Resident Artist

Above, from top to bottom: Susannah Mira in her studio, 2012. Photo by Ben Premeaux. Susannah Mira, “Water Tower,” 2012. Pool wall foam, monofilament. Photo by the artist.

Susannah Mira

Medium: Mixed Media
Residency: January 7, 2013–
August 31, 2013

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/.

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The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

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