Susan Tompkins

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Dream, 2011 Acrylic And Cut Paper On Vintage Recycled Canvas 24 X 20" © Susan Tompkins
Untitled (muse), 2003 Acrylic And Torn Paper On Canvas © Susan Tompkins
Ganesh, 2009 Charcoal, Gouche, And Watercolor 11 X 14"
Torso, 2003 Acrylic And Ink On Paper 18x 24"
Mixed Media Acrylic Painting
Quick Facts

Susan Tompkins is was born and raised in the New York/New Jersey area. She now lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Her  artwork has been exhibited internationally.

"My imagination is fueled by a broad range of aesthetics : Asian, African, and ancient European sculpture, or the mixed media approaches of artists such as Henri Matisse, and Robert Motherwell.  I enjoy deconstructing materials and reconstructing them to form my images.  Each piece incorporates different materials such as watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, crayon, inks, torn paper or found objects.   I enjoy the unexpected results of how some materials  spontaneously blend, resist, pool, bleed or absorb.  The process of much or my work is derived from the unconscious  or moments of reflection.   I create as a form of meditation , catharsis, and a dedication to those who have inspired me."


 "Intimate Dialogues, Constructions and Reflections", Katonah Village Library, Katonah, NY, April 2014

Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, national tour throughout 2013

Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY, May - June 2013

"Notes to My Younger Self", The Walking Gallery, Pomona, CA, March 2013

 Prayer Flag Project Installation, Oceanside Museum of Art,  Oceanside, CA, Oct 1012-February 2013

"Cyborgs and Posthuman Culture"  Arnica Arts Center, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada January 2013

"Seeing the Chanson D'Automne" The Gallery at 3517 West Sunset, Los Angeles, CA Sept.-November 2012

Legacy Campaign, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Colorado, March 2012

Paper Girl, White Canvas Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, February 2012

Chocolate and Art, Monk Space, Los Angeles, CA, September 2011

Construction, De-Construction, Re-Construction, UCLA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, themed collaboration, 2009

Lulu's Space, West Los Angeles, CA, solo show, 2005

Lankershim Arts Center, North Hollywood, CA 2004

Open Call L.A.Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA, 2004

Resolutions, Melrose Lightspace, West Hollywood, CA, 2004

Arts Coalition Gallery, North Hollywood, CA, 2003

California Artists For Humanity, Hollywood, CA 2002

Publications and Features

Peace Project Book 2012

Artful Vagabond 2012 

Postcard Collective 2013

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