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Artist Statement

Each of our personal histories is a compilation of stories. My pieces tell their own story through the many layers and textures, building character and meaning. Using fragments of ephemera, I piece together a narrative of a single moment. It is up to the viewer to determine how the story begins and ends.

 

Artist Bio

 

Suzanne loves a good story. Listening to, writing about, and expressing stories through her art is what makes her smile. She grew up in a small Midwestern town with 7 siblings which created a lot of fodder for good stories, often repeated at family events. She is also a collector, some say hoarder, of nostalgic and vintage ephemera. Putting together her love of the discarded with the beauty of a story telling makes for a creative combination.

 

Attending college in Minnesota, Suzanne earned a degree in Graphic Design. While traveling abroad she landed a job in Massachusetts where she lived for 25 years. During her time in the Northeast Suzanne enjoyed a successful career as a business analyst in several business sectors, but always dabbled in art. After moving with her husband to South Carolina, she is now able to focus on her art full time. As a mixed media artist, no supplies are off limits, but Suzanne primarily uses acrylic paint and mediums as a basis for all her work.

 

Recent Shows and Awards

Union County Art Council One woman Show Jun/Jul 2019

Metropolitan Art Council Open Studio Retrospective April/May 2019

Greenville Center for Creative Arts Members Market Feb 2019

Belton Center for the Arts - Construction & Paper, Belton SC Jan/Feb 2019

Traveler's Rest Art Association Member Show, TR, SC Jan 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Office - Main Street Greenville, SC Dec 2018

Featured artist - Centre Stage Greenville SC May - June 2018

Metropolitan Art Council’s Flat Out Under Pressure 2016, 2017, 2018

Metropolitan Art Council’s Open Studios 2016, 2017,2018

Artist Guild Gallery of Greenville's Small Work Show - honorable mention 2016

Art Journaling Magazine - published work - Oct/Nov/Dec 2017 issue

 

Having the time, inspiration and support to create artwork has been a long-time dream that she is very grateful for as well as being part of a vibrant and growing art community.

 

You can see more of Suzanne’s work at The Art Cellar in Greenville, SC.