Susana Arias

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

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

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. 2011   “Experience Clay” – demonstrations, workshops, and exhibit of 25 ceramic artists Muesum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, 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

 

Ceramics, Conceptual Art, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture