I make art in an attempt to be closer to the mysteries and secrets of the world around me. I am interested in making visible my impressions of inner thoughts and conversations which float through our minds throughout the day.
My art making process is similar to a writer of fiction or poetry. I begin with an idea whose story unfolds, as I bind an assemblage of photographs together with stitching, graphite, and paint, as well as fabric and, at times, words. Each piece becomes part of a distinct body of work, connected to one another through their web of emotions in relationship to lingering impressions of certain moments, people, places, and events.
I studied textiles, photography and art history, receiving a BFA from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. I received an MFA in visual arts from the University of Utah, where I won a Graduate Research Fellowship Award and was selected for membership in the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi. My work is represented by Smith Andersen North, San Anselmo, CA, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA and Britta Campbell Art Consultant. Works are included in private and public collections including Adobe Systems, the Institute of Health and Healing, Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, Bread & Roses, Corte Madera, CA, as well as University of Hawaii and University of Utah. I am an Access Advisor for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco where I lead workshops inspired by current exhibitions.
Susan Hyde Greene