about

Susan Metrican lives and works between Fairfield, IA and Boston, MA.


Statement
As a Thai American raised mostly in the midwest, I’m drawn to images and objects that resonate across disparate cultures and time periods. I’m interested in imagery that is “culturally familiar” through its connection to folktales and shared traditions, particularly imagery that evokes a reverence for rural life. Though my work is created outside these traditions, it attempts to engage with them through the depiction of nameable things and scenarios that have the appearance of being “well-worn” or “inherited.”