Omaha-based artist, Susan Knight, a Michigan native, devotes exclusive attention to distilling the structures and systems found in the environment into pattern compositions in two and three dimensions, and site-sensitive installations.
In 2021 she had solo installations at The Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, The Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, and Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, and was in a group show at SUNY College, Old Westbury, NY.
She is the recipient of a 1% for Art Commission from Peru State College, Peru, NE. She twice participated in Artpize, Grand Rapids, MI.
Knight’s work has been shown at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, The Kaneko, Omaha, NE, The Sheldon Art Museum, Lincoln, NE, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, The Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA, and The Plains, Art Museum, Fargo, ND. Her work is in public and private collections and can be found on Artsy, Spliced Connector, NY Artists Circle, and at www.susanknightart.com
SciArt Magazine and Artland Magazine and Time + Space have featured her work. Sculpture Magazine and Smithsonian Magazine have reviewed her work. Her work appears in the book, Art Inspired by Science: Imagining The Natural World, by Robert Louis Chianese.
Knight is a Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship recipient. She was awarded residencies in North Carolina, Colorado, and Illinois and at the International School of Art, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy. She earned a BFA in art from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, and attended The University of Notre Dame, Glassell School of Art, Houston, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
2 Su’s Interactive Art Environments: Susan Knight and Suzan Shutan
We are both visual artists making our own work, longtime friends, and a collaborative team. We go by 2-Su’s Interactive Art Environments: Susan Knight and Suzan Shutan. Our work addresses issues of environmental exploitation. Together we have created site-specific installations in response to ground water
issues in Nebraska, water and land contaminants in the Hudson River watershed, and habitat modification using art to demonstrate how environmental problems worldwide are locally relevant.