Susan Silton

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Susan Silton
Known forpublic art

Susan Silton (born 1956) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. 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[1] and her operatic work,A Sublime Madness in the Soul,[2] 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.[3]


Silton's work investigates perception especially as it relates to subjectivity and subject positions.[4] Her projects are often direct responses to current events, the dynamics of power, and celebrity culture.[5] She is especially interested in the perceptions of celebrity, the accessibility of public space, activism, and coded language.[4]


  1. ^ "MAK Center for Art and Architecture".
  2. ^ Los Angeles Times (28 January 2016). "Saying goodbye to the Sixth Street Bridge with 'Sublime Madness' opera by artist Susan Silton - LA Times".
  3. ^, Anagram, LLC -. "Susan Silton - SITE Santa Fe". SITE Santa Fe. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  4. ^ a b "ARTPULSE MAGAZINE » Features » Takin' It To The Streets. An Interview With Susan Silton".
  5. ^ As told to Natilee Harren. "Susan Silton".

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