Susy Bielak

Susy Bielak

Susy Bielak

Susy Bielak

Susannah Bielak is an artist, writer, and arts facilitator working on two MFA projects.

Quake/Temblor, a response to encountering her civil engineer father's diagnostic photographs of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, explores the intimate rapport between human and geographic disaster. The project combines domestic objects and tableaux engravings on formica tables, seismographic embroidery on table vinyl, drawings of people listening to objects in acts of premonition with videos of a test conducted at UCSD's Caltrans seismic response modification device test facility.

San Ysidro addresses issues of history, memory, and place in a border town. The project, created in collaboration with local nonprofit Casa Familiar, will create a sonic and visual portrait combining oral history, sign painting, and landscaping. The exhibition will merge a "Soundtrack for San Ysidro" - sound pieces based on interviews with residents responding to particular sights of significance - with paintings of community-members modeled after a local icon. The protagonists for the project include a public health leader and part-time "charro" (rodeo cowboy); an Irish nun who came to work in the largest, and controversial housing project in San Ysidro; a border rights activist; and the owner of a money exchange house.

A recipient of a number of artistic fellowships, Susannah Bielak's work has been exhibited and collected nationally, including by the Walker Art Center. Her artwork and writing have been published in New American Paintings, Art Papers, and the National Endowment for the Arts publications.

Artists

Shane Anderson
Robert Becraft
Susy Bielak
Crystal Z Campbell
Micha Cardenas
Mauricio Chernovetzky
Lili Chin
Ted Chung
Leigh Cole
Matthew Coors
Micki Davis
Noah Doely
Rob Duarte
Monica Duncan
James Enos
Kael Greco
Chris Head
Nico Herbst
Glenna Jennings
Merve Kayan
Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli
Vince Manganello

Esteban Martinez
Dolissa Medina
Elle Mehrmand
Gretchen Mercedes
Charles G Miller
Jesse Mockrin
Zac Monday
Zac Kime Montanaro
Sheryl Oring
Clare Parry
Omar Pimienta
Brianna Rigg
Lesha Rodriguez
Louis M. Schmidt
Tim Schwartz
Jerry Truong
Yvonne Venegas
Julia Westerbeke
David White
Andrew Wilson
Suzanne Wright
Claire Zitzow