Susan Cianciolo is a visual artist and designer who lives and works in New York, NY, and whose work has made an important contribution to the intersecting histories of art and fashion of the last three decades.
Cianciolo uses a variety of personal objects and archival material to produce collages, garments, textiles, installations, publications and performances. In 1995 she founded RUN, a fashion label with multiple iterations such as RUN Store, RUN Café and RUN Restaurant, with which she produced eleven collections between 1995 and 2001.
In considering Susan Cianciolo’s oeuvre, one grasps the consistent and intimate force behind each work. It is not so much a confessional intrusion into the artist’s life, as it is a distillation of it left in plain view, a gift to the viewer.