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Sara Suppan_artist-in-residence 07_2019

Bild vergrößernEnvelope; Quelle: S. Suppan

Envelope; Quelle: S. Suppan

Bild vergrößernEnvelope; Quelle: S. Suppan

Envelope; Quelle: S. Suppan

Bild vergrößernEnvelope; Quelle: S. Suppan

Envelope; Quelle: S. Suppan

Sara Suppan

2015 BFA Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Exhibitions (in part)

2018 The Big Day, The White Page, Minneapolis
2018 Making Room, Greenway Glow, Minneapolis
2017 You and I Do Not Form a Number, Yeah Maybe, Minneapolis
2017 Borders, Public Functionary, Minneapolis
2016 Fragmented Spaces, Larson Art Gallery, St. Paul
2016 Home as Sacred Space, UST, Minneapolis
2015 No Vacancy, Waiting Room Gallery, Minneapolis
2015 Barnes & Thornburg MCAD Exhibition, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Minneapolis

Grants & Awards

Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, 2017
MCAD Merit Scholarship Award: Drawing and Painting, 2012, 2013, 2014


2016 Self/Concept, Concourse Gallery, Minneapolis
2014 Die Wunderkammer, Gallery 148, Minneapolis

„During my residency, I would like to invite the citizens of Salzburg to engage in a pen pal relationship with me. I will advertise that anyone who wants to participate can send me their mailing address, and then will receive a personal letter from the artist, including a handmade envelope and stationary, drawings and photos and thoughts. 

I have a couple of pen pals in the United States and I am convinced that letter writing is the best alternative to the quick and hollow ways we connect with most people now; through text messages and social media. I think it could be powerful if we returned to communicating with each other more slowly and more lovingly. My favorite way to make stationary is by collecting material (scraps of paper, flowers, bus tickets) and putting them through a photocopy machine. This makes a unique and instantaneous record of whatever I have picked up from the street during the day. By using found objects in Salzburg, each package might be a reflection of the city.

The recipients may choose to reply to me, or not, although ideally some will write me back. I am curious about what happens when an art experience is just between two people at a time; crossing international boundaries and forming a personal connection.“

Stand: 28.3.2019, Martina Greil