Suzy Ferriss is a multi-disciplinary artist having worked for over three decades in the fields of visual arts, puppetry theater, film, photography, and writing.
Ms. Ferriss graduated cum laude in 1979 from the University of Georgia with an undergraduate degree in drawing and painting. In 1999, she received her MA from Georgia State University in Communication with an emphasis in film and video. There, she was honored with the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Graduate Studies through the Department of Communication.
Ms. Ferriss has participated in numerous group and one woman art exhibits around the southeast, and her drawings and paintings are included in collections around the country. She has also created and directed a number of puppetry performances for adults, and has performed her works off-Broadway at the Joseph Papp Public Theater in New York, at The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, and at Fernbank Science Center’s Planetarium. Her puppets have been on display at The Center for Puppetry Arts, The New York Public Library for Performing Arts, and in Europe. In support of her work, Ms. Ferriss is the recipient of grants from local and state art agencies, the NEA and Rockefeller Foundation, the Jim Henson Foundation, UNIMA (International Association of Puppetry), the French Government, and the Institute International de la Marionette. Through her film work, two of Ms. Ferriss’s screenplays written for feature film advanced in the Austin Heart of Film Screenplay Competitions, and in 1998, the Southern Regional Emmy Awards nominated Ms. Ferriss for outstanding achievement for her work as a producer and director on a special about the arts in Georgia for GPTV.
Ms. Ferriss lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia where she is currently continuing her endeavors in art, photography, and writing.