SUSAN CHRISTINE OTTO
530 Molino Street #211
Los Angeles, California 90013
voice: 213 625-2710 facsimile: 213 625-2714
1994-95 Whitney Independent Study Program, New York
1992-94 MFA: University of Southern California, Los Angeles
1989-91 BFA: School of the Art Institute, Chicago
1986-89 Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City
1995 FAVELA! Ongoing cultural web site. http://www.favela.org
with Glenn Kaino, Daniel J. Martinez
1995 To Whom it May Concern- Whitney Independent Study
Program Open Studios, New York
Plump- Galerie Aldercreutz - Bjorkholmen, Stockholm
1994 Let Sleeping Dogs Lie -The Brewery Art Complex, Los Angeles.
INSTALLATIONS IN GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
1996 Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold in In Our Sights -
California Museum of Photography, Riverside
1994 Pluck in Who Killed Mr. Moonlight Nomadic Sites at Exit Art,
Bulge in Los Angeles Mind Quakes- De Beyerd Museum, Breda,
Bulge in Re:Solution Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies
Photo Arts Annual, Los Angeles.
1993 She Watches Too Much Television in When Push Comes to Shove-
Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago.
1991 Animals Who Eat From Their Keeper's Hand Become Tame
Thesis Show - School of the Art Institute, Chicago.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
1995 Self Portrayal - Post Gallery, Los Angeles
Alterimage - 450 Gallery, New York
Smart Art- SMART Art Fair, Stockholm
1994 Diderot and the Last Luminaire: A Revised Encyclopedia,
Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco traveled to Site
Gallery, Los Angeles
The Graduate - Site Gallery, Los Angeles.
1993 The October Show- Helen Lindhurst Gallery, University of
Southern California, Los Angeles.
American Photography Institute Fellowship Show -New York
University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York.
Reconsiderations- Helen Lindhurst Gallery, University
of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Artists Reading/Writing Room- Side Street Projects, Los
1992 Issue of Choice- Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los
1991 Choice - AIR Gallery, New York.
Women as Subject - Student Union Gallery, State University, San
Amalgamations - Gallery 2, Chicago.
1990 Personal/Political - Gallery 2, Chicago.
SELECTED PUBLISHED WRITING:
1996 Clowns, Terrorists, the Town Crier: On a Famine Road
Going Nowhere - Vade Mecum Locus Plus, New Castle,
Cultural Problems and Popular Mechanics - The Things You See
When You Don't Have a Grenade! (Daniel J. Martinez Projects
1979-1995) Smart Art Press, Santa Monica, CA. With essays
by: Roberto Bedoya, Coco Fusco, Mary Jane Jacob, Susan Otto
and David Levi Strauss.
Manifesto for Art Practice The Things You See When You Don't
Have a Grenade! Smart Art Press, Santa Monica, CA (with
Daniel J. Martinez)
Manifesto for Re-evaluation of Gender Specific Practice:
Sisterhood is Still Powerful, but More Complex than ever
(Thank God!) Stories From Her Catalogue Essay.
University of Rochester, traveled to Texas Christian
1995 Manifesto for a Virtual Favela! Internet web site
Safety Information - November, New York
Slippage- Project X - Boundaries Catalogue Essay, Rochester
Benjamin Weissman - Art in America, New York, February
Real Pictures- commissioned exhibition text for Alfredo
Jaar/Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago,
traveled to Galerie Lelong, New York
1994 Faster Forward - Independent Film and New Technologies
in Los Angeles"- Afterimage, September.
Standard Equipment - Catalogue Essay, University of Southern
California Master's Thesis Exhibitions.
John Dahl- Independent Genre - Film Maker , July.
Bad Girls Video- Gender Strategies in Independent Video
and Gender- Artpapers, July/August.
Silvia Kolbowski- - American Photography Institute National
Graduate Seminar Journal, New York.
Abigail Solomon Godeau Goes to Coney Island - American
Photography Institute National Graduate Seminar Journal (with
Cinthea Fiss), New York. .
Beyond the Coffee Table- Recent Publications of
Photography Books - American Photography Institute
National Graduate Seminar Journal (with Cinthea Fiss),
1993 Doug Ischar- New Art Examiner, Chicago, September.
Faith, Fervor and Conviction in the Context of Plenty-
Framework, Los Angeles, January.
The F Word: Feminists, Deviants and Power in an
Election Year Southern California Women's Art Caucus
Journal, Los Angeles, January.
Gender This, My Pit Bull!- New Urban Feminist Artists,
Artpapers, Atlanta, July .
1992 A Conversation With Erika Suderberg, Video Artist,
Artweek, Los Angeles, November.
Misconceptions Begin At Home Artweek, August.
N.H.I.- No Humans Involved Artpapers, August.
N.H.I. New Art Examiner, August.
Embodiment- Jo Spence Artist Project New Art Examiner,
1991 The Red Season New Art Examiner, September
Meese Commision's Final Report on Pornography New Art
1995-96 Lecturer- University of California, San Diego
Art Department - Graduate and undergraduate
1994-96 Lecturer - Chaffee College, Los Angeles
1994 Lecturer - University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Art Department - Photography area
1993-94 Lecturer- Film Theory and Criticism- Woodbury College, Burbank
1992-94 Teaching Assistant- University of Southern California, Los
Angeles - Art Department
1993 Art Instructor - The Buckley School, Los Angeles
1991 Director of Fine Art Program - St. James School, Chicago
1994-95 Editor - EUROPA! Exhibition Catalogue, Alfredo Jaar, Institut fur
Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) , Stuttgart
1992-93 Contributing Editor - American Photography Institute National
Graduate Seminar Journal, New York.
RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:
1992-94 University of Southern California School of Fine Arts
Lecture Series -Co-Director
1992 Development Assistant - Southern California Institute of
Architecture, Los Angeles.
Administrative Intern - Artist Grants Los Angeles Contemporary
Exhibitions, Los Angeles.
1991 Press Director: Women In The Director's Chair, Chicago.
LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS:
1996 Women and Guns - Panel. Society for Photographic Education,
National Conference, Los Angeles
1995 Visiting Artist- Art Center College of Design (w/FAVELA!)
Visiting Artist- Akademien for fotografi Konstfack, Stockholm
Visiting Artist - Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester
1994 The Politics of Representation - Symposium Participant, University
of California, Los Angeles
Visiting Artist - Scripps College, Claremont
1993 The Victim Did It-Panel, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago
1992 Exchanges of Direction - panel. Society for Photographic
Education, Regional Conference, Santa Barbara, CA
FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS:
1995 Western States Arts Federation- Individual Artist Grant
1994 Van Lier Foundation Grant, New York
1993 New York University Tisch School of the Arts, American
Photography Institute National Graduate Seminar
Fellow, New York
College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship