Artist StatementI’m interested in the American propensity towards sameness, which stands in direct contrast with our supposed fierce need to be unique. To live in America today is to be aware of this unnamed, yet seductive paradox. What does it mean to be at home in the beautiful and the banal? What does prosperity for all mean in a time when we know we can't all have it?
Raised in what we now call Silicon Valley on a cul-de-sac that used to be a plum orchard that used to be an army encampment that used to be an open field, Suzy Kopf currently lives and works in Baltimore, MD and Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from The New School University with a BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons and a BA in Art History from Eugene Lang College. She completed her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in July of 2016. She is the recipient of several residency fellowships including VCCA, Byrdcliffe, Hambidge, Elsewhere and the Vermont Studio Center. She has received a Design History Society Travel Grant as well as several graduate research grants. She was the Denbo Fellow at Pyramid Atlantic in March of 2016. She is a Jordan Faye Contemporary Fellow for the 2016-7 season. She has shown throughout the United States and is in private collections on five continents.
She is the co-founder, creative director and acting curator of the Gowanus Swim Society, a Brooklyn, NY based art collective.