York's site-sensitive installations of graphite forms, both sculpted and drawn, engage the existing architecture of a chosen site: a room, a wall, or a piece of paper. Her studies in graphite are a reverent homage to subtlety, with irregularities interrupting otherwise austere geometric forms and producing results that are perhaps more felt than seen. In the exhibition catalogue, Susan York: 3 Columns, Lucy Lippard wrote, “This nuanced fusion of the intellect and sensual experience is precisely what York achieves. In doing so, she takes Minimalism past the post, and into a realm of her own”.
York earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI. She currently lives and works in Santa Fe, NM. The artist's work can be found in numerous public and foundation collections in the US and abroad, including: Brooklyn Museum, NY; Bronx Museum of Arts, NY; Lannan Foundation, TX and NM; Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, MI; Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Germany; New Mexico Museum of Art, NM; The Panza Collection, Switzerland and Wynn Kramarsky, NY