Susannah Mira earned a master’s degree in environmental art at the University of Art & Design Helsinki (now Aalto University) in 2008. Born in San Francisco and raised in a nondescript Philadelphia suburb, she champions a highly itinerant artistic practice based out of a station wagon.
Susannah utilizes manufacturing sidestream to create intricate, geometric constructions that give form to notions of progress. During her residency at HCCC, she will continue a series of sculptural objects that reflect the ways in which people plan for an uncertain future. Susannah’s work relies on massive quantities of discarded industrial items such as fabric, foam, paper, and plastic. She welcomes leads on sourcing such materials in and around Houston.
Susannah comes to HCCC having been awarded artist residencies over the last year with Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO; Art342 in Fort Collins, CO; Spiro Arts in Park City, UT; and the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC. She will be with HCCC through August of 2013. For more information, visit https://susannahmira.com/.