Narrative Bio

SuRan Song, a biracial American (Korean and Greek), is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist with a career spanning three decades.SuRan Song, a biracial American (Korean and Greek), is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist with a career spanning three decades.
Bronx Council On The Arts
The Laundromat Project
aiop - art in odd places
ChaShaMa
QAI - Queens Art Intervention
Katonah Museum of Art
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Eastern Connecticut State University
Ruth Foster Art Gallery
Lake George Arts Project
Galleries Kean University
National Collage Society
Queens Museum
RAA Riverdale Art Association
rac - Rowayton Arts Center
Tilton Gallery
University of Hawaii at Hilo
Vestige Concept Gallery
Suran Song (pronounced “sue-ron”; also known as Suran Michelle Song, b. 1969, Yale University, CT and raised Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor, MI) is an award-winning NYC-based multidisciplinary artist and collagist, professionally performing and exhibiting her work since 1993.

With her performance art rock band, she has toured the country extensively and released four full-length studio albums. Her music has charted on The CMJ Charts, and with her band, she has performed live on air at radio stations across America from WBAI and WFMU, to KQED, KPFA, and KEXP.

Her solo exhibitions and performance work include Chashama Windows Project, The Laundromat Project, and Site:Brooklyn. She has forthcoming solo shows at The Riverdale Yonkers Ethical Society and An Beal Bocht in autumn 2023.

Group exhibitions and performances include Katonah Museum of Art, The Galleries at Kean University, Ruth Foster Art Gallery, Rowayton Arts Center, Villa Terrace Museum of Decorative Arts, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Fabio Scalia Art Space, Art in Odd Places, Queens Museum, Queens Art Intervention, and Jack Tilton Gallery in a performance art series curated by Janine Antoni.

Suran moved to New York City in 1991 after receiving her BFA in Sculpture from the University of The Arts in Philadelphia. In the 1990s, she earned her MFA in Sculpture from Parsons School of Design while working at Pat Hearn Gallery and Andrea Rosen Gallery, interning with Eleanor Heartney, teaching studio art at Trinity Preparatory School, and serving as a Ceramicist and Mold Maker at Peter Max Studios. She lived in Jackson Heights, Queens before moving to Riverdale, Bronx after covid in 2021 to be near family.

She is an ongoing student of Sanskrit, Ancient Greek, horticultural interpretation, and math in alternative bases. Her father, a gay Korean immigrant, mathematician, and librarian fostered her interest in the unnatural order of things, and her Greek mother, a pianist and Government Documents Librarian, gave her the love of music and civics.

Her father’s papers, which offer keen insight into the Korean diaspora, were placed posthumously by her gay older sister into a collection held with the Rare Books & Manuscripts Library at The Ohio State University, and online at http://amdavis.org/Song-Family/


Video Bio, 2010, Create or Else, Olgilvy Channel