Suzanne Treister (born in London, United Kingdom, 1958) studied at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London (1978-1981) and at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London (1981-1982). She currently resides in London after having lived in Australia, New York, and Berlin. Initially recognized in the 1980s as a painter, she became a pioneer in the field of digital and new media art, as well as web-based art, starting in the early 1990s. Her work involves exploring emerging technologies, creating fictional worlds, and collaborating with international organizations.
Treister’s art consistently focuses on the relationship between new technologies, society, alternative belief systems, and the potential future of humanity. Her recent exhibitions include solo and group shows at the ICA in London, the 10th Shanghai Biennale in China, ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA) in the Netherlands, Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Raven Row in London, the Secession in Vienna, the Museum of Contemporary Art (CAPC) Bordeaux, and Annely Juda Fine Art in London.
Her artworks are held in numerous private and public collections.