Rachel Sussman is a contemporary artist based in Brooklyn.
For nearly a decade, she's been developing the critically acclaimed project “The Oldest Living Things in the World,” for which she researches, works with biologists, and travels all over the world to photograph continuously living organisms 2000 years old and older. Stewart Brand calls her work "the missing science of biological longevity." She’s received numerous awards including a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship, has spoken at TED, The Long Now Foundation, and UCLA, amongst others, and appeared on the air on CNN, BBC, and various public radio programs. Her exhibition record spans more than a decade in museums and galleries in the US and Europe, and her photographs and writing have been featured on global media outlets including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and NPR’s Picture Show. Jerry Saltz says of her work: “These stately pictures quiet the soul…Sussman brings you to the place where science, beauty, and eternity meet.” Her first book was published in Spring 2014.
Making a living while making art is really [expletive] hard! If you're in the position to help, you can support my past and future work with a 100% US tax deductible donation via the Brooklyn Arts Council →