Susan Edelstein, Director, ArtLab Gallery
M.A., Western University, 2005
B.F.A., Emily Carr University, 1989
Susan Edelstein is a curator, writer and lecturer whose research interests include museum and curatorial practices, visual culture, and the diffusion and reception of art works within the museum world. Susan brings a wealth of project management and program development skills to the Department of Visual Arts. In her role at Western University, a post she has held since 2006, she works closely with all students (Undergraduate and Graduate) assisting them to realize their artistic potential within a gallery context. Her outreach programming links artists, musicians, and poets to the Department community.
Prior to working at Western University, Susan held the position of Curator, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops BC (1999-2003), and Director/Curator, Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver, BC (1995-1999). She has curated well-known international artists including Shirin Neshat, Jin-me Yoon, Ed Pein, Mariko Mori, and Takashi Murukami. Susan has curated over a hundred exhibitions and organized national and international touring exhibits, including Gods, Demons and Princes from the National Gallery of Canada. Her studio work has been exhibited in the Venice Biennale, and collected by the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Recent Curatorial Projects
Unbidden: Jin-me Yoon (International touring exhibition 2004-2007)