Visiting Artist Lecture: Suzanna Zak
Tuesday November 29th 1pm, AIMM 125
Suzanna Zak is a Russian born, suburban raised, Los Angeles based artist. A frequent traveler, her work depicts the malleability of place and space by using a mixture of photography, sculpture, and writing. Her site specific installations employ sculpture in conjunction with photographs. Often working with found objects including print ephemera, her collections depict a variety of representations focusing around a central locale. Zak also creates artist books with an interest in the dissemination of information while engaging with the repetition and degradation of images. Zak runs the artist book publication project Rock Bottom where she collaborates with other artists and self publishes her own work. Some recent projects include Freedom Isa Bonfire, an installation at Good Press Gallery in Glasgow that coincided with a bonfire at Dockweiler Beach in California, and Sun+Soil / Moon+Dirt, a book of concrete poetry published by Shelter Press. Zak has also exhibited recently at Kimberly-Klark (Queens), Center for Photography at Woodstock (New York), LAND&SEA (Oakland), GOLD (Los Angeles), Embassy (Los Angeles), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Sydney Gallery (Sydney, Australia), and Gether Contemporary (Copenhagen, Denmark). She is also an avid mushroom hunter and rock climber.