Caroline Suttlehan
1993, NY, USA

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

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


One line at a time

20.11.2019 to 22.11.2019

At the aceNITE of November 20th and in the Mezzanine Space we have presented the pieces developed by Caroline Suttlehan, SUB30 artist in residence from USA.


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.

More about her residency, click here