Susanne Slavick-Center for the Arts in Society - Carnegie Mellon University

Susanne Slavick

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art, School of Art

Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: CFA 402
Phone: 412.268.5275


Former Head of the School of Art, Susanne Slavick rejoined the faculty in the Fall of 2007 as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon. She teaches Senior Project and painting courses.

Graduating from Yale University in 1978, she subsequently studied at Jagiellonian University in Krakow and earned her MFA at Tyler School of Art in Rome and Philadelphia. Slavick has exhibited in museums and galleries in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis as well as in Europe and Asia. Her paintings have been recognized through an artist fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and four awards from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She has been an artist-in-residence at The MacDowell Colony, Mt. Desert Island through the Four Seals Foundation, and in Skoki, Poland through the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan. In 1997, she held an exchange faculty position at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Slavick was honored as 2008 “Artist of the Year” by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts where she premiered “R&R&R,” an ongoing series of works on paper that convert our military expression for “rest and recuperation” to images of “revelation, regret, and restoration.” These and new works will be featured in a 2010 solo exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center.

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