For “Sumerbank Goddess” exhibit, Suzan Batu’s painting reference beadwork design as a metaphorical device by which the pattern of marks becomes something greater than themselves - as each attempt to anchor a “presence” in the particular while giving forth a spiritual resonance on the whole. Assemblies of tiny forms float across fields of vibrant color - spontaneously generating “thoughtscapes” for the mind to wander and the eye to follow.
Batu received her BFA at the California School of the Arts and her MFA at City University of New York, Brooklyn College. She also has a degree in translation from the University of Graz, Austria. She routinely exhibits work abroad and in the US and divides her time between Istanbul and New York.