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Susan Schiesser

  • 20101119072836-strawberry_fields
  • Schoolhouse_at_red_mesa
  • Venice
  • The_curious_disappearance
  • Envelope_of_moonlight
  • Moon_crying_ove_diamond_head
  • Remembering_the__scent_of_water
  • 20101119071416-golgi_apparatus
  • 20101119073311-transcending_godiva
  • 20101119073356-what_you_said
  • 20101119071512-rainbow_barcelona
  • 20120205223558-faux_barcelona
  • 20120205223348-cloud_on_water


Birth year
mid-20th century

Lives in

Works in
Honduras, Hawaii, Santa Fe, Colorado


Representing galleries

landscape, realism, gallery mixed-media landscape mixed-media, modern, figurative, abstract


My paintings hold a balance of figuration and abstract qualities. While employing daily interactions and events for inspiration, I also work from photographs and films and other 'scrap' and snippets of colors I find in magazines or objects collected. Using a broad range of subjects, I'm usually exploring the general theme of my relation with my environment and the landscape/seascape from an above/below group of perspective. My paintings sometimes appear tangled and complex, and like life, offer interrupted views.

Early on I was influenced by the Fauvists (like Andre` Derain) for their vibrant use of color. The English painter, Peter Doig is my hero and my style is further impacted by Richard Prince, Jennifer Bartlett, Darshan Phillips, Julius Hatofsky and many of the Northern California abstract Expressionist painters, such as David Park, Nathan Olivera, Richard Diebenkorn, and WayneThiebaud.

I studied painting (and welding) at the San Francisco Art Institute (1989-92), stretching a two-year program into four, beginning study with the magnificent Joan Brown and closing with Julius Hatofsky. Private study includes tutalage from Fred Tomaselli, Eric Aho, Eileen Braziel, Joe Santori, Quang Ho, and Chester Arnold.  I like to paint.

Recent Exhibits

Susan Schiesser participated in these exhibits:

Dec, 2011 Seven Anderson Ranch Artists, and Introducing Fran Carlisle
RED Contemporary Gallery
Jul, 2011 Summer Exhibit
RED Contemporary Gallery
Apr, 2010 International Contemporary Masters 2010
Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts
Jun, 2009 Art in Review
Cella Gallery
May, 2009 Susan Schiesser at Milagro 139
Milagro 139
Jan, 2009 A New Landscape
Cella Gallery
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