Susan Silton

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Susan Silton
Born1956 (age 65–66)
Known forPublic art

Susan Silton (born 1956) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles.[1] Her projects incorporate photography, video, installation, performance, sound, and language. Her work is exhibited in museums, galleries, and often is in public spaces, such as her contribution to the exhibition How Many Billboards? Art in Stead[2] and her operatic work, A Sublime Madness in the Soul,[3] which presented through the windows of her studio in downtown Los Angeles and was visible from the Sixth Street Viaduct just prior to its being demolished and reconstructed.

In 1995, she won a James D. Phelan Art Award in Photography.[4]


Silton's work investigates perception especially as it relates to subjectivity and subject positions.[5] Her projects are often direct responses to current events, the dynamics of power, and celebrity culture.[6] She is especially interested in the perceptions of celebrity, the accessibility of public space, activism, and coded language.[5]

Select Exhibitions and Performances[edit]

  • 2018 It Passes Like a Thought, Beall Center for Art and Technology, Irvine, CA [7]
  • 2017 Quartet for the End of Time (in conjunction with LAND, Los Angeles Nomadic Division), Los Angeles.[8]
  • 2017 Ours is a City of Writers, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery[9]
  • 2015 The Whistling Project, part of 20 Years/20 Shows, SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico[10]
  • 2015 Exchange, Proxy Gallery, Los Angeles, CA[11]


  1. ^ "SUSAN SILTON — Biography". SUSAN SILTON. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  2. ^ "MAK Center for Art and Architecture".
  3. ^ Los Angeles Times (28 January 2016). "Saying goodbye to the Sixth Street Bridge with 'Sublime Madness' opera by artist Susan Silton - LA Times".
  4. ^ "Susan Silton - SITE Santa Fe". Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  5. ^ a b "ARTPULSE MAGAZINE » Features » Takin' It To The Streets. An Interview With Susan Silton".
  6. ^ As told to Natilee Harren. "Susan Silton".
  7. ^ "It Passes like a Thought | Beall Center for Art + Technology". Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  8. ^ "You are being redirected..." Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  9. ^ "Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery | Ours is a City of WritersFebruary 5 – March 26, 2017". Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  10. ^ "Susan Silton and The Crowing Hens Performance". Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  11. ^ "Susan Silton". proxygallery. Retrieved 2020-03-05.

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