Susan Colangelo

Social Justice Artist

Susan Colangelo is a social justice artist who is best known as founder and volunteer executive director of Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective, a nationally recognized and award-winning charitable organization known for high quality art and innovative practices in creative youth development and gun violence prevention. Susan is one of four leaders chosen for the prestigious 2021 Accelerator Award from The Lewis Prize for Music, selected from a nation-wide pool to receive $500,000 each to bring about meaningful change in their communities.

Susan founded Women and the Kemper at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, 2009 and served as president of the Woman’s Club of Washington University, 2011.