Susanne Slavick is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. She graduated from Yale University, studied at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, and earned her MFA from the Tyler School of Art. Exhibiting in museums and galleries across the country and internationally, she has been recognized through fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She has been an artist-in-residence at The MacDowell Colony, Mt. Desert Island through the Four Seals Foundation, The Skoki Castle through the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, and the Blue Mountain Center. In 2008, she premiered “R&R(&R)” at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. This series of works on paper converts our military expression for “rest and recuperation” to images of “revelation, regret, and restoration.” These works have traveled to the Warhol Museum, Rutgers University, Bradley University and to solo shows at the Chicago Cultural Center and the McDonough Museum of Art. She is the recent author of Out of Rubble, an anthology of international artists who respond to the aftermath of war. In 2015, she curated UNLOADED, a traveling exhibit that explores historical and social issues surrounding the availability, use, and impact of guns in our culture.