Susan Klein

Associate Professor, Painting

Address: Lightsey Center / 319
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Susan Klein is an artist and curator living in Charleston, SC. She has shown her work nationally and internationally. Exhibition venues include The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, The Southern, Redux Contemporary Art (all in South Carolina), Day & Night Projects (Atlanta), Ortega y Gasset Projects (Brooklyn), and many other spaces. Curatorial projects include the 2018 exhibition "Nighttime for Strangers" at NARS Foundation (Brooklyn) and upcoming exhibitions through Tiger Strikes Asteroid Greenville, of which she is co-director. Klein is a 2020-2021 recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Other awards include a Hambidge Center Residency, Wassaic Project Residency (NY) and residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (Brooklyn), a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center, an Ox-bow Artist-in-Residence Summer Fellowship, an Otis College of Art and Design Summer Residency, residency at Arteles Creative Research Center (Finland), and residency at Takt (Berlin). Klein received an MFA in 2004 from the University of Oregon, a BFA in 2001 from the University of New Hampshire, and studied art at NYU from 1997-1999. Currently, she teaches painting at the College of Charleston.


University of New Hampshire
B.F.A, 2001

University of Oregon
M.F.A., 2004