Suzan Pitt was born and grew up in Kansas City, MO. In 1965 she graduated with a BFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art and since then has lived and worked in Europe, Mexico, New York and is currently living in Los Angeles.
In 1968 she began making animated films which were inspired by her paintings “My painted images seem to have a past and future and through animation I could imagine and dramatize their stories”. Her film “ASPARAGUS”‘premiered in an installation at the Whitney Museum in 1979 and ran for two years with David Lynch’s ERASERHEAD in the midnight shows at the Waverly Theater and the NuArt theater in Los Angeles. A retrospective of Suzan Pitt’s prize-winning animated films was presented in 2017 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her paintings and films are in the permanent collections of the Walker Art Center, The Museum of Modern Art, The Stedeliik Museum Amsterdam and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Los Angeles. Her animated films have been featured at hundreds of prestigious venues around the world, including the Sundance Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the Ottawa International Animated Film Festival, the Morelia International Film Festival, and the Image Forum Film Festival in Tokyo.