Meet the Artist

 
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SUSAN WASHINGTON

There is a strong narrative running through Susan Washington's work that references her long involvement with collage, textiles, fashion and art.

She comes from a family of artists and by age 5 Susan was tutored in the art of origami and sumi ink drawing by her Japanese godmother as well as water colors from her father. She spent her teens deconstructing dressmaking as a punk fashionista.  Washington then went to work in the NYC fashion industry for 15 years until relocating to the Poconos where she commuted into DUMBO Brooklyn, working for an art publishing company.

After several years she decided to pursue her own love of the arts and creating and began working towards her degree in fine art after which she traveled to London, working with artist/photographer Stephen Washington. They fell in love, he relocated to the States where they have a studio together in the Pocono Mountains.

Susan has continued to push her own boundaries, re-inventing her own work with each piece and carrying something new to the next, unafraid of exploring while continuing to keep a cohesive thread, recognizably her own. In addition to studio sales, Susan’s art work is sold internationally online through Saatchi Art. She is represented by Los Angeles Gallery, Artspace Warehouse and limited works can also be purchased at Holly Hunt’s NYC showroom.

ARTIST STATEMENT

EXHIBITION LIST AND PHOTOS

It’s amazing I never caught on fire with tons of Tenax hair gel and smoking in the bathroom of the club - Someplace NYC 1980s

It’s amazing I never caught on fire with tons of Tenax hair gel and smoking in the bathroom of the club - Someplace NYC 1980s

Portobello Road in London with the guy who ignited all my art and love flames in the 2000s.

Portobello Road in London with the guy who ignited all my art and love flames in the 2000s.

In Washington DC the day after a cocktail party was thrown for me by lovely collectors.

In Washington DC the day after a cocktail party was thrown for me by lovely collectors.

My Godmother, Kaisan. My family was Italian but had a love of everything Asian and we loved Kaisan (with her husband Jimmie and a young me). She and my father were my early inspirations and introduced me to watercolor, sumi and collage.

A little weirdo - ripping up paper towels and toilet paper to make gowns

A little weirdo - ripping up paper towels and toilet paper to make gowns

Kaisan in our home in Brooklyn - Before I was there!

Kaisan in our home in Brooklyn - Before I was there!

Kaisan & Jimmie and I in their restaurant on 55th Street in NYC

Kaisan & Jimmie and I in their restaurant on 55th Street in NYC