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Susan Jamison

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Offerings, 2017 Egg Tempera On Panel 36"X36" © Susan Jamison
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Weaving Ritual , 2016 Egg Tempera On Panel 24"X24" © Susan Jamison
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Fly Me, 2016 Egg Tempera On Panel 36"X36" © Susan Jamison
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Lee's Lace, 2016 Egg Tempera On Panel 24"X18" © Susan Jamison
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Nevermore Tighter, 2015 Egg Tempera On Panel 36"X36" © Susan Jamison
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Love Inside and Out, 2016 Egg Tempera On Panel 72"X44" © Susan Jamison
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Power Bear, 2013 Egg Tempera On Panel 36"X48" © 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" © 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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Sanctuary for the Crone, 2017 Silk Organza, Feathers, Desk, Mirror, Mixed Variable © 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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Sweeping Up (performance), 2017 Mixed 108"X108"X120" (Variable) © Susan Jamison
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Drowning Dress, 2013 Silk, Cotton Floss, Lead Weights 58”X22”X8 © Susan Jamison
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Kitchen Witch, 2013 Cotton, Thread © 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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Comfort Cushion, 2014 Cotton, Thread, Goat Roving, Opal Bead 12"X16"X4" © 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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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 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 her M.F.A in painting from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. Her works are held in the collections of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Mint Museum, Longwood Center for the Visual Arts at Longwood University, 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.