Susan Gillhög was born in 1950 and lives in Stockholm. She has studied at, among others, Konstfack, UNAM University in Mexico and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm.
In 1978, Susan had her debut exhibition at Galleri Händer and Stockholm and since then has had a large number of exhibitions both in Sweden and internationally. She also works a lot with film, theater and television and during her time in Mexico she participates with the scenography for the Mexican production of the film about Frida Kahlo.
She has also worked with several public decorations. For example, to SL and Gärdet's metro, one away in enamel at Hammarby Sjöstad, to Uppsala Akademiska Sjukhus, Astrid Lindgren's Barnsjukhus and Stockholms Sjukhem, to name a few.
Her works are also represented at e.g. a. British Museum, Moderna Museet, Nationalmuseum, regions and private collections. Through the Swedish Arts Council, she has also had works placed at various embassies.
Susan's visual world is colorful and exotic. She found her own language early on with an intensely high color and a purely personal expression. The images are usually very spatial, rich in contrast and seemingly still. The rooms are built as tight still lifes with very clear and appealing play of colors.