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Susan Jamison

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Trustinme
Trust in Me, 2007 Egg Tempera on Panel 36"x36" © susan Jamison
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Fly Me, 2016 Egg Tempera on Panel 36"x36" © Susan Jamison
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Miss Carolina Lily, 2016 Egg Tempera on Panel 24"x24" © Susan Jamison
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Weaving Ritual , 2016 Egg Tempera on Panel 24"x24" © Susan Jamison
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Above the Pack, 2010 Egg Tempera on Panel 88"x72" © Susan Jamison
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Curious Walk , 2008 Egg Tempera on Panel 72"x44"
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So Caught Up, 2012 Egg Tempera on Panel 36"x48" © Susan Jamison
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We Are Beautiful, 2008 Egg Tempera on Panel 24"x18" © Susan Jamison
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Draining Poison, 2012 Egg Tempera on Panel 18"x18" © Susan Jamison
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Power Bear, 2013 Egg Tempera on Panel 36"x48" © Susan Jamison
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Buck Wild, 2013 Egg Tempera on Panel 24"x18" © Susan Jamison
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Catch Me, 2013 Egg Tempera on Panel 12"x12" © Susan Jamison
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Fuck Me, 2013 Egg Tempera on Panel 12"x12" © Susan Jamison
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Web of Secrets and Lies, 2015 Egg Tempera on Panel 12"x12" © Susan Jamison
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Note to Self, 2015 Egg Tempera on Panel 12"x12" © Susan Jamison
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Drowning Dress, 2013 Silk, Cotton Floss, Lead Weights 58”x22”x8 © Susan Jamison
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Feathers and Weights, 2016 Soil, Powdered Marble, Silk Organza, Cotton Floss, Mixed Media 108"x108"x120" © Susan Jamison
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Kitchen Witch, 2013 Cotton, Thread © Susan Jamison
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White Sensory, 2012 Leather Glove, Thread, Horsehair © Susan Jamison
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Extra Sensory, 2013 Leather Gloves, Gold Leaf, Horsehair © Susan Jamison
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Baby Got Pony, 2013 Steel, Cotton, Horsehair © Susan Jamison
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Maritime , 2013 Anchor, Chain, Leather Glove, Velvet © Susan Jamison
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Lady Hatchet, 2013 Hatchet, Velvet, Ribbon © Susan Jamison
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Mrs. Chatelaine, 2014 Laser Cut Aluminum, Chain, Domestic Tools 120”x 36”x 24” © Susan Jamison
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Two French Maids, 2014 Cotton Aprons, Cotton Floss 46”x40”x3” © Susan Jamison
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Milk Into Dust with Milk Rain, 2014 Mixed Media, Cut Paper Variable © Susan Jamison
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Milk Rain, 2014 Hand Cut Paper, Acrylic Paint 168"x112" © Susan Jamison
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Milk into Dust, 2014 Soil, Powdered Goat’s Milk, Pink Quartz, Cotton Floss, Tumbleweed 104”x96”x144” © Susan Jamison
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White Sensory Gloves, 2015 Gloves, Cotton Floss, Horsehair 10”x16”x2” © Susan Jamison
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Best in Show, 2014 Ribbon, Egg Tempera on Wood 64”x 30”x20” © Susan Jamison
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Comfort Cushion, 2014 Cotton, Thread, Goat Roving, Opal Bead 12"x16"x4" © Susan Jamison
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Half-Mourning Mask, 2015 Lace, Opal Beads, Metal Frame 10”x60”x8” © Susan Jamison
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Quick Facts
Schools
RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), 1991, MFA
Tags
feminist, Egg tempera, painting, drawing, figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, surrealism
Statement

Susan Jamison (American, b. 1965, Connecticut) is best known for her intricate egg tempera paintings, which present a mystery cult of florid women who foray into the wild and commune with animal spirit guides or familiars, acting as avatars for the viewer’s imagination. These figures combine vulnerability and strength, sexuality and innocence, the magical with the natural. They are often tied or bound with delicately painted threads or lace and other references to domestic crafts. Jamison’s feminine iconography spans several media, including painting, drawing, textile based sculpture, and installation, all steeped in ritualistic and mythological associations. 

Jamison received a B.F.A from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia (1988), and a M.F.A in painting from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI (1991). Her works are held in the collections of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Mint Museum, The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University, Try-Me.org, POM International Corporation, and numerous private collections. Jamison lives and works in Roanoke, Virginia.