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A group exhibition, Portray, curated by Alison Wong, at Wasserman Projects in Detroit, includes my sculpture AGING VENUS and my video, a child of sixties television singing songs that got stuck in her head. January 27-March 23, 2019.

Out of Body: Sculpture Post-Photography, co-curated by Claudia Hart and Susan Silas with Stephanie Dinkins, Claudia Hart, Carla Gannis, Sophie Kahn and Susan Silas at bitforms gallery October 27th to December 1st, 2018.


I gave a talk on the arc of my self-portraiture from 1979 to the present, at a panel on February 14th, 2019 titled Re-storying the Female Body - Contested Site: The Female Body in Contemporary Art at the CAA's annual conferenece. The panel was organized by Katya Grokhovsky and took place at the New York Hilton Hotel in midtown.


This review by artist Nadja Verena Marcin of IN THE CUT - The Male Body in Feminist Art, 150 Phalluses in Feminist Art Today, is now up on Hyperallergic.

I am pleased to share this first review to appear in English of IN THE CUT - The Male Body in Feminist Art, curated by Andrea Jahn at Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken in Germany, which runs through January 2019. What About the Male Body in Feminist Art? An Exhibition Examines.

The following is a video produced by Stadgalerie Saarbrücken on the occasion of the exhibition IN THE CUT - The Male Body in Feminist Art:



This link takes you to a video that was shot at the panel discussion held at Stadgalerie Saarbrücken on the occasion of the exhibition IN THE CUT - The Male Body in Feminist Art. The panel was moderated by curator Andrea Jahn. The panel of English speaking artists took place on May 19th and included Eunice Golden, Joan Semmel, Katherine Gilje and myself. Betty Tompkins joined us via Skype. A second panel was held the next day of the German speaking artists.



Remebering Barbara Hammer, Who Envisioned Spaces for Women to Be Themselves, Hyperallergic, 3March 2019

Martha Wilson Tries on Prescribed Female Roles, from Housewife to First Lady, Hyperallergic. 8 October, 2018

Remembering Robert F. Kennedy's Funeral Train, 50 Years Later, Hyperallergic. 18 September 2018

Childbirth and Menstruation in Defiant Art by Latin American Women, Hyperallergic. 11 July 2018


REVIEWS OF the self-portrait sessions:

A third review of my show in Los Angeles was just published in Enertainment Voice. The piece, titled 'Susan Silas: the self-portrait sesssions' Investigates the Projected Self, was written by Rachael McDonald. (July 14, 2016)

A second review of my show in Los Angeles, written by artist and writer Max King Cap, CB1 Gallery: Susan Silas, has been published in Artillery. (June 30, 2016)

I would like to share this thoughtful review of my exhibition, Susan Silas' naked look at self-image at CB1 Gallery, written by Sharon Mizota for the L.A. Times. (June 25, 2016)

My third solo show with CB1 gallery opened on June 4th and runs through July 17th. The exhibition includes photographs, sculpture and a video projection. This is a link to installation images and individual works: the self-portrait sessions.



I am pleased to announce that my interview, Susan Silas, with Brainard Carey of Yale University Radio WYBCX, on what he calls the Museum of Nonvisible Art, was posted today. (July 1, 2015)


A REVIEW OF love in the ruins; sex over 50:

I want to share this thougtful and beautifully written review of my solo exhibition at Studio 10 by Thomas Micchelli just posted in Hyperallergic: Everlasting Love: Susan Silas's Intimate Photographs (March 15, 2014).