Susan Silton resides in Los Angeles. Her projects engage multiple aesthetic strategies and media to respond to a given moment, and to mine the complexities of subjectivity and subject positions within that moment—often through poetic combinations of humor, discomfort, subterfuge and unabashed beauty. Her work has been exhibited and/or presented nationally and internationally at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Hammer Museum; ICA/Philadelphia; MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles; and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, among others.
Silton has received fellowships and awards from the Getty/California Community Foundation, Art Matters, Center for Cultural Innovation, Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Los Angeles, The MacDowell Colony, Banff Centre for the Arts, Durfee Foundation, The Shifting Foundation, and Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA). Most recently, she has been awarded an LA Metro commission for permanent installation sited in the Wilshire/Fairfax subway station.