BIO
Caroline Suttlehan
1993, NY, USA

Education
2015 Boston College, Studio Art Minor. Independent Studio Study
2013 Universidad de Granada, Art History Studies & apprenticeship with local artist
2018 Data Visualization Course with Edward Tufte

Exhibitions
2019 “Happy Little Accidents”, Atomic Bean; Cambridge, Massachusetts | “Floor Plans to Empathy”, Dudley Café; Roxbury, Massachusetts.
2017/18 Included a cross-disciplinary event around gun violence in America Portraits, Atomic Bean; Cambridge, Massachusetts.
2015 “Letters from Death Row”, Interactive Installation at Boston College.

Publications & Writing
2019 “Sabbatical at 26” Medium
2018 “Letters From Death Row” Amator
2017 “Floor Plans,” Amator
2016 “Why a startup: Goals, Ownership, and Impact” Jana Blog
2015 “The Beauty in Valleys.” The Gavel: Authentic Eagles
2011 Art featured in The Stylus, Literary and Art magazine of Boston College | Art featured in Selections.

Caroline Suttlehan

SUB30 RESIDENCIES

One line at a time

29.10.2019 to 22.11.2019



ARTIST STATEMENT 

For over 5 years now, I’ve been writing one line every day in a journal that now contains over 1,800 daily entries or data points (365 days x 5 years) about the first half of my twenties (ages 21–26).


The journal covers the time period during which I first fell in love, explored a new religion, started therapy and medication, joined the work force, accepted my sexuality, and developed as an artist. It’s a time of transition and identity formation and re-formation.


With a focus on moments rather than minutes, the journal offers me a new way to make meaning of the passing of time.  In addition to the qualitative information offered by the entries, I now have a quantitative dataset after running the entries through a sentiment analysis tool.

With this very comprehensive personal dataset, I asked myself— what would it look like to take our chronos time-telling mechanisms and manipulate them to tell time in the way I seem to be measuring time for myself in my journal.

The resulting series of clock designs, powered my significant events and emotions experiences in my life, offers a new perspective on the notion of time but most significantly is a visualization of a very common human endeavor— the attempt to make meaning of one’s life.