about the artist

Rachel Sussman at work



TED Salon at Art Basel Miami: Featured artist, Art + Time. December 4, 2012

BBC World Service: Guest on globally syndicated program The Forum, aired July 12, 2012

ABC Radio Australia: Guest on nationally syndicated Breakfast Show. Live air, June 2011

UN/World Future Council: Future Policy Award featured artist and speaker. September 2011

UCLA: Guest lecturer, James Welling photography seminar.

March 2011 The Long Now Foundation: Seminar. San Francisco, Nov 2010

CNN: Guest on World Report, NYC. July 28, 2010

TED Global Conference: TED Speaker. Oxford, UK July 2010

Johnson & Johnson Convergence Lab: Guest Speaker. June 5, 2010



Artists’ Fellowship Inc: Grant recipient, January 2013

Change, Inc: Grant recipient, July 2012

MacDowell Colony Fellows Executive Committee, Officer, 2007-2012

Sculpt the Future Foundation: Creativity for Change Grant recipient. July 2011

Kickstarter: Named Best Photography Project of the Year, 2010

AOL 25 For 25 Artists Grant for innovate and groundbreaking work.

October 2010 Montalvo Arts Center: Residency. Saratoga, California,

November 2010 Prix Pictet 2009: Nominated artist. London/Geneva, 2009

British Council: Darwin Now Award: Finalist. London, 2009

Vermont Studio Center: Residency and Artist’s Fellowship, Fall 2006


SOLO & TWO-PERSON ExHIBITIONS (selected recent)

Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden: Site-specific solo Exhibition. April – June 2012

Berlin Botanical Museum: Oldest Living Things in the World. Berlin, Nov 2010 – Feb 2011

Montalvo Arts Center: Saratoga, California. Oct 2010- Jan 2011

Siamsa Tire: Un-Natural Selection. w/ John Holstead. Tralee, Ireland, Feb-Mar 2010

The Discovery Museum: The Oldest Living Things in the World. Bridgeport, CT. ’08-’09

Michael Steinberg Fine Arts: The Oldest Living things in the World. New York, May ’08

Humble Arts Foundation: “Solo Show” (The Oldest Living Things in the World). Jan-Mar ’08

Galerie Engler & Piper: Recent Work. Berlin, November 2002



Central Saint Martins: Practice-based fine arts PhD, Research, 2008-09 (on indefinite hold)

Bard College: Stephen Shore Photography Master class 2008-09

Bard College: MFA Program, Photography coursework, 2008

School of Visual Arts, BFA Photography, 1998

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Coursework, 1994-95