Susie’s guerilla art education as part of the Rivington School developed a keen interest and passion for the arts, ranging from graffiti and street art, to conceptual, sound and performance, to classical painting and scultpure. She has curated several exhibits in Paris and Berlin, and lectured for university students and professionals alike on the relationship between art, language and society, and has contributed to several art publications, including Look Lateral and Vingt Paris.
She is the creator, producer and host of the art podcast, Artipoeus, a personal journey or carnets de voyages through the world of art, from the biggest museums to the smallest galleries. Susie’s art education, background and practice informs both her storytelling and her martial arts practice.
Distilling Stories from Art
Slow Living Workshops for Star of Bombay
Berlin / Vienna / Zürich 2018-2019
This art talk takes us through the Rennaissance, Impressionism, German Expressionism and American Modern art movements, and guides participants to find similarities in form, color, and movement to help distill personal meaning from art, and develop the skills to discover art everywhere.
Fondation Garments: How Fashion Collects Art, and Art Affects Fashion
Guest Speaker at Chez Grace, Montmartre, Paris
29 October 2015
This lecture explores the private art collections of fashion brands – how collections reflect the brand, and the brand affects the collection. Focusing on the collection of Bernard Arnault / Louis Vuitton Foundation vs the Fisher Collection / The Gap, how private collections are influenced by entrepreneurship, product, and global branding.
Street Art, Architecture & Language in Paris
Guest Speaker for University of Missouri’s Study Abroad
Contemporary Art, Culture & Language in France program
University of Missouri @ St John’s University Paris
03 August 2015
This lecture explores street art as it relates to Paris. Beginning with the relationship between Bristol / Paris vs New York / Berlin, which translates into stencil vs freehand styles and their effect on movements in contemporary art (eg, neo-prrimitivsm, etc), it shows how Parisian street art has its roots in the May 1968 student uprising and the importance of language and the French love for playing with words to the street art of Paris; how street art styles have changed from the 1980s to 1990s to early 2000s to now, styles going more or less socio-political depending on the contemporary culture and politics in France; how it has affected the art market and how some artists are now using their leverage in the art market to effect social change — bringing the spirit of street art back to its origins.
Bombay Glasshouse Project 2019
3-day creativity and innovation workshop
8-10 July 2019
This three-day event for Bombay Sapphire’s Glasshouse Project was designed to #stircreativity among elite cocktail bar owners, mixologists and brand ambassadors. Susie was on hand as Creativity Coach, taking the group on a discovery tour of the Lügenmuseum, followed by Feeling Colors, a unique workshop designed by Susie based on her work with Art for the Blind. Exploring artists’ ways of communicating through color, attendees applied learnings to a hands-on, U/X-focused creativity session. The outcomes directly informed the innovations created by participants designed to make simple tasks behind the bar more efficient and environmentally-friendly. Bombay Sapphire will produce the winning design for roll-out in 2020.
Bombay Glasshouse Project 2018
Various Locations in Germany
September 2018 – April 2019
This series of workshops were co-designed with artist Luisa Rodriguez and permaculture designer Ceren Hic, focusing on the environment and encouraging sustainability practices in the hospitality industry. Susie kicked off each workshop by presenting creative connection via connecting familiar ideas to new ways of telling stories, and encouraging participants to tell a story through movement using everyday gestures choreagraphed into a ridiculous but very fun dance. Ceren’s presented an overview of permaculture vs sustainability, suggesting innovative pathways to creating sustainable networks locally. Luisa provided the pièce de résistance, crafting exquisite sculptures out of waste collected from a typical Saturday night at a bar.
IF I SAID YOU HAD A BEAUTIFUL PAINTING WOULD YOU HOLD IT AGAINST ME
The work of Jana Marie Cariddi
Stromstraße 38 Berlin
23-31 August 2019
Metrographie: Illustrating the Paris Métro
The work of Joe Evans
Galerie Nouvel Organon, Paris
18 April – 11 May 2014
The work of Hugo Cesto
The BRKLYN, Paris
10 November – 7 December 2013
Listening Chapel: This is your brain on Artipoeus
LOST Art Festival
Wilner Brauerei, Berlin 2016
Thank You for Alerting Us to Your Madness
Short performative video series illustrating the obstacles, challenges, rewards and punishment of inhabiting a woman’s body, Berlin 2016
I am color
Private home group show
Curated by Augusta Atla, Paris 2014
Artipoeus is an English-language, Berlin based art podcast that takes listeners on a journey through the world of art, from the biggest museums to graffiti in the streets, exploring how art looks, sounds, feels, and what it means.
Artipoeus began in 2014 as Expo Paris for DAB station World Radio Paris (WRP). After over 150 episodes, Artipoeus wrapped in 2020, after its 5th year of production. Archived episodes are available at artipoeus.com.