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Susan Shup

Born in 1970 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

Susan Shup is an American artist based in Paris since the '80s. She mixes personal historical elements with those of art and pop culture, like Rock music and television, to create her witty and vibrant paintings and drawings.

Shup becomes a part of her work by exploring the multi-faceted aspects of an artist’s life such as notions of self-promotion, appearance, and timidity. By doing so, Shup simultaneously acts as both the artist and the subject in her Marais studio, known as the SHUPSHOP. Shup’s art has been featured in numerous international publications and is included in many prestigious private and corporate collections.

The artist describes her use of language in her painting: this happens either in a dada-like "out of context way", where the words are often more abstract than narrative, more about the sound: DA DA, but she do likes telling stories in some of her paintings, and they’re usually stories about artists, or the words reference particular events.

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EXHIBITIONS

2013
“VINTAGE”, Group Show, Michael Woolworth, Paris (France)
“REMADE”; G Design, Cape Cod (USA)

2012
“Decorex London”, Susan Shup paintings at Rabih Hage, London (UK)

2011
“Back in Belgium Baby”, Libraire Saint Hubert, Brussels (Belgium)
“Ten Years of Collecting”, Rabih Hage Gallery, London (UK)
Cimaise Jacques Lizène, Passage de Retz, Paris (France)
ACRIA, Miami Basel (USA)

2010
“Dialogue d’Artistes Blanc sur Fond Blanc”, Galerie Pixi Marie Victoire Poliakoff, Paris (France)
“Mode de Vie+Légèrté”, Galerie Celal, Paris (France)

2009
“Painting Out Loud”, New Work by Susan Shup, Rabih Hage, London (UK)
“Living with Collectible Design”, Rabih Hage, London (UK)
Muhka, Anvers, Le(s) moi(s) de Lizène (France)

2008
SLICK art fair, Paris (France)
FIAC, Paris (France)
Cimaise Jacques Lizène (France)
Galerie Nadia Vilène (France)
“Traces du Sacré”, Centre Georges Pompidou (France)

2007
Miss China Beauty, Select 01 – Format A4 in Progress
Miss China Beauty, Select 02 – La mise à poil
Slick art fair; Galerie Pixi, Paris

2006
“Filles et Garçons”, Ventilo Galerie, Paris (France)

2005
“Les Sirènes”, Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art Gallery, Boston (USA)
‘Two Americans in London’, Rabih Hage, London (UK)
“Land Art” video by Susan Shup, Woodshole Film Festival.

2004
Group Show, Rabih Hage, London (UK)

2003
“2 Femmes: Peintures et Objets Dérivés”, La Périphérie, Malakoff (France)
“You are Great”, Black Block, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (France)
Le Bon Marché, Paris, Boutique Noel (France)

2002
“Dressing Room with Video Sales Artist/Artist Women”, Parcours Saint Germain des Près Paris (France)
“Je vois ce que c’est”, Fontenay Sous Bois (France)
House and Garden Fair, London (UK)

2001
“Love Me/Love Me”, La Périphérie, Malakoff (France)
“Cimaise Lizène”, Art Concept, Paris (France)

2000
“Artist Girl(s), paintings and drawings by Susan Shup”, La Périphérie, Malakoff (France)
“L’Euro-Fête, World Wild Flags”, Ville de Liège (France)
“Camping 2000?”, Le Lineaire, Romans (France)
“Mode d’Emploi”, La Périphérie, Malakoff (France)

1999
Le Cirque Divers, Liège, Belgique (France)

1998
“Kind of Blue”, Judy Ann Goldman Gallery, Boston (France)
“États de Rire”, Centre D’Art Contemporain de Rueil-Malmaison (France)
‘Ephémeres I, Videos D’Artistes’, Espace Renaudie, Aubervilliers (France)

1997
“You Are Great et Stupid Jerk”, Colette, Paris (France)

1996
“Summer Idylls”, Judy Ann Goldman Gallery, Boston (USA)

1995
“Retrospective des Artistes du Cirque Divers”, Musée D’Art Moderne de Liège (Belgium)
“Susan Shup Solo”, Arto, Aubervilliers (France)

1994
“You Are Great!”, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston (USA)
“Castelroussine”, Galerie du Collège Marcel Duchamp, Chateauroux (France)
“Chaises = Sculptures”, Galerie 15 Paris (France)
“EST”, Astycom, Paris (France)

1993
“Tels Qu’elles”, Centre Wallon de L’Art Contemporain, La Chataigneraie (Belgium)
“Susan Shup”, Galerie Pixi, Paris (France)

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