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Artist Resume

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2000-2006  Visual Artist
I have been practicing the art of painting for 17 years. During the past five years I have dedicated myself to being a full time painter. Primarily working with acrylics on stretched canvas. I maintain a studio in Pioneer Square, in downtown Seattle and participate in solo and group exhibitions. I also have taught workshops, organized and curated exhibits, while maintaining all aspects of a small business. I am a member and past board vice president of Metropolis the Gallery- an artists' collective in Bremerton WA. In the Fall of 2005 I completed the Artist Trust EDGE program, a professional development program for artists. In the spring of 2006 I moved to a new studio and began, with Marcia Riwney and Grego Rachko to curate and maintain a gallery space. Alchemy Gallery features monthly exhibit of solo and group shows.
1996-99  Founding Member- WAIL Collective
A project dedicated to creating a place where arts and agriculture co-existed. I participated in planning and implementing a series of programs ranging from “Spectacle from Scratch”–a nine day circus retreat, to “A Natural Building Symposium”–a week long alternative building camp. We also conducted a series of workshops on “Art and Social Change”. As a collective, we managed the day-to-day running of a 40 acre land trust, made upgrades to the property, oversaw a small organic farm project, and planned and coordinated fundraising, outreach to the community and other events.
1992-94  Teacher – Spruce Street School
Team taught the after-school arts-based program at this private school, serving K-5. Developing themes and activities that tied into their classroom curriculum. Including printmaking, painting and mural projects, bookmaking, ceramics and cooking.
1993-95  Co-Owner – House
I was a part owner of this arts and crafts consignment shop on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Involved in all aspects of running a small business, including seeking new artists for display and sale and coordinating quarterly shows.
1990-95  Co-Director - Heart to Art
A community arts organization dedicated to raising awareness, money and creativity in response to HIV and AIDS. I ran the office and workshop space, coordinated three gallery locations, planned major events and art projects throughout the Seattle area. Here I gained experience in public relations, community outreach, grant writing and fundraising.

ARTS RELATED PROJECTS

WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

  • Seattle Center
    2000-04 Seattle International Children's Festival
    2000-01 Whirligig
    2000-02 Winterfest
  • The Nature Consortium
    2000-02 Arts in Nature Festival
  • Seattle Children's Museum
    1993 The Imagination Station
  • Pratt Fine Arts Center
    1993 Weekend Arts Program

CURATOR

Alchemy Gallery team curating monthly shows began April 2006 Seattle, WA
“The Water Show” Bremerton, WA, 2006
“Community Art Show” Bremerton, WA, 2002-04
“Band of Artists”, Metropolis the Gallery, Bremerton, WA, 2002
15 Puget Sound Artists in a variety of mediums

COMMISSIONED WORKS

Gilda's House, Red Door Campaign Seattle, WA, 2005
N.W. Flower and Garden Show
Seattle, WA, 2003
Eve Nyman Yoga Studio
Seattle, WA, 2002
Interviewing Services of America Van Nuys, CA, 2001

AWARDS

EDGE-artist professional development program, Artist's Trust, 2005

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

  • 2005 New Work, Metropolis the Gallery, Bremerton, WA
  • 2003 The City, The Samish Art Program, Seattle, WA
  • 2002 Windows, Arts Council of Snohomish County, Everett,WA
    Journey, Metropolis the Gallery, Bremerton, WA
  • 2001 One Step at a Time, Artists Edge, Bremerton, WA
    Screamer, Portage Bay, Seattle, WA
  • 2000 Loopholes and Wickets, Willows Gallery, Seattle, WA
    And the Water, Broadway Market, Seattle, WA
  • 1999 Above and Beyond, Broadway Market, Seattle, WA
  • 1998 Arms Reaching Out, Crazy Daisy, Seattle, WA

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

  • 2005 Red Door Campaign, Gilda's House, Traveling Exhibit
    Seattle Center, Fisher Plaza, Woodland Park Zoo, Pacific Place and other Seattle landmarks
  • 2004 Fall Show, Wright Gallery, Northport, MI
    Group Show, Local Colour, Seattle, WA
  • 2003 9th Annual Community Art Show, South Seattle Community College
    Restart-rejuvenation, NW Works Loft, Seattle, WA
    Group Show, Sidney Art Gallery, Port Orchard, WA
    30 Paintings-30 Days, Forgotten Works, Seattle, WA
  • 2002 Small Works Show, Center on Contemporary Art , Seattle, WA
    Group Show, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
    8th Annual Community Art Show, South Seattle Community College
  • 2000 2000 NW Fine Arts Competition, Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle Wa

MUSEUM GROUP SHOW

  • 2002 Opening Celebration, Municipal Museum of Art, Kure, Japan

All images copyright 2006 Susan A. Lockwood

I am a painter, originally from Michigan, currently living and working in Seattle. I have been an active artist for the past fifteen years, and a full time painter for the past four. Through my work I seek to express the multiple dimensions of our experience here. What I see, as well as that which is not physical. Combining the abstract, the symbolic and the figurative, I consider most of my paintings to be narrative landscapes - landscapes which I coax from a base of abstraction, working with the paint and the painting to reveal a story within. Painting, for me, is not only a visual experience, but one that glides through many senses. Through my paintings I seek to communicate the poetic, the sense of moving from touch to a scent, or sound to taste, and the memory within that. Exploring how to take a two-dimensional surface and allowing it to express volume and space.