Susanna Strati researches funereal ritual, religious performance and devotional objects as a framework for creating new work. In particular, her jewellery pieces draw on the reliquary, memorial and votive objects. She is interested in the ability of these objects to stir emotions in the individuals that share them, in addition to the objects power to commemorate important events.
Susanna lives and works in Sydney, she is an Alumna of UNSW Art & Design and recipient of an Australia Council Residency at the British School at Rome, and an Australian Post Graduate Award for research. Susanna’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, as well as selected as finalist in The Blake Prize, Fishers Ghost, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize and the inaugural Paramor prize for art and innovation, where she was winner of the Mayoral Award. Her art practice integrates small and large-scale objects, installation, video, photography and performance.