New York City native currently living in Baltimore, MD. ||
2015 MFA in Writing from School of the Art Institute of Chicago ||
Writer || Printmaker
Suzanne Gold is a multi-disciplinary artist, scholar and educator living in Baltimore, MD. Her work sits at the intersection of experimental writing on art and ongoing interdisciplinary scholarship focusing on hair, art history, and storytelling. In 2022, she published ALLTALK (Meekling Press, Chicago, IL), her first collection of illustrated poetry about how art experience makes its passage toward meaning within the subconscious mind. Essays have recently appeared in The Smudge Magazine (2021) and on the newsletter Pull out your own Hair (2023). Suzanne Gold teaches Art History and Interdisciplinary Studies at Baltimore School for the Arts, an arts magnet Baltimore City Public High School. She received her MFA in Creative Writing and Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015, with significant practice in fiber and material studies. Prior to the past ten years teaching both nationally and internationally with HAIR CLUB and in Baltimore, Suzanne Gold was the Director of Visitor Services at Glenstone, a private collection of Modern and Contemporary Art outside of Washington, D.C. where she spearheaded a visitor-led tour program and a robust museum outreach program with Montgomery County Public Schools.
Her work and research with the international art collective HAIR CLUB in expansive-associative and socially-engaged art historical praxis theorizes the anecdotal as an important mode for capturing marginalized narratives, especially surrounding hair. This research has been featured in the Museum of Modern Art Salon Series curated by Paola Antonelli (NYC), at the Hirshhorn/AM emerging artist lecture series at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.), on the panel “Material Stories: Hair” at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, and as a case study in the volume Socially Engaged Art History and Beyond: Alternative Approaches to the Theory and Practice of Art History (ed. Cindy Persinger and Azar Rejaie, Palgrave MacMillan, 2021).