Su Su’s painting revolves around two bodies of work, painting on canvas and painting on silk. Both employ oil paint, though in radically different ways. Oil paint serves as both medium and methodology in these works, facilitating metamorphic figurative paintings that navigate the intersections of cultural memory, and representations of femininity.
Su Su was born in Beijing, China, and currently lives and works in New York. She received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and from 2015 to 2021 served as a guest professor at Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. Her work has been exhibited at institutions including The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; The de la Cruz Collection, Miami; The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, and others. Her works are held in the permanent collections of The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; The de la Cruz Collection, Miami; The Lunar Codex project, NASA, Moon; The Bennett collection for Women Figurative Realists, Michigan, among others.