Fan Su’s (1994, China) interdisciplinary practice investigates how the body is built, formed, and controlled by politics, society and culture. By bridging varied media such as glass, fabrics, video and sound, Su’s immersive installations redraws a conception of body and parts. Through the gestures of unfolding, cutting, sewing, stretching and impaling, her installation is visualizing the flexibilities and pain of the body. With her artistic action, Su brings the viewers a visceral experience with a direct encounter.
Fan Su currently lives and works in Florida. She holds an MFA from Rhode Island school of Design and BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design. Su has shown in group exhibitions internationally and nationally and her first solo show “Filter” opened in Columbus, Ohio in 2017. Her work have been featured by RISD Museum, RISD, CCAD and permanently collected by XAFA.
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 (ongoing)
RESIDENCIES & AWARDS
Artist in Residence, Peter Bullough Foundation, Winchester, VA, 2022 (forthcoming)
Artist in Residence, Mother's Milk, Newton, KS, 2022 (forthcoming)
Residency/Internship, STARworks, Star, NC, 2022 (forthcoming)
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
Unfold the Body (SOLO), Skylab Gallery, Columbus, OH (forthcoming)
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
Religion COMPAS Visual Arts, the STEAM Factory, Columbus, OH
Chrome, Beeler Gallery, Columbus, OH, curated by Tim Rietenbach
Filter, Acock Gallery (SOLO), Columbus, OH
YOUNG HEARTS 6: The Color of Love, Sean Christopher Gallery, Columbus, OH
Chrome, Acock Gallery, Columbus, OH, curated by Tim Rietenbach
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
"Hand Collection", Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Shaan' Xi, China
"Drawing", Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Shaan' Xi, China
--Rhode Island School of Design, Winter 2021
Instructor for Beginning Hot Glass
Composed a Glass course that explores traditional and non-traditional techniques of glassblowing casting,
hot casting and cold working. (Cancelled due to COVID)
--Rhode Island School of Design, Spring 2020
Teaching Assistant for Kiln Casting, taught by Adrianne Tharp
Assisted with in-class demo, kiln casting schedule and managing casting supplies
--Rhode Island School of Design, Winter 2020
Teaching Assistant for Glass Sculpting, taught by Chris Taylor
Assisting in-class demo and helping students with glass blowing/ cold working/ mold making
--Rhode Island School of Design, Fall 2019
Glass Department Technician Assistant, to Elizabeth Potenza
--Rhode Island School of Design, 2019-2021
Hot Shop Monitor/ Blow Slots Monitor
--Pilchuck Glass School, Summer 2017
Residency and workshop at Pilchuck, Seatle, WA
--Ohio Arts Council, 2017-2019
Individual Artist & Percent for Art intern
Assisted the IA/Percent for Art office with daily program duties which includes updating the Ohio Online Visual
Artist Registry, prepare Individual Excellence Awards application, process Percent for Art and Call for Entry applications
for online review, help with the Spotlight: Governor’s Residence Exhibition including preparing the brochure and installation,
help prepare for the Ohio Governor’s Loan Program including installation and signage.
--Brandt Roberts Gallery, 2017
Assisted with office work, maintaining artworks, managing mailing list and gallery collection.
--Columbus College of Art and Design, 2016-2018
Sculpture Lab Monitor,
--YC Painting & Drawing Studio, 2013
Assisted with drawing & painting demo and teaching middle/high school students.
"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.