ABOUT
Fan Su (1994, China) creates immersive installations -– that utilize glass alongside stockings, chiffon, rope, video, sound, and other materials – to explore habitually suppressed and traumatic histories of the (Asian) female body. 
Her ephemeral installations, which envision the body and the skin as penetrable surfaced membranes, are merged with actions of dissecting, cutting, sewing, stretching, and impaling. Through guiding and immersing the viewer into the spaces, Su’s work invites viewers to consider an agonized female body that has been endlessly manipulated, reshaped, and rebuilt under social control. By redrawing the viewer’s conception of body and parts, these works unzip the body from its cultural residue and unfold what lies below the surface. Ultimately, Su asks, “What is a body?”,”what do our bodies carry?” 
Fan Su lives and works in Columbus, OH. She is currently teaching at Columbus College of Art and Design and working as a Gaffer in The Ohio State University's Glass Department. She received her MFA in glass in 2021 from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Su has held residencies and fellowships from the Peter Bullough Foundation, STARworks, and RISD. 






2021       MFA, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)  
2017       BFA, Columbus College of Art and Design 
2015       Oil Painting, Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts 


SELECTED RESIDENCIES & AWARDS
Artist in Residence, Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH, 2023 
Artist in Residence, Peter Bullough Foundation, Winchester, VA, 2022 
Glass Intern, STARworks, Star, NC, 2022 
Metal Intern & Apprenticeship, Star, NC, 2023
Fellowship, RISD, 2020-2021
Fellowship, RISD, 2019-2020 
Excellent Awards, the STEAM Factory, 2018 
Cum Laude, CCAD, 2017 
Deans List, CCAD, 2017                   
Presidents List, CCAD, 2016 & 2017
CCAD Trustees’ Scholarship, 2016  
CCAD Portfolio scholarship, 2016  
                       

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2022, Unfold the Body (SOLO), Skylab Gallery, Columbus, OH (forthcoming)
2017, Filter, Acock Gallery (SOLO), Columbus, OH


GROUP EXHIBITIONS​​​​​​​
2023
Untitled, Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH

2021      
The Gender Half Truth, Ramboya Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Rhode Island School of Design Glass Triennial, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
Body As a Surface (MFA Thesis Exhibition ), RISD Museum, Providence, RI                                           
Embodied Memories, Online Exhibition, Rhode Island School of Design                                        
Revealing the Surface, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI       
              
2018       
Religion COMPAS Visual Arts, the STEAM Factory, Columbus, OH                                     
Chrome, Beeler Gallery, Columbus, OH, curated by Tim Rietenbach      
            
2017                                        
YOUNG HEARTS 6: The Color of Love, Sean Christopher Gallery, Columbus, OH                                      
Chrome, Acock Gallery, Columbus, OH, curated by Tim Rietenbach      
                  
2016       
Noves Histories, OHIO ART LEAGUE 2016 Spring Juried Exhibition, Urban Arts Space, OH                                     
Closer, Beaton Gallery, OH                                      
In need of an audience, Beaton Gallery, OH                                      
The Little Free Library, Byers Gallery, OH                                        
Chrome, Columbus, OH, curated by Tim Rietenbach   

2015
"Hand Collection", Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Shaan' Xi, China
"Drawing", Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Shaan' Xi, China






"Hybrid Grad Show Hits the Mark." Museum of Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, 3 June 2021. 
"Grad Show 2021." RISD Museum Publications. Summer 2021. 
Interview, CCAD Stories, Session 2: 2016-2017. 








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