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Suzanne Kelser
updated: 02/28/2012
website: www.suzannekelser.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Two Levels of Domain
Two Levels of Domain (detail)
Two Levels of Domain (detail)
Original 13
Original 13 - Detail
Resolved
Interconnected
Nasa Birds
Defense Domain
Defense Domain - Detail
Wide and Ripe
ICANN
Third One
Cogent
Cogent (detail)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  information, mapping, text, technology, systems, process, repetition, diagrammatic, conceptual, consumer culture
 
 
Two Levels of Domain by Suzanne Kelser
Two Levels of Domain
Ink on Paper
2009
60 " x  44 " 
Two Levels of Domain (detail) by Suzanne Kelser
Two Levels of Domain (detail)
ink on paper
2009
60 30 " x  44 " 
Two Levels of Domain (detail) by Suzanne Kelser
Two Levels of Domain (detail)
Ink on Paper
2009
30 60 " x  44 " 
Original 13 by Suzanne Kelser
Original 13
Ink on Paper
2009
30 " x  22 " 
Original 13 - Detail by Suzanne Kelser
Original 13 - Detail
Ink on Paper
2009
30 " x  22 " 
Resolved by Suzanne Kelser
Resolved
Ink on Paper
2008
30 " x  22 " 
Interconnected by Suzanne Kelser
Interconnected
Ink on Paper
2009
30 " x  22 " 
Nasa Birds by Suzanne Kelser
Nasa Birds
Ink on Paper
2008
30" x  22" 
Defense Domain by Suzanne Kelser
Defense Domain
Ink on Paper
2009
30 " x  22 " 
Defense Domain - Detail by Suzanne Kelser
Defense Domain - Detail
Ink on Paper
2009
30 " x  22 " 
Wide and Ripe by Suzanne Kelser
Wide and Ripe
Ink on Paper
2009
30" x  22" 
ICANN by Suzanne Kelser
ICANN
ink on paper
2009
30 " x  22 " 
Third One by Suzanne Kelser
Third One
Ink on Paper
2009
30 " x  22 " 
Cogent by Suzanne Kelser
Cogent
Ink on Paper
2012
60 " x  66 " 
Cogent (detail) by Suzanne Kelser
Cogent (detail)
Ink on paper
2012
60" x  66" 

Artist Statement

There are aspects of the Internet that I think about often when I draw. It does not have a patent. It was created with the intent to share. I admire how it can accommodate human unpredictability.


For years I supported myself as an artist by working as a computer programmer. I communicate my understanding of hard to visualize computer systems by making drawings that are perceivable. There are parallels between the abstraction of numbers and abstracted imagery. I am fascinated with how we use numbers to designate a person place or thing, and how charged words like "load balancing" and “fault tolerance” make their way into technical language.

I prefer to build up large drawings with many sheets of paper. I refer to the sheets of paper as components, like the inner workings of a computer. I build up areas over months as ideas accumulate from my practice of incorporating ongoing technical research. I select paper for its varying texture, color and absorbency. It is a relief from the sameness of computer screens.


The act of drawing allows me to physically connect in an environment that can't be seen or touched. Using fine ink lines I get very close to the paper. Often a dense drawing area is the result of hundreds of smaller marks. The lines suggest something fleeting, lightweight and fast. It reminds me of what is happening virtually. Anything can exist side by side.

From the Lascaux cave paintings to the Becher's industrial photographs, I feel part of the tradition of recording ones environment. As I make marks, I am aware of the process that allows me to respond, question, and deepen my understanding of lived experience.

Artist Bio / CV

    SUZANNE      KELSER
         

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Suzanne Kelser

718 Union Street

Brooklyn NY 11215

suzanne@suzannekelser.com


2011 LMCC Governors Island, NY

2010 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA

1990 Artist in Residence Palenville Inter-Arts Colony, Palenville , New York


2011 LMCC Swing Space Exhibit, Governors Island, NY

2010 Hive/Web/Mind: Animal Nests and Human Networks. Curated by Hallie Cohen, The Philoctetes Center, New York

2008 Passion For Pixels Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York

2005 Kingston Sculpture Biennial Kingston, New York

2004 Drawing Conclusions Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York

2004 Blurring the Line Gallery 103, Athens, Texas

2002 WTC: Living in the Shadows and 911 Show/ Artists Respond Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, New York

2002 911 Show/Artists Respond Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey

2001 911 Show Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, New York

1998 Artists on the Waterfront Brooklyn, New York

1994 The Machine in the Garden, Revisited Kingsborough Community College Art Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Curated by Janet Riker

1993 Suzanne Kelser, Jennifer Pepper, Frances Miller Smith 101 Wooster Gallery, New York, New York

1991 Elements of Drawing AMMO Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, New York Curated by Judy Pfaff

1991 42nd Art of Northeast USA Silvermine Art Center, New Canaan, Connecticut Curated by Charlotta Kotik

1990 Selections 55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York, New York Curated by Connie Butler

1991 NY Times June 6,1991, Vivien Raynor What’s New in the Northeast? Silvermine Offers the 42nd Answer

2010 Drawing Center, New York, NY (registry)

2005 Kingston Sculpture Biennial 2005 - catalog and CD

1994 Crossings Art Magazine

1994 The Machine in the Garden, Revisited (catalog)

1980 B.A. Queens College, Queens College, Flushing, New York

Award in Art, Queens College Art Department, Queens College