Susan Scafati is an American conceptual artist who explores the ways in which individual versus collective identities and personal versus cultural mythologies are constructed. She explores the iconography and materiality that contribute to the way meaning is organized and its impact on human experience. Scafati works across multiple mediums. She is known for large-scale art installations, and her artwork has been exhibited in museums and galleries. Recent major commissions include a 111-foot installation featured at the Texas Cultural Trust’s Texas Medal of Arts Awards; a 4-story installation featured at the Facebook office; and a 2-story installation in the Austin Central Library windows.
Exhibitions include Unframed First Look at Sean Kelly Gallery, NY (curated by Cindy Sherman, Adam Fuss, and Jack Pierce); The Photo Review at Sol Mednick Gallery, PA (curated by Museum of Modern Art/MOMA Curator Sarah Meister); t e x t s c a p e at Co-Lab Projects’ DEMO Gallery; and as the Modern Voice Artist for Goya: Mad Reason at The Blanton Museum of Art (curated by Douglas Cushing). Group exhibitions with collective Lakes Were Rivers include Strange Pilgrims at The Contemporary Austin (curated by Heather Pesanti) and Contemporary Photographic Practice and the Archive at the Harry Ransom Center.