Since the early 1990s, Suzanne McClelland has exhibited her work extensively in the United States and abroad. Her practice includes both large-scale paintings and works on paper, often extracting fragments of speech or text from various political and cultural sources and exploring the symbolic and material
possibilities that reside within language.
Recently her work appeared in group exhibitions at The Pulitzer Arts Foundation curated by Glenn Ligon, Wexner Center for the Arts curated by Michael Goodson, Metropolitan Museum of Art Curated by Jennifer Farrell, Marlborough Contemporary by Leo Fitzpatrick and at Barbara Gladstone Gallery curated by Miciah Hussey.
Her work has been the subject of solo presentations at the Whitney Museum of American Art curated by Thelma Golden, the University of Virginia Museum of Art curated by Jennifer Farrell, and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art curated by Amy Smith Stewart. Her paintings are held in numerous public collections, among them the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum; the Yale University Art Gallery, the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. McClelland has twice participated in the Whitney Biennial, in 1993 and 2014, and was included in The New Museum’s exhibition NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star. Awards include Lab Grant Residency at Dieu Donné Papermill, Visiting Artist Residency Urban Glass, Nancy Graves Grant, American Academy of Arts and Letters, AWAW Award and the PS1 Clocktower.
Currently, she teaches at the Department of Visual Arts at Columbia University. She has been a faculty member in the Masters of Fine Arts program at the School of Visual Arts since 1997 and has been a member of the Board of Governors at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture since 1999.
In 2016 team gallery, Inc. Published "36-24- 36", a monograph with an essay contribution by Thierry de Duve and distributed by D.A.P. and "Net Worth" Published by Space Sisters Press/Gretchen Krauss forthcoming in 2018.
McClelland is represented by Team Gallery, Inc. and her work can be seen at Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago.
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