Faculty Profile

Susanne Slavick

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art
Homepage http://artscool.cfa.cmu.edu/~slavick/
Phone 412-268-5275
Office CFA 402


Susanne Slavick is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon and served as Head of the School from 2000-06. She teaches Senior Studio and painting courses. After studying at Yale University (B.A. 1978), she studied at Jagiellonian University in Krakow and Tyler School of Art in Rome and Philadelphia (MFA 1980). Slavick has exhibited in museums and galleries in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis as well as in Europe and Asia. Her paintings have been recognized through an artist fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and four awards from the PA Council on the Arts. She has been an artist-in-residence at The MacDowell Colony, Mt. Desert Island through the Four Seals Foundation, Skoki Castle through the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland, Blue Mountain Center in the Adirondacks and Fayoum International Art Center in Egypt. In 1997, she held an exchange faculty position at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Slavick’s recent work as artist, author and curator examines the aftermath of war and strives for empathic unsettlement. Recent solo and group shows include those at Bradley University, Rutgers University, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Mattress Factory, the Chicago Cultural Center, McDonough Museum of Art and Accola Griefen Gallery in NYC. Her publications include Out of Rubble (Charta, 2011) and articles in Cultural Politics (Duke University Press), Frontiers (University of Nebraska Press), Alternet, Guernica Magazine and others. She has curated Cutting Losses and Out of Rubble, the latter traveling through 2015.