Susan Kaprov is an award-winning artist known for her multi-disciplinary practice which encompasses photography, painting, drawing, video animation, hand-colored pigment prints, and fired enamel on glass. She has completed major public art commissions in the US and abroad, dividing her work between public projects and artworks developed in the privacy of the studio.
Although Kaprov has degrees in biology and art history, she is basically self-taught, her “teachers” being the world’s great museums, libraries, and public collections. She considers her studio a “laboratory” and her work a series of “experiments” where self-imposed concepts and ideas are explored in great depth. By creating groups of related works in the same general idiom, she can work through their ramifications with unrestricted freedom.
She states, “My voice is actually a collection of voices, all authentic and all residing within me. I try to embrace life with its myriad of incongruities, unsettling ambiguities, and inherent instability while experiencing through art the grandeur and universal connectedness of a dynamic, living world.”
Kaprov’s work is represented in the permanent collections of museums worldwide such as the Museum Boijmans-van Beuningan in Rotterdam, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, MoMA NY, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art which recently acquired sixteen of her groundbreaking photomontages. Articles and reviews of her work have appeared in the New York Times, Art News, Newsday, Art in America, Riot Material, Artists Studios Projects.com and many books and publications.
When not in the studio, Kaprov writes and performs monologues at various cafes and clubs in and around NYC.