MFA alum melds the histories of experimental photography and abstract painting in new solo exhibition

USC Roski MFA '77 alumna, Susan Rankaitis has an upcoming solo exhibition entitled, 'Grey Matters' at Robert Mann Gallery in New York. 'Grey Matters' is comprised of unique images that meld the histories of experimental photography and abstract painting to create an artistic visual representation of scientific ideas. The work from the Grey Matters series is derived in part from Rankaitis’s most recent fascination with the concept of interoception. Susan Rankaitis has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester. Her works are in permanent collections at the Art Institute of Chicago, MOCA, Princeton University Art Museum, Stanford University Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Santa Barbara Art Museum. She received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as from the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Avery, Graves, Djerassi, Borchard, Flintridge, and Mellon Foundations. Rankaitis has also completed interdisciplinary collaborative projects with biologist Robert Sinsheimer, neuroscientist David Somers, dancer/choreographer John Pennington and the late writer Paul Monette. Grey Matters On view 3/23/17 - 5/6/17 Opening Reception: Thursday, March 23, 6-8pm Robert Mann Gallery 525 West 26th Street New York, NY 10001