Susan completed a Bachelor of Visual Art at the University of Newcastle, NSW, in 1997 and a Postgraduate Diploma of Visual Arts at the VCA, Melbourne, in 1999. She has been awarded various grants and prizes including the ANZ Visual Arts Fellowship and VCA Postgraduate Prize, selected by Jacques Derrida during an exhibition in conjunction with Derrida’s visit to the VCA, 1999; Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grant, 2008; Arts Victoria Arts Development Grant, 2009. Susan has recently been awarded the ‘RIPE’ Art and Australia / Credit Suisse Contemporary Art Award, 2010. Recent projects include New010, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2010; Opening Lines, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne 2010; Security, Illusion, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, 2009; Broken Fall, Newcall Gallery and Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, 2009; The Ecologies Project, Monash University Museum of Art, 2008; Depot, Grenda’s de-commissioned bus depot, Dandenong, 2008; Exhausted Nature (collaboration with Andrew Hazewinkel), Conical Inc., Melbourne, 2008; Side Effect, The Narrows, Melbourne, 2008. 

Susan Jacobs is represented by Sarah Scout, Melbourne.