Photographer Suzanna Zak lives and works in Los Angeles. Born in Moscow and raised in New Jersey, Zak is an avid traveller. Occasionally, her work and travel overlaps. Even when she photographs far ranging destinations, the work is still accessible, even personal. It comes across as an exploration of a place, often with friends. For exhibitions of her work, Zak supplements installations of her photographs with objects, souvenirs and text accumulated during her travels which creates an intimate space for the viewer. The exhibition Life Lived on Life (Maryland Institute College of Art, 2013) was a result of her interest in working and travelling in the Yukon after receiving a Meyer Traveling Photography Fellowship. The Chain Bootleg (Gottlund Verlag, 2014) and The Chain (Gottlund Verlag, 2014) are photographic albums based on this experience.
Zak has published or been included in several other publications such as Sun + Soil Moon + Dirt (Shelter Press, 2014), Notes From the Foundry (Spaces Corners, 2013), Now Dim (Swill Children, 2013), Place And (fourteen-nineteen, 2013) and ALL LOOK 4 JOY (NSEW, 2013). Through her own art book publishing platform, Rock Bottom, she has produced Klondike Halftone (2015), Earth Tongue (2015), Portal Place Paradise (2014), Everything Here is Waking Up (2012), Driftland (2012) and publications by artists such as Nicholas Gottlund, Sophia Belkin and Justin Apperley.
She was a fellow at the Image Text Ithaca Initiative at Ithaca College in 2015 where she conceived of and presented her project Hello Sun Hell Sign. Recent exhibitions include A Slowly Built Burner, Good Press Gallery, Glasgow (2015), Instant Paradise, Gold, Los Angeles (2015), Mossless Issue Three: The United States (2003-2013), One Eyed Jack’s Gallery, Brighton (2015), Freedom Isa Bonfire, Good Press Gallery, Glasgow (2014) and Find No Two Suns, Current Space, Baltimore (2014).
Mossless: The United States (2005-2015) opens this Tonight 7:00pm – Ludlow Studios, featuring work from Daniel Shea, Whitten Sabattini, Lindsay D’Addato, Eva O’Leary, Yeon J Yue, Timothy Briner, Mo Costello, Suzanna Zak and Juan Madrid, this is a showcase of new photographers who have each made a significant mark on the social landscape at a time when it’s essential to capture a compelling moment, in the spirit of iconic photographers like Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange and Stephen Shore, who made work that came to define America’s past.