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Susannah Papish

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Susannah Papish is a Chicago-based artist, writer, and curator who earned a BA in art history from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a MFA in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited at slow, [prak sis], Gallery 400 at UIC with The Alliance of Pentaphilic Curators, as well as Everybody Paints, Paul WHO?, Paul is NOT Gay, and Sexier through Molar Productions with solo shows at Skestos Gabriele Gallery and the Beverly Art Center. As a curator, her recent projects included Larry Lee:  The Reports of my Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated and Accretion: the Works of Noelle Allen, Ann Chen and Ana Zanic. She has served as public art curator for the Beverly Area Arts Alliance, selecting works for the Beverly Art Walk which included Claire Ashley’s Disco Dozen, Jennifer Reeder’s Feminist Parking Lot, and Carron Little’s Neighborhood Magic, with an essay of this work published by Sixty Inches From Center. This summer, Susannah co-founded boundary, a contemporary project space in the Morgan Park neighborhood where she has resided since 2000.

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