Artist Bio

Pod Blotz

Suzy Poling is a polymath and interdisciplinary artist working with sound, video, film, photography installation, sculpture, painting, collage and performance art. She researches the multi- dimensional interferences between optics, mirrors, sonic resonance, electrical synthesis, video experiments, human/alien identities and inspections of geological anomalies. Pod Blotz is Poling’s Modern Electronic / Sound Art solo project that explores posthumanist concepts, cathartic gestures and otherworldy sound source. This musical project began in 2002 and has released over 25 cassette and vinyl releases and has toured the US for years. Sonically, they have performed at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Colour out of Space Festival, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts,Berkeley Art Museum, Human Resources, The LAB and Bemis Center for the Contemporary Arts. Pod Blotz has made releases with Chocolate Monk (UK), Nostilevo (LA), Conjunto Vacio(Spain), Clan Destine Records (UK) and Dungeon Taxis (NZ/NYC) and more. Visually, Poling’s artwork has been seen in The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, Dazed Digital and a Metropolitan Museum of Art Book. Poling is a recipient of the Mike Kelley Foundation Grant and was a nominee for the SECA Award at the SFMOMA and has had 8 solo art exhibitions in Chicago, Detroit and San Francisco. Visually, her work has been exhibited at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, Disjecta, Cal Polytechnic University, Chicago Cultural Center, Australian Center for Photography, Aperture Foundation, Cult Exhibitions/Aimee Friberg and Zg Gallery. Poling is from Michigan, studied at Columbia College in Chicago, lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost a decade and now resides in Los Angeles.