Susan Copich was born in 1968 in Youngstown, Ohio. She received her B.F.A. in Performance and Choreography from Ohio State University. Since graduating college, Copich has had professional careers as a modern dancer and Pilates studio owner. Looking to explore new forms of art and self-expression, Copich returned to academia at New York City’s famed International Center of Photography. It wasn’t until 2010, while attending ICP, that Copich began laying the mental framework for what would become her acclaimed photographic series Domestic Bliss.
Copich is primarily known for her dark and witty humor portrayed in her 2014 photographic series Domestic Bliss. The series gives voice to Copich’s inner “darkness” while examining family life in a humorous context. In 2012, Copich began an unreleased photo series titled India. Shot entirely abroad, India celebrates the human spirit in an unfiltered light.
Like many celebrated contemporary artists, Copich’s art rarely inspires a moderate response. Copich’s journey to explore her truths is celebrated by some and shunned by others. One thing is certain, Copich’s work will continue to turn social expectations on its head. Susan Copich lives in upstate, NY where she resides with her husband and two daughters.
Susan Copich is represented by Moen Mason Gallery