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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