Born in El Paso, Texas and raised in Alabama, Luss has lived in New York since 1983. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2016, and her BFA in Studio Arts Painting from Pratt Institute in 2013. Luss has exhibited her work at various venues in the New York area and beyond, including The Knockdown Center, The Hole, Sideshow Gallery, Haverstraw RiverArts, Garner Arts Center, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Loft 594, Art Helix, Westbeth Gallery, and The Painting Center. Luss has curated exhibitions at Pratt Institute, Dekalb Gallery, Artober Art Walk, Flameproof II, Westbeth Gallery, and upcoming at City College of New York. She serves as an advisory board member of Art Shape Mammoth, a non-profit organization with the mission to cultivate arts research, education, and dialogue by supporting the development of artists and by connecting them with new communities. Her work is included in a private collection at LaTable des Artists in Paris, France, and she recently completed an artist residency at The Old Pfizer Building through COPE NYC.
Susan Luss lives in New York City, maintaining a studio in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn.