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Susan Washington grew up in Brooklyn in a creative family. Her Japanese godmother and Sinophile father taught her sumi ink painting when she was seven. This was the beginning of a life involved in art and fashion. Susan worked in the fashion industry in New York for 15 years before relocating to the Pocono Mountains where she currently creates art alongside her husband, British artist Stephen Washington.
Susan incorporates textile, thread, and vintage pattern paper into her painted collage works, producing surfaces layered with textures, rich colors and expressive line work. Her influences include the work of the early Synthetic Cubists, Abstract Expressionists and the St. Ives School of Painters. Susan’s work has been exhibited and collected internationally.
“My recent work continues the exploration of shapes that originate in tailoring pattern pieces,” says Washington. “My works over time have become more structural in their compositions. I utilize textile cutouts which have been previously sewn and/or painted. I allow threads and frayed edges to act as ‘painterly’ gestures within a loose grid of contrasting shapes that jostle for position across the canvas. I enjoy the tensions where shapes meet and create negative space or where color overlaps and interacts.”
This artwork is wired and ready to hang. The sides of the artwork are painted, and it does not require framing. It is signed by the artist on the back of the artwork. A certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware is included.
2016 Cherry Bomb, Brick & Mortar Gallery
2016 Esquina NYC
2016 Threads, Solo Exbhibition, Connexions Gallery, Easton PA
2016 Abstract Five, Castle Inn Gallery, Delaware Water Gap, PA
2016 Good Company, Brick & Mortar Gallery
2015 Hello Allentown, Re: Find, Allentown, PA
2015 Bethlehem House Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
2015 Dutot Museum, Delaware Water Gap, PA
2015 Atkinson Art Center, Southport, United Kingdom
2015 Untraveled, Pocono Theater, East Stroudsburg, PA
2015 Connexions Gallery, Spring Show, Easton, PA
2015 Degrees of Abstraction, Group Show, Stroudsburg, PA
2014-15 Connexions Gallery, Easton, PA
2014 Art Space Gallery, Stroudsburg, PA
2014 Listen With Your Eyes, Castle Inn Gallery, Delaware Water Gap, PA
2014 Les Art, Stroudsburg, PA
2014 The Living Room group show, Stroudsburg PA
2014 Castle Inn Gallery, Delaware Water Gap, PA
2013 Palette of Petals, Soho In The Burg, Stroudsburg, PA
2013 The Red Show, Backstreet Studio, Stroudsburg PA
Signature: This artwork is signed by the artist on the front.