August 8, 7PM
Susan Surface and Jessica Vaughn
CPW invites you to join us for an engaging evening with our current artists-in-residence, Susan Surface and Jessica Vaughn.
Over the course of her residency, Susan Surface (Brooklyn, NY) continues her exploration of her agrarian roots. Since 2010 she has been photographing and competing as a bull rider on the First Frontier circuit, the designation given to the East Coast of the United States by professional rodeo organizations. She will be speaking about her ongoing project photographing not only these events, but the places, objects, and people that characterize rodeo.
Originally from Tacoma, WA, Susan Surface is a photographer and designer currently based in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a Masters in Architecture and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Yale University in New Haven, CT as well as a BFA in Integrated Design Curriculum from Parsons School of Design in New York, NY. Her work has been appeared in Capricious #14, Retrospecta, and Readymade Magazine, amongst others, and has been included in group exhibitions including Masculine at the Capricious Gallery, Bushwick Open Studios, in Brooklyn, NY and Big Plans at the Yale School of Architecture.