Suzy Poling was born in Michigan, went to College in Chicago and is currently based in Oakland, California. Poling is an exhibiting artist, photographer and a musical performer, called Pod Blotz. She has had solos shows at Cal Poly University, Queen's Nails Projects, ZG Gallery and DNJ Gallery. Her artwork has been featured in Harper's Magazine, Wired, Beautiful Decay Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and in multiple magazines and on blogs. Poling has lectured at the De Young Museum, Headlands Center for the Arts, Cal Poly University, San Francisco Art Institute, California College of Arts, Columbia College and Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. She has presented site specific multi-dimensional performances with reflective mirrored sculptures, video and sound at the Berkeley Art Museum, Machine Projects, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, 23five Incorporated, The Lab, Southern Exposure, San Jose Museum of Art, Transmodern Festival and Portland Institute of Art.

Poling's music project, Pod Blotz, has played in various venues throughout the US and Europe and has played festivals such as, No Fun, Colour Out of Space, INC and Neon Marshmellow Festival. Her audio work is aural version of an extensive body of visual work and research. Overall, Poling is concerned with hypnotic realms, natural phenomenon, ecological oddities, human experience in relation to ecology, systemized order of space and comprehensions of entropy. Along with making art for exhibition, Poling is a freelance fashion photographer and makes abtract silkscreened clothing. Poling is represented by ZG Gallery in Chicago.