 Jan Colle Gallery, Gent, Belgium (with Thomas Broadbent)

2003 OHT Gallery, Boston

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, Vermont (with Shirin Neshat)

2001 Jeffrey Coploff Gallery, New York.

2000 Shores Gallery, Amsterdam

1999 Jeffrey Coploff Gallery, New York

1998 Jeffrey Coploff Gallery, New York (with Jeremy Kidd)

1997 Croxhapox Gallery, Gent, Belgium

Atatürk Cultural Center, Istanbul

1994 Taksim Art Gallery, Istanbul

1993 Atatürk Cultural Center, Istanbul

1992 BM Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul

1991 Atrium Gallery, Simon’s Rock of Bard College, Massachusetts

 

Katıldığı Sergiler

GROUP EXHIBITIONS2018 Ilgın, Küme Art

The Hinterland Lansman Sergisi, Küratör: Pırıl Gündüz, Lucca

2017 Ark Kültür, İstanbul

2016 Elevator Music, Newark, New Jersey

2013 The Armory Show, New York, Dirimart Gallery

2011 Swissotel, Istanbul, Geleceğe 20 Açı (Benefit project for AÇEV)

Dubai Art Fair, Dubai, Dirimart Gallery

2010 Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair, Istanbul, Dirimart Gallery

With Space Gallery, Beijing, China, Pattern Recognition

Dirimart Gallery, Istanbul, Dirimart Presents

Dubai Art Fair, Dubai, Dirimart Gallery

The Armory Show, New York, Dirimart Gallery

Metaphor Contemporary Art Gallery, New York, Slippery When Wet

2009 Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair, Istanbul, Dirimart Gallery

2008 Metaphor Contemporary Art Gallery, New York, Mischief

2007 Metaphor Contemporary Art Gallery, New York, Punchbowl

Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair, Istanbul

2005 IMSG, İstanbul, Bu Sizin İçin

2004 Metaphor Contemporary Art Gallery, New York, War and Peace

2003 Alpan Gallery, New York

White Box Gallery, New York

Embassy Program, U.S. Consulate, Istanbul

2002 White Box, New York

Parker Gallery, New Jersey

Embassy Program, U.S. Embassy, Mauritius

Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey

Jeffrey Coploff Gallery, New York

2001 Exit Art, New York

Im & Il, New York

2000 Robert Fullerton Museum, California State University, San Bernardino, Eye Candy: Women painters

from L.A. and N.Y., curated by Sue Joyce

Grand Central Art Gallery, California State University, Santa Ana, Eye Candy: Women painters from

L.A. and N.Y., curated by Sue Joyce

Artnet.com, Abstraction

1999 Workspace, New York, Skin Tight

White Columns, New York, Outer Boroughs

Jeffrey Coploff Gallery, Selections

Videoland, New York

White Box Gallery, Philadelphia, Fashioned, curated by Suzan Batu and Bill Doherty

1998 White Box Gallery, New York, Fashioned, curated by Suzan Batu and Bill Doherty

Islip Museum, New York, Brite Magic, curated by Carolanna Parlato

Atatürk Cultural Center, Istanbul, Abstract Inclinations in Turkish Painting, curated by Yahşi Baraz

Crest Hardware Show, Brooklyn, N.Y., curated by Gene Pool

1997 Koç University, Istanbul, Aesthetic Dynamics in Modern Turkish Painting, curated by Yahşi Baraz

Jeffrey Coploff Gallery, New York, Fresh

Viscio Studios, Brooklyn, N.Y.

1996 Jeffrey Coploff Gallery, New York, Light & Color

Annie Herron Productions, New York, The Art Exchange Show

#1118, New York, Living with It, curated by Suzan Batu, Gary Petersen, Paul Lembersky

1995 Viscio Studios, Brooklyn, N.Y., R-Town

450 Broadway, New York, Page 17

1993 Artists’ Space, New York

Drawing Center, New York, Exquisite Corpse

Barbara Scott Gallery, Miami, Florida

Dooley Le Cappellaine Gallery, New York, Cartoonal Knowledge

Gallery 313, New York

1992 Second Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul

Atatürk Cultural Center, Istanbul

Herron Test-Site, New York

Blondie’s, New York

1991 Westbeth Gallery, New York, Three Artists

1981 Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland, California

1980 Sonoma State University, Sonoma, California

EXHIBITIONS CURATED

2010 8.Korea – Turkey Contemporary Art Exchange Show, MKM Gallery, Istanbul

2009 KÜF-MOLD-ROTTERDAM, Holland (with Bill Doherty and Marijke Bontinck

under the pseudonym KOOH) http://kuf-mold.blogspot.com/

1555 ARK, Istanbul (with Eti Behar, Nur Ataibis, Genco Gülan)

2008 KÜF -MOLD-GENT, Belgium (with Bill Doherty and Marijke Bontinck under the pseudonym KOOH)

HAZ, Adresistanbul, Istanbul (with Eti Behar, Nur ataibis, Genco Gülan)

2007 KÜF-MOLD, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul (with Bill Doherty and Marijke Bontinck

under the pseudonym KOOH) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKCNpPeGqzE

1999 Fashioned, White Box Gallery, Philadelphia (with Bill Doherty under the pseudonym KOOH)

1998 Fashioned, White Box Gallery, New York (with Bill Doherty under the pseudonym KOOH)

1996 Living with It, #1118, New York, curated by Suzan Batu, Gary Petersen, Paul Lembersky

BIBLIOGRAPHY

T24, “Sümerbank Tanrıçası”, Şebnem Şenyener

Live Mag, April2015, “Pomp l’oeil”, Lori Ortiz

Today’s Zaman, April 2015, Alexandra Ivanoff

Istanbul Art News, May 2014, “Interview with Suzan Batu”, Gözde Kazas

Schonherr Artist of the Year 2014, http://roadmap2014.schoenherr.eu/

On Verge, March 2013, “Unzipped: Interview with Suzan Batu and Sally Lelong” , Jill Conner

Cumhuriyet Gazetesi, November15, 2008, “Güleryüzlü Resim Sanatı”, Ümran Bulut

The Stowe Reporter, February 13, 2003, “Istanbul Artist Adds Color to HDAC”, Ethan DeZotelle

South End News, February 6, 2003, “Suzan Batu at OHT Gallery”

The Times Argus, January 24, 2003, Anne Galloway

New York Times, December 31, 1999, Art Guide, Ken Johnson

New York Arts, vol. 4, No. 12, December, “Suzan Batu at Jeffrey Coploff”, James Kalm

New York Times, November 26, 1999, Art Guide, Ken Johnson

Philadelphia Enquirer, January 8, 1999, “Art Encounters Fashion: A Mix, but no Match”, Edward J. Sozanski

Philadelphia Weekly, January 6, 1999, “Back from the Dead”, Gerard Brown

Review, September 1998, “Fashioned”, Jennifer Dalton

New York Times, July 1998, “Brite Magic”, Helen Harrison

Review, February 1998, “Suzan Batu and Jeremy Kidd”, Jennifer Dalton

Review, March 1997, “Fresh Perspectives at Jeffrey Coploff”, Annie Herron

Review, November 1996, “Light and Color”, Dominique Nahas

Yeni Yüzyıl, April 3, 1996, “Tualden Tasan Renkler”, Şebnem Şenyener

Cumhuriyet, June 13, 1994, “Grafik, Çizgi Roman, Pop ve Kitsch”, Ahu Antmen

Yapı, June 1993, “New Abstract Paintings of Suzan Batu”, Joseph Groell

Sanat Çevresi, April 1993, “Suzan Batu’dan Tekno-biyolojik bir Yorum”, Bircan Ünver

Dekorasyon, April 1993, “Suzan Batu’nun Renklerinin Sessizce Söyledikleri”, David Greenstein

Queens Public Television, New York, February 6, 1993, “Suzan Batu: Technofantasies”, Bircan Ünver

Queens Public Television, New York, January 23, 1993, “Suzan Batu: Color and Technology”, Bircan Ünver

Aktüel, September 17-23, 1992 “Türk Asilli Amerikan Resmi”, Sebnem Senyener

Yapı, August 1992, “Yapay Resim ve Suzan Batu”, Beral Madra

Anons, May – June 1992, Interview “Teknofantastik Çeşitlemeler”, Ergin Koparan

Dünya, April 18, 1992, “Bir Kaleidoskoptan Bakar Gibi…”, Faruk Şüyun

Dekorasyon, April 1992, “Çocuksu Teknolojik Kaleidoskop”, Orhan Pamuk

Tempo, September 1991, “Suzan Batu”, Bircan Ünver

Sanat Dergisi, May 1990, “New York’ta Türk Ressamlari”, Yahşi Baraz

Yeni Boyut, February 1985, “New York, 1984”, Bedri Baykam

Turkish Daily News, May 8, 1992, “The Narration of Shapes and Colors”

Cumhuriyet, April 14, 1992, “Kaleidoskop Dünyasi”

Dekorasyon, April 1992, “Suzan Batu Sergisi”

SEMINARS / CONFERENCES

2003 School of Applied Arts and Sciences, Graz, Austria

2001 C.W. Post University, New York

1998 Islip Museum, New York

Sanatçı Manifestosu
The unrelenting proliferation of glass and concrete, to name some aspects of modern life, as part of the continuing war against nature in our surroundings and also the continuing rule of the patriarchy has led me to approach my work in a very organic manner and become very women centered. I am inspired by beading, knitting, embroidery, fabrics, most things considered to be “women’s work” or women’s interest”. I make acrylic on canvas paintings which are organically composed and made in a very meditative way. They actually have a feel of embroidery, beading or knitting as I mentioned above. I also do “marbling” on paper which I then “embroider” with acrylic paint and hang around the space with laundry pins like laundry. Or I hang them in a circle to create a small temple for the Goddess. “Marbling” in Turkey where I currently live and work is considered a traditional technique usually done by women which is why I have adopted the process, except that I do it in a very unconventional manner and I feel the result is original. Thirdly, I create, with the help of a very talented seamstress, Goddess outfits using inexpensive but iconic fabrics which are traditional and very widely used by regular people here in Turkey. Finally, I create costumes for performances with Goddess centered themes which I choreograph and stage at the openings and closings of my shows.