2002 MFA Painting and Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1995 BA Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago

Selected Exhibitions

2022, The Right Side, The Beverly Arts Center, Chicago IL
2022, RE-Mix, Aurora Public Art Center, Aurora IL
2021, Dream, curated by Asha Iman Veal as part of The Center Program at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago IL
2020, Artists Run Chicago 2.0 at the Hyde Park Art Center, curated by Allison Peters Quinn and Noah Hanna, Chicago, IL
2015 Nature Re-Imagined, Ephemera Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014 PAUL’S NOT GAY, slow, Chicago, IL
2012 Joan Goldin + Susannah Papish, slow, Chicago, IL
2009 big love, The Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

Curatorial Experience

2021 Invisible Labors: Prairie Plant Carbon Sequestering & Papermaking for the Terrain Biennial with Melissa Potter.
2017- present Founder and Director boundary, contemporary visual arts project space
2016 Larry Lee: The Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated, The Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL
2015 Beverly Art Walk with The Beverly Area Arts Alliance, Chicago, IL
2015 Accretion: The Work of Noelle Allen, C.C. Ann Chen, Ana Zanic, The Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

Grants and Awards

2022 Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Individual Art Grant
2022 3Arts Artist Project Recipient for Invisible Labors
2021 Artists Run Chicago grant, Hyde Park Art Center
2017 3Arts Make a Wave Recipient
2012 lllinois Arts Council Individual Artist Grant
2004-2006 CAAP Grant, now DCASE Individual Artist Grant

Writing and Publications

Invisible Labors: Reviving Histories of Women's Land Work in the Blue Island Ridge Communities, Chicago, Illinois boundary with collaborator Melissa H. Potter, artist book to be released in January, 2023.

"Hints of Memory in Layers of Paint", Hyperallergic November 28,2022.
“SOLO(S)” Krista Franklin", Bridge Journal October 8, 2022.
"MdW FAIR at Mana Contemporary", Bridge Journal September 19, 2022.
"Your Concise Chicago Art Guide for Fall 2022", Hyperallergic September 7, 2022.
“Neighborhood Magic” Sixty Inches from Center November 1, 2016.


Workman, Michael. (2017) "Best New Garage Space You Haven’t Heard of", New City Best of Chicago.
Daruszka, David. (2017) "Best New Alternative Space--Beverly/Morgan Park" South Side Weekly Best of the South Side.
Ludwig, H. (2017) "Artist Transforms Her Morgan Park Garage into Gallery" DNA Info.
Flynn, Carol. (2017) "Boundary Art Space Opens in Morgan Park Garage" The Villager.
Garmes, Kyle. (2017) “Beverly Art Walk Set for October 7” The Beverly Review.
Wild, Sarah. Joan Goldin + Susannah Papish (2012) self-published.
Malsky, Beatrice. (2012) “Pretty Grotesque” The South Side Weekly.
“The Process, An Artist Profile: Susannah Papish”, (2006) Southtown Star Newspaper, Elite Magazine, p. 22-23.

Professional Experience

2021 The Center Program, The Hyde Park Art Center
2018-2020 Contributor, The Visualist
2017, Juror, Year of Public Art for 19th Ward Artist Selection, Chicago, IL
2015 Board Member,The Beverly Area Arts Alliance, Chicago, IL
2008-2015 Gallery Committee member, The Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL