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Suzanne Kosmalski was born in Minnesota. She lives and works in Minneapolis. Known for her innovative fine art installations, she employs a wide array of media and artistic approaches.  Her eye leads us into a world where space, memory and time are moving visions, at times elegant, often haunting or comedic.

Kosmalski’s body of work ranges from photography, sculpture, and architectural interventions, to films, sound, single and multi-channel video works, and installations. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in institutions including the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, North Dakota Museum of Art and Minnesota Museum of American Art.  She has received support from a wide source of funding including the McKnight Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, and Rockefeller Foundation.  Her photography, video and works on paper are in public collections including The Weisman Art Museum, Walker Art Center and the Chambers Boutique Art Hotel in Minneapolis.

Kosmalski’s Palace of Forgotten Dreams transformed a block in Saint Paul into an expansive cinematic experience as she covered the exterior wall of a long closed and overlooked vaudeville movie palace with video projection.  and photography.  Kosmalski’s earlier work, The Memory Theater, inside this same overlooked urban edifice made the theater open to the public for 7 days with a site-specific live theater performance, video installation, sculpture, sound and photography.  Her public work “Dancing Mattresses, created a unique and interactive 17 foot metal spring mattress structure which when approached would shake and rattle, has been shown nationally on News shows and the Super Bowl commercial ads for Monster.Com



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All images copyright Suzanne Kosmalski, 2017

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