Susan Magnus creates installations, sculptures, drawings, and photo-based projects that explore symbolic aspects of material culture.
Susan Magnus is the recipient of a Visual Arts Award from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, a Regional Fellowship from the Western States Arts Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a Jack and Gertrude Murphy Fine Arts Fellowship from the San Francisco Foundation. Magnus has exhibited her work at Family Business, A.I.R., Jen Bekman Gallery, the Dorsky Museum, the Islip Museum, and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in New York. A former resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, she has also exhibited extensively throughout Northern California. Her work is held in many public and private collections on the West Coast including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the Oakland Museum of California, the Microsoft Corporation, the Oracle Corporation, and the Bank of America Corporation.