December 2019 (Upcoming)

Group Exhibition and Commission
Not Just Another Pretty Face
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

June 2019

Found Gestures (London) Residency and Exhibition June 6 – June 30, 2019 with Sally Morfill
Five Years Gallery, London, UK

April 2019

Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Project Grant for Found Gestures publication with Sally Morfill

March 1 – May 30, 2019

Research and Collaboration Residency with Sally Morfill
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

Found Gestures (Chicago) Exhibition April 14 – May 12, 2019 with Sally Morfill

March 1 – June 15, 2019

Solo Exhibition
Curator’s Notes: Cecilia Vargas, Dickson Window Project Space
Waubansee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL


September 8, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Tuned Mass with Jeff Carter and Faheem Majeed
Solo Exhibition “In the Center There Were Librarians” and Other Gestures
Chicago Cultural Center

March, 2018

Faculty Enrichment Grant, SAIC

March, 2018

Artist Engagement Residency Chicago Cultural Center

February 4, 2018

Visiting Artist Lecture
Quai des Savoirs, Toulouse, France

February 2, 2018

Visiting Artist Lecture
Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester UK

September 16, 2017 – February 2, 2018

Group Exhibition Gestes Parlants
Quai des Savoirs, Toulouse, France


December, 2017

Collaborative Prints Released
Fernwey Editions

September 8 – October 21, 2017

Two-Person Exhibition Swipe, Sweep, Flick, Fold with Jeroen Nelemans

Susan Giles in Conversation with James Yood
October 14, 2017 3pm

June 22 – July 28, 2017

Solo Exhibition Interiors
The Gallery, Burren College of Art, County Clare, Ireland
The Burren Annual
Opening Reception June 22 6-8pm

Friday, June 23, 1-5 pm

Monuments, Memory & Perceptions of Place
The Lecture Hall, Burren College of Art, County Clare, Ireland

May 4 – June 10, 2017

Solo Exhibition Higher Than Wide
Portland Pataphysical Society, Portland, OR
Opening Reception May 4 6-8pm

February 2017

Visiting Speaker, Senior Professional Practice
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

February 2017

Visiting Artist (Lecture and Individual Student Critiques)
Washington State University, Department of Fine Arts, Vancouver, WA


Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Touring Project Grant

Sculpture Space Fellowship and Residency for 2018



December 2016

Group Exhibition and Commission
Not Just Another Pretty Face, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

September 2016

Artwork at Expo Chicago with THE MISSION

July 2016

Group Exhibition
Les Gestes Parlants in conjunction with the 7th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Centre Censier, University of Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France, travels to University of Toulouse in 2017

Artist in Residence, Burren College of Art, County Clare, Ireland

March 2016

Faculty Enrichment Grant, SAIC


December 2015

Solo Exhibition at Zhulong Gallery, Dallas Texas opens December 2015.

September 2015

Artwork at Expo Chicago with THE MISSION

August 2015

Joined the full-time faculty in the Department of Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

August 23 – September 30

Terrain Biennial
Curated by Julie Rodrigues Widholm

April 2015

Solo Exhibition at Hyde Park Art Center Main Gallery

May 2015

Solo Exhibition at THE MISSION

Studio Visit with InsideWithin

Susan Giles Joined the Jackman Goldwasser Residency at the Hyde Park Art Center.

Recipient of Individual Artist Project Grant, Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL

Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Chicago, IL


December 2014

Artwork at PULSE Miami with Mixed Greens, New York - Link
and at Miami Project with The Mission and Expo Chicago with The Mission - Link

Monday, August 18th 2014
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Hyde Park Art Center welcomes Susan Giles as our 2014-2015 Chicago resident artist, participating in the Jackman Goldwasser Residency.
More information on her project and exhibition here.

June 6 – July 12 2014

DIS/PLACEMENT: The Mission at Aspect/Ratio
Opening reception for the artists: Friday, June 6, 6-8 p
119 N Peoria St. # 3D
Chicago, IL 60607



May 10 – June 7 2014

Speculationscapes, Jekyll&Hyde
1227 E 54th St.
Chicago, IL 60615


April 4- May 10 2014

Satellite at Zhulong Gallery
1302 Dragon Street
Dallas, Texas 75207


March 24 2014

Visiting Artist and Guest Lecture School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Sculpture
Columbus Building
280 S. Columbus Dr. Room 122
Chicago, Il

January 22 – March 7 2014

Guest Lecture and Group Exhibition
O'Connor Art Gallery, Dominican University Lewis Hall - 4th Floor
7900 W. Division Street
River Forest, Illinois


October 10 – 13, 2013

Solo Project at Texas Contemporary.
Texas Contemporary Art Fair
George R. Brown Convention Center / Houston, Texas
Honorable Mention, Texas Contemporary Award, Jurors: Bill Arning of Houston's Contemporary Arts Museum and Rita Gonzalez of LACMA

Saturday, October 5 2013 at 2 PM

Artist Lecture: SUSAN GILES
Art Institute of Chicago, Price Auditorium.
Join Susan Giles at the Art Institute of Chicago for a lecture on her work and its connection to the work of Diane Simpson, part of the Fall 2013 Artists Connect Lecture Series.
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

October 5 2013

Group Exhibition at the Mission Outpost Houston
4411 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006

September 13 - October 26 2013

New Works by Susan Giles
THE MISSION // On view in the South Gallery
1431 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

July 25 - September 29 2013

DePaul Faculty Exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum
Reception September 18, 6-8pm
935 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614


January 18 – March 2, 2013

Making Toward a New Old Architecture
Charlotte Street Foundation
Opens January 18 6-9pm
1000 West 25 Street
Kansas City, MO


December 6th - 9th, 2012

THIS END UP, A West Collection Project The West Collection at PULSE
The Ice Palace
1400 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL

June 8 - July 6, 2012.

Fake Empire (Group Exhibition Curated by Lee Stoetzel)
Mixed Greens
Opening: Friday, June 8, 6-8pm
531 West 26TH Street, 1ST Floor
New York, NY

January 13 – February 24, 2012

Superstructures at The Mission Projects
1431 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL

February 23, 2012

Video Screening: The Place of Memory: Chicago and Video Art
DePaul Art Museum 6pm
935 W Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL


November 5 - 19, 2011

Sullivan Galleries
Opening reception: Friday, November 4, 4:30 - 7 p.m
Chicago, IL

October 7 - November 12 2011

Pulling Out the Words video at Gallería Valle Orti
Valencia, Spain

September 29 - November 5, 2011

Color: Fully Engaged
A+D Gallery, Columbia College
Chicago, IL

June 2011

New work in Cut, a group exhibition at Evanston Art Center,
Evanston, IL

January 2011

Buildings and Gestures and Untitled Models included in Pushing Paper at The O'Conner Gallery, Dominican University, River Forest, IL
Opens 1/26/11


November 2010

Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer at University of Colorado, Boulder

October 2010

Buildings and Gestures is included in Quarterly Site #4: Registers by Twelve Galleries Project featuring curators Andrew Blackley, Stephanie Burke, and Steve Ruiz at LVL3 Gallery, 1542 N. Milwaukee, Chicago. Opens 10/9/10.

August 2010

Glitches, Hitches and Hiccups video screens at One-Minute Film Festival, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, organized by Jason Simon.

July 2010

Buildings and Gestures video screens at Two-Minute Film Festival, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA.