Susan Sollins lives and works in New York. Sollins is co-founder and executive director emerita of ICI (1975–96), and the founder and executive director of the art organization Art21 (1997- ongoing) and executive producer/curator of its PBS television series “Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century” (2001–ongoing). She was a member of the senior curatorial team at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum early in her career, and was visual-arts consultant for Thirteen/WNET’s tv program City Arts. Among the exhibitions she has curated are Art in Landscape, (1976–77), New Sculpture: Icon and Environment, (1983–84), Points of View: Four Painters, (1985–86), Eternal Metaphors: New Art from Italy (1989–92), all of which widely traveled through the US, and TABAIMO, 601Artspace, New York (2010); and she has co-curated many exhibitions, including Supershow!, (1979–80), After Matisse, (1986–88), and Team Spirit, (1990–92) all of which traveled to different institutions in the US. She has also made a feature-length film on William Kentridge for broadcast on PBS (2010). Sollins currently serves on the boards of the MacDowell Colony and ICI. She has received a Peabody Award for “Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century” (2007) and the Skowhegan Governors Award for Outstanding Service to Artists (2008).
Project 35 is a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators who have each chosen one work by an artist that they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. The resulting compendium is released in four installments and is presented simultaneously in an ever-expanding number of venues.