Susan Byrnes is a visual artist whose work encompasses traditional and contemporary forms and practices, including sculpture, multimedia installation, radio broadcasts, writing, and curatorial projects. Her art has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the Midwest, including The Korean Cultural Center of Chicago, Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, the Sculpture Center in Cleveland, the Weston Gallery in Cincinnati, the Dayton Art Institute, the University of Minnesota’s Nash Gallery in Minneapolis, and the Amarillo Museum of Art in Texas.
In 2017, Susan was awarded a Yeck Fellowship from the Dayton Art Institute for Motion Capture, an installation involving video, photography, and dance. In 2014, she received a Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowship for Discover, an exhibition combining molecular biology, glass sculpture, video, and sound. Recent public art commissions include large installations in the new Dayton Metro Library Main and Miamisburg branches. Susan also teaches as part of the Ohio Arts Council Arts Learning Artist in Residence Program, and is a contributing art critic and writer with the online art journal AEQAI and the print publications The Artists magazine and Acrylic Artist magazine. Her audio pieces based on artists and artmaking processes, including photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, sculptor Patrick Dougherty, eco-artist Basia Irland, and video artist Jud Yalkut have been broadcast on public radio stations in Ohio and Kentucky. She earned an MFA from Eastern Michigan University and a BFA from Syracuse University. Susan resides in Cincinnati, OH.