2008 MFA, Studio Art, Department of Photography
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2001 BA in Art, with Honors, Concentration in Photography, College of Fine Arts
BA in Anthropology, with Honors, Minor in Art History, College of Liberal Arts
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
2001 Freie Universität Berlin International Summer Program, Berlin, Germany
Solo + Two Person Exhibitions:
2017 Everything Must Go, Box 13, Houston, TX
Augmented Reality (with Kris Pierce), Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
2016 Fuzzy: Susi Brister + Dameon Lester, Art For the People Gallery, Austin, TX
2015 Fantastic Habitat Pop-Up Show, PATH Salon, Austin, TX
2014 Fables, Women & Their Work, Austin, TX (catalogue)
2013 Fantastic Habitat, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
2011 Menagerie, Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Selected Group Exhibitions:
Augmented Reality, Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio, TX
Flower Power, Northpark Gallery, Dallas, TX
Her Feet Planted Firmly on the Ground, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
Through the Lens: Found Object/ Readymade, CentralTrak, Dallas, TX
Mistaken Impressions, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
Fresh Exchange: The Contemporary Austin's Teen Artist + Mentor Program Group Exhibition, Pump Project, Austin, TX
Gently Fried, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX (curated by Los Outsiders)
People's Gallery Exhibition, Austin City Hall, Austin, TX
Y Not?: An Exhibition in Aid of International Women's Day, Espacio Gallery, Presented by Sweet Art, London, England, UK
Un-Natural Nature, SciArt Center, New York, NY (virtual exhibition)
Wish You Were Here: Interventions into Landscape, Union Gallery, Queen's University,
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
New and Greatest Hits: Selected Work by Texas Biennial Artists 2005 - 2011, Big Medium, Austin, TX
MOVING/STILL: Recent Photography by Texas Artists, Fotofest and Houston Center for Photography,
Houston, TX (curated by Kerry Inman, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX [catalogue])
City Zoo, Brand 10 Artspace, Fort Worth, TX
Texas National 2012, The Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
(Juror: Dave Hickey)
Art From the Ashes Texas Benefit Exhibition, Austin, TX
Texas Biennial 2011, Women & Their Work, Austin, TX (catalogue)
Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX (curated by Heather Pesanti, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY)
Papier 11, Contemporary Art Fair of Works on Paper, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (featured artist)
Sidebeside, Gallery T, Denver, CO
Figure/Ground as part of Collision 4, Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Compression, Art Mûr, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (catalogue)
White Cube on the Move, Bourget Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Lucid, Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Photography Now, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA
III Biennale d’Arte Fotografica del Mediterraneo, Mediterranean Foundation for Art, Cagliari, Italy
February Gathering, Nowlin Gallery, Austin, TX
Beyond the Tower, Dean of Liberal Arts Gallery, University of Texas at Austin
Art Department Scholarship Show, Flood Gallery, University of Texas at Austin
Texas Elements, New Gallery, University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas Student Art Show, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Honors + Awards:
2016 Finalist, Artpace International Artist-in-Residence Program (Fall 2017), selected by Michael Smith, San Antonio, TX
Artist Mentor, Teen Artist + Mentor Program, The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX
Juror, 37th Annual Central Texas Art Competition + Exhibition, Temple College, Temple, TX
2015 Nominated for the 2014-2015 Austin Critics' Table Award for Solo Gallery Exhibition,
Fables, Women & Their Work, Austin, TX
2014 Juror, 2014 Art Hop Competition + Exhibition, Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX
2011 Finalist, Fulbright Program, Germany: Photography
2005 Campaign for Concordia Award, Concordia University, Montréal, QC
2004 Award of Merit, Photography Now, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA
2001 EDU.de Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Berlin, Germany
University of Texas Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Austin, TX
2016 CentralTrak, Artist in Residence, The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX
2010 K2 Press, Artist in Residence, Austin, TX
2007 Vermont Studio Center, Artist in Residence, Johnson, VT
Artist Lectures + Presentations:
2017 Gallery talk, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, August 31.
Panelist, Augmented Reality, Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio, TX, July 27.
Gallery talk, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, March 3.
Panelist, Through the Lens: Found Object/ Readymade, CentralTrak, Dallas, TX, February 9.
2016 Invited artist presentation: Process, St. Edward's University, Austin, TX, August 31.
2015 Visiting artist lecture, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX, November 5.
Invited artist lecture, Artist Lecture Series NYC, Brooklyn, NY, March 1.
2014 Gallery talk, Women & Their Work, Austin, TX, November 13.
Invited artist lecture, Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX, October 12.
2013 Gallery talk, Fotofest, Houston, TX, September 20.
Gallery talk, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX, August 23.
Susi Brister, “Fantastic Habitat.” Visual Communication Quarterly, vol 24, iss. 2, 2017, pp.106-114. (featured portfolio, cover image).
Melissa L. Mednicov, “’Her Feet Planted Firmly on the Ground’ at the Houston Center for Photography,” Glasstire.com. March 29. http://glasstire.com/2017/03/29/her-feet-planted-firmly-on-the-ground-at-the-houston-center-for-photography/
Alli Warren, I Love it Though (poetry), published by Nightboat Books, San Francisco, CA (cover image).
Can’t Even (music album), Black Books (cover art).
Rebecca Gross, "What it Takes to be a Working Woman," National Endowment for the Arts Blog.
December 8. https://www.arts.gov/art-works/2015/what-it-takes-be-working-woman (Image credit)
Gracelee Lawrence, "The 2014-2015 Austin Critics' Table Awards," International Sculpture Center Blog. August 19. http://blog.sculpture.org/2015/08/19/austin-critics-table-awards/
Gracelee Lawrence, "Susi Brister: Slippery Tensions," International Sculpture Center Blog. February 25. http://blog.sculpture.org/2015/02/25/susi-brister-slippery-tensions/
Fotofest 2014 Biennial Catalogue, Fotofest, Houston, TX. 229.
Texas Biennial 2013 Exhibition Catalogue, Big Medium, Austin, TX. 9.
Cover art for Black Books (music album), Austin, TX.
Benjamin Sutton, "Looking Back on the Texas Biennial's Greatest Hits," Artinfo, September 23. http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/960771/looking-back-on-the-texas-biennials-greatest-hits
Troy Schulze, Interview on The Front Row, Classical 91.7 and Houston Public Media Arts + Culture, Houston, TX, September 17. https://soundcloud.com/hpmartsandculture/susi-brister-fantastic
Jason Foumberg, "Bigger and Better: The 2013 Texas Biennial," Art in America, September 10.
Altamese Osborne, "'Fantastic Habitat' Challenges the Perception of Nature," Houston Press, September 4.
Sam Koebrich, "Minimalism with some Substance," Queen's University Journal, July 30.
Colette Copeland, "350 Words: 'City Zoo' at Brand 10 Art Space, And X Art Space," Glasstire, June 7. http://www.glasstire.com/urbanmag/2012/06/07/350-words-city-zoo-at-brand- 10-art-space-and-x-art-space/
Texas Biennial 2011 Exhibition Catalogue, Big Medium, Austin, TX.
Margaret Meehan, "Austin Weekend Cliff Notes April 29-31," Glasstire, April 29.
Sean Ripple, "Texas Biennial Artists - Susi Brister and Carin Rodenborn," Austinist, April 27. http://austinist.com/2011/04/27/texas_biennial_artists_-_susi_brist.php#photo-1
Art Agenda, Midnight Poutine, midnightpoutine.ca, February 14. http://www.midnightpoutine.ca/arts/2011/02/art_agenda_february_14-20th/
Veronica Redgrave, "A Texan's Tribute to Bundled Montrealers," The Montreal Buzz (Tourisme Montréal blog). January 18. http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/blog/a-texan-loves-montreal/
Robyn Fadden, "Lady Arts," The Hour, January 13.
Gil Adamson, La Veuve (novel), published by Les Éditions du Boréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (cover image).
Tammer El-Sheikh, "Trespass: From Pictured Space to Public Place," Compression exhibition catalogue, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Allison Martens, "Art Movers Decide to Shake it Up," Concordia Journal, Vol. 1, No. 12, April 20.