Susanne Slavick is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University where she was Head of the School of Art between 2000 and 2006. With a BA from Yale University, she subsequently studied at Jagiellonian University in Krakow and completed her MFA at Tyler School of Art in Rome and Philadelphia. Residencies have included those at The MacDowell Colony; Mt. Desert Island through the Four Seals Foundation; Skoki Castle through the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland; and Blue Mountain Center. Slavick has exhibited in museums and galleries in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Minneapolis as well as in Europe and Asia. Her paintings have been recognized through an artist fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts and four awards from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Recent curatorial projects include No Glory, Cutting Losses, and the traveling exhibit Out of Rubble, the latter based on her recent book of the same name on international artists responding to the aftermath of war.