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Susan Klein
updated: 02/19/2011
website: www.susankleinart.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Blot and Structure #1
Spill and Imprint #1
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Portfolio Keywords:  collage, process, abstract, mapping, architecture
 
 
Blot and Structure #1 by Susan Klein
Blot and Structure #1
ink and mylar on paper
2008
11 " x  14 " 
Spill and Imprint #1 by Susan Klein
Spill and Imprint #1
ink on paper
2008
16 " x  18 " 
untitled by Susan Klein
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photo-collage
2010
8 " x  8.5 " 
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photo-collage
2010
9.25 " x  8.5 " 
untitled by Susan Klein
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photo-collage
2010
8.75 " x  11 " 
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Marker, gouache, mylar, paper
2009
29 " x  9 "  x 7 " 
untitled by Susan Klein
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Marker, gouache, mylar, paper
2010
7 " x  11 "  x 6 " 
untitled by Susan Klein
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Marker, gouache, mylar, paper
2009
9 " x  7 "  x 6 " 
untitled by Susan Klein
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Marker, gouache, mylar, paper
2009
25 " x  13 "  x 7 " 
untitled by Susan Klein
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Marker, gouache, mylar, paper
2009
28 " x  14 "  x 9 " 

Artist Statement
My studio practice is based around the idea that process and experimentation instigate creation. The work is self-referential, in that I may make drawings, cut up the drawings and build sculptures, take apart the sculptures and create collages.  Or I may collect scraps of past work, form sculptures, take photographs of the sculptures, create paintings from the photographs, dismantle the photographs to make collages, and then make paintings from the collages. The old work generates the new and explores the play between abstraction and representation.  For example, the paintings are representational reproductions of abstract sculptures.  However, one might argue that the abstract sculptures are more representational (in that they are the source objects) than the paintings.  I am interested in these ambiguities, as well as the connections between different media.

Artist Bio / CV

Susan Klein
Lives in Philadelphia, PA

M.F.A. 2004 University of Oregon

B.F.A. 2001 University of New Hampshire
New York University

Exhibitions

2011

New Work (solo exhibition), Lake George Arts Project, Courthouse Gallery, Lake George, NY

January Juried Exhibition, F&N Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Process: Abstract Painters, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY

ARCH., Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2010

Susan Klein and Josh Smith, The Art Institute of Portland, Portland, OR

Texas National 2010, Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX. Juror: Judy Pfaff

New Work, Breadbar, Los Angeles, CA

Faculty Exhibition, Cascade Gallery, Portland Community College, Portland, OR

2008

Dichotomy, Window Project, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

2007

Waves, Window Project, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

2007 National Juried Competition: Works of Art on Paper, Long Beach Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ. Juror: Starr Figura, Assistant Curator Books and Prints, Museum of Modern Art

2006

PSU-Ulsan Faculty Exchange Exhibition, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, South Korea

2005

8 x 10, Vooks Gallery, Insa-Dong, Seoul, South Korea

2004

College Art Association Northwest Regional MFA Exhibit, Seattle, WA

MFA Exhibition
, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

MFA Thesis Exhibition
, La Verne Krause Gallery, Eugene, OR

2003

Heat (solo), Washburn Gallery, Eugene, OR

MFA Painting, La Verne Krause Gallery, Eugene, OR

2002

MFA Painting, First Years, La Verne Krause Gallery, Eugene, OR

2001

B.F.A Exhibition, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH