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Susannah Papish

Visual Artist, Writer, Curator
2017 Make a Wave
Visual Arts

Susannah Papish is a Chicago-based artist and curator who earned a MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2002) and a BA in Art History from the University of Illinois at Chicago (1995). Her work has been exhibited at many Chicago spaces including solo shows at Skestos Gabriele Gallery and the Beverly Arts Center. She has been a recipient of grants from 3Arts, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency. She has taught at several colleges and universities in the Chicago area. Papish is Director of boundary, a contemporary visual arts project space begun in 2017 and located in her garage. boundary was included in the Hyde Park Art Center's Artists Run Chicago 2.0 in 2020.  Papish was a member of The Center Program 2021 cohort at The Hyde Park Art Center.

Featured Artworks

  •  Susannah Papish artwork Sex, Death & Fertility: The Graea collage printed on Hahnemuhl metallic paper, 30x40", 2021
  •  Susannah Papish artwork Sex, Death and Fertility: Knotted Heart collage printed on Hahnemuhl metallic paper, 30x40", 2021

Susannah Papish has crowd-funded a project with 3AP

  • Invisible Labors

    • $6,347 raised of $4,400 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 144% funded

    To honor the little-known contributions of Chicago’s early women agricultural and cultural workers, I am collaborating on a new publication entitled Invisible Labors, inspired by a recent research and garden project in the Morgan Park and Beverly neighborhoods formerly known …

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