Susana Arias

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Susana Arias

2523 A Mission St.   *  Santa Cruz, California

susanaariasarts@gmail.com    *   831.566-6607  *   www.susanaarias.com

Susana Arias was born in Panama City, Panama. She lives in Santa Cruz, California since 1978.

One Person Exhibitions

2013 Sailmaker Exhibition, Musseum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, Dalifornia - 2011 “Sculptures and Paintings – Galeria Habitante – Panama City, Panama 2007 “Nidos de Oropendula, Caballos y Otros Temas” – sculptures and paintings – Galeria Habitante – Panama City, Panama 2003 "De Esta Vida y Otra" - sculptures & hand made paper wall works - Galeria Habitante - Panama City, Panama 2000 Artist of the Year - Santa Cruz Art League - Sculptures and Paintings - Santa Cruz, California 1996 Evolving Space - Sculptures - San Francisco, California 1991 Galeria Arteconsult - Sculptures - Panama City, Panama 1990 Galeria Habitante - Sculptures and Paintings - Panama City, Panama 1989 Gallery of fine Arts - Installation “The Artist Studio, About People” - Santa Cruz, California 1988San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art - Installation “Painting the Landscape” - San Jose, California Brookman Gallery - Sculptures - Los Angeles, California Pacific Grove Art Center - Sculptures - Pacific Grove, California Jerome Evans Gallery - Sculptures - Sacramento, California 1987 Museum of Contemporary Latin American Art - Sculptures, Paintings - OAS - Washington, DC 1986 Arteconsult - “Urban References” - Sculptures, Paintings Installation - Panama City, Panama 1985Santa Cruz Government Center - Installation “What Grows out of the Art Center Case” - Santa Cruz, California Santa Cruz Art Center - Installation “What Grows out of the Government Center Case”- Santa Cruz, California Gallery 6 - Installation “An Environment” - San Jose State University - San Jose, California Gallery 6 - Installation/Performance “15 minutes of Performance Painting” - San Jose State University - San Jose, California Gallery 4 - “Folded Worlds” - Sculptures - San Jose State University - San Jose, California 1984 Museum of Contemporary Art - Sculptures - Panama City, Panama Artconsult International - Sculptures – Boston, Massachusetts Dancing Man Gallery - Sculptures - Santa Cruz, California Local Works Gallery - Sculptures, Paintings/Installation - Santa Cruz, California 1982 Arteconsult - Sculptures - Panama, City, Panama 1977 Panarte - Sculptures - Panama City, Panama

Group Exhibitions

2013- Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year Exhibit "Sailmaker" at Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, California - 2012   “Art 4 Art" – Blitzer Gallery – Santa Cruz, California “Sculpture IS ‘11” – Sierra Azul - Watsonville, California 2011    “Figuratively Speaking” – Davenport Gallery - Davenport, California 2010    “It’s in the Pulp”: The art of Papermaking in Santa Cruz – Museum of Art & History –    Santa Cruz, California “Clay” – Davenport Gallery – Davenport, California “Art for Art” – 415 River Street – Santa Cruz, California “California – Cabrillo Gallery – Aptos, California “Abstractions” – Davenport Gallery – Davenport, California “Go Figure” – Art League Gallery – Santa Cruz, California “Sculpture IS ‘10” – Sierra Azul - Watsonville, California “50/50 Show II” – Sanchez Art Center – Pacifica, California 2009    “Sculpture Is ‘09” – Sierra Azul Nursery and Gardens – Watsonville, California “Figures & Faces” – Pacific Art League – Palo Alto, California “Future: Santa Cruz Studio Ceramics” -  Museum of Art and History – Santa Cruz, California “Assemblage + Collage + Construction” - Museum of Art and History – Santa Cruz, California “Au Naturel” The Nude in the 21st Century – The Art Center Gallery – Astoria, Oregon “Local Essence” – Santa Cruz Art League – Santa Cruz, California “Altogether: Collage/Assemblage” Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, California 2008    “Art for Art” – Mill Gallery – Santa Cruz, California “The Unbreakables” – Cabrillo Gallery – Aptos, California “Experiments in Print” – Mountains Art Center – Ben Lomond, California  “Clay at the Cow” – Dead Cow Gallery – Santa Cruz, California “Form &Function” – Mountains Art Center – Ben Lomond, California “Los Gatos Art Association Exhibit ‘08” – Los Gatos Museum of Art – Los Gatos, California  “3rd Dimension” Contemporary Sculpture at O’Hanlon Center – Mill Valley California  “Sculpture IS ‘08” – Sierra Azul - Watsonville, California 2007    “Market in Motion” – Pajaro Art Gallery – Watsonville, California  “Los Gatos Art Association Exhibit ‘07” – Los Gatos Museum of Art – Los Gatos, Ca. – 1ST Place “Market in Motion” – Pajaro Art Gallery – Watsonville, California “Outdoor Sculptures” – Arboretum, University of California, Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz, California 2006    “On and Off the Wall” – Mountains Art Center, Ben Lomond, California 2004     “Form & Function”, SC Mountains Art Center, Ben Lomond, California - Best of Show 2002    “Exemplary Contempor’y”- Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery University of California –Santa Cruz, California 1998    “Works on Paper” - Koret Gallery - Palo alto, Ca. Honorable Mention 1996    “Form & Function ‘96” - Evolving Space - San Francisco, California

1995   II Bienal “Barro en la Americas” - Centro de Arte de Maracaibo Lía Bermudez - Maracaibo, Venezuela “Exhibit” - Gallery of Functional Art - Santa Monica, California “Exhibit” - Evolving Space - San Francisco, California “91st National Open” - Long Beach Arts - Long Beach, California “Chaminade Artist series 22” - Santa Cruz, California 1994    “Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award Exhibit” - Auckland, New Zealand 1992 “Barro en las Americas” - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas - Caracas, Venezuela 1991 “Artists of Today” - Raymond Gallery - Panama City, Panama 1990“Exemplary Contempor’y”- Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery University of California - Santa Cruz, California “Exhibit” - Raymond Gallery - Panama City, Panama “On Exhibit” - TABA Inc. - Bethesda, Md. “Latin American Invitational” - Virginia Miller Gallery Coral Gables, Fla. 1989    “Tapestry in Talent” Invitational - Site Specific Installation - San Jose, California 1988    Gallery of Fine Arts - Installation - Santa Cruz, California 1987   “Primera Bienal de Pintura de Cuenca” - Cuenca, Ecuador “Sculptor’s Encounter” - Museum of Contemporary Art - Panama, Rep. of Panama 1986    “All Ca. ‘86 on a Small Scale” - Laguna Art Museum - Laguna Hills, California “Sixth Annual Competitive Exhibition”- Triton Museum Santa Clara, California “Colectiva de Verano” - Arteconsult - Panama City, Panama “Segunda Bienal de la Habana” - Habana, Cuba 1985    “Sculptures on Exhibit” - Barbara Singer Gallery - Cambridge, Ma. “Fifth Annual Competitive Exhibition” - Triton Museum of Art - Santa Clara, California “Central Coast Second Biannual Open Competition” - Pacific Grove Art Center - Pacific Grove, California “Squid Art ‘85” - Santa Cruz Art Center - Santa Cruz, California “16th Annual Competitive 2-D Competition” - San Jose Art League - San Jose, California “Central Coast 2nd Biennial Open Competition” - Pacific Grove, California 1984    “California Women Artists 1984” - The Corporate Center - Sacramento, California “All County ‘84 Juried Exhibition” - The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County - Santa Cruz, California “Tandem Corporation Exhibition” - Tandem Corporation - Santa Clara, California “Contemporary Latin American Artists” - Artcosult International - Boston, Ma. “Encore” - Vida Gallery - San Francisco, California 1983    “Fact and Fantasy” - Vida Gallery - San Francisco, California “Sculptures on exhibit” - San Jose Art League Gallery - San Jose, California 1982    “The Panamanian Woman in Plastic Arts” - Galeria Etc. - Panama City, Panama “Sculptures on Exhibit” - Bruised Reed Gallery - Monterey, California “Sculptures on Exhibit” - Galeria 80 - Panama City, Panama 1981    “Eleventh Annual 3-D Art Regional” - San Jose Art League - San Jose, California “Ninth Annual Art Show” - Menlo College Gallery - Menlo Park, California 1976    “BFA Exhibit” - Newcomb College Gallery, Tulane University New Orleans, Louisiana

Public Collections

 “Red Trees with Green Leaves” collection of Sierra Azul Nursery and Gardens – Watsonville, California “Some Eggs Have Priority” Ceramic Sculpture – collection of MAH – Museum of Art and History - Santa Cruz, California “Polo Grounds Arch” – Architectural Ceramic Sculpture – Polo Grounds State Park - Aptos, California “Sentry” – Architectural ceramic sculpture – Aptos Jr. High – Aptos, California  “Yellow Cactus” - Pit Fired Clay and Wood - Museo del Barro - Caracas, Venezuela “Cactus” - Cement and Wood sculpture on Ocean St. and River St. - Santa Cruz, California “Sobrevivencia Animal” - Bronze - Compañia ASSA - Panama City, Panama ”Shadowed Time” - Bronze, Rammed Earth & Steel Sculpture - Mike Fox Park - Santa Cruz, California “Anna’s Wall” - Cement, Coal & Wood Sculpture - Happy Valley Rd. - Santa Cruz, California “Black Box” - Monotype - Coast Commercial Bank - Aptos, Ca. “Urban Reference” - Rammed Earth and MM Sculpture - Museum of Modern Art of Latin America - OAS – Washington, D.C. “Man and Nature” - Clay and Wood Sculpture - Bolivarian Museum of Contemporary Art - Santa Marta, Colombia “Urban Reference #651” - Rammed Earth Sculpture - Casa de las Americas - Habana, Cuba “Isla” - Cement & MM Sculpture - Museo de Arte Moderno Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic  “Seated Man” - Bronze - Museum of Contemporary Art –  Panama, City, Panama “Gallina” - Bronze - Deutsch-Südamericanische Bank - Panama City, Panama

Art Events Organized by Susana

 2016 - 2017 created Art in the Arboretum program. Curated 3 outdoor exhibitions for the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum; 2016 Sculpture, 2016 Color, 2017 Environmental Installations. 2011   “Experience Clay” – demonstrations, workshops, and exhibit of 25 ceramic artists Muesum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California. 2009    “Art Extravaganza” – demonstrations and workshops by 30 artists in different disciplines in conjunction with being one of the curators of “Sculpture Is ‘09” exhibit – Sierra Azul Nursery and Gardens, Watsonville, California.

Commissions/Public Art & Grants

2011    “Creatures from the Bay” – traffic islands at Depot Park – Santa Cruz, California “D. Green Memorial Bench” – UCSC Arboretum _ Santa Cruz, California 2005    “Sentry” – Ceramic Sculpture – Aptos Jr. High – Aptos, California 2004    “Polo Grounds Arch” - Tile Arch Installation – Polo Grounds State Park, Aptos, California 2002   “California Creatures” - Clay installation - Trescony St. Santa Cruz, California “The Sky is the Limit” - Clay and Painted Mural – De LaVeaga School - Santa Cruz, California “Spring to Fall” - Clay Leaf Installation on Swift St. cross walk - Santa Cruz, California 2001    “Hawaii” - Mural at Westlake School - Santa Cruz, California “Tide Pools/Poppies tiles” Tile around Kindergarten doors - Westlake School - Santa Cruz, California 2000“Outer Edges” - Mural at Westlake School - Santa Cruz, California “Light Time” - Working Sundial/Traffic Circle on King St. - Santa Cruz, California “Artistic Achievement and Advancement of Archaeological Awareness” Honor by the California Archaeology Society – “Finding Our Past” - 1999    “Our City, Our Town” - Tiles at Police Department - Santa Cruz, California “Rain Forest” - Mural at Westlake School - Santa Cruz, California 1998    “California Mural: A Celebration of Life in the Year of El Niño” - Mural at Westlake School - Santa Cruz, California 1997 ENVIRONS ENHANCEMENT AWARD for Highway 1 “Finding our Past” - California TRANNY Awards – Sacramento, California 1996    “Finding our Past” - Clay and Cement Bas-relief - Bay Ave./Porter St. Underpass - Santa Cruz, California 1995    “Isla” - Cement & MM Sculpture - Museo de Arte Moderno - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1993    “The Park Alive” - Clay and Painted Mural - Mesa Vista Park - Watsonville, California 1990    “175 Children’s Faces” - Clay Bas-relief at Vine Hill School Scotts Valley, California 1988    “NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS FELLOWSHIP” Grant 1986    “Cactus” - Cement and Wood sculpture on Ocean St. and River St. - Santa Cruz, California 1985    “Shadowed Time” - Bronze, Rammed Earth & Steel Sculpture - Mike Fox Park - Santa Cruz, California. “Anna’s Wall” - Cement, Coal & Wood Sculpture - Happy Valley Rd. - Santa Cruz, California “Primer Simposio Ibero- Americano de Escultura” - Museo de Arte Moderno - Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana

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