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Susan Shup

Born in: 1970

United States

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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  • Painting

  • Painting Abstract

  • Painting Oil

  • Painting Acrylic

  • American Artist

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Susan Shup, Laugh a lot sleeping, Painting

Susan Shup

Laugh a lot sleeping, 2010
21.7 x 18.1 x 0.6 inch


Susan Shup, Happening 3, Painting

Susan Shup

Happening 3, 2016
26 x 19.9 inch


Susan Shup, I want you, Painting

Susan Shup

I want you, 2017
51.2 x 38.2 inch


Susan Shup, Well done to you, Painting

Susan Shup

Well done to you, 2016
29.9 x 22.4 inch


Susan Shup, Gorgeous, Painting

Susan Shup

Gorgeous, 2017
31.9 x 25.6 inch


Susan Shup, Oui oui, Painting

Susan Shup

Oui oui, 2010
11.8 x 9.4 x 1.4 inch


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