Susan Wasinger is a visual artist, photographer, designer,
illustrator, and author living in Boulder Colorado

 

Susan Wasinger’s art is informed by a variety of sources, but always attempts to gain a more complete understanding about the forces —both seen and unseen— at work in the world. At times, she strives to explore the simple shapes and textures that populate our visual landscapes. At times, she traces the journey that light takes across the surface of things. At other times, she likes to observe the forms that repeat in the natural world, forming the vocabulary of a rudimentary  visual language that we all recognize and understand: The way certain clusters of shapes begin to form a face. How a bit of geometry can hint at a sentient life form hidden within. How we search for certain patterns that we recognize as alive and others we imagine to be somehow inanimate. All the things we know without knowing we know. Her work attempts to give visual voice to the ghosts of energy and activity that have created objects in the world, the blurred path of busy hands, the electric spark of intention, the tangled threads of thought and feeling and creation. Susan delights in tracking the forces that are constantly at work on all things-- both from the inside and the out. All these things leave traces, and art, in some of its best moments, outlines, highlights, honors those complicated and miraculous paths. 

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EDUCATION

University of Colorado
BA Journalism  and Anthropology, 1980

University of California at Los Angeles
Video and Film School, 1979

The British Institute - Florence, Italy
Italian and  Renaissance Art, 1982

Post Graduate: University of Colorado
Linguistics, 1983

 

SHOWS and GALLERIES

2 0 1 8  The Lincoln Center  — Fort Collins Colorado  (SOLO SHOW "Wow & Flutter: And the Uncertainty of Outcomes"  An exhibit of a dozen new works in the Lobby Gallery May 4th through June 23rd)

2 0 1 8  Museum of Boulder  — Boulder Colorado  ("There, Here, Near" group exhibit, a collaboration between the  Conference on World Affairs and the Museum of Boulder)

2 0 1 7  Jen Tough Gallery  — Vallejo California  (Juried show at this esteemed, avant-garde gallery in the San Francisco Bay Area)

2 0 1 7  Niza Kroll Gallery — Denver Colorado
("Wax Stories" national juried show of encaustic art )

2 0 1 7  Foothills Art Center — Golden Colorado
("Amuse Yeux" show featuring small-format art)

2 0 1 7  Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition— Brooklyn, New York (National Show juried by The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Curatorial Assistant, Beth Saunders

2 0 1 6  New Mexico AIPP Large Scale Art Initiative (Inclusion in a showcase of large-scale art for use in public exhibitions throughout the state)

2 0 1 6  Edge Gallery — Denver Colorado (Annual Contemporary Works juried by Dean Sobel, Director of the Clyfford Still Museum)

 

BOOKS by Susan Wasinger
EcoCraft
Fabricate
The Feisty Stitcher
Sewn by Hand
Artful Christmas
Artful Halloween
Measure, Cut, Sew

PRESS
Print Magazine
Running a Natural Light Studio
(Click to read)
Metropolitan Home
Natural Home Magazine
Real Simple
Mother Earth News
HGTV Television
Iowa Public Television

DESIGN AWARDS
Print, Awards for letterhead and book design
Maggie Awards, Several for magazine design
Publisher's Weekly,Starred Review for EcoCraft by Susan Wasinger
AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Art) Various design awards
Art Director's Club of Denver, Various design awards