Susan Simmons is an artist and designer living and working in Houston, Texas. She uses ceramics, photography, archival material, text, found objects, and film to create installations that depict a systematic laying bare of reality. Whether it be her own or other people's, she always leaves a limited portion of the process left to chance. Her work frequently depicts human vulnerability, and often ask questions about the domestic space and the meaning behind objects. What is the difference between grief and collapse? How do we understand our identity and desire? She uses this same layering technique in her design work, implementing an anti-mastery design approach that breaks apart the stronghold of modernism and pushes her work into a contemporary conversation. Simmons holds an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.